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Old 11-25-2011, 10:59 PM
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I'm wondering the same thing. There doesn't seem to be too many computer savvy long range shooters here. Hmmm... makes you wonder about all those 1000 yard shots....

I am considering this one:
gseven - LRBCf Handheld Calculator

I have posted on it here but have gotten no response. I have questions about interface with a desk top and included software for desk top, etc.
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:54 AM
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Re: PDA, Program, Weather Meter- Help

For desktop application with internet access the G7 program is available online at their site and here on LRH. It is free and works very well. Not sure if they offer a program that doesn't have to interface with their site.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:50 AM
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I like the G7 software a lot. Another route is the SHOOTER program installed on an Android phone.

I use that as a backup to my G7 rangefinder which has the software built right in. And it also senses air density so you don't need a separate instrument to check temp and BP.

If you bought the G7 rangefinder you'd save quite a bit on the windmeter and PDA. And you'd get one of the very best rangefinders out there.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:35 AM
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I like the G7 software a lot. Another route is the SHOOTER program installed on an Android phone.

I use that as a backup to my G7 rangefinder which has the software built right in. And it also senses air density so you don't need a separate instrument to check temp and BP.

If you bought the G7 rangefinder you'd save quite a bit on the windmeter and PDA. And you'd get one of the very best rangefinders out there.
Yeah I know all of that Len and also got an email reply from Arron. He's good about that and he says the same thing. "I need a G7 BR2".

I'm just having a hard time justifying the $1600 cost since I already have a quality range finder. If I had no range finder, it would be a no brainer. But like you said, by the time I buy PDA, software, and a Kestrel, I haven't really saved that much over the BR2 and it's much more efficient to use. I'm going to get a Kestrel anyway because I think it helps one to dope the wind by testing your assumptions as you walk around.

Sounds like the G7 software is as good or better than Loadbase, Xball, etc.

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Old 11-26-2011, 09:50 AM
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Re: PDA, Program, Weather Meter- Help

All I know is that I had a Dell Axim and it did not like the cold.....If it was out for more than a couple of min it would just up and die. Pretty usles up here in ND.

I would love to use a new phone of some type, but we get ZERO reception where I hunt, and my understanding is that you need cell service for the apps to work.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:57 AM
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All I know is that I had a Dell Axim and it did not like the cold.....If it was out for more than a couple of min it would just up and die. Pretty usles up here in ND.

I would love to use a new phone of some type, but we get ZERO reception where I hunt, and my understanding is that you need cell service for the apps to work.
Nah.... You just need cell service if you want to access a weather station to input local atmospheric conditions into your firing solution automatically.

You can still do it manually with the phone off. I will be testing the FTE program on my iPhone next week for accuracy at the range.
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my understanding is that you need cell service for the apps to work.
Not true for the SHOOTER app.
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