NIghtforce Ballistic software..

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Dennis_in_VA, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. Dennis_in_VA

    Dennis_in_VA Well-Known Member

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    Is the Nightforce software the same as Exbal?
    I don't have any ballistic software yet and I want to buy the right / best software available. I want something that will work on my laptop and / or pocket PC/PDA. What do you guys recommend?
     
  2. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    Yes the Nightforce program is Exball. You will need 2 versians one for PC's and one for PDA's they sell the 2 as a package deel for a discount together

    Cheers Bill
    Australia
     

  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    I dont yet have a pocket PC version available, but for a desktop version you will have a hard time beating The Reloader's Archive program. The link below will take you to my site. The trial that you can download has some errors in it that cause it to shut down every 5-20 minutes. I am in the proccess of re-programming the trial so it wont do that anymore. I send current users a patch that fixes the registered version.
     
  4. Dennis_in_VA

    Dennis_in_VA Well-Known Member

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    So can anyone here tell me who has the best deal on the "combo" software package?
     
  5. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    If you shoot me your email address, I will send you a simple to use calculator in the Excel format that can be used on a pocket PC with Excel. If this will fit your needs for a portable calculator, then you can have it.
     
  6. desertflier

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    Yes, it is. Nightforce bought the rights from Perry Systems some years ago, and has been marketing the program ever since. I have used it for years, and it works very well.
     
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  7. JEREMY logan

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    Dennis, you might want to take a look at michael eichele's ballistic software . He sent it to me the other day and it looks awesome not to mention it's free..... I'm going to try to figure out how to transfer it to my hand held today . I do good just turning the computer on LOL :D
     
  8. phorwath

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  9. VSSF

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    Mine works great on a Dell Axim X5.
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  10. robinstan

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    Hi, This question is for those who are using the night force targetting soft ware. What is the best way to accurately program the information into the program so it will track accurately through out the range you are shooting. I have done the initial sight in using real time atmospheric conditions,cronographed velocity,sight above bore,bullet weight and BC and sight in distance and can't get it to track through out the range. I have changed sight above bore,velocity and even BC but am unable to get it to track. I am using the Berger 210 gr vld and am using .616 bc and have also cronagraphed the bullet velocity at different ranges and figured bc by the velocity change between the beging and ending across cronographs and still not working. I am shooting a night force 5-22 nxs and have checked dial up for true moa and that is ok. The rifle is shooting well and my drop charts I carry into the field are rite on. I am probably missing some thing but not sure what. If any one can guied me in the correct direction it would be greatly appreciated. By the way I am using a Palm pilot if that means anything and am using Night Forces barrel angle degree indicator. Thanks
     
  11. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    The link below might help you. It's rather detailed with regard to set up and also references other posts.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f22/kestrel-question-correct-altitude-31738/
     
  12. desertflier

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    All targeting software programs are based on whatever guns and ammunition lots were used to make them. Your results may (and probably will) differ, at least somewhat. The only sure solution is to fire your rifle at all of the different distances at which you might have to use it, and keep records of the drop, as well as of the atmospheric conditions and the incline angle, if any. If you do enough of this, you will end up with a data book for that rifle which will be much more accurate for that rifle, optic, and load than any program can possibly be.

    And, of course, practice. A lot. I wish you good luck. Please let me know how it works out.
     
  13. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    That approach can get the job done if you always hunt at the same elevation. If you hunt at sea level for moose, 2500' elevation for black bear, and 4000-6000' elevation for sheep, then the chart developed for the rifle will result in misses at long range at the other elevations. The advantage of well-tuned ballistics software is being able to modify the environmental conditions for other locations and be good to go, without having to create a new drop chart for the new set of environmental conditions (Atm Pressure, Temperature). Plus, the software provides options such as angle of fire, which is quite important while hunting in the mountains. Shoot at an angle of 20 degrees above or below horizontal @ 700 yds and you'll wound, or miss, if you use the same hold that worked on the level.
     
  14. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    I have both programs, LoadBase and Exbal. Those that like me own both
    programs, not only know about the unarguable superiority of LoadBase 2.0
    but also know that Loadbase 2.0 has been giving us, help me say it, a bunch
    of upgrades completletly free of charge to all registered users; and there is a
    powerful LoadBase 3.0 coming up, an UPGRADE, free of charge, again, to all registered users.
    I have been keeping up with both applications, LoadBase 2.0/3.0, and Exbal. I
    have the latest version of Exbal and I have been paying for every update.
    Not in the long run, but in a very short run, including all above mentioned
    benefits, LoadBase 2.0/3.0 is definitely more affordable.
     
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