Re: Weather meters and Ballistics software-Palm or PC
Conspicuously missing from the sticky lists of gear is the:
KESTREL A/B 5700 ELITE -> Combined weathermeter and ballistics calculator
This instrument is THE best for getting the best firing solution. It has Brian Litz's Applied Ballistics software that combines with Kestrel's sensors and software for taking into account such things as:
2. wind at your position
3. altitude/barometric pressure
5. coriolis effects (using its built-in compass)
6. shot angle
and many other factors.
You need to PRE-program in your ballistics and you'll need accurate muzzle velocity to avoid the "garbage in - garbage out" problems. You can pre-program several rifles and several cartridge loads for each rifle.
Also just before shooting you need to input the distance from your LRF. If you have the new CONX Bluetooth LRF setup (presently only from Bushnell) this will happen automatically IF you have the new Kestrel/AB Bluetooth version to receive it from your LRF. (Soon other LRFs will likely have this new version of Bluetooth communication to the Kestrel.)
Why this amazing Kestrel instrument is missing form the lists is beyond me, especially Brian Litz's APPLIED BALLISTICS software, the very most accurate ballistics tables out there. It is compiled with REAL WORLD experiments, not from mathematical extrapolations, hence its great accuracy.
"There are no comfortable packs, only packs that are less uncomfortable than others."