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WHAT IS THE SHOOTER'S LOG BOOK 2

Shooter's Log Book 2 is a new and improved version of the small notebook Shooter's Log Book. It was created by Russian sports enthusiasts of high-precision shooting and is aimed to collect information about the training process, ballistics, taking care of weapons and other issues.

Notebook contains fillable and reference cards. Fillable cards have two sides with fields for entering data. Each card collects information about a shooting event (for example, shooting session or observation) or the statistical expression of a particular process (e.g., rejecting a cold shot). The front side usually describes the circumstances of the event such as date and time, distance and shooting angle, weather conditions, the parameters of weapons and ammunition. Here, some of the final results of the event can be marked such as total accuracy, deviation of the mean point of impact from the aiming point and others. The flip side is usually used for sequential recording of the results during the event. Depending on the type of event or physical process there could be a slightly different procedure for filling cards but the general principle is to use both sides of the card that are mutually complementary.

Some cards are filled with information by transferring selected data from event cards. This applies for example to the statistics of cold shot deviations. After the shooting session, there is information about the deviation on this day, which can be transferred to the special card. Over time, enough data is accumulated on this phenomenon, which may show a tendency. Filling all fields are not required. Collect only the data that is important for you. However, remember that if the event is described in more details the more information for analysis you will have.

Almost all the names and values are duplicated in English. This is done for your convenience in cases you have to work with foreign devices for the calculation or measurement, as well as for understanding the terminology in the specialized literature, where the English terms may be in use.

Reference cards are quite useful. They are not intended to fill but include useful information, calculations or conversion formulas, description and comparison of important measurement units, tables for determining distances and sizes on the reticle.

SHOOTING SESSION

All cards in this category have the same front side to describe the circumstances of shooting events but differ in the method of recording shooting results.

shooting session. 3 MOA TARGET AT 100 M/YD

Vendor code 2 921001 000005; 2 921001 000012 (synthetic)

The card is designed for shooting training or zeroing at distances from 100 to 300 meters / yards. It is used with the same name target (which is available for self-print or may be ordered in high quality special heavy paper). Sectors of the target are expressed in minutes of angle (MOA). A distinctive feature of the target is its good readability even in riflescopes low multiplicity as well as in a mirage or a limited ambient light. Hit results on this target are clearly distinguishable.

shooting session. 6 MoA tArget At 1000 M/yd

Vendor code 2 921002 000004; 2 921002 000011 (synthetic)

The card is designed for shooting training at long distances, (particularly 1000 meters / yards). It is used with the same name target, which is available for self-printing. Sectors of the target are expressed in minutes of angle (MOA). A distinctive feature of the target is its good readability even in riflescopes low multiplicity as well as in a mirage or a limited ambient light. When shooting at arbitrary, but known distances, recalculation of results shall be done . Adjustments and results of each shot shall be recorded. One card allows you to make twelve of such records.

shooting session. arbitrary target

Vendor code 2 921003 000003; 2 921003 000010 (synthetic)

The card is designed for the training of shooting at arbitrary distances with arbitrary targets. The auxiliary grid will help you draw any target on the card and divide it into slices convenient for you.

shooting session. target 4 figured

Vendor code 2 921027 000010 (synthetic)

The card is designed for shooting training at arbitrary ranges for target figure №4, which is widely used in the sports clubs and law enforcement agencies. It can be used with the same name the target (available in printable version). A distinctive feature of the target is its good readability even in riflescopes low multiplicity as well as in a mirage or a limited ambient light.

shooting session. target 3 sports

Vendor code 2 921036 000018 (synthetic)

The card is designed for shooting training at arbitrary distances with sports targets №3. It can be used with the same name target (available for self printing). A distinctive feature of the target is its good readability even in riflescopes low multiplicity as well as in a mirage or a limited ambient light. Total target diameter — 500 mm, step marking sectors —25 mm.

Notes and Observations

The following cards are designed for any records and for observation.

FOR NOTES

Vendor code 2 921004 000002; 2 921004 000019 (synthetic)

This is the simplest card for records. Any processes, results and experience that can not be marked on specific cards, shall be described here. Auxiliary marking helps make a drawing, if necessary.

Range caRd up to 1000 m/yd

Vendor code 2 921005 000001; 2 921005 000018 (synthetic)

In some cases applications may require a shooting scheme of several targets located at different directions and distances. Range card will help in this case. Objectives azimuths and auxiliary landmarks shall be put on a schematic plan. Special markings allows to do it quickly and accurately. Here, or in the table on the reverse side, you may specify the range, shooting angle, vertical and horizontal adjustments to shooting. There is a separate column for recording weather conditions.

Range caRd up to 2000 m/yd

Vendor code 2 921028 000019 (synthetic)

Card for observation and shooting over very long distances. In some specific applications there might be a shooting scheme required, which displays several targets located at different directions and distances. Range card will help in this case. The schematic plan is aimed to note objectives azimuths and auxiliary landmarks. Special markings allows to do it quickly and accurately. Here, or in the table on the reverse side, you may specify the range, shooting angle, vertical and horizontal adjustments to shooting. There is a separate column for recording weather conditions.

sketch of observation

Vendor code 2 921006 000000; 2 921006 000017 (synthetic)

Like the range card, this card allows you to draw a scheme with several targets located in different directions. It differs though in the method of projection. Here we do not draw a plan but a front view, which is more convenient in placing the target at different heights. Special markings on the perimeter will facilitate this task. You may need to use a small lineup or tab-separator from the notepad. Conditional marking step is 2.5 degrees. The reverse side of the card is identical to the one available on the range card.

ballistics checking

Quite often, you may encounter a practical divergence between the calculated and the actual decrease trajectory. The reason for that is inauthentic input data or partial lack of them. It is mainly the ballistic coefficient (BC) and the muzzle velocity. Adjusting these settings may solve the problem. However, the basis for such adjustment should be information about the actual bullet drop resulting from experimental shooting at several distances.

ExpErimEntal shooting at VARIABLE distancEs

Vendor code 2 921007 000009; 2 921007 000016 (synthetic)

This card allows collecting information about the actual decrease trajectory and muzzle velocity in groups of three shots for five distances. There is a separate column for recording weather conditions. Initial adjustments should be made on the basis of known data. After adding these corrections to the results of the shooting, you will find the final adjustments, or in other words, the actual decrease trajectory. For completeness you might need more than one card. The initial velocity is advised to determine with a chronograph.

Statistical cards

Some of the processes and phenomena are characterized by their regularity. Their qualitative expression becomes clear only over time and only if the recording is conducted systematically.

total number of shots

Vendor code 2 921008 000008; 2 921008 000015 (synthetic)

Counting the number of shots is essential and required for each rifle. It is important to know not only the total number of shots but their number in any training day. The total number will help understand the causes of changes in accuracy and plan activities for the replacement of the barrel. The number of shots in each training session will show when to carry out the special procedures of the barrel and chamber cleaning instead of the standard.

deviation of the cold shot from the mid-point hit

Vendor code 2 921009 000007; 2 921009 000014 (synthetic)

The effect of deviations cold shot is shown in a typical isolation of the first hit within the shooting session. The reason for this deviation is a special condition: absolutely pure and cold barrel. Subsequent shots are made in relatively equal conditions. It should be noted that the effect of cold deviations may be absent in some rifles but this phenomenon does occur. Deviation of the cold shot completely different for various barrels and ammunition. Obviously, identifying each of these deviations needs a group, e.g., the middle point of hit.

The corresponding card allows you to collect together the information about deviations and to mark it on the visual scheme. If the effect has a pronounced trend, it will be visible after some time of observation. Primary data collection should be carried out in the cards of shooting sessions with transferring deviations records into specialized card later.

Reloading

Attention! Important! In all that relates to reloading ammunition, always make sure you comply to existing laws! Remember that the Russian Federal Law "On weapons" does not include permission to reload the rifle ammunition independently. This undoubtedly limits the ability of sportsmen and hunters affecting development of the national ammunition industry. However, during international competitions outside of the Russian Federation reloading ammunition for all participants (including Russian citizens) often becomes both possible and necessary to achieve victory.

Ammunition reloading requires compliance and caution! Trust only the recommendations contained in the official manuals.

Journal of reloading

Vendor code 2 921010 000003; 2 921010 000010 (synthetic)

Each card allows you to keep four entry records related to reloading cartridges. Entries include a description of the components and some ballistic parameters. These records have a simple protocol structure. Enough space is left for your own notes. The front and back side of the card are identical.

cartridge adjustment

Vendor code 2 921011 000002; 2 921011 000019 (synthetic)

The card is used in conjunction with targets TARGET ADJUSTMENT (although it is available for self-print we also manufacture the target for you in high quality on a special thick paper). To find the best combination of COAL and the mass of gunpowder, cartridges shall be loaded with a variety of charges and then shot. On the target, as well as on the card, it is possible to make a record of the eight groups (usually the series of three shots). COAL and gunpowder weight in each series are unique. During shooting note in the card the combination that was used for each specific target. In addition, on the front side of the card you may specify information about used parts, weather conditions, as well as the muzzle velocity for individual combinations. Measurement of weather conditions and the muzzle velocity is not required in this test because what most important is to compare the effect of COAL and charge changes exerted on the accuracy. Cards and the target should be preferably stored together.

cartridge measurements

Vendor code 2 921029 000018 (synthetic)

The process of reloading ammunition implies a control over dimensions. This includes determining the total length (COAL) by selecting the depth of placement of the bullet. It is also a measurement of the sleeve neck required to adjust breakloose force for bullets. In addition, multiple reloading results in a consistent deformation of the brass cartridge cases from shot to shot, which requires control and correction. Measurement of deformations may also warn of a dangerous overpressure. This card will help collect and analyze such information.

Ballistic tables

The following cards are tables of adjustments for a variety of ammunition, ranges and conditions. Rifleman personally fills these tables by performing ballistic calculations or based on experimental shooting data. The aim of the tables is to offer necessary quick adjustments for any possible conditions.

The cards are designed to mark zeroing weather conditions as well conditions for calculating corrections. Correction values are recorded for distances of up to one thousand meters, in increments of 25 meters. Also, it is possible to specify any three additional distances. On the front side there is an image of the reticle where you can mark a distance for the adjustments by shifting the aiming point. The basic package contains the cards with ten different reticles.

It is obvious that for the full coverage of possible conditions and ammunition you may need more than one card. There are additional sets of cards with various reticles.

correction for distances. mil-r™ reticle and the table

Vendor code 2 921012 000001; 2 921012 000018 (synthetic)

correction for distances. moaR™ reticle and the table

Vendor code 2 921013 000000; 2 921013 000017 (synthetic)

correction for distances. TMR® reticle and the table

Vendor code 2 921014 000009; 2 921014 000016 (synthetic)

correction for distances. MIL-DOT reticle and the table

Vendor code 2 921015 000008; 2 921015 000015 (synthetic)

correction for distances. P4L reticle and the table

Vendor code 2 921016 000007; 2 921016 000014 (synthetic)

correction for distances. NP-R1™ reticle and the table

Vendor code 2 921017 000006; 2 921017 000013 (synthetic)

correction for distances. NP-R2™ reticle and the table

Vendor code 2 921018 000005; 2 921018 000012 (synthetic)

correction for distances. EBR-1™ reticle and the table

Vendor code 2 921019 000004; 2 921019 000011 (synthetic)

correction for distances. FML-1 reticle and the table

Vendor code 2 921020 000000; 2 921020 000017 (synthetic)

correction for distances. PSO-1 reticle and the table

Vendor code 2 921021 000009; 2 921021 000016 (synthetic)

correction for distances. MLR reticle and the table

Vendor code 2 921025 000012 (synthetic)

correction for distances. MOA-2 reticle and the table

Vendor code 2 921026 000011 (synthetic)

reference cards

This group of cards contains useful information for the shooter.

EstimatEd distancE to thE targEt in mEtErs

Vendor code 2 921022 000008; 2 921022 000015 (synthetic)

The card will be useful for the owners of rifle scopes with reticle based on milliradian (MIL). Knowing the actual size of the target and assessing the visible size in milliradians on the reticle it is easy to find in the table the probable distance to the target. Please note that the measurement of the distance on the reticle is a popular but not entirely precise method. Depending on several conditions, this method may provide errors. The card includes two tables. One gives the target size in centimeters while the other in meters, since the the target may represent any landmark.

Value of mils in centimeters for distances measured in meters

Vendor code 2 921023 000007

The card will be useful for the owners of rifle scopes with reticle based on milliradian (MIL). If the distance to the target is known, the size in milliradians at a distance can be determined from the table. The values are in the range of one to ten mils. Understanding milliradian size can help make the correct offset aiming point. Meanwhile, the card is included in a standard kit but in the future it will be replaced by an updated and extended card.

transverse component of the wind and the direction of the wind drift

Vendor code 2 921024 000006; 2 921024 000013 (synthetic)

This chart shows effect of a constant wind on the bullet deviation. It shows direction of deviation depending on the direction from which the wind is blowing. Exposure coefficients relative to the total power of crosswinds are also given.

units of measurement and their conversion, formulas

Vendor code 2 921024 000006; 2 921024 000013 (synthetic)

This features the units of measurement that are used in shooting sports: the unit of length, weight, torque, angular units, and atmospheric ones. The value for the mutual conversion is also specified along with formulas for calculating the distance and correction using reticle. Formulas are given for different measures of length and different angular units.

distance adjusted for different Line of sight (Los) angLes

Vendor code 2 921030 000014 (synthetic)

Shooting at an angle to the horizon is the more different from the normal shooting the steeper an angle of target locations. Application of the normal adjustments leads to a miss. For quick corrections of the ballistic trajectory a distance with an amendment (considering a difference from the actual straight line distance to the target) shall be taken. In essence, this is the result of multiplying the distance and the cosine of the angle, which is called the "shooting rule". This method is convenient, but not accurate. More accurate would be the "improved shooting rule" as it follows: multiplying the known bullet drop at a horizontal shot (direct actual distance to the target) by the cosine of the angle of target locations. The method is good for the rifle scopes, zeroed at 100 meters / yards. Both rules are not accurate enough because they do not take into account the change in air density gradient but are quite suitable for quick application.

EstimatEd distancE to thE targEt in mEtErs, dEfinEd by a moa

Vendor code 2 921031 000013 (synthetic)

This card will be useful for the owners of rifle scopes with reticle based on minutes of angle (MOA). Knowing the actual size of the target and assessing the visible size in MOA on the reticle it is easy to find the probable distance to the target in the table. Please note that the measurement of the distance on the reticle is a popular but is not entirely a precise method. Depending on several conditions this method may provide error. The card includes two tables. One gives the target size in centimeters while the other in meters since the target may be represented by any landmark.

Value of mils in centimeters for distances measured in meters

Vendor code 2 921032 000012 (synthetic)

This card is more complete and advanced replacement for a similar card which is now discontinued. The card will be useful for owners of rifle scopes with reticle based on milliradian (MIL). If the distance to the target is known, a milliradian value may be determined from the table. The values are in the range of one to ten mils. Understanding milliradian size may help make the correct offset aiming point.

Value of moas in centimeters for distances measured in meters

Vendor code 2 921033 000011 (synthetic)

The card will be useful for the owners of rifle scopes with reticle based on minutes of angle (MOA). If the distance to the target is known, the MOA value may be determined from the table. The values are in the range from one to twenty MOA. They also give a value for 30 MOA. Understanding MOA value may help make the correct offset aiming point.

Beaufort scale for an approximate estimate of the wind speed

Vendor code 2 921034 000010 (synthetic)

The shooter shall train his ability to understand the wind. The proposed card shows the scale approved by the World Meteorological Organization for an approximate estimate of wind speeds based on its impact on the environment. The original scale was developed in 1806 by the British admiral Francis Beaufort. There are special fields for your own observations. Of course, to achieve the best results possible a special device (an anemometer) should be used every time observing the wind in order to develop the ability of determining the strength of the wind one day intuitively.

approximate value of density altitude

Vendor code 2 921035 000019 (synthetic)

Air density is an important parameter to calculate the trajectory of a bullet. Density Altitude is the Altitude in the standard atmosphere where the air density will correspond to the observed density. For us it is an opportunity to express in universal manner a set of several atmospheric characteristics through the Altitude. Various combinations of temperature and pressure can produce the same density, which is correlated with the density of a standard atmosphere (ISA). The actual Altitude may differ from the Density Altitude but it does not matter for a ballistic calculation. In practice, the use of the Density Altitude makes it possible to reduce radically the number of prepared ballistic tables. However, it is important to consider separately the effect of temperature with regards to the speed and trajectory drop.

The basic set of cards

The basic set includes 24 types of cards (from the existing 36) with the total number of 70 sheets. All cards of the set are made of thick matte offset paper. The number of cards with particular article number is different since the block is assembled according to the consumption, which is not the same for each card.

The recommended price of the basic set of cards – USD 2.5. The recommended price of the logbook (including the base set of cards, a folder with split ring binders, four tabs separator and a cover) – USD 33.5.

synthetic cards

This is an updated version with a new design. The cards are fully compatible in size with previously released cards and the binder notebook but have some significant advantages. The cards are made of synthetic paper that is resistant to water and especially to any sort of tearing. These properties are essential in the harsh environment and will save your notes in the rain or snow. Another advantage of the new cards is a choice of sets. The cards are now available in blocks of 20 pieces per each type separately. This allows to organize a logbook more individually according to the unique needs of each shooter. In addition, changeing the cards is now much easier and more convenient.

Recommended price for a set of synthetic cards – USD 6.5.

Targets

For training shooting we have designed special targets. They feature wide possibilities of using. For example the targets can be used at different distances and they are clearly distinguishable in a dim light or through the scopes with low magnification. Exactly these targets are shown in cards of shooting sessions in Shooter's Log Book 2 to make your training process easier. In addition, we are pleased to offer you targets for the experimental shooting used during adjusting rechargeable cartridges. They are also depicted in the corresponding log cards. While shooting you may immediately record the results.

All the targets are made of high quality special heavy paper and moreover are available as separate e-files for printing.

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