I have the Exbal program on my pc as well as a hand held unit. I was sitting here with little else to do the other day and decided to practice with is some. So since I couldn't go shoot, I figured the closest thing was a simulation. So I pulled up this site and went to it.
Long Range Shooting Simulation
Well after reading through all of the stuff on the site, I sighted in and started. The first round, I pulled up the conditions, and everything else, plugged it in to my program, found the setting and dialed it in and missed completely. No problem I thought, this is all pretty new to me anyway so I kept on. Well after about 20 minutes of screwing with it, I decided to pull up the calculator and have a go at it that way. Same results. Not even close to the intended targets.
So, if some of you have a little spare time on your hands and feel up to explaining to me, what I might be doing wrong, or where the differences lie in the two programs I would definately appreciate it. Maybe I am just brain dead on this like I was to algebra. Course this didn't slow me down one bit when I was pipefitting. Laying out the angles, using the sines, cosines, tangents, and such was a non issue.
This said, in "real world" shooting, I have used the handheld several times to get the results I needed. However, I am looing for answers on why I couldn't get things right on the other program.