AB 2018 Seminar - Fall Oct. 29-30
AB 2018 Seminar - Fall Oct. 29-30

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Who: Ballistician Bryan Litz will be the primary speaker presenting material from: his books, the Applied Ballistics Lab, and experience shooting in various disciplines. Guest Speakers Nick Vitalbo, Doc Beech, Mitchell Fitzpatrick, Emil Praslick, Ian Klemm, Alan Barnhart, Chris Wiencke, Mark Lonsdale, and Shawn Carlock will also be presenting.

Why: The goal is to have an educational discussion on topics related to external ballistics and long-range shooting. 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.

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.

When: The Seminar is Monday October 29 - Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
Each day we'll have:
1-hour breakfast on site (7-8pm)
4-hour afternoon block (with breaks) (8-Noon)
1-hour lunch break on site (Noon-1pm)
4-hour afternoon block (with breaks) (1-5pm)
2-hour dinner break on site (5-7pm)
Side-bar discussions organized by discipline and subject matter - held after dinner (7pm - ??)

Where: Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club/Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club. The address is 1005 Midland Road; Southern Pines, NC 28387. Attendees are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements with Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club/Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club. Call them at 800-747-7272 and mention Applied Ballistics to obtain the following room rates:
Mid Pines Single Occupancy - $125/room – per night, plus taxes
Pine Needles Single Occupancy - $145/room – per night, plus taxes

Seminar Cost: $650 registration fee includes the two-day seminar, plus breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday. Registration can be completed thru the Applied Ballistics online store. Please fill out the "Ship to" information with the attendee’s information. If you register for more than one person on a single transaction, we will contact you to gather the other attendee’s information. -Thank you

Each attendee will receive:
1) Full library of Applied Ballistics Books and DVD set, valued at $270
including the ELR Shooting with Applied Ballistics DVD
2) Applied Ballistics Analytics software, valued at $200. (This software will be used often in the seminar)
3) Course Binder including: hand-outs, articles and various assorted utility worksheets
4) Certificate of Course Completion
5) Vendor Product Discounts exclusive to Seminar attendees

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