Dave King and I have been working on a collaborative effort to produce a "revolutionary" new idea in Ballistic Computers.
The "Thing" as we have taken to calling it is a highly modified Excel spreadsheet that is now ready to be released on the unsuspecting public. That is you guys.
Because we want some reasonably intelligent shooters to try it out we are offering it free of charge, exclusively to this list.
What is revolutionary about yet another "Ballistic Computer"?
Well this one calculates the distance for you (from supplied info) and then chooses the appropriate Drop and Windage data for the distance.
The "Thing" can calculate ballistic data from three different types of ranges: MIL Dots, GPS Coords and Known Distance data.
Got a GPS? Simply enter the coord data and the wind direction to the first coord and the computer calculates the windage direction and factor for every other data point.
I have personally been testing this system in the field and it works GREAT! Getting the GPS coords is a bit of work but once you have this data it is worth it.
As a measure of how well the system works, I made a single round hit on a gopher (small prairie dog) at 395yds. This was the first shot of the day. I also made hits on gophers at 460 and 470 yds simply by dialing in the supplied drop and windage.
Please try this system and let us know how you like it and how it could be improved.
Choose the Ballistics Page. Then click on the link to RBC (Ranging Ballistic Computer)