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Old 09-02-2008, 03:46 PM
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Exbal ????

What can I use and where can I get the cheapest way to have an exbal set up?? I need to get set up with one so I can get a little closer on 1st shot hits at extended ranges in different conditions. I shoot a lot at my elevation which is about 600ft, but I also hunt/shoot a lot where the elevation is 3000-6000ft. I also know that temp and pressure plays a big role beyond 600 yards. I know I"m going to have to get a kestrel weather station as well. I'm just not to up to date on the whole exbal thing.

I dont need anything extravagant, just something cheap and simple that works for exbal only. I dont need it for anything else.

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Old 09-02-2008, 03:51 PM
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Re: Exbal ????

I bought a dell axim x5 for $60.00 off ebay and bought the software from nightforce. Great combo and cheap.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:22 PM
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any pda that uses palm OS and has 8 megs of ram, ebay is your best bet if ya wanna fly on the cheap.
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any pda that uses palm OS and has 8 megs of ram, ebay is your best bet if ya wanna fly on the cheap.
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Make sure you get one with non-volatile memory, or you will lose exbal if the battery goes dead. My old palm was this way (it was a palm M130), worked well unless the battery died, then you needed to hook it back up to the computer. I currently use a Palm Tungsten E2, about $70 on ebay. Exbal runs really fast on it, nearly instantaneous drop charts.

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Awesome, thanks guys!!

How much does the software cost from NF?? Is there another source besides NF??
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Awesome, thanks guys!!

How much does the software cost from NF?? Is there another source besides NF??

Perry-Systems - Ballistic Calculator Software (click on the visa card)

$70 just for PDA software, or $122 for combo PC software and PDA software. It is really nice to have the PC software to print drop charts, import into Excel etc. It's a lot easier to manipulate and look at your drops on the PC. Then use the PDA in the field. Besides, it's nice to have printed drop charts, just in case your PDA gets broken or a friend needs a drop chart etc.

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Awesome, thanks guys!!

How much does the software cost from NF?? Is there another source besides NF??

FYI, the Gerald Perry, the guy behind Exbal, heartily reccomends a Pocket PC PDA vs. a Palm based PDA. Seem to be plenty of folks on here that use Exbal with Palm, however.
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