Kestrel 2500 "Station Pressure"

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Wachsmann, Jul 23, 2015.

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  1. Wachsmann

    Wachsmann Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    Just got my new Kestrel 2500 today. If I'm understanding correctly from reading the information in the owners manual I do not need to do anything or set the altitude correction to 0 feet to read station pressure or absolute pressure on the meter. If I put in a correct altitude then the meter will be calibrated for barometric pressure for my area and will ready closely to what the weather stations report. I'm going to use this with the app "shooter" on my phone. I think this is the correct way to do this and just use absolute pressure on the shooter app. Am I on the right track? thanks...
  2. geo4061

    geo4061 Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Leave it like it was set up at factory. This way you get station pressure.
  3. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2009
    Yes, don't touch it! You want station pressure and after you play with it it's hard to get it reset. The 4000 and above let you return to factory settings but not the 2500. With the 2500 you will completely ignore the altitude info, it doesn't matter to us shooters. We want station baro pressure. So your altitude will almost always be wrong and that's ok, I don't even look at it anymore on mine