Applied Ballistics Seminar – 2016 Tour


Registration is now open for 3 more dates in locations around the USA. 

Spring 2016
Addison/Dallas, Texas
May 23 – – 24
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Summer 2016
Tustin, Michigan
July 18 – 19
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Fall 2016
Sophia, NC
Nov. 3 – 4
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Ballistician Bryan Litz will be the primary speaker presenting material from: his books, the Applied Ballistics Lab, and experience shooting in various disciplines.  The goal is to have an educational discussion on topics related to external ballistics.  The seminar is structured, but a great deal of time is allotted for questions and discussion.  By the end of the seminar, everyone should be very comfortable with their understanding of how to apply ballistics in the real world to hit long range targets.

Other industry speakers are being invited to present on various topics related to ballistics and long range shooting.  Below are some examples of guest speakers who will be attending the various seminars:

Guest Speakers:

Nick Vitalbo – Owner of nVisti Tactical Innovations and Principle engineer for Applied Ballistics.  Nick will be presenting on the state of the art in laser technology as it applied to rangefinders and wind reading devices.

Eric Stecker – Master Bulletsmith and President of Berger Bullets.  Eric will be presenting on precision bullet making technology.

Emil Praslick – Head coach of the US Palma team and recently retired head coach of the Army Marksmanship Unit.  Emil will be presenting on tactics, strategy, and mindset needed to successfully negotiate the wind.
Mitch Fitzpatrick – Applied Ballistics intern and owner of Lethal Precision Arms.  Mitch specializes in Extended Long Range (ELR) cartridge selection and rifle design.

What:  Two day seminar covering practical elements of External Ballistics.  Information is presented in a general way which applies equally to all long range shooting disciplines (hunting, competition, tactical, etc.).  Topics include:

  • Trajectory Basics – zeroing, point blank range, danger space, incline shooting…
  • Wind – Mechanism of wind deflection, reading the wind, wind shooting strategies, wind sensing equipment…
  • Secondary effects – Spin drift, Coriolis, aerodynamic jump…
  • Bullet drag modeling/Ballistic Coefficient – Definitions, testing, use…
  • Bullet stability – Basic gyroscopic stability, transonic stability, limit cycle yaw…
  • Ballistic solvers – How they work, best practices, demos…
  • Weapon Employment Zone (WEZ) analysis – How to determine and improve hit percentage.
  • State of the art in optics and laser technology

Subjects are introduced from an academic first principles perspective.  Once the scientific basis for the material is established, the ideas are further demonstrated with examples from instrumented live fire.  We explain the science, and then present examples of the principles in action.  The goal is that you’ll leave with an understanding of the subject matter, as well as a knowledge of how to apply it in the real world.

Each day we’ll have:

  • A 4-hour morning block (with breaks)
  • 1 hour lunch break
  • A 4-hour afternoon block (with breaks)
  • 1 1/2 hour dinner break
  • Side-bar discussions organized by discipline and subject matter


  • $500 registration fee.  Registration can be completed thru the Applied Ballistics online store.
  • + Individual travel and lodging arrangements (to be completed by attendee)

Each attendee will receive:

  • Full library of Applied Ballistics Books and DVD set, valued at $234.75.
  • Free copy of Applied Ballistics Analytics software, valued at $200.  (This software will be used often in the seminar)
  • Binder including: hand-outs, articles and various assorted utility worksheets.
  • Certificate of Course Completion & Audio CD of event content (to be sent to each attendee after the event)


  • Spring 2016: May 23 – 24, 2016 – Dallas/Addison Marriott, 14901 Dallas Parkway, Dallas TX 75254 Phone: (972) 661-2800
  • Summer 2016: July 18 – 19, 2016 – Kettunen Center, 14901 4H Drive,Tustin, MI 49688 Phone: (231) 829-3421
  • Fall 2016 : Nov. 3 – 4, 2016 – Caraway Conference Center, 4756 Caraway Mountain Road Sophia, NC 27350 Phone: (336) 629-2374.

Cancellation policy:

If we cancel the class: If the minimum attendance is not reached 3 weeks prior to the event start date.  Notifications and full refunds will be sent to all who’ve signed up.

If you cancel: If you sign up then wish to cancel, full refunds will be given up to a month before the event start date.  After that point, a $100 deposit will be retained for late cancellation.

How: To sign up, go the the Applied Ballistics online store and purchase the 2016 seminar registration for the event you wish to attend.


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