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Unread 07-27-2012, 07:05 AM
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You know, it would be nice to carry the internet into the field of hunting so I could use a ballistic calculator. Problem is, ALL the talk on the Forum so far, I have NO clue. iPod this, Droid that, Dell axim this, HP IPAQ HX2790B that, its just confusing.

STRAIGHT Question.

What Hardware ( handheld device) and what Program go together, THAT will work, in the middle of the desert where there is NO cellphone towers, Satillites in the sky, no internet connection, no phone connection. Just ME the Calculator and the Game to be hunted?

Thanks to whom answers
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Unread 07-27-2012, 07:58 AM
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G7BR2 rangefinder. It will give ballistic solutions to 1400 yds. and will give range much farther. Available from Len at LRH store on this website. Gary Campbell
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Unread 07-27-2012, 08:50 AM
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IPod touch and Shooter app, shooter costs $10.00 and IPod is dependant on which storage capacity you get.

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My guess on W3P .308 230 Grain Bullet: G1 .740-.755
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Unread 07-27-2012, 09:12 AM
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Do you have a device you want to use or can use?

iPhone 4s Ballistic Software

There are different programs and different devices discussed in this thread.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Build Thread - Gun Pictures/Ongoing Shooting Thread
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Unread 07-27-2012, 09:16 AM
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or you can print out range cards once you know your drop and wind drift. I've done that for years. carry it in one of these.
MidwayUSA Rifle Cheek Rest Rifle Ammo Carrier 5-Round Fixed Stock
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.

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Unread 07-27-2012, 10:28 AM
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LG Spectrum and Shooter, no cell reception no problem
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Unread 07-27-2012, 12:01 PM
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The Motorola Droid Bionic works without network connection very well. The only difference is you must put your weather information in manually instead of it loading it from the internet, which I don't do anyway. You can also use it for measuring distance with Google Earth and Google Maps.
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