It’s not exactly breaking news that wind is a top reason why our  long-range shots miss. Among the many wind-related factors a shooter must consider is wind drift.   Wind drift is the wind’s ability to push your projectile in a particular direction as the projectile makes its way downrange. For example, a 10 mile-per-hour […]

Any ballistic app can crank out calculations. Just plug in some numbers and the app will kick back its own set of calculations. Easy, right? But if you are a precision shooter who wants to make each and every shot count, you need to ask yourself: What exactly are those calculations based upon? At Ballistic, […]

Rifle shooters of all kinds like to peg nice tight groups at the range.  But there are some misunderstandings about those groups and what they mean for our long-range shooting. Ballistic can be a huge help here, assisting us as we work to tighten up those groups and get us ready for long-range competition and hunting. […]

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During 2018, Ballistic helped tens of thousands of long-range shooters, competitors and hunters make precision shots, time and again. And Ballistic will be doing all that and more in 2019, with some additions to the world’s #1 ballistic calculator. Ballistic utilizes the world-renowned JBM Ballistics engine. The same computer engine used by competition shooters, long-range […]

With winter nearly upon us (and, in some cases, already on us hard), longer-range hunters must be ready to make precise shots despite cold weather. Ballistic can be a huge help here. “Colder temperatures definitely have an effect on bullet speed,” said Curt Vaughn, veteran long-distance shooting competitor and Head of Product for Ballistic. “Even […]

Suppressors are great tools for serious shooters, especially long-distance competitors and hunters. Quality suppressors reduce muzzle blast to safe hearing levels without hearing protection, making communication between shooters more efficient. In most cases, a suppressor will even reduce the felt recoil of a rifle.However, shooters need to make certain allowances for suppressed firearms. “A suppressor […]

Most serious long-range shooters have a regular collection of products and tools at home to clean and repair their rifles and accessories. But you can’t tote your gun room into the field. So, what should you carry along when hunting or competing? According to Curt Vaughn, Head of Product for Ballistic and a long-range shooting competitor, most […]

Watch a group of shooters for a time, and you will likely see a range of problems with trigger mechanics.  Some shooters “slap” the trigger, with the finger coming off and then slapping into the face of the trigger.  Others might squeeze too tightly. In all cases, accuracy suffers–usually because the rifle is being jerked […]

In the market for a long-range rifle for shooting competitions? Your first consideration will likely be caliber. While there’s world of choices out there, the reality is a relative handful of calibers currently dominate the long-range rifle field-and for good reasons. According to Curt Vaughn, Head of Product for Ballistic and a long-range shooting competitor, […]

The vacations, blue skies, and warmer temperatures of summer mean … more time on the range, shooting!  And there are many, many opportunities during the summer months to hone your shooting skills and test those skills against your fellow shooters. All the while using state-of-the-art Ballistic, of course, to make every shot count! The Big Daddy […]