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#50 – Fireside Chat

August 16, 2022
02:20:11  | Bryan and Mitch kick back next to a fire in this nearly 3-hour-long episode which ranges from shooting to flying, life goals, choices, various adventures, and of course…

#49 – Precision Testing

August 12, 2022
00:35:47  | This podcast covers the second chapter of the new book: Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 3 which is an example of precision testing. In this…
Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting Vol 3 Chapter 1

#48 – Fundamentals of Accuracy and Precision

August 8, 2022
01:00:17  | This discussion covers the first chapter of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 3. In this chapter, we spend some time discussing the meaning of accuracy…

#47 – Conquer The Castle ELR Match

July 21, 2022
00:53:50  | This episode accompanies a recent blog article which you can access here: https://thescienceofaccuracy.com/conquer-the-castle-match-elr-radar-testing-report/ The blog presents some data and analysis that Bryan and Mitch discuss in this podcast,…

#46 – Project Cold Bore – Phase 1

July 6, 2022
00:55:29  | Project Cold Bore is planned to be an ongoing exploration of variables affecting first shot accuracy. Bryan and Mitch discuss Phase 1 of this project which is to…

#45 – Gyroscopic Stability

June 24, 2022
01:16:47  |  What is gyroscopic stability and how does it work for rifle bullets? This, and other related questions are the topic of this episode, which follows Chapter 10 of…

#44 – Getting Control of Sights

June 17, 2022
00:51:59  | This is perhaps the most important non-ballistics chapter in Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting. Sights and their adjustment are the critical bridge between calculating an accurate fire…

#43 – Francis Colon wins Kahles PRS match at K&M 2022

June 7, 2022
01:16:10  | Bryan and Mitch sit down with Francis Colon; Applied Ballistics Lab Technician and PRS competitor who just got back from winning the 2022 Kahles match at K&M Precision…
Lazer Rangefinders

#42 – Laser Rangefinders with Nick Vitalbo

June 3, 2022
01:17:52  | Nick Vitalbo is Applied Ballistics' Chief Software Engineer. In addition to leading all software integration efforts between AB and all our partners, Nick is also an expert in…

#41 – Interview with Troy Livesay

May 31, 2022
00:47:53  | Applied Ballistics Brand Ambassador Troy Livesay sits down with Bryan Litz and talks about how he got started in long-range shooting by predator hunting and had to refine…

#40 – Interview with AG Cup winner Chad Heckler

May 27, 2022
01:04:19  | AG Cup winner and Applied Ballistics Brand Ambassador Chad Heckler sits down with Bryan Litz and talks about his approach to long-range shooting, handloading, and competition. Chad is…

#39 – Interview with PRS shooter Brandon Haywood

May 24, 2022
0:50:09  | Applied Ballistics Brand Ambassador Brandon Haywood sits down with Bryan Litz and talks about his path in the long-range shooting sports arena. The conversation moves from Brandon's early…
Ballistic Programs

#38 – Ballistic Programs

May 21, 2022
01:20:07  | This episode is from Chapter 8 of Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting. Bryan and Mitch discuss the different types of ballistic solvers, what's under the hood, and…
Coriolis Effect

#37 – Coriolis Effect

May 20, 2022
00:43:18  | This episode is from Chapter 7 of Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting. Bryan and Mitch discuss the Coriolis effect from several perspectives including inertial reference frame, visualization…
Gyroscopic Drift

#36 – Gyroscopic Drift

May 17, 2022
00:38:57  | Gyroscopic drift, also known as Spin Drift; this episode is from Chapter 6 of Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting. Bryan and Mitch discuss the nature and physical…
Wind Deflection

#35 – Wind Deflection

May 13, 2022
01:23:03  | Chapter 5 from Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting. In this episode, Bryan and Mitch cover the mechanism of wind deflection at a fundamental level. How to break…

#34 – Uphill / Downhill Shooting

May 10, 2022
00:47:46  | Chapter 4 from Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting: Uphill/Downhill Shooting. In this episode, Bryan and Mitch discuss the book chapter which explains the physical effects of the…

#33 Gravity Drop

May 6, 2022
00:43:28  | Chapter 3 from Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting: Gravity Drop. Bryan and Mitch go over some basic and advanced elements of gravity drop including point-blank range, danger…

#32 Ballistic Coefficient

May 3, 2022
01:08:03 | Chapter 2 from Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting: Ballistic Coefficient. Bryan and Mitch cover the history and current use of Ballistic Coefficients in long-range shooting. There's a…

#31 Fireside Chat with Bryan, Mitch, and Francis

April 26, 2022
2:34:02 | In this fun 2+ hour episode, Bryan Mitch, and Francis enjoy some cold beers and conversation around PRS and ELR shooting including the matches we shot the weekend…

#30 – Introduction to the Elements of Long-Range Shooting

April 21, 2022
00:50:38  | Chapter 1 from Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting: The Fundamentals. This episode covers the essential elements for long range shooting and is a great place to start…

#29 – Todd Hervey at the March 2022 Spearpoint ELR Match

April 15, 2022
00:27:06  | Before and after match interview with Todd Hervey. Todd is relatively new to extreme long range shooting and is getting help from the amazing guys on Team Sterling.…

#28 – Otis White at the March 2022 Spearpoint ELR Match

April 12, 2022
00:33:25  | Before and after match interview with Otis White. Otis is a former USMC Drill Instructor, current Texas State Trooper, an Applied Ballistics Brand Ambassador, and a fairly well-known…

#27 – Greg Kotlinski at the March 2022 Spearpoint ELR Match

April 6, 2022
00:37:17  | Before and after match interview with Greg Kotlinski. Greg hasn't been shooting ELR very long, but he's connected with a solid team of extreme long range shooters who…

#26 – Danny Gilbert at the March 2022 Spearpoint ELR Match

April 4, 2022
00:20:08  |  Before and after match interview with Danny Gilbert. Danny is a relatively new ELR shooter and he shares his plan for the Spearpoint extreme long range match and…

#25 – Aerodynamic Drag and Ballistics

March 22, 2022
00:45:45  | From the book: Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting Volume 2, Chapter 10 - Aerodynamic Drag Modeling for Ballistics. Bryan and Mitch discuss the fundamental components of aerodynamic…

#24 – Case Fill Ratio

March 18, 2022
00:45:33  |  From the book: Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting Volume 2, Chapter 7 - Fill Ratio. Bryan and Mitch discuss some of the conventional thinking about fill ratio…
The Science of Accuracy by Applied Ballistics: Case Neck Tension

#23 – Case Neck Tension

March 15, 2022
00:57:49  | From the book: Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting Volume 2, Chapter 6 - Neck Tension. We explore the complexities of neck tension, what it means to handloaders,…

#22 – Flash Hole Deburring

March 10, 2022
00:20:50  | From the book: Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting Volume 2, Chapter 5 - Flash Hole Deburring. What is flash hole deburring, why might you need to do…

#21 – Powder Measurement

March 7, 2022
00:36:51  | From the book: Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting Volume 2, Chapter 4 - Powder Measurement. We look at the effects of different ways of measuring powder such…

#20 – Bullet Trimming and Pointing

March 4, 2022
00:51:33  |  From the book: Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting Volume 2, Chapter 3 - Bullet Trimming and Pointing. Live fire testing shows effects on BC (average and uniformity)…

#19 – Group Convergence

March 2, 2022
00:43:28  |  From the book: Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting Volume 2, Chapter 2 - Angular Group Convergence. Have you ever thought (or heard) that a rifle might be…

#18 – Understanding Dispersion (Groups and Precision)

March 1, 2022
00:38:47  | Understanding Dispersion is Chapter 1 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 2. We take a deep dive into the nature of dispersion, how and why…

#17 – Chronograph Review – Measuring Muzzle Velocity

February 28, 2022
00:43:28  |  Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1 Chapter 15. Chronograph technology and measuring muzzle velocity has progressed a lot in the last 10 years. This discussion…

#16 – Weapon Employment Zone (WEZ)

February 25, 2022
00:38:19  | Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1 Chapter 14. Development of hit percentage calculation and how to use the software (AB Analytics) to assess how ballistic…

#15 – Modern Aeroballistic Drag Modeling

February 22, 2022
00:32:20  | Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1, Chapter 13 covers Modern Aeroballistic Drag Modeling. In this episode, we discuss how the paradigm evolved from G1 BCs…

#14 – Accounting for Secondary Effects (Spin Drift, Aerodynamic Jump, and Coriolis)

February 18, 2022
01:02:59  | This episode covers Chapter 12 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1. Secondary effects such as spindrift, aerodynamic jump, and Coriolis effect are calculated by…

#13 – State of the Art in Ballistic Modeling

February 17, 2022
00:53:33 | This discussion covers chapter 11 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: State of the art in Ballistic Modeling. Published in 2016, this discussion is…

#12 – The Rise of the 30 Caliber

February 14, 2022
00:46:21  |  This discussion covers chapter 9 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Rise of the 30 caliber. In this episode, we discuss was wrong with…

#11 – The Path to Dominance in the 2021 AG Cup | Part 2

February 10, 2022
1:58:17| This is part 2 of a 2 part podcast. Bryan talks to Francis and Chad about their path to dominance in the 2021 AG Cup. Ammo loading, barrel cleaning…

#10 – PRS vs ELR – Which is Harder and Why?

February 10, 2022
01:19:43 | This is a fun conversation with 4 champion shooters. Bryan Litz and Mitch Fitzpatrick go back and forth with Francis Colon and Chad Heckler about the challenges of…

#09 – The Path to Dominance in the 2021 AG Cup | Part 1

January 23, 2022
2:34:42 | This is part 1 of a 2 part podcast. Bryan catches up with Francis about how his 2021 PRS season went leading up to the AG cup. Equipment…

#08 – Long Range Hunting Bullets

January 21, 2022
00:22:16 | Bryan and Francis go over Chapter 8 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Long Range Hunting Bullets. We discuss the terminal performance requirements that…

#07 – Advancements in Optics for Long Range Shooting

January 17, 2022
00:33:34 | Bryan and Francis go over Chapter 7 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Advancements in Optics. We discuss what features of rifle scopes are…

#06 – The Evolution of Modern Long Range Rifles

January 15, 2022
00:55:32 | Bryan and Mitch go over Chapter 6 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Modern Long Range Rifles. This episode covers how rifles have been…

#05 – Effect of Barrel Twist Rate on Precision

January 11, 2022
00:24:46 | Bryan and Mitch go over Chapter 5 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Effect of Twist Rate on Precision. In this episode, we discuss…

#04 – Spin Rate Decay

January 8, 2022
00:40:03 | Bryan and Mitch go over Chapter 4 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Spin Rate Decay. Here we discuss how we measure bullet spin…

#03 – Bullet Stability and Drag through Transonic

January 7, 2022
00:37:13 | Bryan and Mitch go over Chapter 3 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Bullet Stability and Drag - Transonic. This discussion gets into 6…

#02 – Bullet Stability and Drag through Supersonic

January 7, 2022
00:25:59 | Bryan and Mitch go over Chapter 2 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Stability and Drag - Supersonic.  This chapter/episode talks about gyroscopic stability…
How Muzzle Velocity is Affected by Twist Rate

#01 – Twist Rate and Muzzle Velocity

January 4, 2022
00:35:30 | Bryan and Mitch go over Chapter 1 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Twist Rate and Muzzle Velocity. The main question under investigation is…
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This academy is an awesome way to learn about anything and everything ballistics related and hear it straight from Bryan Litz's mouth. Can't wait to listen to it all!

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Betsy W.

This podcast has completely transformed the way I think about ballistics and competitive shooting. It feels like I'm getting inside access to Bryan Litz's brain!! I love every minute and can't wait for more!

Alan H.

After listening to Bryan and Mitch talk about ballistics, I'm hooked! I am re-listening to each episode, following along with the books, making sure not to miss a detail. They expound on information I would never have considered on my own and they boosted my understanding of long range ballistics more than any other resources I've found.