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#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…

#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…

#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…

#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…