AB 2017 Seminar - Fall Nov.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.). Also, evening break out sessions for additional discussions.

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)
1 1/2 hour dinner break on site
Side-bar discussions organized by discipline and subject matter will be held after dinner.

$600 registration fee completed thru the Applied Ballistics online store. The coupon ABSEM100 is valid for registration made prior to June 30th!!
+ $310 for lodging and meals when staying at the Caraway Conference Center.
(Lodging Sunday, Monday and Tuesday )
(Meals Sunday dinner through Tuesday dinner)
Off campus options are available. Caraway Center Staff can assist in finding off campus lodging. There is a fee for meals for those staying elsewhere.

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

2) 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 Monday November 6 - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Where: Caraway Conference Center, 4756 Caraway Mountain Road Sophia, NC 27350 Phone: (336) 629-2374. Attendees are responsible for making their individual lodging arrangements with Caraway Conference Center.

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