Long Range, Made Easy

“I wish he wrote it 5 years ago when I got into long range shooting. It would have saved me a lot of time and mistakes. Straight forward and easy to understand. A must for anyone starting out, and a great reference for those who wish to improve.”  –Amazon Reviewer

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What This Book Covers:

How it Works

Learn how your rifle, ammunition, and scope work! Before you can use them properly, you should know how they work.

Equipment Setup

Learn how to set up your rifle and scope properly. If your gear isn’t set up the way it is supposed to be and so that it fits you, you’re not going to get the results you want.

MOA, Mils, and More!

Learn the “classroom basics” of long range shooting. This book will help you understand the technical details of long range shooting like MOA, Mils, and more!


Finally understand the science behind what is happening to your bullet as it flies through the air!

Environmental Effects

See how different external variables can affect your bullet’s path as they change.

Get on Target

If you learn one thing from this book, it will be how to hit targets! Stop sweating the small stuff and start shooting.

25% of this book’s proceeds donated to:

Sua Sponte Foundation

The Sua Sponte Foundation (SSF) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of a small group of veteran 1/75 Rangers and patriotic civilians. It was created in 2010 to provide assistance to the men and families of the 1st Ranger Battalion, part of the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA. Our name, Sua Sponte—Latin for “of their own accord”—is the regimental motto of the 75th Ranger Regiment

Special Operations Warrior Foundation

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school; and offers family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty.
Cleckner has a gift for teaching.  I have repeatedly seen contestants on Top Shot and guests at Texas Triggers excel under his instruction.  He explains seemingly complex topics in a tangible way that just makes sense.
Colby Donaldson

Host, History Channel's Top Shot

A Well written, layman’s language and portable, so as to bring with you to the range as Handbook / Reference. Recommend, especially for beginning shooters. Also checkout Mr. Cleckner’s Instructional Shooting Videos on YOUTUBE, the B-E-S-T!!!

Reviewer, Amazon.com

Whether you’re looking to dip a toe into the complex world of long range shooting, or you’re a seasoned shooter with years of trigger time, Ryan Cleckner’s book will prove to be excellent reference material. Well written and easy to understand, it covers all the essential topics that a well rounded shooter needs to master.
Iain Harrison

Editor, Recoil Magazine

This is a great book that is an easy walk through all needed aspects of someone wanting to make an informed entrance into long range shooting.

Reviewer, Amazon.com

I wish he wrote it 5 years ago when I got into long range shooting. It would have saved me a lot of time and mistakes. Straight forward and easy to understand. A must for anyone starting out, and a great reference for those who wish to improve.
Amazon Customer

Reviewer, Amazon.com

Cleckner is a wonderful teacher. Love his sense of humor throughout and the way he explains technical information in a fun easy to understand way. This is a must have for All Long Range Shooters. Everyone will glean something from this book, weather they are beginners or are long time shooters.

Reviewer, Amazon.com

Ryan M. Cleckner

Ryan M. Cleckner


Ryan Cleckner is a former Army Ranger (1/75) sniper team leader with multiple combat deployments.  He is a husband, father, attorney, firearms industry executive, University lecturer, and now, an author.

Cleckner is a graduate of the premier Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC), among other military training courses, and has taught snipers and police sharpshooters from around the world. Ryan has a series of online instructional videos known for their ability to explain complex topics in a simple and digestible way.  This book was motivated by the feedback from those videos.

Ryan is currently a firearms industry professional and an attorney.  He has been the federal government relations manager for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a Vice President of Remington Outdoor Company (Remington, Marlin, DPMS, AAC, Dakota, and others), and a voting board member for the Sporting Arms Ammunition Manufacturer’s Institute (SAAMI).

Above all his careers, Cleckner loves to teach.  He currently teaches Constitutional Law for the University of Alabama in Huntsville and is using this book as a stepping stone to get back into teaching firearms related material.

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