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Old 03-23-2013, 04:21 PM
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Ballistic altitude question.

i use the shooter program for android, and i want to know what is the difference between Altitude, and density altitude which one is better to use.
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i use the shooter program for android, and i want to know what is the difference between Altitude, and density altitude which one is better to use.
does this help
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Re: Ballistic altitude question.

Density Altitude takes into account 'real' altitude, temp and barometric pressure to provide you with a 'corrected' altitude.

If you just use altitude, you must also input the temp and the station pressure.

Neither is really better, they will both result in a correct shooting solution, but DA is faster.
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Density Altitude takes into account 'real' altitude, temp and barometric pressure to provide you with a 'corrected' altitude.

If you just use altitude, you must also input the temp and the station pressure.

Neither is really better, they will both result in a correct shooting solution, but DA is faster.
that makes since, and i plug everything in with a Bluetooth kestrel so its just a push of a button and bamb my stuff is in.
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Re: Ballistic altitude question.

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Density Altitude takes into account 'real' altitude, temp and barometric pressure to provide you with a 'corrected' altitude.

If you just use altitude, you must also input the temp and the station pressure.

Neither is really better, they will both result in a correct shooting solution, but DA is faster.

Where are you getting the DA reading? From a kestrel?

Jeff
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:56 AM
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Re: Ballistic altitude question.

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Where are you getting the DA reading? From a kestrel?

Jeff
yes, or a weather station the program will do either i use my kestrel 4000
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Where are you getting the DA reading? From a kestrel?

Jeff
Yes, a Kestrel 4500 and/or 4000 has DA.
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