Device to run ballistic program

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Naymola, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Naymola

    Naymola Well-Known Member

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    I need a hand held device to download my software from my PC, so I can use the program in the field. Not sure which way to go. I'm using Sierra's Infinity. Some folks I see, have picked up Axim's off of E-Bay? I need it only for this application only, without all the bells and whistles of GPS, etc.
    Thanks, Gary
     
  2. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

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    cheapest solution is to get the Ipod touch and then download a ballistic program that they have. I have no experience with it but the reviews are good on it from here. The problem with anyof those things is they take time to input all figures and I can't see anything on them when there is a glare out.
     

  3. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    My htc smartphone runs exbal flawlessly! I like them, the htc's run windows programs so it allakes sense to me :)
     
  4. Naymola

    Naymola Well-Known Member

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    So we are talking about smart phones here. I have resisted the urge to get one, simply because I don't need all it's capabilities, along with the larger dimensions, compared to my "flip phone"that carries nicely in my pants pocket. But alas,
    I may have to go down that road. I'm with Verizon, and I reckon the "Droid" will do the same thing?
    I would need to find out if the "Droid" will handle Windows?
     
  5. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    The pod touch isnt a smart phone just a ipod with wifi capabilities, I have one and downloaded the ballistic program for 20 bucks and love it, just waiting to be able to get the iphone here so I can use the program to its fullest potential
     
  6. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I'd just pick up a Dell Axim of flee-bay and shoot the program you already got!
     
  7. JARHEAD1371

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    I was in the same boat you are in. I bought an Axim X51v off e-bay for $122. The only sign of wear was very light scuff on the battery hatch. I also picked up the big battery and it came with an extended battery hatch, problem solved. The big battery lasts a very long time, I bet much longer than any phone. I would not go with a phone to run your program because if you loose it, or it decides to not work, you are S.O.L. On the advise of Mr Carlock, I also picked up a Pelican case for my Axim for max protection. Then again, Marines aren't known for being gentle with gear so the phone might work for you. :rolleyes:
     
  8. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a Dell Axium from e-bay for $45 it came with a leather pouch i stylus and 1 battery & charger . It has worked very good for me . only complaint is that i haven't purchased the big battery that jarhead has already mentioned . the pelican case is a must .

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  9. mmmooretx

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    I have a Verizon HTC Droid Incredible on order and will install a program called Shooter (full version $10) as my first program. The reviews look good and it does what I need, plus pulls in the data from the GPS and local weather stations.
     
  10. Naymola

    Naymola Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks for the input! I will look for an Axim on E Bay and see whats available. I hesitate to do the Droid because of the big jump in monthly fees ,for all those bells and whistles.I have the minimal pay plan now, it would probably double with the Droid. The Axim would be a one time shot....I'll look at Verizons website for the hell of it, to see how much that would cost me. I've got friends that have them, they are nice.
     
  11. Naymola

    Naymola Well-Known Member

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    Been looking at E Bay, there's a bunch of them for sale. Not sure which one would do for my application? Among the three: X50 X50V and the X51V? There's a few of the X51V's with the 6.1 update in the $180.00 range. Processor speed is the same for the X50V and X51V, Just as well off with the cheaper X50V?
     
  12. JARHEAD1371

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    Shawn Carlock advised me to use at least a X50. I would say the newer version is faster, but a computer guy I am not.
     
  13. maxxlogan

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    I second the HTC phone idea....I have my HTC Touch Pro 2 setup with Exbal, OziExplorer (gps software u can upload your own maps and calibrate), and TomTom......one device to get me to the hunting grounds, navigate the hunting grounds and create on the spot data for shooting.....used to have three devices...
     
  14. BH Hunter

    BH Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone uploaded exbal on the Droid?