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Unread 01-09-2012, 02:59 PM
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Altitude Tools

What is everyone using to get their altitude in the field? Looking for cost effective and quick to use in the field.
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    Re: Altitude Tools

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    What is everyone using to get their altitude in the field? Looking for cost effective and quick to use in the field.
    GPS is the best way.
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    Re: Altitude Tools

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    GPS is the best way.

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    With fluctuating barometric pressures, altimeters can lead you astray easily. Ballistically, the best way to calculate air density is to use a thermometer and a pressure guage. Using raw pressure you can completely forget about altitude and set the program to zero feet.

    If you cannot afford a guage, then altitude is your next best option and as jmden stated, a GPS is by far the most accurate followed by a good topo map.

    The Brunton units are pretty economical versus the Kestrals.
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    Re: Altitude Tools

    if it helps I like to use Goggle earth.all you need to do is to just point out the place you will be shooting /hunting at and look at the bottom of the page.this altitude will be at what ever area you are pointing at.by pointing I mean the cursor you move with the mouse.

    my altitude at the bech where I shoot is 262' above sea level useing goggel earth.
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    Re: Altitude Tools

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    GPS is the best way.
    +1, all the altimeters I've used/seen work off of pressure to give you a height above sea level. The problem with this is the air pressure changes with the weather.
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