Former Range sniper Ryan Cleckner explains the measurement term “milliradian” (mil) and how to use a mil-dot scope to measure the distance to your target at the range and in the field.

Looking for more long range shooting instruction? Ryan Cleckner’s book, Long Range Shooting Handbook, 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 his 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. 

Ryan served as a sniper team leader with the U.S. Army 1st Ranger Battalion (1/75) on multiple combat deployments. He writes firearm related articles for major firearm publications and blogs and hosts two gun podcasts.

His other credentials include being a gun lawyer, firearms industry professional, best selling author and a university professor. Rayn has had over twenty FFls and worked with hundreds of others to comply with ATF regulations. He owns and runs a website designed to help people obtain their Federal Firearms Licenses:  RocketFFL.com as well as  MaydaySafety.com and RyanCleckner.com.

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