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Kestrel 4500 Atrag?

 
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:18 AM
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Re: Kestrel 4500 Atrag?

BTW:

Just to report why the Gun Library software is import...

Not only does it report to allow you add more than 5 guns (50), but it allows you to pre-program for:

Horus Specifications
Gun:
  • Active Targets
    • A through E (1 to 5)
  • Target Range (TR)
    • 25 to 4000 yards
    • 23 to 3658 meters
  • Wind Direction (WD)
    • 1 to 12 o'clock
    • 0 to 360 degrees
  • Wind Speed (WS1 or WS2)
    • 0 to 50 mph
    • 0 to 22 m/s
    • 0 to 80 km/h
    • 0 to 73 fps
    • 0 to 43 knots
  • Direction of Fire (DoF)
    • 1 to 12 o'clock
    • 0 to 360 degrees
  • Inclination Angle (Ideg)
    • 0 to 60 degrees
  • Inclination Cosine (Icos)
    • 1.000 to 0.500
  • Target Speed TS
    • 0 to 50 mph
    • 0 to 22 m/s
    • 0 to 80 km/h
    • 0 to 73 fps
    • 0 to 43 knots
  • Target Direction of Movement (TD)
    • Left to Right OR Right to Left
Target:
  • Name Characters
    • 0 through 9; A-Z; a-z; -+/.&* and space
  • Muzzle Velocity (MV)
    • 300 to 4500 fps
    • 91 to 1372 m/s
  • Ballistic Coefficient (BC)
    • 0.100 to 2.000
  • Bullet Weight (BW)
    • 10 to 1500 grains
    • 0.6 to 97.2 grams
  • Bullet Diameter (BD)
    • 0.10 to 1.00 inches
    • 2.54 to 25.40 mm
  • Zero Range (ZR)
    • 25 to 1000 yards
    • 23 to 914 meters
  • Bore Height (BH)
    • 0.10 to 5.00 inches
    • 0.25 to 12.70 cm
  • Rifling Twist (RT)
    • 1.00 to 36.00 inches/revolution
    • 2.54 to 91.44 cm/revolution
  • Twist Direction (RTd)
    • Left OR Right
  • Rifling Click
    • 1 to 10 /mil
    • 1 to 10 /tmoa
    • 1 to 10 /smoa (smoa removed from code higher than v2042)
Environment:
  • Latitude (Lat)
    • 90S to 90N degrees
  • Temperature (Temp)
    • -50 to 140 F
    • -46 to 60 C
  • Station Pressure (SP)
    • 12.00 to 32.00 inHg
    • 406.4 to 1083.6 mb
    • 406.4 to 1083.6 hPa
    • 5.89 to 15.72 psi
  • Relative Humidity (RH)
    • 1 to 100 %RH
  • Computed Density Altitude (Dalt)
    • -10732 to 32767 feet
    • -3271 to 9987 meters
  • Coriolis (Coriol)
    • Yes OR No
I would have to say that if you are using the serial cradle or the Blue Tooth communications options, getting all of this information in would be nice, and very nice to have backed up.

Now, the Kestrel should be providing a lot of the information you'd need in that list, but there is alot it's not providing.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:48 AM
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Re: Kestrel 4500 Atrag?

The Unit is a great piece of equipment

I have not tried to connect to my Mac yet but as a stand alone it is awasome


Everything you need to know and more.

I will update in a few days on the other SW


This meter along with my Steiner 10x50 LRF Bino's is a great combo
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:25 PM
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Re: Kestrel 4500 Atrag?

I would like some more info on it. How well it work say if u only had one long range gun.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:05 PM
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Re: Kestrel 4500 Atrag?

If you only have one long range gun I know a cure for that.

I would recommend taking some 338 or 30 cal or 6.5 pills and go shopping in the morning .



Weather 1 or 10 even with out a computer it will work great.

I have been working with Ballistic software and devices for over 20 years and have tried just about every device and combination of devices.
I shoot 3 gun and long range competition and have hunted in Wyoming at some 700 to 900 yard shots.

Last fall one of our guys, " Buzzy " took a Bull Elk @ 1111 Yards with witnesses to prove it and Last fall my Team Mate Jake & I won the 100 to 500 meter Match at Ft. McCoy with reactive Body Size targets and took second on Sun out to 1000 meters.

We have a 1000 yard range we can do development on at our disposal and we have learned a lot over the last 20 + years and have even more to learn over the next 20.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:07 PM
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Re: Kestrel 4500 Atrag?

Quote:
Originally Posted by timmyatnop View Post
I would like some more info on it. How well it work say if u only had one long range gun.
Fine.


The issue is more a matter of the type of rounds you plan to shoot.

Me, I've got 10,000 or so rounds, hand loaded, and chronoed. So for special purposes, and so not. So I want to be able to say "Today I'm taking these three batches of round to the range an see how hitting paper at 1000 yards is going to work."

So Gun Loader should let me preset this stuff.

I'm taking:

300WM
375 H&H
308Win
5.56x45NATO

x 2 to 4 loads each.

So that up to 20 combinations.... and at THAT point gun loader is important. Even if it is still kind crappy.

GB
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:13 PM
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Re: Kestrel 4500 Atrag?

Yes I can see where the computer input is a big plus I hope to try it Thus.

I will post the details
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:25 PM
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Re: Kestrel 4500 Atrag?

I was about to order the 4500NV from

http://www.kestrelmeters.com/collect...g-ballistics-1

however I read what Jay from OR wrote in his review about input data and adjustments further down on the page..:

Doesn't Atrag change the POI due to the change in condtions from sighting in to current shooting conditions? If you sight in at 10 F and shoot at 40 F, getting a higher MV, doesn't the program figure out that given that you plot in the correct veloctities aso?? Changing veloctiy isn't enough, your're stil lgoing to miss low since the lower velocity isn't accounted for in the sight in - zero range beeing low..

If that is not possible, it is rather useless compared to other programs? The whole point with such a device is to receive a first hit, not beeing several clicks away..

I whish Nielsen-Kellerman had teemed up with nightforce instead if that is the case.. ExBal works very well.
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