external ballistics software

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bucknutz, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. bucknutz

    bucknutz Well-Known Member

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    getting better at 500yds.want santa to bring an external program,looking at exbal.$70.00 for newest.anybody recomend others?.i reload,have crony and looking to graph trajectories for several calibers,and use click adjustments.want to shoot farther...
     
  2. ricka0

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  3. bucknutz

    bucknutz Well-Known Member

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    thank you for the post.i will check those sites later today.just need simple for now
     
  4. jayd4wg

    jayd4wg New Member

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    http://www.freewarepalm.com/

    search for Sharpshooters friend. it's wonderful, and free. it maintains a database of your loads and rifles. I use it with a sony Clie at the range and have found it to be easy to use, and accuate.
     
  5. royinidaho

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    I've been using a windoze thing called Point Blank. Was ok but..............

    Found a spreadsheet thing at some Canadian think tank or somewhere. Seemed pretty good besides being free.

    Use it pretty much exclusively.

    do a google on ballisticsComputer.xls or go to www.snipersparadise.com/download/BallisticsComputer.xls

    Tracked it down from a source on this forum but can't recall exactly where.
     
  6. danacobb

    danacobb Well-Known Member

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    I would reccomend Exbal
     
  7. ricka0

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    Can you supply a link. I'm sure it doesn't use a *real* DB either - I was using the computer science defn of DB. "Shoot V3" stores your loads in the registry - not a real DB.

    It looks like if one could find this program, it runs only only hairy palm tops.
     
  8. jayd4wg

    jayd4wg New Member

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    I tried to link it before, but the software here does not like the parens. :shrug:

    copy paste and enjoy.

    Yes, it only runs on palms, but there is a pocketPC version someplace on the net too. I dn't have a pocketPC or i would have more info for that version.

    How much of a DB do you need? It keeps track of the rifle (zero range, and the atmospheric conditions at time of zero) and the loads (bullet diameter, MV, Ballistic Coeff.) what else do you want? it does NOT make pretty graphs showing your curve over distance...it does not create reports to tape to your stock. it DOES tell you where to aim at the time of the shot.
     
  9. jayd4wg

    jayd4wg New Member

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    damn the double post... [​IMG]

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