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Best Ballistics Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Ballistics books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Ammo & Ballistics 6: For Hunters, Shooters, and Collectors (2017)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadThe entirely updated and revised Ammo & Ballistics 6 is now available and is better than ever! Ammo & Ballistics 6 contains data and illustrations on virtually every sporting cartridge sold in the USA. Besides clear and concise writing that clarifies the complexities of ballistic coefficients and energy versus momentum, this revised edition covers 200-plus calibers . . . from the .17 Mach 2 to the .700 Nitro Express. It contains information on rifle and handgun calibers, and it covers manufacturers, bullet weights, types, and construction. In addition, each caliber has an exact technical drawing with all…
Author(s): Robert Forker

2. Long Range Shooting Handbook: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Precision Rifle Shooting (2016)

Best Ballistics Books You Should Read This book is the complete beginner's guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it's easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from my years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor.If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource covering the principles and theory of long range shooting. This is the preliminary book to help you understand fundamental concepts such as MOA vs Mils and external ballistics, that can be like a trusted resource at…
Author(s): Ryan M Cleckner

3. Big Book of Ballistics (2017)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadThe physics of firearms and ammunition can be difficult to understand, with numerous technical terms and definitions that warrant explanation. In Big Book of Ballistics, author and ballistics expert Philip Massaro lifts the veil. He explains interior, exterior and terminal ballistics in plain language. Massaro takes you on a journey that starts inside the cartridge case and terminates on the other side of a blasted-out target. Whether new or experienced, your knowledge of bullet performance and choice will be pushed to the absolute limit, as the world of factory and custom bullet and…
Author(s): Philip P Massaro

4. Ballistic (Gray Man) (2011)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadAfter Court Gentry was betrayed by his compatriots and forced to take on a near-suicidal covert mission by the CIA, he thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried.Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court’s life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon…
Author(s): Mark Greaney

5. Ballistic (Gray Man) (2019)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadAfter Court Gentry was betrayed by his compatriots and forced to take on a near-suicidal covert mission by the CIA, he thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried.Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court’s life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted. But in this war, there are no…
Author(s): Mark Greaney

6. Understanding Ballistics: Complete Guide to Bullet Selection (2015)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadThere have never been more bullet choices for today's shooters and hunters, and in this indispensable guide to modern bullets, ballistician Philip P. Massaro expertly breaks down every facet of proper bullet selection for hunting, competition, target shooting, and self-defense.Understanding Ballistics: Complete Guide to Bullet Selection gives you:…
Author(s): Philip P. Massaro

7. Handbook of Ballistics, Vol. 1: Exterior Ballistics; Being a Theoretical Examination of the Motion of the Projectile From the Muzzle to the Target (Classic Reprint) (2016)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadExcerpt from Handbook of Ballistics, Vol. 1: Exterior Ballistics; Being a Theoretical Examination of the Motion of the Projectile From the Muzzle to the Target§1. The resistance of the air will be neglected in our preliminary investigation. Let the origin 0 be taken as the centre of the muzzle of the gun and the velocity of the shell at the point 0 be and let its direction make an angle ϕ with the horizon; ϕ is called the “angle of departure”; the vertical plane through the initial tangent is called the “plane of fire.”This plane of fire through 0 is taken as the plane of the coordinate axes; and the axes of x and y are the…
Author(s): Carl Cranz

8. Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices (2012)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadThis bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects, enabling ordinary folks to construct 16 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple match-powered rocket to the more complex tabletop catapult and the offbeat Cincinnati fire kite. The classic potato cannon has a new evil twin—the piezo-electric spud gun and the electromagnetic pipe gun has joined the company of such favorites as the tennis ball mortar. With a…
Author(s): William Gurstelle

9. Forensic Ballistics in Court: Interpretation and Presentation of Firearms Evidence (2013)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadForensic Ballistics in Court: Interpretation and Presentation of Firearms Evidence is an accessible introduction to firearms and ballistics evidence and how this is analysed and presented as evidence in a court of law. The book approaches the subject in terms of the realities of case work, opening with a clear and illustrated explanation of the correct nomenclature for various weapon types and their parts. Ammunition is also extensively covered, again with annotated illustrations. Basic external and terminal ballistics, wounding capabilities are likewise covered to give…
Author(s): Brian J. Heard

10. Ballistic Volume 1 (2015)

Best Ballistics Books You Should Read“A genuine spark of innovation is a precious thing, and Ballistic, by filmmaker Adam Egypt Mortimer and comics star Darick Robertson, transmits that spark with shocking force. It’s a future classic, and it comes out in collected form next month.” – Publishers WeeklyDarick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s madcap, psychedelic, transreal, utterly-wacko buddy adventure about Butch and his best friend Gun, a drug-addicted, genetically-modified, foul-mouthed firearm, as they attempt to elevate Butch from air conditioner repairman to master criminal in the twisted, eco-apocalyptic Repo City State, a reclaimed…
Author(s): Adam Egypt Mortimer, Darick Robertson

11. Make: High-Power Rockets: Construction and Certification for Thousands of Feet and Beyond (2017)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadMake: High-Power Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with an overview of mid- and high-power rocketry, readers will start out making rockets with F and G engines, and move on up to H engines….
Author(s): Mike Westerfield

12. Ballistic Missile Defense and US National Security Policy: Normalization and Acceptance After the Cold War (Routledge Global Security Studies) (2015)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadThis book examines the transformation in US thinking about the role of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) in national security policy since the end of the Cold War. The evolution of the BMD debate after the Cold War has been complex, complicated and punctuated. As this book shows, the debate and subsequent policy choices would often appear to reflect neither the particular requirements of the international system for US security at any given time, nor indeed the current capabilities of BMD technology. Ballistic Missile Defence and US National Security Policy traces the evolution of policy from the…
Author(s): Andrew Futter

13. Shooter’s Bible Guide to Rifle Ballistics (2011)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadPublished annually for more than eighty years, and with over seven million copies sold worldwide, Shooter’s Bible is the most complete and sought-after reference guide for new products, specifications, and current prices on thousands of firearms and related equipment. The 103rd edition contains up-to-date handgun and rifle ballistic tables along with extensive charts of currently available bullets and projectiles for handloading, as well as a new products section. Complete with color and black and white photographs showcasing various makes and models of firearms and equipment, Shooter’s Bible is the…
Author(s): van Zwoll, Wayne

14. Ballistics: Poems (2010)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadIn this moving and playful collection, Billy Collins touches on an array of subjects—love, death, solitude, youth, and aging—delving deeper than ever before into the intricate folds of life….
Author(s): Billy Collins

15. Scud Ballistic Missile and Launch Systems 1955–2005 (New Vanguard) (2006)

Best Ballistics Books You Should ReadThe Scud missile was developed as the centerpiece of Soviet plans to fight nuclear war in the heart of Europe. However, it was never used in its intended role and has instead become a symbol of the changing nature of warfare in the aftermath of the Cold War. Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi armed forces were almost helpless in the face of the Coalition forces in the 1991 Gulf War; the only weapon that Iraq could use to injure the Coalition forces was its arsenal of Scud missiles. This book explores the development and variants of the missile and its launch systems, its proliferation outside of the West, and its role in conflicts…
Author(s): Steven J. Zaloga, Lee Ray, et al.

Best Ballistics Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some ballistics books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition, Third Edition

Author(s): Donald E. Carlucci, Sidney S. Jacobson
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2018, Size: 31 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2226278

Dude Crafts: The Man’s Guide to Practical Projects, Backyard Ballistics, and Glorious Gags

Author(s): Mike Warren
Publisher: Voyageur Press, Year: 2018, Size: 43 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2337099

Big Book of Ballistics

Author(s): Philip P. Massaro
Publisher: Lightning Source Inc. Gun Digest Books, Year: 2017, Size: 111 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2256026

Gunshot wounds : practical aspects of firearms, ballistics, and forensic techniques

Author(s): Di Maio, Vincent J. M
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2016, Size: 16 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1425304

Terminal Ballistics

Author(s): Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2016, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1449782

Understanding Ballistics: Complete Guide to Bullet Selection

Author(s): Philip P. Massaro
Publisher: Gun Digest Books, Year: 2015, Size: 20 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1396941

Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, Third Edition

Author(s): Vincent J.M. DiMaio
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2015, Size: 16 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2372826

Proceedings / 28th International Symposium on Ballistics, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 22-26 September 2014

Author(s): Ames, Richard G
Publisher: DEStech Publ, Year: 2014, Size: 362 Mb, Download: rar
ID: 2351306

Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition

Author(s): Donald E. Carlucci, Sidney S. Jacobson
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2013, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2211687

Terminal ballistics

Author(s): Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Year: 2012, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 899963

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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