The Shooter’s Little Black Book: The Black Book Series from MagPul

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Now expanding product offerings past on-weapons accessories, MagPul has introduced and is now shipping their Black Book series. The first offerings in the to-be-expanded series are the Precision Rifle Data Book and the Rifle Quick Reference Cards:

The Black Book series will be a collection of knowledge and education-based publications from the Magpul Dynamics crew. Each release will cover a different reference or informational subject, and they will dovetail into some of the upcoming video projects that we have on the way.

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The first two installments in the series are the Magpul Dynamics Precision Rifle Data Book, version 2.0, and the Magpul Dynamics Precision Rifle Quick Reference Cards. Most of the books in this series, as with these two, will be printed on a rugged, weatherproof, semi-rigid material that can be used with map pens, pencils, non-permanent markers, or grease pencils, and can be erased with an alcohol pen or any alcohol based liquid, and then re-used, but remain waterproof until intentionally erased.

The Data Book is based on dividing firing data into bands of density altitude. The cards are filled out by the user based on your preferred ballistic solver calculations for a centroid altitude for each band, the data is verified on the range, and then in use, you can simply refer to the color-coded density altitude chart to see which color card and data that you need to use. The Data Book includes pages for cold bore or night optic tracking logs, known distance, unknown distance with field sketches, moving targets, point of impact shift with suppressors or ammunition changes, and general note pages.
The Quick Reference cards are sized perfectly to fit in sleeve pouches or most commander or quarterback armboard mounts, and are based on the same density altitude color code system. The firing solutions from the data book are simply copied onto the QR cards, which are then easily referenced in the field. The QR cards also contain useful information like Mil ranging cards, wind estimation, firing checklists, observer dialogue, reticle holds, and note cards.
Both the data book and QR cards can be secured with aviator checklist rings, 550 cord, zip ties, or binder rings through pre-punched holes according to the user’s preference. We’ll have a lot more information on all of the neat features in these two products in upcoming productions, or you can learn that and a whole lot more in a Magpul Dynamics precision rifle course.
The MSRP for the Data Book is $49.95 and the Quick Reference cards are $19.95. Both products are currently shipping and available at Magpul.com and through dealers and distributors.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • JumpIf NotZero

    I have v1 I from when I took a class from Caylen their precision instructor. Really great, although I think the instruction that came with the made a huge difference.

    I’ll get some v2 without a doubt. These are excellent reference and range cards.

    I wish magpul made some AI style mags already!

    • Nicks87

      “I wish magpul made some AI style mags already!”
      The day they decide to start making them is the day I will throw down some money on a AI stock or rifle. $80+ per mag is just way too much.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        I’ll bet $10 they come within a few years. Too many mag fed bolt guns coming and in the market now, AI’s mags are smooth, but there is a market there for larger capacity and/or cheaper.

        Honestly it’s not like you need 20 of them. 2 would get you by, 4 is plenty for most matches.

        • Nicks87

          I like to have 6-12 mags for all my guns. It’s the crazy prepper side of me.