A small contribution to the shooting community

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  1. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    lightbulb A SMALL CONTRIBUTION TO THE SHOOTING COMMUNITY lightbulb

    I have created a small application that uses most of the equations found in
    the book Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting by
    Bryan Litz
    I find it very useful and it sure is a great tool to get very close values for BC7, BC1
    from measurements of a long range bullet. There are various equations that are
    fun to use.

    It's a very simple straight forward application that would be useful for some of the
    long range shooting addicts. :)

    It's only for the Windows Platform, unfortunately.

    Download the zipped file named "readme.zip". When you unzip it there will be two
    files, one is the ".exe" application and the other one is the readme.text file.

    Please read the short readme.text file before you run it.

    You don't have to install it; I recommend you drop the ".exe" file on your desk top
    and your ready to go after checking the readme.text file.

    Version 2.0.0.0 out

    http://pages.sbcglobal.net/jomoncada/Eaglet_Ballistics/eaglet_ballistics.zip

    Those interested in receiving updates please e-mail me at Javier_Moncada@yahoo.com
    In the Subject box write: Eaglet Ballistic Calcs

    Those that received this as an e-mail will automatically receive the updates, but
    if you are not interested just e-mail me and I will remove you from the mailing list.

    As a man of honor and a minister I assure you your e-mails will only be used by others
    if I get killed first!

    Sincerely,

    Javier O Moncada
     
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  2. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    That's kinda a trick little deal!!! I haven't played with it much but I think it's kinda cool.

    Thanks
     

  3. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    bigngreen,

    Changes have been made to allow the application to run
    in smaller resolution screens. Just download it from the
    same link above and replace the old file with the new.
     
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    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Dear Folks,

    The OGW box was not calculating the varmint weight correctly.
    It was, of course, my bad. I also added to the info section seen
    when you right click on the underlined portion.

    just download from the link and replace the file.

    My thanks to the person who caught it and e-mailed me. I don't
    know his name. "I have a strong feeling is a 'He' ".

    Please excuse me for the inconvenience.

    http://pages.sbcglobal.net/jomoncada/Eaglet_Ballistic_Calcs/readme.zip

    Sincerely,





     
  6. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Re: (UPDATE) A small contribution to the shooting community

    A new tab page has been added. This concludes all of the book's formulas.
    A photo was also added for now to occupy empty space.

    Due to a small change in the .exe's name you'll have to delete the old one
    since it will not be replaced.

    Your input is appreciated.


    http://pages.sbcglobal.net/jomoncada/Eaglet_Ballistic_Calcs/readme.zip
     
  7. royinidaho

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    Eaglet,

    I've been 'playing' with your .exe.

    Quite fun and revealing.

    Another question regarding Rt/R.

    I'm working on a Swiss Navy project that is proving fruitful and your .exe has been quite a useful tool.

    I took a Nosler bullet and measured the ogive length, BT length and meplat diameter.

    I then used the 'Wild Itralian' method to determine RT/r which is, punch in values until the published bc was achieved.:)

    Is this process reasonable and,

    If the ogive is lengthened what does that do to the RT/r or does it make any difference.

    BTW regarding being rewarded for your freebie .exe. Sneak a peek at Luke 6:38.
     
  8. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    I hope that helps some!
     
  9. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Thanks Eaglet.

    I'll order the book!

    Knowledge is power. The book with your 'tool' adds greatly to that power.

    Again re: your tool....
     
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    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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