Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

Field ballistic systems

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-25-2010, 01:22 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Grantsville Utah
Posts: 3,470
Field ballistic systems

I want to expand to the tech age a little more for more precise long range shooting. I am somewhat of a computer dummy so was wondering what systems you guys prefer for accuracy and ease of use in field situations. Any advice would be appreciated........Rich
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-25-2010, 02:16 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,072
Re: Field ballistic systems

I like the FTE program on my ipod that is currently in discussion. Not only can you pull up your charts, but listen to music, watch a movie, or play a game while waiting for your quarry!!! Well that is what I do between glassing fields groundhog hunting.

Tank
__________________
Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-25-2010, 05:26 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,549
Re: Field ballistic systems

Really take a look at Loadbase 3.0 from Patagonia ballistics. It really has everthing but is as simple to run as you want to make it.
A recent upgrade added modeling for bullet drag and bc based on bullet measurements that you might be interested in. Another one is being able to work on ballistics on your desk top and then sync it to you hand held go to the range and then sync it back to the desk top. You can also scan a target and save it with the range info and load info.
You get both desktop and PPC for the one price no buying over if you want to change.
I can lay out 6 different tracks side by side on the desktop version and compare different bullets or loads then graph them or drop them to excel to make custom drop charts.
The list of things it does is stagering and growing.
Loadbase is really stacked but easy to use IMO!!
__________________
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-25-2010, 06:46 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Grantsville Utah
Posts: 3,470
Re: Field ballistic systems

Forgot to mention that I have a Mac computer so systems that would be compatible with it would be what I'm after?........Rich
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-25-2010, 07:06 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,549
Re: Field ballistic systems

Bummer!!!
I heard about a program on the radio for the Mac that lets you run windows aps but I can't remember the name. I think I would buy a 300$ mini just for this, or get an i-touch and run FTE.
I wonder about FTE's accuracy at more extreme range as it is running JBM and I have heard that kinda peaters out past 1000yrds.
I know the i-phone would be a a wreak for me, I would end up running it through something or running it over.
__________________
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-25-2010, 07:20 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: GEORGIA
Posts: 1,208
Re: Field ballistic systems

I have "BULLETFLIGHT" on my iPOD. Pretty simple. It cost me $30.00 for the latest edition and down loaded it to my Mac.

joseph
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-25-2010, 08:45 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,549
Re: Field ballistic systems

This is the program I was thinking, I don't know if it would let you down load and run windows base programs but it look like it might. Mac Virtual Machines and Virtual PC. Automation and Virtualization Software for Desktops, Servers, Hosting, SaaS - Parallels
I looked at E-bay and it looked like a guy could pick up an i-touch for about the same money you'll spend on a PPC but the programs are far cheaper for the i-touch.
Interesting
__________________
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Field ballistic systems
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red Field Accu-range 4-12x40 ballistic drop info DevilDOG_O341 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 5 07-11-2011 12:52 AM
ballistic program for in the field hunting bubba41 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 5 06-22-2011 10:55 PM
help with drop field ... exball and field resoults 300rum Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 13 02-10-2010 01:33 PM
5.11 Field Ops watch w/ ballistic calculator becks Other Stuff For Sale 0 07-13-2009 09:27 AM
superior shooting systems throat management systems? gahlizard Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 4 12-03-2008 07:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC