Kestrel 2500 vs 3500

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by feelinducky, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. feelinducky

    feelinducky Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at buying a Kestrel and am torn between the 2500 or 3500. According to the comparison chart the only difference is:
    1-relative humidity
    2-Heat stress index
    3-Dew point
    4-Wet bulb temperature

    Is it worth the$50 to get the 3500?

    I'm slowly getting into the longer range shooting and would only like to purchase 1 Kestrel.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. feelinducky

    feelinducky Well-Known Member

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    I'm also trying to figure out how important density altitude is with the Kestrel 4000. Thanks
     

  3. moombaskier

    moombaskier Well-Known Member

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    I found my self with the same question several years ago and went with the 2500. The humidity difference does not affect the ballistics here in Oregon or any where else that I shoot at to spend the extra money. Run the numbers and decide for yourself.
     
  4. feelinducky

    feelinducky Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input.:)
     
  5. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Resurrecting this thread! Can some explain or comment on these 4 differences? What part to they play on ballistics and shooting? Thank you !
     
  6. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Anyone?
     
  7. No Fear in Accuracy

    No Fear in Accuracy Well-Known Member

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    I ordered Kestrel 2500. It is all I need to fill out the data to the ballistic program.

    To me, the most important is:
    Temp
    Relative Humidity
    Attitude

    Other info may have little impact under 1,000 yards.