Hand Held Devices With Ballistic Software

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by stress-relief, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. stress-relief

    stress-relief Member

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    Are there some reasonably priced hand held calculators that contain ballistic software? Seems like they would be very useful in the field especially for calculating windage adjustments.
     

  2. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    This LINK here is a good place for good prices on used PDAs, however they don't already contain ballistic software but it can be had from different sites at different prices and then you have to install it in your pda. Windows mobile based pda is the one you want to get. I recommend the program named LoadBase 3.0 because is the one I use and believe to be the best. There are many here that are using LB3.0 and no complaints. Do a search here on LoadBase 3.0 to learn more about it and you can also visit their website. It's a package that contains two powerful applications, one for your desktop computer and the other one for your PDA. Free updates and awesome customer service.

    Good Luck!
     
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  4. Bigjet

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    The iPhone, believe it, or not, has some terrific ballistics programs available. I'd recommend the full-fledged Bullet Flight program. It does the whole 9 yards.

    It provides milrad data, or MOA, and you can calibrate it to the bullet so that the proper number of clicks, depending on the turret step, will be presented based on the bullet, BC (G1 or G7), taking into account spin drift, coriolis, and the iPhone plugs in the local barometric altitude, and temp. You still have to guess the wind, but the iPhone will give you the vertical angle.

    Truly an amazing program for $40 (I think). The numbers match very closely those that Bryan Litz provided, free, with the ballistics program that came with his Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting book.

    Ballistic FTE isn't too bad either.

    Pretty amazing stuff.
     
  5. Savagebien

    Savagebien Well-Known Member

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    well, you can buy a used palm treo 650 or 680 on ebay unlocked for about 50-75 bucks, then buy exbal for palm OS and thats a pretty cheap setup! i got a palm phone and finally bought the exbal program, and its great! one of my buddys just bought a used treo 650 and then got exbal and just takes it out shooting.
     
  6. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    Any "smartphone" should be capable of running the software. I run the Nightforce software on my i760 Samsung. Works fine.
     
  7. Sidesy

    Sidesy Active Member

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    second vote for the i-phone

    have a look under the ballistic field edition

    all you could want and more

    Gary
     
  8. Thesteeleboy

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    This is probably a stupid question but, Isn't cell phone reception required for the iPhone to work.
     
  9. Russ Hatch

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    Depending on what you are trying to do. If you want to talk on it or get the local weather,yes. If you are using a balistic program such as Balistic FTE, no.
     
  10. Armed Infidel

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    I was able to buy a dell Axim x51v on ebay for 50 bucks, if you want it for anything else make sure it has WM 6 or better. I am running both LB3 and night force and both do well on it.
     
  11. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    That's a great price!
    I also have the X51v but it's running WM 5.0 and also LB 3.0 and
    Exbal.
     
  12. timmyatnop

    timmyatnop Well-Known Member

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    Hi all ian wanting a handheld. Ballistic solver.. someone said Len sales on in here but I could not find it anywhere.
     
  13. elkhunting

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    I was wandering wat was the least costely rought that is easey to use in a hunting senaro . I would like it to go to at least 1,500 yd .
     
  14. Charles B

    Charles B Well-Known Member

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    Although I'm not shooting the ranges most shooters here are shooting the StreLok+ and Applied Ballistics work great on my Android. The only thing I need phone service for is the weather.