Extreme Long Range Shooting Book

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What is “Extreme Long Range” versus “Long Range?”

Generally, mid-range shooting is considered 300 to 600 yards, 600 to 1,200 is considered long range, 1,200 yards to one mile is considered extreme long range (ELR) and one mile and beyond is considered Extended ELR. 

Some shooters have used the term “extended long range” interchangeably with “extreme.”

“Most serious long range shooters will disagree about the arbitrary distances I mention above, which is a good thing because it makes for excellent post-match arguments over burgers and beers.” –Shepard Humphries

Ultimate Guide to Extreme Long Range Shooting

Contact our Team

Nomad Rifleman’s Extreme Long Range Shooting Book


Introduction by Shepard Humphries

There are only a few foundational elements of extreme long range shooting.

  1. Good gear
  2. Aim the barrel in the correct direction
  3. Keep the barrel aimed in the correct direction as the bullet exits.

Simple, right? Well, yes, the basic elements are simple, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy. There are a number of aspects within each element that really take some knowledge and practice to master. We will examine each of these elements in various levels of detail in this book. 

There are many small horses that must come before many carts in the study of long range shooting. This book will hop, skip and jump from tangent to metaphor to core principle to anecdote. This book is primarily written for the person shooting with us in one of our Nomad Rifleman experiences, but we are also writing it in a way that will make at least a bit of sense all by itself. We suggest that the reader relaxes and simply absorbs the material with a calm and fun attitude. 

Many excellent books cover the complex depths of the science of long range shooting, so why did we decide to take on the monumental task of producing another book? We were not satisfied with any of the books currently available as being appropriate for the person who places a high value on their time, wants “just the facts ma’am” and prefers an easygoing style based on helping readers deeply understand. 

Many existing books achieve their author’s goal of making the author look brilliant. Three months after putting the book down though, little remains memorable to the reader. We also noticed that there were very few books focused on extreme long range (ELR) shooting, the stuff beyond 1,200 yards, and extended ELR, the stuff beyond 1,800 yards.

We suggest that you have some highlighters handy, perhaps your yellow highlight means that you liked a section, the green highlight is a reminder to read again, a pink highlight means either the section was poorly written or that you do not yet understand it. Maybe a red circle means that we are flat-out wrong, and you will be kind enough to contact us and let us know.

This book’s first edition is designed for the beginner to intermediate level recreational shooter interested in shooting out to one mile and more. It is not perfect for hunters or hired killers of humans, and is imperfect for experienced PRS competitors or for four-mile mile shooters who build their own rifles and bullets. 

We are shooting instructors. We are not mathematicians, scientists, metallurgy experts, physics brainiacs or gunsmiths. We are not top-level competitive shooters in benchrest, Palma, ELR or PRS. To be a scientist requires different skills and natural abilities than being a high level competitor. The guy that designs basketballs typically does not also serve as an NBA player, team owner, coach and sports physiologist. 

If you are looking for new members of your long range competitive shooting team, we are not right for the job. If you want to learn as much as possible from a couple of guys that explain things in a fun, respectful and understandable way and who share your passion for the sport, we invite you to join us for a few hours in the following pages and then to again revisit these pages as questions pop up as your shooting lifestyle continues.

We will introduce you to three fictional friends, Willa, Robert and Manuel. We anticipate that you will identify with one more than the other two. 

Scott and I each wrote portions of this book, and in many cases you will not know which of us wrote that portion. As we edited this book, if we found portions in which we disagreed with each other, we edited in a clarification as to who wrote that portion. For example, Scott probably thinks that Vanilla Ice is the greatest songwriter of all time, but Shepard knows it was really John Prine.  We have clarified important things like this.


Buy our Extreme Long Range Shooting Book – We think you will enjoy it!


Extreme Long Range Book

Extreme Long Range Shooting Book

Buy our Extreme Long Range Shooting book on Amazon!

book on extreme long range shooting fun

What is “Extreme Long Range” versus “Long Range?”

Generally, mid-range shooting is considered 300 to 600 yards, 600 to 1,200 is considered long range, 1,200 yards to one mile is considered extreme long range (ELR) and one mile and beyond is considered Extended ELR. 

Some shooters have used the term “extended long range” interchangeably with “extreme.”

“Most serious long range shooters will disagree about the arbitrary distances I mention above, which is a good thing because it makes for excellent post-match arguments over burgers and beers.” –Shepard Humphries

Ultimate Guide to Extreme Long Range Shooting

Contact our Team

Nomad Rifleman’s Extreme Long Range Shooting Book


Introduction by Shepard Humphries

There are only a few foundational elements of extreme long range shooting.

  1. Good gear
  2. Aim the barrel in the correct direction
  3. Keep the barrel aimed in the correct direction as the bullet exits.

Simple, right? Well, yes, the basic elements are simple, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy. There are a number of aspects within each element that really take some knowledge and practice to master. We will examine each of these elements in various levels of detail in this book. 

There are many small horses that must come before many carts in the study of long range shooting. This book will hop, skip and jump from tangent to metaphor to core principle to anecdote. This book is primarily written for the person shooting with us in one of our Nomad Rifleman experiences, but we are also writing it in a way that will make at least a bit of sense all by itself. We suggest that the reader relaxes and simply absorbs the material with a calm and fun attitude. 

Many excellent books cover the complex depths of the science of long range shooting, so why did we decide to take on the monumental task of producing another book? We were not satisfied with any of the books currently available as being appropriate for the person who places a high value on their time, wants “just the facts ma’am” and prefers an easygoing style based on helping readers deeply understand. 

Many existing books achieve their author’s goal of making the author look brilliant. Three months after putting the book down though, little remains memorable to the reader. We also noticed that there were very few books focused on extreme long range (ELR) shooting, the stuff beyond 1,200 yards, and extended ELR, the stuff beyond 1,800 yards.

We suggest that you have some highlighters handy, perhaps your yellow highlight means that you liked a section, the green highlight is a reminder to read again, a pink highlight means either the section was poorly written or that you do not yet understand it. Maybe a red circle means that we are flat-out wrong, and you will be kind enough to contact us and let us know.

This book’s first edition is designed for the beginner to intermediate level recreational shooter interested in shooting out to one mile and more. It is not perfect for hunters or hired killers of humans, and is imperfect for experienced PRS competitors or for four-mile mile shooters who build their own rifles and bullets. 

We are shooting instructors. We are not mathematicians, scientists, metallurgy experts, physics brainiacs or gunsmiths. We are not top-level competitive shooters in benchrest, Palma, ELR or PRS. To be a scientist requires different skills and natural abilities than being a high level competitor. The guy that designs basketballs typically does not also serve as an NBA player, team owner, coach and sports physiologist. 

If you are looking for new members of your long range competitive shooting team, we are not right for the job. If you want to learn as much as possible from a couple of guys that explain things in a fun, respectful and understandable way and who share your passion for the sport, we invite you to join us for a few hours in the following pages and then to again revisit these pages as questions pop up as your shooting lifestyle continues.

We will introduce you to three fictional friends, Willa, Robert and Manuel. We anticipate that you will identify with one more than the other two. 

Scott and I each wrote portions of this book, and in many cases you will not know which of us wrote that portion. As we edited this book, if we found portions in which we disagreed with each other, we edited in a clarification as to who wrote that portion. For example, Scott probably thinks that Vanilla Ice is the greatest songwriter of all time, but Shepard knows it was really John Prine.  We have clarified important things like this.


Buy our Extreme Long Range Shooting Book – We think you will enjoy it!


Extreme Long Range Book

Extreme Long Range Shooting Book

Buy our Extreme Long Range Shooting book on Amazon!

book on extreme long range shooting fun

What is “Extreme Long Range” versus “Long Range?”

Generally, mid-range shooting is considered 300 to 600 yards, 600 to 1,200 is considered long range, 1,200 yards to one mile is considered extreme long range (ELR) and one mile and beyond is considered Extended ELR. 

Some shooters have used the term “extended long range” interchangeably with “extreme.”

“Most serious long range shooters will disagree about the arbitrary distances I mention above, which is a good thing because it makes for excellent post-match arguments over burgers and beers.” –Shepard Humphries

Ultimate Guide to Extreme Long Range Shooting

Contact our Team

Nomad Rifleman’s Extreme Long Range Shooting Book


Introduction by Shepard Humphries

There are only a few foundational elements of extreme long range shooting.

  1. Good gear
  2. Aim the barrel in the correct direction
  3. Keep the barrel aimed in the correct direction as the bullet exits.

Simple, right? Well, yes, the basic elements are simple, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy. There are a number of aspects within each element that really take some knowledge and practice to master. We will examine each of these elements in various levels of detail in this book. 

There are many small horses that must come before many carts in the study of long range shooting. This book will hop, skip and jump from tangent to metaphor to core principle to anecdote. This book is primarily written for the person shooting with us in one of our Nomad Rifleman experiences, but we are also writing it in a way that will make at least a bit of sense all by itself. We suggest that the reader relaxes and simply absorbs the material with a calm and fun attitude. 

Many excellent books cover the complex depths of the science of long range shooting, so why did we decide to take on the monumental task of producing another book? We were not satisfied with any of the books currently available as being appropriate for the person who places a high value on their time, wants “just the facts ma’am” and prefers an easygoing style based on helping readers deeply understand. 

Many existing books achieve their author’s goal of making the author look brilliant. Three months after putting the book down though, little remains memorable to the reader. We also noticed that there were very few books focused on extreme long range (ELR) shooting, the stuff beyond 1,200 yards, and extended ELR, the stuff beyond 1,800 yards.

We suggest that you have some highlighters handy, perhaps your yellow highlight means that you liked a section, the green highlight is a reminder to read again, a pink highlight means either the section was poorly written or that you do not yet understand it. Maybe a red circle means that we are flat-out wrong, and you will be kind enough to contact us and let us know.

This book’s first edition is designed for the beginner to intermediate level recreational shooter interested in shooting out to one mile and more. It is not perfect for hunters or hired killers of humans, and is imperfect for experienced PRS competitors or for four-mile mile shooters who build their own rifles and bullets. 

We are shooting instructors. We are not mathematicians, scientists, metallurgy experts, physics brainiacs or gunsmiths. We are not top-level competitive shooters in benchrest, Palma, ELR or PRS. To be a scientist requires different skills and natural abilities than being a high level competitor. The guy that designs basketballs typically does not also serve as an NBA player, team owner, coach and sports physiologist. 

If you are looking for new members of your long range competitive shooting team, we are not right for the job. If you want to learn as much as possible from a couple of guys that explain things in a fun, respectful and understandable way and who share your passion for the sport, we invite you to join us for a few hours in the following pages and then to again revisit these pages as questions pop up as your shooting lifestyle continues.

We will introduce you to three fictional friends, Willa, Robert and Manuel. We anticipate that you will identify with one more than the other two. 

Scott and I each wrote portions of this book, and in many cases you will not know which of us wrote that portion. As we edited this book, if we found portions in which we disagreed with each other, we edited in a clarification as to who wrote that portion. For example, Scott probably thinks that Vanilla Ice is the greatest songwriter of all time, but Shepard knows it was really John Prine.  We have clarified important things like this.


Buy our Extreme Long Range Shooting Book – We think you will enjoy it!


Extreme Long Range Book