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Going Ballistic with Ryan Cleckner

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Former special operations (1/75) sniper, bestselling author, and firearm industry executive and attorney Ryan Cleckner discussing all things firearms. Episodes will include classroom format lessons on shooting theory and technique and talk-show format discussions on all things shooting related.

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Former special operations (1/75) sniper, bestselling author, and firearm industry executive and attorney Ryan Cleckner discussing all things firearms. Episodes will include classroom format lessons on shooting theory and technique and talk-show format discussions on all things shooting related.

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Best podcast

By osomalo78 - Nov 03 2019
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Love the podcast I have been binge listening and have ordered the book.

Great podcasts

By Strikermann - May 07 2019
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Ryan is awesome in his descriptions. I can even understand what he is explaining

iTunes Ratings

470 Ratings
Average Ratings
442
18
5
2
3

Best podcast

By osomalo78 - Nov 03 2019
Read more
Love the podcast I have been binge listening and have ordered the book.

Great podcasts

By Strikermann - May 07 2019
Read more
Ryan is awesome in his descriptions. I can even understand what he is explaining
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Going Ballistic with Ryan Cleckner

Latest release on Dec 26, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 91 - NM Long Range Course

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Ryan and two students from his recent long range course stay up after a day of training and discuss what they've learned so far.

Gun Reviews

Veteran Beard Products

Home Based FFL

Organizational Safety Tools

Jul 19 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: 80 - Getting into Reloading!

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Check out our Gun Reviews and Ammo Giveaway!

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Feb 20 2019

59mins

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Rank #3: 83 - SOCOM's Advanced Sniper Rifle

Mar 13 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #4: 4 - Minutes of Angle and Mils

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Ryan Cleckner explains what minutes of angle (MOA) and milliradians (mils) are and how to use them when shooting.  Ryan discusses how both of these units of measurement are angular measurements - an important distinction when learning how to use them (and even understand them).  It gets a bit numbers-heavy in the middle but stick with it and it'll make sense!  This is an episode that you may want to refer back to.

Jun 22 2016

40mins

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Rank #5: 3 - First and Second Focal Plane Scopes

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Ryan Cleckner explores the differences between first focal plane (FFP) and second focal plane (SFP) scopes.  The pros and cons (including cost) of each scope are explored so that you can might the right decision about which scope is right for you! Links:

Jun 21 2016

35mins

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Rank #6: 56 - 308/7.62mm and the Sig p365

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Jun 28 2018

54mins

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Rank #7: 52 - Cold Bore and Taking Your Time Learning to Shoot

May 19 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #8: 92 - Colorado Elk Hunt (Part 1)

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Ryan and the crew from the Colorado elk hunting trip start off a multi-part podcast series about their adventures. This is only the first part - the audio ends abruptly and will pick up with Part 2. Apologies, however, you all have been asking for a podcast and I could do it now without time for editing. :)

The discussion gets deep later on and it may be a bit hard to follow with all of the hunters on the trip and on the podcast. I hope that you can follow along.

Ryan has many projects going on in the firearms world. You can check out his Beard Oil project with Kyle Lamb and keep up to date with all things Gun University including: Gun GiveawaysSpringfield Hellcat Review, and the Sig P365 SAS Review

Oct 26 2019

39mins

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Rank #9: 28 - Wind Reading, Reloading, and Rambling

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Jason couldn't make it so Ryan just talked to himself. He tells the story about how he got hired to speak to the National association for road-side herbicide applicators, his thoughts on reloading, and some more rambling based on comments from live chat comments during the live broadcast of the podcast.

Sep 14 2017

45mins

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Rank #10: 68 - Estimating Range by Eye and 300 PRC

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Oct 17 2018

43mins

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Rank #11: 19 - RocketFFL, Reloading, and 6.5 Creedmoor

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Ryan announces his new project to help folks get their own FFL (RocketFFL.com), he answers some listener questions about reloading, and he finally converts to 6.5 Creedmoor. 

Mar 31 2017

24mins

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Rank #12: 77 - Assault Weapon Ban!?!?!

Jan 16 2019

56mins

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Rank #13: 64 - Not all who wander are lost

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Ryan and Jason discuss getting lost in the woods while hunting and they dive into some basic map reading/land navigation pointers and even get off on a tangent talking about knots.  If you like the episodes where the Cleckner boys just hang-out and ramble about topics (even if it's not about firearms or getting your FFL), then you'll enjoy this podcast. If not, sorry. :)

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Sep 05 2018

54mins

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Rank #14: 5 - Spin Drift, Customizing Rifles vs. Buying New, Barrel Installation

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For the first time, Jason Cleckner (Ryan's cousin) joins us for the discussion.  Jason is an avid outdoorsman and hunter (he is a Cleckner, after all) but he is just getting started in the world of long range precision shooting.  By having Jason join us, we hope to have a break from Ryan talking the entire time and also have a buffer where Jason may ask the questions that your thinking as we explore each episode's topics.  Please give us feedback on the format. In this episode we discuss whether you should customize and/or convert an old hunting rifle into a precision target rifle or whether you should sell the old rifle and start new.  While discussing this, Jason and Ryan explore the pros and cons of different barrel mounting systems and their costs.  The Cleckner boys also discuss what spin drift is and briefly how to compensate for it.  A deeper discussion will be had in future episodes. After the podcast, Jason and I discussed these sights some more and we talked about the gradual shift left that can be seen in the picture below.  During the podcast, I called it a curve which threw him (and possible you too) off - he has confirmed that the rifle he was looking at (1895 Mauser) also has the slight shift left.

Jun 29 2016

47mins

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Rank #15: 25 - Training and Budget Hunting Rifles

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Ryan and Jason re-visit the Sig 320 issue, they discuss budget vs. quality options for hunting rifles, Ryan finally comes around and love the Barrett MRAD, and they discuss some long range training.

Aug 23 2017

51mins

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Rank #16: 36 - Dry Practice, 224 Valkyrie

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Ryan and Jason discuss the importance of dry practice to get better at shooting and Ryan goes off on the new 224 Valkyrie.

Nov 16 2017

53mins

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Rank #17: 73 - Random Topics

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Enter the GunUniversity.com contest for a Magpul 700 Pro Chassis

Notes from the show:

ATF no longer accepting part classifications

SIRT Training Pistol

Support the show by using these links: 

Palmetto State Armory: http://bit.ly/2P48KCM Brownells: http://bit.ly/2zwQ3mf Euro Optic: http://bit.ly/2FJmDa7 Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Reyf68

Dec 12 2018

53mins

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Rank #18: 50 - Politics, NRA, and what happens when the peasants come for you?

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Jason and Ryan dive into firearms politics and wonder whether it's wise for us to be so quick to attack others - Yeti, NRA, and Tim Kennedy.

May 02 2018

40mins

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Rank #19: 88 - Painting a Rifle

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The Cleckner boys are back talking about all things guns and shooting! Ryan and Jason cover lots of live viewer questions, they discuss how they have too many guns and too much gear, their upcoming elk hunting trips, and Ryan does a quick dive into how to paint a rifle.

Gun Giveaways

SCCY 9mm Review

12 Upgrades for Glock under $30

p320 x-five legion review

Kel Tec RDB Review

Sig P365xl Review

Jun 26 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #20: 18 - Remington 700 Rambling

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Ryan does another podcast from the road. This time he breaks away from the normal lesson format and instead just rambles about gun stuff.

Mar 10 2017

27mins

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