The Long Range Hunting Series is a series of down-to-earth, practical guides written by Nathan Foster to help you take the guess work out of long range hunting and maximize your success. Each of the guides tap into Nathan’s deep experience in the fields of terminal ballistics, rifle accuracy, long range hunting and shooting, and cartridge and projectile performance to provide you with clear outline of what you need to know and understand to be successful hunting at long range.
Nathan Foster lives and breathes what he teaches. He has a long established background in the gun industry, recognized for his extensive research and for educating and supporting hunters around the world.
Nathan has taken over 7500 head of game testing the performance of a wide range of cartridges and projectiles and is a worldwide expert in the field of terminal ballistics. His ongoing research has been carefully recorded, analyzed and documented in his online cartridge knowledge base (available on this website) for the benefit of all hunters and shooters worldwide.
Rifle accurizing and long range shooting are among Nathan’s core specialities and passions. For many years, Nathan has provided both rifle accurizing services and a long range shooting school. Nathan is also the designer of the MatchGrade bedding products and has assisted many 1000's of hunters worldwide to improve their rifle accuracy, shooting technique and hunting success.
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The Practical Guide to Long Range Hunting Cartridges is completely different to many other technical books on cartridge and projectile design and performance. This book is not based on theoretical knowledge or technical performance - it is based on hard-won, grassroots, practical, backcountry experience.
After reading this book you will find yourself equipped with the information necessary to select the right cartridge to achieve your objectives. If you are currently not happy with the performance of a certain cartridge or projectile then this book will show you why you aren’t getting good results and what your other options are.
The book covers the various different projectile manufacturers and projectile designs that you need to be aware of when selecting a cartridge and the advantages and disadvantages of the different projectile designs. It identifies both cartridges and projectiles that are big on promises but small on results and also identifies the cartridges and projectiles that will get the job done.
Using the information contained in this book you will be able to arm yourself with the necessary cartridge and projectile to achieve your long range hunting goals.
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The Practical Guide to Long Range Hunting Rifles focuses on the nuts and bolts of the long range hunting rifle. It unlocks all the mysteries surrounding the rifle accuracy game. It educates the reader about basic rifle engineering and the physics involved in accurate shooting - covering 31 different topics right through to the final result - the ultimate long range hunting tool.
By reading this book you will equip yourself with the information necessary to obtain an accurate rifle suitable for long range hunting. If your current rifle isn’t performing to an adequate standard then you will have a clear understanding about what needs to be done to either replace it or improve it.
This book covers what you need to be aware of when considering purchasing a factory rifle for long range hunting and the key things you need to bear in mind and that should influence your purchasing decisions if you decide to build a custom rifle.
The book clearly identifies marketing gimmicks that you need to be aware of and components that may look crucial but are not practical when utilized in common hunting environments. The information contained in this book will enable you to arm yourself with an accurate long range hunting rifle that will provide the platform necessary for achieving a high level of success.
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The Practical Guide to Reloading shows how to hand load ammunition and covers not only the use of equipment, but also the process of load development in a clear step-by-step manner.
Information is provided in such a way as to offer stop points for the absolute beginner who wishes to set about making ammunition without advancing into complex subject matter. For those interested in pursuing extreme accuracy, the book continues to delve further into reloading techniques to help readers achieve tack driving accuracy.
As with the other books in the Practical Guide series, you will not find the information within this book laid out in this format elsewhere. This book is suitable for people of all backgrounds and like the other books in this series, removes the headache from the rifle accuracy game and gives you, the reader, the tools to obtain accurate handloads. The tool list covers basic items for those on a limited budget through to advanced equipment. Please note- you do not need to own X brand of reloading equipment which you can't afford to utilize this book and to make accurate ammunition.
The Practical Guide To Reloading is essential reading for anyone interested in handloading. At 340 pages, the Practical Guide To Reloading is packed with useful information and photos to help readers through the reloading process.
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The Practical Guide to Bolt Action Rifle Accurizing & Maintenance looks at how to fine tune a rifle into a highly accurate tool and how to keep it that way. After reading this book you will find yourself equipped with the information necessary to set about accurizing your rifle in a DIY environment.
If your current rifle isn’t performing to an adequate standard then you will have clear steps to either rectify problems or ascertain whether parts (eg barrel) replacement is required. Gunsmiths can use this book as a research tool, a checklist during accurizing work and also as a means to improve bedding skills. It can also be used as a great tool to assist in the training of a new apprentice.
The maintenance section of this book has crucial information for long term care of the rifle, helping to maximize barrel life while preventing corrosion. Sub sections of this book also deal with self loading rifle and lever action rifle care. The Practical Guide To Bolt Action Rifle Accurizing and Maintenance is a must read for anyone seriously interested in the care of rifles.
You can view the table of contents for The Practical Guide to Bolt Action Rifle Accurizing & Maintenance here >>
The Practical Guide to Long Range Shooting teaches you how to shoot accurately. Shooting skills have gone downhill, worldwide - period. The guns are getting better but the folk behind them are getting worse, much worse. You can have the best rifle in the world, but if you don’t know how to shoot it - what’s the point?
We find that there is two main questions that buyers ask themselves before buying these books. Firstly, will I be able to find the time to read them?
Both the books are structured so that they can be read from cover to cover or used as a reference guide and referred back to time and time again. Every section has a summary of the key points contained in that section so that you can get a clear understanding of the highlights of each individual section or take a deep dive and get immersed in the detail.
You can easily purchase a book and jump straight to the section that is of interest to you at this exact moment in time and then refer back to other sections at a later date. Or - you can settle into a chair and read it from cover to cover. Both approaches should deliver each individual what they are looking for.
The second key question that our readers often have is - will I understand it? Are the books too technical for me? Are they too lightweight?
These books are suitable for people of all backgrounds with rudimentary shooting experience. They are simple enough for the novice but meaty enough for the experienced shooter.
Those with very little technical experience will find the books full of practical insights that get straight to the heart of the matter while the experienced hunter will find the books significantly broaden their understanding. Nathan educates his readers in these books following his usual supportive, highly readable and unpretentious style.
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