Wind Meters

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by cdmorten, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. cdmorten

    cdmorten Well-Known Member

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    What are you guys using to give you the stats for your ballistic calculators when you're out hunting? I've been looking for wind meters (Kestrels) with Wind, Temp, Alt, Barom, Humidity and from what I can find, they are all over $250. Are there any less expensive brands I should be looking at?

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  2. bailey1474

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    Get the Kestrel 2500. It has everything but humidity and that is the least important anyway.
     

  3. cdmorten

    cdmorten Well-Known Member

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    I wondered about that because you can get a Kestrel 2500 for about $145 on ebay. I wasn't sure how big of a role humidity plays on point of impact. I'm still new to the ballistic calculator thing.

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  4. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    Bill
    What do the Kestrel 2500 sale for?
    do you have them ?
    Redbone
     
  5. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Best overall deal I've found for Kestrel's and free 2nd day shipping.
     
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  7. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I don't sell them and I'm not sure what they sell for now. Probably about $150-$175.
     
  8. CAM

    CAM Well-Known Member

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    I have a brunton works well.
    If anybody knows about "WIND" probably would be Mach V "CASPER WINDY WYOMING"
    They use a logging chain hanging on a telephone pole!!!

    CAM
     
  9. Jimm

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    They use a logging chain hanging on a telephone pole!!!



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    That is a minimum fact !!

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  10. Jimm

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    I use a Brunton , don't have it at hand a t the moment so don't have the model . Got it from Midway , works good , is accurate in the functions I am able to cross check .

    Probably should make a post in the equipment reviews but want to be able to tell the truth I know rather than the truth I want to be . /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Jim B.
     
  11. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    I use the Kestrel and am happy with it.
     
  12. col48

    col48 Well-Known Member

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    hi
    i have got a Kestrel 4000 i got off Dave king from hear and it is great,thanks Dave

    thanks
    Colin
     
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