Nightforce ballistic softwear- Which Kestrel do I need ?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Down Under Hunter, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I have purchased the nightforce pda softwear and wish to purchase a kestrel weather meter. I have looked at the 2500 and 3500 models. Can I get away with the 2500 model ? What info does the NF softwear ask you to input ??

    Thanks
     
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  2. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    You will need to imput,
    1- wind speed
    2-barometric pressure
    3-relative humidity

    I use the 3500 and prefer it to the 2 others that I have 4000 & 4500 models..I have no experience with the 2500
     
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  3. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    jwp475- Thanks for your thoughts. If I could ask a small favour ? Would you mind having a look at the features on the 2500 and see if it has all I need ? Do I really need humidity ?

    Thanks
     
  4. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    don't forget temperature!
     
  5. ss7mm

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    If you're not concerned with humidity, and most agree that humidity is a non-issue in most normal shots, then you can get what you want in a 2500. You do need baro pressure, temperature and wind speed. You do need some way to know the elevation so you can set the baro pressure in your unit. I get that from my GPS.I personally use a 3500 as I want to be able to input any and all conditions that might affect the shot in any way.
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  6. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    What ss7mm said! I've got the 2500 and just just great w/ it. But, every time I use it and I have to skip over the part where it asks for humidity, I wish I had a 3500. It's a personal thing. If your anal about stuff, get the 3500. If not the 2500 will suffice.
     
  7. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    A big thanks to you guys for the guidence. I purchased the 3500 today. Not much more, so why not tick all the boxes ?

    Cheers to all !!!