Mdude, look down several threads to " jbm what happened ", there is a link to jbm ballistic program. I am only a wannabe at this stage, but I find it very helpful for comparing cartridges and so forth.
overkill? how much more dead, is dead, than dead?
I ordered the Exball program from perry systems and i am very impressed with it. You can order it at www.Perry-Systems.com. I really like the mil radian come up feature. And the program has bcs for all the popular bullet manufactures.
Location: The rifle range, or archery range or behind the computer in Alaska
Re: Ballistic program
How about the reloaders archive program?
It has a ballistic calculator but also has many other calculating features + mass info storage.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
I've used "Load from a Disk", sound odd, work well
I just picked up Sierra's Ballsitics Program,
what I see so far looks good.
If you into PDAs, there's a free ballistics programs for PalmPilots at Freeware.com
(I think that the right website) under calculators. This allows you to easily do the calculations at the range when your testing your handloads with a chronograph.