Rianov SOLO vs. Kestrel AB vs. G7 BR2

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by FrankPetersenDK, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. FrankPetersenDK

    FrankPetersenDK Member

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    I have just discovered the Rianow SOLO ballistic solution utilizing the JBM solver.
    RIANOV
    The unit mounts directly on the scope with rings. It appears to me that it corrects for spin drift and coriolis, as well as all the other "normal" variables except relative humidity, which is ok as RH does not have much effect on air density.
    Does anybody here have any experience with this product? I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Frank
     
  2. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    First I've ever heard of it I'm curious as well
     

  3. DocB

    DocB Well-Known Member

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    IF this works the way it reads all I can say is "WOW, what a kewl gadget!!"

    And I just love kewl gadgets!! lol

    RIANOV - View Product

    DocB
     
  4. FrankPetersenDK

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    All 3 gadgets lack measurement of a vital input e.i. distance with high accuracy, Wind, or slope, which must be estimated or measured by an additional gadget. However, the price of the Rianov seems fairly inexpensive compared to other two options and therefore the total cost for a complete solution seems ok.
     
  5. Timmyatneb

    Timmyatneb Well-Known Member

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    The kestrel measures wind.
     
  6. FrankPetersenDK

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    Let me be more specific then, as to which variables that must be entered into the specific device in order to obtain a valid ballistic solution.

    Rianov: High valid range info must be obtained by a rangefinder, as I assume the rangefinder will be more accurate than the built in ranging function. Wind data - velocity and direction - must also be entered.

    Kestrel AB: High valid range info must be obtained from a rangefinder. In addition, the slope angle must be entered into the device for a valid ballistic solution.

    G7 BR2: Wind data must be entered in order to obtain valid ballistic solution.

    The Rianov and Kestrel units are "generic" as they provide bullet path output which is executiable by any scope.

    The G7 BR2 output is "ballistic range equivalent", which is best executed with a scope that has a custom turret for the ammo used.

    I hope this clears up any confusion.

    Frank
     
  7. DocB

    DocB Well-Known Member

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    Hello Frank,

    Do you know if the Rainov SOLO or it's bigger brother have a 'trueing' capability similar to the ATRAG or Applied Ballistics programs?

    Thanks,

    DocB
     
  8. FrankPetersenDK

    FrankPetersenDK Member

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    Hello DonB.

    Before responding to your questions, please allow me to paraphrase your question.

    Does Rianov have the capability to correct for differences in predicted bullet drop vs. actual bullet drop at long range and make the correction automatically.?

    My answer is based on the information that is obtainable at the Rainov website where I have viewed the operater's manual.

    So - if I understand you correctly the answer is no. However, you can always adjust your muzzle velocity (MV) in the setup if predicted is different from actual bullet drop. They change in muzzle velocity must be determined by using JBM or AB software (they should give you the same result). Vertical deflection can be "trued" by tweeking either MV or BC. If using a Bryan Litz BC, Bryan recommends that you tweek MV - but I am sure that you already know this.

    I hope this answers your question.

    I am still looking for field test results for the Rianov. In my view it offers a reasonable priced alternative to both G7 BR2 and the Kestrel AB.

    Frank
     
  9. FrankPetersenDK

    FrankPetersenDK Member

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    Hej DocB.

    Sorry I got your name wrong in my last thread.

    Frank
     
  10. DocB

    DocB Well-Known Member

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    Hi Frank,

    No worries but thanks.

    Yep, that's exactly the question that I was asking. And sir, your reply is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much.

    Always Grateful,

    DocB