@ 02:17 am (GMT)
Nathan FosterIt's done guys.
After it was loaded with the publisher yesterday, I suddenly felt like I had not slept in a year. I just wanted to lay down and pass out. Talk about an anti climax.
Hard work, but worth it.
The final phase is formatting the ebooks and bundles etc and getting the shopping pages sorted. So we are still wee way off and I am still under the hammer sorry. The launch will also tie me up for some time, then things should quiet down and allow me to give you all a bit more one on one attention while also allowing me to rest and regain some form of normality.
I have also had a sample out for review amongst a few folk. Here is one of the reviews:
Well you are not pulling any punches...again. You've heard the saying "taking a swing at someone". I'd say more like giving them a sound beating with a baseball bat, then pissing on their half dead corpse.
In short, I love it.
Well, I had to get my point across somehow. Why half do it. I want to help folk, not butter them up.
@ 02:26 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneOh, and its just under 500 pages.
@ 04:45 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneMean, put me down for one.
@ 06:25 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneawesome Nathan can't wait.
@ 06:51 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneA RISE SIR NATHAN.
Knights of old would be proud of your Gallant efforts and truthful deeds. The hunters fires will be brightly lit with sparks of knowledge and enthusiasm for all time forthwith, as now there's no excuse for the common man to be under gunned or misinformed. Thank you for your dedication and generosity. I'm a better hunter for having had access to all of your book's and to have shared time with you and your awesome family. Take a moment to gather your thoughts and energy. Here's to a job well done. Thanks mate.
@ 08:22 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - donewaiting with great anticipation
@ 09:13 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - donelooking forward to getting hold of a copy!
@ 01:59 pm (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneWell Done!!
I am sure it will be a great read full of very practical and helpful information. Soon as its out I will be getting one.
Thanks for all the effort.
@ 03:40 pm (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneCongratulations Nathan.
I have been checking the drop-down store menu daily...
@ 06:18 pm (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - donefantastic! great job nathan, thank you for all your hard work and information you share with us all
@ 08:02 pm (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneThanks guys, much appreciated.
I have been told to expect a lot of negative publicity with this book (which can be equally useful). So yes, I will need to take a moment when the time comes and just allow it to be what it is.
Talking to a gun magazine writer in the U.S yesterday, I found some comfort when he said "if you're not pissing someone off then you're not saying anything important". It is a good point really, in that some things are worth fighting for. And further to this, a master gun builder in the U.S who is a mutual friend was kind enough to relay just about every cruel kill he'd seen in the last decade when the methods I have described are not followed.
There is plenty of meat on this book's bones so I promise you will all enjoy it. The same step by step format with plenty of projects and experiments for you all to engage in.
@ 07:19 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - donegood on you Mate, I best be saving my pennies n pocket money for when its out.
subtle as a sledge hammer....just the way I like it...if you cant tell it as it is you are just talking Bull, your advice has helped me be a better hunter (even if I do thing a bit different to your norm)
enjoy some time with your family...weekend chasing trout/drowning worms would be good.
@ 12:56 pm (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneMarvelous News.....Looking forward to it is an understatement.
Will there be some sort of book tour? And when is the ETA of the print version??
Saludos from Mexico,
@ 09:14 pm (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneNext week, week after? We need to get the site pages up and tested first, then we will be ready. The publisher is all good to go.
I can perhaps cut and paste the TOC if you want. Bloody long though.
@ 09:30 pm (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneIntroduction
Phase 1 - Range work
A two phase approach
The magic minute
Afraid of paper
The set up
The boonie hat
Rifle and ammunition
Range shooting technique
Natural shooting form
Recoil pad position
Cheek weld and sight picture
Vertical scope cant
Non master eye closed or open
Follow through and after the shot
Fliers and double groups
Further notes for new and inexperienced shooters
A budget plastic stocked rifle
Understanding your rifle scope
MOA versus mils
Scope reticle and turret combinations
Mil turrets and mil reticles
MOA turrets with mil dot ret
MOA turrets with mil dot reticles
MOA turrets with MOA reticles
FFP versus SFP
Further thoughts on optics for long range hunting
Optics calibration testing for long range shooting
MOA turret calibration
Milliradian turret calibration
Inch calibrated scope
Metric calibrated scope
Track and calibrate
Further scope calibration examples
Phase 2 - Field work
Shooting over a backpack
The critical rear rest
Back to the range
Prone shooting technique
Overhand shooting with a bipod
Overhand technique with a pack
Free recoil crossed arm bipod method
300 yards - basic field work
Bullet drop - LOS, MRT and PBR
Shooting up and downhill
How does the wind look and feel?
Putting the basics together
Beyond 300 yards
The walls, spin drift and Coriolis
Southern hemisphere Coriolis, no worries she'll be right
Northern hemisphere Coriolis, bugger
Workarounds for Coriolis and spindrift
Making your drop chart
Using your software
Zero height and zero range
Sight height (scope or iron sight height)
Wind direction (angle) and wind velocity
Spin drift and Coriolis data
Putting the information together
Using Excel to correct for scope turret errors and perform metric conversions
Cutting and pasting values
Using your drop charts in the field
Validation of drop charts
Determining angles in the field
Long range target shooting and plinking
Call your shots on video
Wind reading at long ranges
Lets go hunting
Stalk, glass and shoot
Static sniping position
Animal orientation versus wind drift
Every shot a raking shot
Taking the shot
Team work or solo
Range finding with a scope reticle
Thoughts on extreme range shooting
Notes for snipers and instructors
Beyond backpacks and bipods
Hill sticks, shooting sticks and tripods
Shooting without aids
Standing (snap) shots
Prone without a rest
Shots at moving game
Further points to consider
Long range hunting kit
Backpack kit list
Kit for two hunters
Person 1 pack
Clothing kit- (cram bag 1):
Cooking kit (cram bag 2):
Field kit (cram bag 3):
Other pack items
In the pockets of your pack
Grouping of items
Example of one day menu
A closer look at select items
First aid kit
Electrical equipment and binocular considerations
Second pack down method
Day hunting kit list
Day pack check list
Day pack pockets
A good knife
Field dressing game
Back packing a carcass
Boning out a carcass in the field
Rifle quick check (habit)
Scope quick check (habit)
Prone long range technique
Information that can be utilized in your notebook
Turret return setting
Analog range formulas
Other information in notebook
About Nathan Foster
@ 09:32 pm (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - done...It was a rather long process writing this book.
@ 11:17 pm (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneHolly Hell no wonder you feel like you could sleep for a week after writing that. looks like it covers everything and much much more, looking forwards to getting my hands on a copy
@ 03:08 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneBloody Hell Nathan, Hhmmm it aint just pointing and pulling the trigger!
Can't wait for the new book to top off the collection.
Kinda wish they were hardcover, (maybe a deluxe addition set one day).
Any way, I am a big fan and love the series.
@ 03:32 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneExceptional Nathan,
That is a bargain for the buyer, and a bible for my baby boy.
@ 05:14 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneAwesome Nathan. You know that you are right as you have done it and it worked. Have a beer mate.
People believe what they want to believe! Remember that and also this
" The human mind once stretched for a solution seldom returns to it's former size"~ Unknown.
You're a great teacher Nathan . Thanks for everything.
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you, but if you really make them think, they'll hate you." ~Don marquis
@ 07:30 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneHi Nathan,
My first post on the forum - wanted to say as a relatively new hunter, thank you. I count myself very lucky to have stumbled across this site and your books early on. Congratulations on your latest book. Can't wait to read it! All the best mate.
@ 07:40 pm (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneThanks Ben and thanks everyone. Nice to do something worthwhile, something of value that really helps.
We are working to get the launch underway sooner than later.
Once we launch, my inbox will go nuts and sorry to say but this will flatten me for a few days so it will be near impossible for me to reply to blog post responses, forum posts and other email for a few days.
Accurizing and Maintenance is now in its second edition.
@ 10:54 pm (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneOur local Rod and Gun Range was wanting to cut some of its expenses lately, so I gave them a copy of your targets for their members to use. Here is hoping this also generates even more interest in your web site given the address is on the targets.
Hope you do not have any concern over this, and yes, myself and family do use the targets a lot.
@ 12:19 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneNice one Nathan.
I'm really looking forward to getting this one.
But by the sounds of it not as much as your looking forward to some down time with the family.
@ 04:01 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneBest plug ever Bryan!
To be honest Francis - yes. But also, I get worried when it gets busy about neglecting folk on an individual basis. It seems there are times when the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few (as in getting the book out for all). But the needs of the one can be just as important if you know what I mean.
We are on the count down now guys. Hours, not days or weeks.
Again, apologies in advance for my inability to reply to mail now and over the coming days.
@ 04:26 am (GMT)
Re: The final book in the series - doneAhh,
it was only just the other day we were sitting on the side of the hill looking over the valley throwing book Ideas around.......well it feels like it was only just the other day!
Took no time at all mate!!
Well done, will help out heaps off people. Let people take from it what they will, horse to water and all that stuff....