Top 3 Books on Long Range Shooting


You might be looking for a book on long range shooting to train for a Ranger, Special Forces or to just become a better marksman. We put together 3 of the top books you should be reading to become a better long range shooter. A great purchase for yourself or for someone you know who is into long range shooting.

1Long Range Shooting Handbook: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Precision Rifle Shooting


The Long Range Shooting Handbook is a great book for both beginners and advanced individuals. Written by Ryan M. Cleckner, who served as a 1st Ranger in the U.S. Army as a special operations sniper team leader. Using his experience and a clear explanation of the fundamentals, his book makes a great choice to anyone looking to become better at shooting.

2The Official US Army Sniper Training and Operations Manual

Why not get trained by some of the best marksman teachers from Fort Benning, Georgia? If that interests you then this is the book for you. Since 1987 the school has trained Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard soldiers to become long-range marksmen. While the book is great and offers a lot of insight, it might not be the best option for a beginner.

3How to Estimate Range and Wind


Another must read book to becoming a better long range shooter is, “How to Estimate Range and Wind”. Great for military professionals, hunters and enthusiasts.

Goes over a major part of shooting which is understanding wind and determining range. It offers practicals exercises which you will be able to use to help understand the lessons better. The intention of the book is built more around individuals who are new to long range shooting, but it can also be seen as a great refresher for experienced long range shooters.


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