Smartphone ballistic apps

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Birdhunter1, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 Well-Known Member

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    So I'm gonna join the craze and get a smartphone next spring. My wife has been trying to lure me over to that side, a buddy of mine who is a super-techy has showed me all sorts of cool stuff it can do (I mean heck his phone is a better camera than my actual camera).

    Anyway what is regarded as the cats nuts for ballistic apps?

    Online I really like the Best of The West True BC calculator, and I printed all that info out so I have it hard copy for 2 rifles. But in the field as conditions change I'd like to have it in hand. I figure if I'm gonna carry a mini-super computer I night as well see what I can actually do with it.

    Also is there an app that will automatically take temp/humidity/elev into account on its own so I don't have to enter it?

    Or am I asking too dang much from a phone?
     
  2. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

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    Shooter and Strelok. Shooter is $10, Strelok is free. Both are good, they give similar results. I like Shooter.
     

  3. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    Shooter. No comparison.
     
  4. nddodd

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    Balistic AE for iPhone is what I have and it has everything I think anyone would need. Think I give $19.99 4 or 5 years ago for it, may be more now I don't know. It has target speed and wind speed along with tons of other stuff.


    Nathan
     
  5. mikebob

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    I would go with Shooter. In the last update for Ballistic AE screwed it all up for me. It now only gives whole numbers in moa. My rifle shoots 5.5 moa for 500 yards now ballistic just says 5 until i reach a distance to go up one whole moa. Which is ok for 500 yards but at 1000 or farther you really need the tenths in my opinion. For mils it is the same, it will set o mil to 500, then 1 mil from 500 to 900 yards. I dont know maybe the update screwed up some of my settings. Anyway I bought Shooter and I like it more anyway.
     
  6. rick523

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    Will shooter load on an Iphone ? Tried loading it yesterday and could not find it. Thanks


    Rick
     
  7. crittrgittr

    crittrgittr Well-Known Member

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    I have shooter on my iphone. I typed in shooter and scrolled through till I found it. I really like the app. $10
     
  8. rick523

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    Yeah I tried that yesterday nothin I'll give it another go
    . Thanks

    Rick
     
  9. mikebob

    mikebob Well-Known Member

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    in search type the name sean kennedy it will bring up shooter app
     
  10. IdahoRedneck

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    Yup shooter........ Great app. Or if ya want to step it up from there get
    Brian Litz's applied ballistics. Same as shooter function wise but more features. Price is 30.00
     
  11. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 Well-Known Member

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    I saw that Brian Litz was using the Shooter program,. Do you have a link to his new one?
     
  12. IdahoRedneck

    IdahoRedneck Well-Known Member

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    http://appliedballisticsllc.com/AB_app.htm

    here ya go:)

    Edit..... Not sure if its available for iphone though. My freind and I have droids...

    Edit again....... just read it...iphone and ipad coming soon.......
     
  13. Garycrow

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    Type "shooter ballistic calculator" in the app store search and it'll be the first one that pops up.
     
  14. Greyfox

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    I have used a ballistic FTE for a few years because I personally thought the software was easier, and had a more logical approach and format. As someone else stated, the last few updates were screwy, so I have switched to Shooter. These apps both use the same ballistic ouput as the BOTW and Gunwerks site programs which all use JBM algorithms.