Which ballistics program, Sierra ? Hand held help ?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Marine sniper, May 31, 2008.

  1. Marine sniper

    Marine sniper Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to buy a ballistics program for my PC to make some drop charts with etc. I also would like to be able to load it into a handheld gadget that a lot of guys are using now, Exbal type, etc. I am just getting back into long range shooting and have 0 experience with any of the hand held programs. I have not run a ballistics program on a computer in over 10 years.

    Can someone give me a little education and point me in the right direction on what I will need. I have my .300 Weatherby shooting well and now need to run some ballistics to get an idea of where I will be at longer ranges. Also what is a good handheld computer to buy and what program should I get, any way to only buy one for the home PC and us it for the handheld also.

    Thanks,

    John
     
  2. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    That's easy to answer, and it is a one word answer. Exbal.

    The best ballistics soft ware out there IMHO, great customer support. You can purchase it from Nightforce

    Here, SOFTWARE
     

  3. Marine sniper

    Marine sniper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I will call them Monday.
     
  4. lorvan

    lorvan Well-Known Member

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    Ballistic Software

    I use two softwares.
    For reloading I use the Quickload program NECO moly plating bullets,firelapping,ballistic software and chronographs you must conseder that a laoad built with quickload program has on the paper about 100 feet of velocity more than the reality with a cronograph.
    For calculating a load that is about 0.5 - 1 grain around the best load for my rifle i use the shoch wave theory Optimal Barrel Time Paper .
    The best ballistic one is Exball. The original version of this program is developed by Perry-Systems - Ballistic Calculator Software .
    You may calculate the drop very accurately . The same is with Infinity of the Sierra company, but exball is more useful and you may calculate the drop also for your reticle.
    For example:

    I use a Sauer Jagdmatch cal 308 with a Svarosky optic with a TDS-4 reticle. The last capriolo ( like a withe deer ) that I dropped down with this rifle, that is NOT a sniper rifle, was at 667 meters ( 700 feet? )

    Lorenzo
     
  5. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    exbal is the most popular, you can buy a package to use it on your PC and palm or PC and PPC. the palm version takes very little memory so any portable running Palm OS and about 16 megs of memory will work fine.
    I use a palm Zire and it works fine.
    RR
     
  6. Marine sniper

    Marine sniper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys,

    I need to figure out which held held palm pilot to use and I should be good to go.
     
  7. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Quickload for load development. Loadbase 2, Exbal V9 and RSI would be worth reviewing as a primary exterior ballistic program. RSI does not offer a handheld program but Exbal and Loadbase 2 do.
     
  8. ssphunter

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    Good day all
    I know this is an old post but I just found it and I have the same question. Would exball still be the best software>? Also what is the better portable pc system to use?
    Thanks for now
    Mike
     
  9. 805_Sniper

    805_Sniper Well-Known Member

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    I have both the PC and Pocket PC Night Force Software. Definitely the best software out there. As far as which hand help PC to get. By one off of E-Bay. They are an outdated piece of equipment these days with the smart phones taking over. Not to many people actually use them so they are VERY cheap to buy. I got an HP that was the cat's meow for $30. If I lose it in the hills, it gets wet, etc. I can go buy another one without having much $$$ out. Most sales on E-bay come guaranteed, just read the fine print before you start bidding on it.
     
  10. ssphunter

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    Thanks for the quick reply.
    Mike
     
  11. 805_Sniper

    805_Sniper Well-Known Member

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    Good Luck!