These two day seminars cover practical elements of External Ballistics. Information is presented in a general way which applies equally to all long range shooting disciplines (hunting, competition, tactical, etc.).
Ballistician Bryan Litz will be the primary speaker presenting material from: his books, the Applied Ballistics Lab, and experience shooting in various disciplines.
Other industry speakers are being invited to present on various topics related to ballistics and long range shooting. Below is a list of guest speakers who will be presenting at the various events (note: all of the guest speakers below may not be at every event).
- Nick Vitalbo – Owner of nVisti Tactical Innovations and Principle engineer for Applied Ballistics. Nick will be presenting on the state of the art in laser technology as it applied to rangefinders and wind reading devices.
- Eric Stecker – Master Bulletsmith and President of Berger Bullets. Eric will be presenting on precision bullet making technology.
- Mitchell Fitzpatrick – Applied Ballistics intern, shooter on the Michigan and US Rifle team, Gunsmith at Lethal Precision Arms. Mitch discusses the elements, equipment and design of Extended Long Range (ELR) shooting.
- Emil Praslick III – Head coach of the U.S. Palma team and retired head coach of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. Emil will discuss tactics, strategy, and mindset for successful wind-reading in various shooting applications.
- Trajectory Basics – zeroing, point blank range, danger space, incline shooting…
- Wind – Mechanism of wind deflection, reading the wind, wind shooting strategies, wind sensing equipment…
- Secondary effects – Spin drift, Coriolis, aerodynamic jump…
- Bullet drag modeling/Ballistic Coefficient – Definitions, testing, use…
- Bullet stability – Basic gyroscopic stability, transonic stability, limit cycle yaw…
- Ballistic solvers – How they work, best practices, demos…
- Weapon Employment Zone (WEZ) analysis – How to determine and improve hit percentage.
- State of the art in optics and laser technology
Subjects are introduced from an academic first principles perspective. Once the scientific basis for the material is established, the ideas are further demonstrated with examples from instrumented live fire. We explain the science, and then present examples of the principles in action. The goal is that you’ll leave with an understanding of the subject matter, as well as a knowledge of how to apply it in the real world.
- 4-hour morning block (with breaks)
- 1 hour lunch break
- 4-hour afternoon block (with breaks)
- 1 1/2 hour dinner break
- Side-bar discussions organized by discipline and subject matter
- $500 registration fee. Registration can be completed thru the Applied Ballistics online store.
- + Individual travel and lodging arrangements (to be completed by attendee).
Each attendee will receive:
- Full library of Applied Ballistics Books and DVD set, valued at $234.75.
- Free copy of Applied Ballistics Analytics software, valued at $200. (This software will be used often in the seminar)
- Binder including: hand-outs, articles and various assorted utility worksheets.
- Certificate of Course Completion & Audio CD of event content (to be sent to each attendee after the event)
Dates and Locations:
The 2017 Seminar dates and locations have not been selected yet. Once they are, you will find that information on this page, and it will be announced via email. So make sure you are signed up to receive our news letters: Sign Up Here.
More details on the Applied Ballistics Seminar page.
The goal is to have an educational discussion on topics related to external ballistics. The seminar will be structured, but a great deal of time is allotted for questions and discussion. By the end of the seminar, everyone should be very comfortable with their understanding of how to apply ballistics in the real world to hit long range targets.
How: To sign up, go the the Applied Ballistics online store and purchase the 2017 seminar registration for the event you wish to attend.