AB 2017 Seminar - Spring May 6-7

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To see full details about the seminar, visit our 2017 Seminar Page Here: 2017 Seminars

Presenters: Ballistician Bryan Litz will be the primary speaker presenting material from: his books, the Applied Ballistics Lab, and experience shooting in various disciplines. Nick Vitalbo, Doc Beech, & Mitchell Fitzpatrick.

Guest Speakers will be announced on the
2017 Seminars page.

What: 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.

Other industry speakers are being invited to present on various topics related to ballistics and long range shooting.

Guest Speakers:

Check back with this page for updates as additional speakers come on board.

What: Two day seminar covering 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.).

Topics include:

  1. Trajectory Buildup – Baseline Trajectory, Gravity Drop, Vacuum Trajectory, & Aerodynamic Drag
  2. Trajectory Features – Zeroing, Point Blank Range, Danger Space, & Uphill/Downhill Effects.
  3. Sights – Tall Target Test (Sight Scale Factor & Cant), Aperture Sights, Turrets vs Holding Reticles, & Extreme Adjustment for ELR
  4. Drag Modeling – What is a drag model, how is drag measured, how is a drag model used, & standard drag models.
  5. Ballistic Coefficients – What is a BC, G1 and G7, Curve Fitting Challenges (averaged BCs, segmented BCs), & Estimating BCs.
  6. Wind – Nature of wind, Mechanism of wind deflection (velocity scaling, lag time, wind deflection), near wind vs far wind, wind measurement, terrain and vertical wind, Wind strategies for competition, Wind coaching.
  7. Basic Stability – Gyroscopic Stability Factor, Twist Rate Effects (muzzle velocity, precision, & BC)
  8. Advanced Stability – Gyroscopic vs Dynamic Stability, Limit Cycle Yaw, Twist rate and Stability Effects in Transonic Flight, & Spin Decay
  9. Secondary Effects – Spin Drift, Coriolis, Aerodynamic Jump, Accounting for Secondary Effects in Ballistic Solvers
  10. ELR Shooting – Transonic effects, Secondary Effects, Critical Nature of (Ranging, MV Measurement, Drag Modeling, Wind), Equipment Currently Being Used & Bullet Selection.
  11. WEZ Analysis – What is WEZ, Confidence Environments, Precision (Wind, Range, MV), Accuracy (Sights, Trajectory Modeling, Secondary Effects, Calibration (Trueing)).
  12. Ballistic Solvers – Components (Interface, Solver/Simulation, Model), Potential Accuracy, & Walk through of use with technical explanation of inputs.
  13. Other Topics – Technology, Laser Range Finders, Non-Linear Divergence, & Much More.

Each day we’ll have:

1 hour breakfast on site
A 4-hour morning block (with breaks)
1 hour lunch break on site
A 4-hour afternoon block (with breaks)

Side-bar discussions organized by discipline and subject matter - will be held after dinner (which is on your own)

Seminar Cost:

$600 registration fee includes the seminar and breakfast & lunch both days. Registration can be completed thru the Applied Ballistics online store.

Group lodging: a block has been created at the
Snowbird Meeting and Conference Center-Cliff Lodge. Individuals are encouraged to use this lodging at the special seminar rate of $129/night plus tax. Mention Applied Ballistics to receive your discount when calling the Snowbird-Cliff Lodge for your reservations at 1-800-453-3000 or by emailing .

Hotel registration info: A one-night deposit per room for room rate, tax and fees is required at the time the reservation is made. Final balance for the entire stay will be automatically charged to the credit card on file three (3) days prior to the arrival date. The individual reservation lodging deposit is fully refundable up to three (3) days prior to the arrival date. Reservations cancelled within three (3) days prior to the arrival date will be charged one (1) night’s lodging, tax and fees. After check-in, reservations are fully non-refundable. No-shows, delayed arrivals and early departures are considered cancellations.

Airport transportation: Airport shuttles may be arranged while booking lodging through Snowbird Central Reservations (800-453-3000) or up to 48 hours prior to arrival. Current group round-trip pre-paid price is $72.00 per person. Walk-ups are accepted at a higher rate on a space available basis at the Canyon Transportation desk located in the baggage claim area of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Cancellations received within 48 hours of arrival are non-refundable. Driver gratuity not included and prices are subject to change.

Each attendee will receive:
1) Full library of Applied Ballistics Books and DVD set, valued at $275.

Applied Ballistics Analytics software, valued at $200. (This software will be used often in the seminar)

3) Binder including: hand-outs, articles and various assorted utility worksheets.

4) Certificate of Course Completion

When: The conference is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8th.
The special lodging rate is available for Friday - Sunday evenings.
The conference begins each day at 8am with breakfast beginning at 7am.

Where: Snowbird Meeting and Conference Center-Cliff Lodge. It is a full-service hotel and conference center in a beautiful mountain setting just southeast of Salt Lake City. It is easily accessible from the Salt Lake City airport.

The physical address of the
Snowbird Meeting and Conference Center-Cliff Lodge
is 9320 S Cliff Lodge Drive, Snowbird, UT 84092.

The resort phone number is 801-742-2222. This is NOT the reservation number, but a number where you can be reached when staying on property.

Please fill out the "Ship to" information with the attendees information.
If you are registering for more than 1 person, list both of the names and we will contact you to gather the additional shipping information. -Thank you

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