To see full details about
the seminar, visit our 2018 Seminar Page Here : 2018
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.).
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 drag models.
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, & BC)
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 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
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
including the ELR Shooting with Applied Ballistics
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
4) Certificate of Course Completion
5) Vendor Product Discounts exclusive to Seminar attendees