Originally Posted by Boss Hoss
This is an open request to anyone who can develop the software to develop the following application that will be beneficial to both the LR shooting community including 1K folks:
Software that will ideally have a data base of existing bullets and the various ballistic coefficients for various speeds pre loaded however, additionally have the ability to manually input ballistic coefficients along with the perquisite velocity ranges.
Quite simply this software will have the ability to calculate the impact point at ranges out to 1500 yards with the following variables allowed for input:
• Muzzle Velocity in fps
• Bullet make and type from table with manual data entry available
• Wind Speed = mph in 1mph increments
• Direction of wind with 12:00 o’clock being straight ahead in 30 minute increments
• Ability to add data every 100 yards for wind direction
• Ability to calculate for both right and left hand twist barrels
• Variables for Elevation, Humidity % and Temperature
• Exportable Table to Excel application and Printable from the application to show both graphically and numerically bullet path, velocity and muzzle energy in 25 - 100 yard increments up to the impact point.
• Point blank calculation with variable target height up to 2 feet in 1 inch increments
• Ability to overlay up to 3 different bullets or velocities to run comparative analysis
Would love to have this at the range and in the field!
Well, I guess I'll bring up Loadbase, which meets your criteria almost perfect, not 100% but....
Loadbase has a huge library of bullets with G1 BC, SD, size, cal, and length. Along with powder, primer and cartridge info and specs. The PPC version only has loads, bullets and cartridge specs but desktop has all plus more that I won't list. The info does not load automatically to the ballistics tab, you have to input all specs manually. Info is not velocity banded so it would lack there.
Calculates out to 3000yrds.
Uses fps or m/s, bullet info is manual input, wind speed in 1/10ths or 1 mph increments.
The wind direction is adjusted in degrees but I would prefer a clock style input but it's not hard to learn but it would be different than what your looking for, Loadbase allows for three wind velocity ranges that you can change the speed, direction and ranges on.
Loadbase calculates spin drift for left and right hand twist.
Loadbase can take all environmental data to account that you listed.
Loadbase will export in XPS, Excel or PDF in 5-150yrd increments.
It has a data base that you save your track and target to you can select a track and put a target to it that you have loaded. On the desktop you can have 6 tracks set up and graph them out for any kinda data you want to compare.
So in the field, for example I have one track called 270 WSM and an object called deer so I pull them up and it give me the correction, PBR all the goods but then an elk comes in and I can pull up an elk object and pull up a 300 WBY and my dad has the shot! I also have gongs at the range loaded.
The Desktop version has bullet modeling, BC and drag analysis, you can set it up to take powder temp into consideration if you have a temp sensitive powder, and piles of other stuff. The Log book is very good and you can upload pics to it.
One of the best things is you can sync the desktop and PPC data so you can work things out at the desk then go to the field and validate then up load the log book data for the day and validated track to the desk top.
For some it is to much info but it is laid out in tabs so just don't open the analyzer tab or others just open the ballistics tab and rock on. It can be as simple or complex as you want!
Boss Hoss, thanks for the info you sent me the other day, very good stuff. I'm working on combining the mental knowledge and condition reading skills with the ballistic software solutions that I have available, your info is very good!!
I'm not trying to pimp anything just saying there is something very close to what your looking for.