Nightforce PDA software/ battery life

trueblue

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Messages
2,312
Location
IOWA
Does the Nightforce software for a PDA give drop charts in mil, or just MOA only ?
Can't seem to figure out how to switch to mil on my Dell Axim PDA with Nightforce software.
 
Last edited:

billec300

Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2006
Messages
11
Location
SW Pennsylvania
Re: Nightforce PDA software

Go into options at the bottom of the screen and then edit sight adjustment specs. Now you can change to anything you want.
 

trueblue

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Messages
2,312
Location
IOWA
Re: Nightforce PDA software

bllec300,
Got it.
So I assume I also need to change the click increments to 1/10th ?
 

trueblue

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Messages
2,312
Location
IOWA
Re: Nightforce PDA software

Since this is my post, I thought I would add another question. My battery life on my PDA is not very good.
It also bleeds down to a dead battery over time.
Do any of you have that problem, and what have you done about it ?
 

Buffalobob

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2001
Messages
5,095
Location
Potomac River
The axim has poor battery life comparatively speaking and naturally it gets worse the colder it gets

How long does it take to bleed down?

Have you turned off all the wifi stuff and set the light duration etc to only what you need? Do you turn it off when you are through?

I keep a spare battery charged up.
 

trueblue

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Messages
2,312
Location
IOWA
I think I have everything turned off. I bought it strictly to run my Nightforce ballistics, and use it for nothing else.
On a fully charged battery it will last a couple of days with no use, just bleeds down on its own.
I think I need to change my PDA systemfor the coming year, as this setup will not last me long if I am up in the mountains.
I am going to see if I can buy bigger batteries for it that will last longer, or look at a different type of setup.
 

Topshot

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2008
Messages
1,085
Battery life on a PDA sucks. I bought a spare battery and only have the PDA turned on when I have to.

To save battery life. When you get to your hunting spot, punch in the atmospherics etc, and run up a new drop table. Then turn off the PDA without changing screens.

When you turn the PDA back on it should still have the drop table displayed. So long as slope angle is not an issue, it is then just a quick scroll down the table to get the drop data you need for the shot.

If slope angle is in play then you will have to calculate a new solution.
 

trueblue

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Messages
2,312
Location
IOWA
Topshot,
That is exactly what I do. I just wish I could get a better set up for battery life.
I have been spending some time here lately to work on ranging with the reticle, as a backup if I loose electronics. But certainly not as accurate at distance as using LRF /PDA/ Kestral.
I need to find a better way for battery life on a PDA.
 

Trending threads

Recent Posts

Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1


Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics
By Len Backus

A high level of quality both in production and in service. Read More


Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen


Nightforce ATACR Scope Review
By Jeff Brozovich

The new NightForce ATACR is for sure a top choice for any long range shooter. Read More


The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz


Nightforce Velocity 1000 Reticle Review
By Scott Shreve

I think Nightforce knocked it outta the park with this reticle! Read More

NightForce


Top