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.

FREE Sample Chapter

In Chapter 9 – Units of Measurement I introduce yards, meters, Minutes of Angle (MOA), Mils, velocity, ballistic coefficient, and more!  These topics are explored greater (how to actually use them) in other sections of the book.  Enjoy!


Throughout the Long Range Shooting Handbook are references to extra links and materials.  Instead of including long and compliacted URLs for product recomendations and extra information, readers are directed here to find the extra information they are looking for.

A portion 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.

What Readers are Saying

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

. . . “I enjoyed this book and in two range trips have found it has already saved me the cover cost in ammo.  My first range trip was zeroing and grouping at 100 yards.  My second was drilling a 10″ target at 830 yards.  I have never had such confidence in my ability to consistently hit a target at that range (with a bolt gun) as I did that day and do now.  I could have gotten there myself eventually I know, but the Long Range Shooting Handbook got me there faster and with a better grasp of all that was happening between the buttstock and the target.” . . .

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Rex Nanorum

Author, LooudoutRoom.com

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

The Long Range Shooting Handbook gives a clear-cut, no B.S approach and explanation to the fundamentals of long range shooting. The amount I’ve learned from this book almost equals the volume of information contained therein.

It’s reassuring to know as you read that Ryan is a man of experience unparalleled by other sources of information on this subject. As he mentions, his methods may start internet flame wars, but then, what do they really know? In this book, you won’t find any useless, exclusive, sophisticated methods, but, rather, the straight truths and ways of the rifleman’s art. Ryan learned this art in an occupation where his life and others’ depended on the outcome. He is without question a master in this field.

Another thing to note is that many books on this subject which are introductory level, which the Long Range Shooting Handbook is meant to be, spend the whole book saying, “In (book, course, etc.) you will learn…,” wasting space with useless photos, or bragging of the author’s achievements. In reading Cleckner’s book, you will forget it is even intended as a “beginners guide to precision rifle shooting.” The cover should read, “An extremely comprehensive handbook guide to long range shooting.” And yet it still remains accessible to the beginner.

With such a huge success in a beginners handbook, I can hardly contain my excitement for the upcoming sequel.

You won’t find a more comprehensive and valuable guide to the subject of long range shooting in layman’s terms anywhere. Period. If you consider yourself proficient in rifle shooting, do yourself a favor and buy this book. You’ll find important concepts you had no idea of explained in a way you will understand and easily be able to apply and take your shooting skills to the next level.

Another plus for Ryan is that, while he recommends products, he doesn’t spam, and only recommends tools of genuine usefulness. I’ve read some books that felt more like a catalog. None of that here!

I could go on forever, but, I’ve got shooting to do. The Long Range Shooting Handbook will be the absolute best purchase decision you’ve made for you shooting gear bag in quite some time. You won’t regret it, and you won’t be able to put it down.


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

Author Ryan Cleckner is unmatched in long distance accuracy and in this fantastic book, he tells us how it’s done. . .

[This book] is set up in an easy to navigate book. With twenty chapters covering everything of equipment, fundamentals and application this book is the how to manual for any serious long distant shooter. . .

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Eric Nestor

Author, WideOpenSpaces.com

This is a GREAT book, it is perfect for me. I am new to precision rifle shooting and Ryan M Cleckner did an awesome job explaining everything. The book was perfect with advice for newcomers and describing choice of gear, along with the fundamentals of long range shooting in a language anyone can understand. I enjoyed his NSSF videos on You Tube as well. He is a natural teacher and that is why I bought this book! Perfect for newbies!!!
Brett R

Reviewer, AccurateShooter.com

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.
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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

This book is amazing. Make sure that you buy it and READ it cover to cover before you buy anything for long range shooting.
I have read quite a few books and articles on the subject and this one covers everything that was covered in all of those and then some.
And it covers everything in much more detail with better explanations. Never stop expanding your knowledge, but if you could only get one book on the subject, this one would take good care of you.


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