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Old 11-19-2009, 07:56 PM
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Loadbase or Exbal?

Not this again right? I've read through several threads in searches and still can't make a decision.

Just starting out and want programs for a laptop and a handheld (axim x30).

If you were starting over which would you pick and why?
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:43 AM
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Re: Loadbase or Exbal?

Exbal, if nothing else for the reticle tool it has that I have not seen anyone else have.

BH
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:36 PM
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Re: Loadbase or Exbal?

Nightforce Exbal works spot on for me.

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Old 11-21-2009, 04:38 AM
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Re: LoadBase or Exbal?

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Not this again right? I've read through several threads in searches and still can't make a decision.

Just starting out and want programs for a laptop and a handheld (axim x30).

If you were starting over which would you pick and why?
Quietmike, you need to do a search on this topic which has been beat to death. Your question is a valid one of course and the answer would be similar
to, if money is not an option, "What rifle scope to get, a Bushnell or a NightForce?".

I have for years now, used both programs in my PDA, I do not have Exbal for the PC but do have PC and PDA versions for LoadBase.

I have spent hours + hous + hours playing with a variaty of ballistic programs out there through out the years, and my number one choice is LoadBase 3.0 and would be for anyone else that has ever used it.

Why LoadBase? that's where you would have to do a search since it's a long answer... kind of.

One of the reasons I'm still using Exbal is because many times friends using
factory ammo will tag along on a hunt and Exbal has a data base with a bunch
of factory ammunition info which I use to help them know where they are when shooting their rifles. Usually these folks won't shoot longer than 300-400 yards.

LoadBase 3.0 instead gives you a humongous data base of bullets, powders, reloading info. etc. that'll turn other ballistic programs purple of envy.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:21 AM
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Re: Loadbase or Exbal?

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Exbal, if nothing else for the reticle tool it has that I have not seen anyone else have.
BH
Let's see what LoadBase has:

Graphical representaltion of 40 reticle styles that will automatically be ready for you to use regardless of which reticle is your choise and what load data you use.

Something like:

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:33 AM
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Re: Loadbase or Exbal?

Here are some links...

LoadBase 3.0 with (Spin Drift) PC&PDA Ballistic Program
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:28 AM
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Re: Loadbase or Exbal?

I'll put a plug in for Patagonia Ballistics Loadbase programs, I do not own Exbal because when I was at this place asking this question Loadbase 3.0 was the answer.
You have to check the software needed for the Axim, I run mine on a Axim 51 and it is excellent.
With Loadbase 3.0 you get both the desktop and mobile versions for the money and now they can share data. I have yet to use that function, maybe Eaglet has.
Loadbase 3.0 is a powerful tool, you don't tweek the numbers to get the right corrections you should however go through the steps to get your true BC and drag which is in the program and using that and a crony you can input your correct numbers, I have found that they are real close any way but why not be dead on.
Runs on g1 or g7, has a huge data base on both desktop and mobile.
You can save different tracks and different targets.
Patagonia ballistics also listens to there customers, a few guys on this site give input and then you get updates making the program more effective. Excellent customer service !!!!!!
The list could go on.
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