- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (8 Jun. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1616082240
- ISBN-13: 978-1616082246
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 20.6 x 26.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Shooter's Bible Guide to Rifle Ballistics Paperback – 8 Jun 2011
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I have been told it is the most-saved outdoor publication of alltime. You just dont throw away a Shooters Bible.
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smaller calibres,such as .270 are that bit more flatter in trajectory with a higher velocity, compared to the higher .30cal.
the author explains quite a bit about all this, and more. all in all a very interesting book, on ballistics.and a cracking good read. if your interestind in ballistics, then this book is for you.
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One good picture is worth 1000 words they say. Here the pictures abound, but they are mainly fillers of -sometime- dubious importance. One example for all is chapter 24: the author spends way too many words describing a bullet trajectory, pointing out how usually published diagrams get it wrong etc, and then he misses the opportunity for showing a good one, therefore closing the issue forever... Also the part on the various accelerations applied to a spinning flying bullet could have been summarized quite effectively with a decent diagram and a set of vectors. The same can be said when he talks about MOI, canting, leading, wind correction etc. Too much talk, too little physics. I don't know. It's probably my fault, but it reads like any random article on the topics straight from Field & Stream, while I was expecting something else. After all Dr. Van Zwoll used to teach creative writing, not classical mechanics.
I started reading the book and became bored very quickly when it seemed like it would never get to the ballistics that I was interested in. I then slowly flipped through the pages and discovered that it really doesn't cover the title subject in depth at all. Some charts are included to fill pages but there really isn't much useful information at all. About then, I realized that I simply have better things to do with my time and decided not to finish reading the book which I don't like because I like to finish anything I start but, in this case, it would clearly be a waste of my time. This book is really just a collection of very short chapters that wander off in different directions while avoiding ballistics. Also, it's primarily for hunters but I'm not sure that even they will get anything useful from this book.
I'll look for a better book on ballistics.