This book is the complete beginner's guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it's easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from my years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor.
If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource covering the principles and theory of long range shooting. This is the preliminary book to help you understand fundamental concepts such as MOA vs Mils and external ballistics, that can be like a trusted resource at the range.
Learning to shoot long range isn't that difficult. Once you understand the basics, you can start to master your technique and you'll be hitting targets in no time.
The author has a series of online instructional videos known for their ability to take seemingly complex areas of long range shooting and breaking them down so that they're easy to understand. This book was motivated by the feedback from those videos.
The handbook is broken down into three main categories: What it is/How it works, Fundamentals, and How to use it. "What it is/How it works" covers equipment, terminology, and basic principles. "Fundamentals" covers the theory of long range shooting. "How to use it" gives you practical advice on how to implement what you've learned so far to make you a long range shooter.
Whether you're looking to dip a toe into the complex world of long range shooting, or you're a seasoned shooter with years of trigger time, Ryan Cleckner's book will prove to be excellent reference material. Well written and easy to understand, it covers all the essential topics that a well rounded shooter needs to master. --Iain Harrison, Editor, Recoil Magazine
"Cleckner has a gift for teaching. I have repeatedly seen contestants on Top Shot and guests at Texas Triggers excel under his instruction. He explains seemingly complex topics in a tangible way that just makes sense." -- Colby Donaldson, Host, History Channel's "Top Shot" TV Show
"I enjoyed this book and in two range trips have found it has already saved me the cover cost in ammo. My first range trip was zeroing and grouping at 100 yards. My second was drilling a 10" target at 830 yards. I have never had such confidence in my ability to consistently hit a target at that range (with a bolt gun) as I did that day and do now. I could have gotten there myself eventually I know, but the Long Range Shooting Handbook got me there faster and with a better grasp of all that was happening between the buttstock and the target." -LoudOutRoom.com
"This is not your ordinary 'How to shoot a target' book. Author Ryan Cleckner is unmatched in long distance accuracy and in this fantastic book, he tells us how it's done. . . Any rifle shooter would be greatly helped by reading this book. While the subject of this book is hitting a target way out there with a heavier caliber super accurate rifle a small game hunter could even be blessed by this information. . . Paper punchers out at the range also will certainly be better shooters after reading this book. For law enforcement and citizens who want to be prepared for any long distance occasion, this book is absolutely a must read. If you need to have the ability to put a bullet in a small spot accurately, then this is your book." -WideOpenSpaces.com