Pocket PC's in the Rain??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by tackdriver10, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. tackdriver10

    tackdriver10 Well-Known Member

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    First of all, let me say that I have a Dell Axim X30 with exbal installed. Also, I have an Ipod touch with Ballistic FTE installed. Both have proven accurate and reliable for my needs. But what happens when I (or we) are in the field and it starts to rain? Neither device I own is waterproof, and I have yet to find a waterproof case that in my opinion is suitable for hunting. I do have an Otterbox 2000 that I keep my Dell in, but still, I'd rather not take it out if its raining. I guess I could always make a drop chart with rite in the rain paper, or just stay home if there is a chance of rain. But thats no fun right?

    What do you guys do??

    And no, I cant afford the Recon PDA, at least not until I hit the lottery..
     
  2. new shooter

    new shooter Well-Known Member

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    Put it in ziplock plactic bag. I have a Recon so i don't worry about rain.
     

  3. jmden

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    Have made several of these custom sized 'electronic dry bags' for various pursuits. My Axim X30 stays in one while out hunting with a stylus fastened to the drybag fastex buckle via nylon string (drill hole through stylus, pass string through, tie knot). Doesn't function quite as easily as if there was not a bag around it, but I can quickly do Exbal calcs through the clear vinyl. Best thing I've come up with. Any other ideas?
     
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  5. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    Is the Otter box water proof? If so, it seems like a no brainer.
     
  6. royinidaho

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    3fingervic,

    Shawn swears by the Otter box.......
     
  7. tackdriver10

    tackdriver10 Well-Known Member

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    The otterbox for the Ipod touch like I have has been discontinued on their site. Have seen a few on Ebay, but they get on up there in the bids.. Like $100 or more. It still would be a good investment I'm sure.
     
  8. samiam

    samiam New Member

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    I think the I-Pod touch Otterbox has been replaced by the I-Phone 3Gs etc. Otterbox, because I believe the I-Pod Touch and the I-Phone are externally identical . The I-Phone box is on the front page of Otterbox's web page FYI.

    Edited to add: They also have a seperate model for I-Phone 1st Gen. so maybe there are some dimensional differences?

    :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2010
  9. Shawn Carlock

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    We use a Peilican case for the AXIM there is a picture of it on our website under the products button www.defensiveedge.net
     
  10. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Does a laser range finder work in the rain? They don't work very well when it is snowing. If they don't in the rain you need a back up system for ranging or your program is toast???

    This is why I ordered a Viper 6-24X50MM PST FFP MOA scope. So I can range with the reticle.

    joseph