Guns & Ammo Guide to Sniping: A Comprehensive Guide to Guns, Gear, and Skills

Guns & Ammo Guide to Sniping: A Comprehensive Guide to Guns, Gear, and Skills

by Editors of Guns & Ammo

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Everything you need to know about sniping from the top firearms writers.

The Guns&Ammo Guide to Sniping is packed with a wealth of valuable information compiled by the foremost firearms writers today. A vast range of topics is covered in these articles, including:

Unusual shooting positions
The US Army’s XM2010
The sniper’s ultimate “one gun”
Modern reticles
Temperature effect
Distance shooting for police
Ballistics for beginners
And much more!

Discover tried and true tips, tactics, and techniques from the pros along with guidance on buying gear and firearms from experts including Caylen E. Wojcik, Tom Beckstrand, Todd Hodnett, and Jeff Hoffman. The Guns&Ammo Guide to Sniping has everything you need to know about sniping!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510713147
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 660,260
File size: 47 MB
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About the Author

Guns&Ammo was established in 1958. It presents content covering the complete spectrum of firearms, accessories, and related products, is the most respected media brand in the firearms field, and reaches more than a million visitors a month online and 10.8 million readers in print. Its offices are in Peoria, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note vii

Part I Tactics

Myths of Long Range: Slaying Early Sniper Lore dd Hodnett 2

Unusual Shooting Positions: More Tools for the Toolbox Aylen E. Wojcik 8

Sitting on Top of the World: Unconventional High-Angle Shooting Positions SGM Kyle Lamb (Ret.) 14

Precision Rifle Series: When You're Serious About Shooting a Rifle, This Is Your Finishing School Tom Beckstrand 18

Who's Your Spotter? Jeff Hoffman 24

Running a Sniper Team: If It Feels Like Herding Cats, You're Doing Wrong Jeff Hoffman 28

Anti-Cant: Keep Your Eye on the Bubble and Level Your Rifle for Effective Long-Range Shooting Todd Hodnett 34

Temperature Effect: How Little the Old Rule Actually Applies to Accuracy within 500 Yards Jeff Hoffman 38

High Angles: The Bullet Doesn't Lie Todd Hodnett 40

Invisible Influence: A Wind Formula You Can Actually Use in the Field Jeff Hoffman 46

Distance Shooting for Police: A Primer on Applying Elevation and Windage Adjustments Jeff Hoffman 53

Stumblin' and Bumblin': Land Navigation Really Isn't Witchcraft, Even When Done at Night Tom Beckstrand 58

Misfires: The Truth About Primer Reliability and Sensitivity Jeff Hoffman 64

Practical Ballistics: Closing the Gap Between Science and Application Bryan Litz 68

Part II Guns and Gear

The Sniper's Ultimate "One Gun": The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Sniperland. Here's What's Coming Tom Beckstrand 76

Paragon: Why This .300 Win. Mag. from American Precision Arms Beats Your .338 Lapua Tom Beckstrand 84

.300 Norma: Is This Everyone's Long-Range Solution? Todd Hodnett 90

Setting Up the 7.62mm Sniper System: Designing the Rifle to Make Every Shot Count SGM Kyle Lamb (Ret.) 94

Precision Shooting with a Tripod: A Sniper's Three-Legged Best Friend Caylen Wojcik 100

Deliberate Subsurface Hides: Building Comfortable Concealment and Cover Cody Carroll 104

Undetected: Camouflage Is Still Relevant Caylen Wojcik 108

Pick 'Em Up and Put 'Em Down: How to Select Boots and Packs for Long-Range Foot Movements Tom Beckstrand 112

Part III Features

Cause & Effect: Long-Range Shooting Is All About Problem Solving Todd Hodnett 120

Making History: Logbooks-Another Approach Jeff Hoffman 126

Man on a Mission: The Story of a Confederate Sniper's Revenge and an Exclusive Look at His Rifle SGM Kyle Lamb (Ret.) 130

Modern LE Sniper Training: Retro or with the Times? Caylen Wojcik 136

Ballistics for Beginners: A Cowboy's Approach to Ballistic Solvers Todd Hodnett 142

Ammo Selection for Law Enforcement: Tight Groups Are Not the Only Consideration When Choosing Effective Sniper

Ammunition Jeff Hoffman 147

Formulating Wind: The Math Behind Your Formula Shouldn't Be the Hard Part Todd Hodnett 151

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