Exbal help

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by robertjay53, May 26, 2005.

  1. robertjay53

    robertjay53 Well-Known Member

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    I have the palm pilot version on the way /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif but have no idea which palm to purchase. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif Can anyone give me a recomendation ? Ive been looking on E Bay, and they have a ton of them, but which one? which model? Have been looking at a palm pilot zire 21, is this a good one?
    Point me in the right direction. Thanks Bob
     
  2. Ballistic64

    Ballistic64 Well-Known Member

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    The 21 is what I went with,it was cheap and is all I really needed.
     
  3. ss7mm

    ss7mm Writers Guild

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    robertjay53:

    I also went with the Palm Zire 21. I did some looking on e-bay but bought a new one for $80.00. That and the $70.00 for Exbal and that’s all that’s needed.

    I have gone the expensive Pocket PC route before and spent several hundred dollars just for the pc but always worried about carrying it hunting and possibly losing it. Now, if I did lose the Palm at least it won’t bother me as much. The Palms are typically cheaper than the Pocket PC units also. This unit, for me, is used for only one purpose and that’s running Exbal.

    I think you will be happy with the Zire if you choose to go that route. About the only time it might be a problem would be if you tried to use it in the dark since it’s not backlit but I can live with that inconvenience.

    Good luck with whatever you choose and I’m sure you’ll be glad you have Exbal in the field with you.
     
  4. 257speed

    257speed Well-Known Member

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    Following advice from the guru's here on this site, I found and purchased a palm III and a palm V from e-bay. They were around $20 and work great so far. The advice I was given and now agree with is that there is no need to spend a bunch of money on an expensive palm. The exbal requires very little memory and as stated, if I smash/break a $20 palm, I won't cry about it.
     
  5. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Look for Compaq Ipaqs on Ebay also. They are usually selling for only about $50 more than the Zire and can do a few more things.

    On my Ipaq, I can make audio recordings of range notes (like a known elevation for a given rifle range) and there is a infared communication to my home pc so I can transfer load data or new range trajectories for figuring new bc's.

    It also has internet hookup capability, a photo album, and I can even turn up the volume on my stereo with it! Very nice stuff to have for just a little more dough. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  6. getsmart

    getsmart Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to go to ExBal route on a Palm type unit. I have drop charts on paper, but this does sound a bunch cleaner.

    Have any of you had probelms with very cold batteries after it has been your pack for a while?

    Sometimes we have problems with GPS and even flashlight life can go in the tank.

    I guess you could keep it in your pocket.

    Thanks
     
  7. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    To those who have this program, how do you like it? Can you put in any cartrige that you have?
     
  8. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    I got it recently and was impressed that the .325 WSM was in the data-base - very up to date info. Great program, got me converted to using and trusting computer data.
    I have it in a Dell PDA, have even used it for killing deer in the field, pretty neat experience.
     
  9. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ian, i may have to get it!
     
  10. Freakshow

    Freakshow Active Member

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    Where did you guys buy the palm exbal software? I have looked on Brownells, Midway, Sinclair, and even Cabelas and can't find it.
     
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    skidlyman Well-Known Member

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  12. Freakshow

    Freakshow Active Member

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    Thanks Skidly. Gotta have it, beats the military way hands down.
     
  13. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    I got my copy of Exbal for pocket pc. Great software!