Hunter's Guide to Long-Range Shooting

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Stackpole Books, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 488 pages
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If you are hunting wary prey with a strong sense of smell on terrain with long site lines, you probably aren't going to get many close-up shots. Learning how to shoot your rifle accurately and consistently from a long range is the only way you are going to have success in the field. The Hunter's Guide to Long-Range Shooting explains all the variables involved in the science of shooting from long distances. Early chapters explore the colorful history of shooting and important developments, and chapters on essential technical subjects such as ballistics are written in plain English that can be easily understood by even the most casual shooters. The book gives a detailed overview of rifles and ammunition, sights and scopes, and includes extensive ballistics tables with data on cartridges for deer and elk at various distances. Notes on wind-doping tell how to read the breeze and compensate so your bullet's arc bends into the bull's-eye. Other tips for precision shooting come from the best riflemen and experienced hunters who provide the hard information you need to hit more often at long range, whatever rifle you use, whatever kind of shooting you do. From choosing barrels, bullets, and sights to understanding optics, you'll be prepared for that shot you always thought was impossible. And you'll make it.

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About the author (2006)

Wayne van Zwoll has been shooting competitively and hunting for 45 years, and has published 14 books and more than 2,000 magazine articles and columns on the shooting sports. An expert marksman, Wayne once qualified for the Olympic tryouts in the English Match and two state prone championship titles. He has coached marksmanship and Hunters Education for many years, and is the winner of several writing awards, including "Gun Digest"'s own John T. Amber award.

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