Android Balistic Calculator

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by jasonco, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    i just stumbled across this app for android based devices on Applied Balistics web site. it is developed by Sean Kennedy and berger bullets Bryan Litz and it works very well using the droid gps and atmospheric data. there is also a free kestrel bluetooth update. going to take it out for spin. www.appliedbalisticsllc.com gun)
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Ben using it for several months now. It was spot on for a yote at 1008 with my 300 win. And was good at 1905 yards with my 338 and the Gen 2 Bergers on a 36" gong. Feed it goos numbers and it works.

    Jeff
     

  3. BigDaddy0381

    BigDaddy0381 Well-Known Member

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    I have had it a few days and it is dead on with a 338RUM at 1000 yards and really super close with a 308 at 1,000, but 168gr bullet at 1,000 might be dancing a little. The program is nice to have.
     
  4. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    nice. i still would like a dedicated handheld pc, but this will do for now. gun)
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I use it.
     
  6. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    I use it and love it, i support mine with my gps and kestrel when im off in the boondocks.
     
  7. venom600

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    I use it and it's been working great for me. Pretty darned close to accurate, really easy to use once you get it set up.
     
  8. youngbuck

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    Ive been using it about a year. I really like it. I will put in my elevation a head of time if the closest weather station is different. Its really helpfull to have the tested G7 BCs.
     
  9. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    its super easy and not complicated to use if you have used a ballistic program. i almost have my guns and loads entered and plotted gun)
     
  10. youngbuck

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    I just got an update for shooter on my Droid X. I can't seem to find my look angle or azimuth. In the previous version I could click "get' and the position of my phone would calculate look angle and azimuth. Anybody else having this issue? The buttons are layed out so it is easier to select what you are changing but my ability to use my phone to "get" my angles is gone. If this can't be fixed, it would be a HUGE handicap. I would need a calculator and compass for my phone that already has both.

    Anybody on here work on "updates" for Shooter?
     
  11. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hijack here but am I to understand correctly that if I have a kestrel, droid with the shooter app, and good FPS and bullet info, I have everything I need??
     
  12. youngbuck

    youngbuck Well-Known Member

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    I figured out my issue with the "get" buttons. You have to hit the menu button to get them.

    Daves-
    I use the shooter app without a kestral. I estimate my wind vaule (helps when I have a cheapo wind meter). For spin drift calcualtions you will need to know twist rate. You have everything else. If your phone has an accelerometer (most smart phones do) it will calcualte angle for the shot. If it has GPS it will calculate latitude and azimuth for Coriolis, if you want to get really fancy.
     
  13. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Will it aim the rifle and squeeze the trigger softly also?
     
  14. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

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    I have a rangefinder with TBR that calculates the angle and give me a yardage to shoot for due to the angle. I think that combined witht he droid I can have alot of fun. Thanks.