Ballistic altitude question.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by joseph floerke, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. joseph floerke

    joseph floerke Well-Known Member

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    i use the shooter program for android, and i want to know what is the difference between Altitude, and density altitude which one is better to use.
     
  2. joseph floerke

    joseph floerke Well-Known Member

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    does this help
     

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  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Density Altitude takes into account 'real' altitude, temp and barometric pressure to provide you with a 'corrected' altitude.

    If you just use altitude, you must also input the temp and the station pressure.

    Neither is really better, they will both result in a correct shooting solution, but DA is faster.
     
  4. joseph floerke

    joseph floerke Well-Known Member

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    that makes since, and i plug everything in with a Bluetooth kestrel so its just a push of a button and bamb my stuff is in.
     
  5. Broz

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    Where are you getting the DA reading? From a kestrel?

    Jeff
     
  6. joseph floerke

    joseph floerke Well-Known Member

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    yes, or a weather station the program will do either i use my kestrel 4000
     
  7. trebark

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    Yes, a Kestrel 4500 and/or 4000 has DA.
     
  8. joseph floerke

    joseph floerke Well-Known Member

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    so which way do yall think i should go. or does it really matter what i use.
     
  9. Broz

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    I have always used actual station pressure for the Baro. input. Shawn use to input both Baro and altitude in the NF program.

    This is the first time I have ever heard that DA is just as accurate. I was always told Boaro actual station pressure was the most accurate. I thought DA was a primary function use for the automatic input from GPS. But I have no first hand experience using DA.

    jeff
     
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    lamiglas Well-Known Member

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    Subscribing to the thread
     
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  11. trebark

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    My preference is DA as it is faster and so far has been just as accurate. Say this having made shots out to 1515 using DA.