Hi Guys, I've been wandering about this for awhile, so i figured this would be the place to ask. Which way do you think is the best way to go, A drop chart that is laminated to be somewhat weather proof, or a pocket pc or palm pilot running exbal software. The charts I use are printed off of exbal on my home pc. Just wanted some opinions and reasons to back them up. Thanks.:confused:
I think once you have your load and the software synchronized itís just a matter of choice. I hunt within a 5 mile radius of my ranch with the altitude and weather being about the same as where I shoot for practice so a drop card works well for me and its faster when hunting. I have just been estimating the wind and I think Iím getting a handle on it. If you plan on moving around a lot while hunting the Pocket PC would be better I think. I have not used my pocket PC while hunting but if I was going to a location that is different than here I think it would be a plus. Try it both ways and Iím sure you will find that you prefer one over the other. Good luck.
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I agree with taking both or at least take an extra backup chart.
Last year while deer hunting for 4 days 300 miles from home, I was carrying my detail charts for several rifles in my back pack. It developed a hole in that section of the pack and I lost the information. If it were not for the 25 mph winds I could have back tracked and recovered the charts. I had a basic elevation guide on one rifle, so you know what I hunted with the next 2 days.
Also, no I don't shoot long range in 25 mph winds, too risky for me. I would shoot out to 400 yards, but no more than that in that high a wind.