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Rianov SOLO vs. Kestrel AB vs. G7 BR2

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Unread 09-30-2013, 11:14 AM
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Rianov SOLO vs. Kestrel AB vs. G7 BR2

I have just discovered the Rianow SOLO ballistic solution utilizing the JBM solver.
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The unit mounts directly on the scope with rings. It appears to me that it corrects for spin drift and coriolis, as well as all the other "normal" variables except relative humidity, which is ok as RH does not have much effect on air density.
Does anybody here have any experience with this product? I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Frank
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    Re: Rianov SOLO vs. Kestrel AB vs. G7 BR2

    First I've ever heard of it I'm curious as well
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    Re: Rianov SOLO vs. Kestrel AB vs. G7 BR2

    IF this works the way it reads all I can say is "WOW, what a kewl gadget!!"

    And I just love kewl gadgets!! lol

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    Re: Rianov SOLO vs. Kestrel AB vs. G7 BR2

    All 3 gadgets lack measurement of a vital input e.i. distance with high accuracy, Wind, or slope, which must be estimated or measured by an additional gadget. However, the price of the Rianov seems fairly inexpensive compared to other two options and therefore the total cost for a complete solution seems ok.
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    Re: Rianov SOLO vs. Kestrel AB vs. G7 BR2

    The kestrel measures wind.
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    Re: Rianov SOLO vs. Kestrel AB vs. G7 BR2

    Let me be more specific then, as to which variables that must be entered into the specific device in order to obtain a valid ballistic solution.

    Rianov: High valid range info must be obtained by a rangefinder, as I assume the rangefinder will be more accurate than the built in ranging function. Wind data - velocity and direction - must also be entered.

    Kestrel AB: High valid range info must be obtained from a rangefinder. In addition, the slope angle must be entered into the device for a valid ballistic solution.

    G7 BR2: Wind data must be entered in order to obtain valid ballistic solution.

    The Rianov and Kestrel units are "generic" as they provide bullet path output which is executiable by any scope.

    The G7 BR2 output is "ballistic range equivalent", which is best executed with a scope that has a custom turret for the ammo used.

    I hope this clears up any confusion.

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    Re: Rianov SOLO vs. Kestrel AB vs. G7 BR2

    Hello Frank,

    Do you know if the Rainov SOLO or it's bigger brother have a 'trueing' capability similar to the ATRAG or Applied Ballistics programs?

    Thanks,

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