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To see full details
about the seminar, visit our 2018 Seminar Page Here : 2018
Who: 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 and Mitchell
Guest Speakers will be announced on the
2018 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.
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,
Trajectory Buildup –
Baseline Trajectory, Gravity Drop, Vacuum Trajectory, & Aerodynamic Drag
Trajectory Features –
Zeroing, Point Blank Range, Danger Space, & Uphill/Downhill Effects.
Sights – Tall Target
Test (Sight Scale Factor & Cant), Aperture Sights, Turrets vs Holding
Reticles, & Extreme Adjustment for ELR
Drag Modeling – What is
a drag model, how is drag measured, how is a drag model used, & standard
Ballistic Coefficients –
What is a BC, G1 and G7, Curve Fitting Challenges (averaged BCs, segmented
BCs), & Estimating BCs.
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.
Basic Stability –
Gyroscopic Stability Factor, Twist Rate Effects (muzzle velocity, precision,
Advanced Stability –
Gyroscopic vs Dynamic Stability, Limit Cycle Yaw, Twist rate and Stability
Effects in Transonic Flight, & Spin Decay
Secondary Effects – Spin
Drift, Coriolis, Aerodynamic Jump, Accounting for Secondary Effects in
ELR Shooting – Transonic
effects, Secondary Effects, Critical Nature of (Ranging, MV Measurement, Drag
Modeling, Wind), Equipment Currently Being Used & Bullet Selection.
WEZ Analysis – What is
WEZ, Confidence Environments, Precision (Wind, Range, MV), Accuracy (Sights,
Trajectory Modeling, Secondary Effects, Calibration (Trueing)).
Ballistic Solvers –
Components (Interface, Solver/Simulation, Model), Potential Accuracy, &
Walk through of use with technical explanation of inputs.
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)
$625 registration fee includes the seminar and
breakfast & lunch both days. Registration can be completed thru the Applied
Ballistics online store.
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 $142/night plus tax, available until May 2, 2018. After this
date it will be on a space available basis. Guests can either call Snowbird
Central Reservations at 800-453-3000 and mention they are with Applied
Ballistics or book online at https://reservations.snowbird.com/ using
group code APB618.
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 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 $76.00 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
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
4) Certificate of Course Completion
When: The conference is scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd and
Sunday, June 3rd.
The special lodging rate is available for Friday - Sunday evenings.
The conference begins each day at 8am with breakfast beginning at 7am.
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
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.
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information with the attendees information.
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