No, I did not get the buzz words backwards. Supposedly a practical guide, this book makes use of a large font and copious whitespace to fill it out. There is a lot of general background information that may be of interest to someone unfamiliar with firearms, but again is primarily padding to cover up the paucity of usable information.
For example, there is a chapter on optics. We learn valuable information like the reticle should look like a 'T' and not an 'X' and if you shake the rifle and the scope rattles around, it probably won't be accurate. Mil dot reticles are mentioned, but if you are interested in using them for range estimation, look someplace else. There is no discussion of other reticle types like the BCD versions or why different patterns may be useful in some situations. Other than a suggestion to make sure they are tight, no information is provided on mounts or such details as lapping the rings to avoid distorting the optics tube. Want to know the advantages or disadvantages of variable power scopes and fixed power, go someplace else. Should you have a question about what a 20 MOA base is and why you might want to use it, ask elsewhere. Confused about 40 or 50 mm objectives? Good luck. Want to know how to come up with a solution and dial it into your scope? Yeah, right.
The other topics in the book get the same gloss. If you want a book to give to your Aunt Mary who has expressed a mild interest in what snipers do, this is it. If you are interested in practical advice for long range precision shooting, save your money.