Long Range Shooting in the Comfort of Your Home
Every serious shooter (hunter, LE/Military) should understand concepts such as minute of angle and exterior ballistics. If you’re looking to learn the concepts and principles behind long-range shooting but don’t have the big bucks to shell out for an expensive civilian class or ammunition then you’ll want to check out the Long Range Shooting Simulation program developed by ShooterReady.com.
With its realistic controls, elevation, atmospheric conditions, and scenery this simulation is as close as you can get to practicing in the field all in the comfort of your home and all without wasting a single round of ammunition!
Here are some of the subjects you will learn and practice in the simulator:
- MilDot ranging and use
- effects of elevation
- effects of windage and how to adjust for it
- minute of angle/milliradian applications
- how to use a range card
- how to engage moving targets
- exterior ballistics
- and more…
The Long Range Shooting Simulator depicts a variety of sample backgrounds in ranging, wind estimation, and mil dot use with simulated ranges out to 1000 yards. There are also options for .223, .264 .308, .338, 300 Win Mag, and .50cal caliber weapons with their associated ballistic behaviors.
Keep in mind that this is not a sales pitch. I do not get any compensation for recommending this to my readers. It’s really an excellent product that can give you a solid foundation in long-range shooting and has found favor in many law enforcement and military circles. It’s also recommended by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).
As of this writing, the Long Range Shooting Simulator costs $44. You may think it’s a bit steep, but if you consider the cost of ammunition, gasoline to the shooting range, cost of admittance to the shooting range (or even finding a 1000 yard range), as well as practicing with rifles in the caliber of your choice, this program is quite inexpensive.
As a final note, I realize that a computer simulation is no substitute for actual time in the field however, it’s an excellent training tool for keeping your range estimation, hold-off, and moving target engagement skills sharp when you cannot make it out to the range.
- Posted in Firearms