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Old 06-16-2009, 09:12 AM
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Total Greenhorn ACI\ADI Field Software etc.

Okay, I was all ready to order my ACI yesterday, not until I went to complete my order did I notice I had an ADI in my basket.
I have been researching and it sounds like the ADI is for use when you have ballistic software in the field? Can one be used for both methods, "rifleman" and "improved rifleman"?

This brings me to my next question. What is the most economical set up to get in the field both operating system and software??
I am looking at getting an i-touch and possibly a smart phone, unfortunatly the i-phone is only AT&T and I am not fond of there coverage, very shotty where I am at.

Is using an old cheap palm pilot still a possibility??

Sorry for the wide open questions, I am back to square one.

Many thanks!,
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:35 AM
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Re: Total Greenhorn ACI\ADI Field Software etc.

This should help some.

ADI or ACI?
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:27 PM
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Re: Total Greenhorn ACI\ADI Field Software etc.

You can use a Palm if you use the Palm version of Exbal but I've got to tell you that I've had Exbal for a looooong time but recently have changed to LoadBase and haven't looked back. It great and you can read about it here: Link--> Patagonia Ballistics - LoadBase 2.0 Download and Ckeckout The website still says version 2.0 but 3.0 is actually out now. Also, if you use the search feature of LRH for LoadBase you will get a lot of good reading.

LoadBase lets you do some amazing stuff and is an ivestment that I consider an essential one if you're serious about long range shooting. You can buy the software and pick up a used Dell on Ebay and only have about $200 plus or minus a little invested.

You may also want to read this thread as it applies to the ACI and simple multiplication vs. what you get with top of the line software. Link--> Up/Downhill corrections
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:31 PM
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Re: Total Greenhorn ACI\ADI Field Software etc.

Hey Guys, thanks for the info. After reading some more it does sound like the ADI with a field unit would have the edge over a hit/miss. I still am foggy though. Does the ADI not give you the actualy angle??

Also, is xbal the only palm compatible software?

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Old 06-18-2009, 08:37 AM
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Re: Total Greenhorn ACI\ADI Field Software etc.

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Also, is xbal the only palm compatible software?

tks
If you haven't purchased software yet I would strongly urge you to consider what ss7mm is telling you. You may also consider field firing solutions. Exbal has a large following here which is why I purchased it, however if you get into the advanced functions of it you may be left wishing you'd looked harder at the other programs available. I know, I'm having some buyers remorse.

Exbal works on both Palm and PPC but I believe they are trying to get away from Palm.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:00 AM
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Re: Total Greenhorn ACI\ADI Field Software etc.

So, what do I need to run patagonia in the field?

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Re: Total Greenhorn ACI\ADI Field Software etc.

Either Dick will chime in or a peak at their web site will tell you exactly. BTW I have another post pointing out where "I" felt Exbal is falling a little short. What I don't know yet is if Patagonia and FFS fall short the same.
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