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    Cheap wind meter or kestrel??

    Sorry if this has been posted before but is it worth forking out for a kestrel or can someone recommend a cheapy that'll do the same job without falling to pieces or chewing through batteries??

    I don't need a ballistic calculator as I have strelok on my phone and I'm not to worried about temp at this stage.

    Thanks in advance
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    Aliexpress, search wind meter.
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    Been there , kestrel all the way

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    Where's the best place to buy kestrel in NZ? Or are you best to ebay or amazon?

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    Tried two cheaper wind meters both were crap and not that cheap either, go Kestrel only real option

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    kestrel!
    buy once cry once.
    you only need the 2500

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    Just throw some grass in the air, count "1000 & One" for every meter it travels = 4kph, dead faken easy
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    Burnsco have wind meters from time to time for about 30 - 40 bucks dunno if thats good or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dermastor View Post
    Tried two cheaper wind meters both were crap and not that cheap either, go Kestrel only real option
    what was wrong with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkeye View Post
    what was wrong with them?
    you are way better with the kestrel as you get station air pressure and temp which are crucial when you start streching your legs and changing altitudes.
    oh and it's a quality wind meter as well!

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    I have had one from Dick Smiths for years, works for me, temp wind and so on have been the same as kestrel but it doesn't have all the functionality...

    Kerry at 'The GearLocker' or 'Precision Shooter' imports and sells them, give him a hola

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    Sweet I'll look into it tomorrow Double Shot. I was leaning towards spending a little more to get something decent, it seems to work out better in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyanimal31 View Post
    you are way better with the kestrel as you get station air pressure and temp which are crucial when you start streching your legs and changing altitudes.
    oh and it's a quality wind meter as well!

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    I can get that data elsewhere. Do they not read the windspeed accurately?

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    The two cheap ones I had one a Windmate 3500 the turbine crapped out in less than a year and they expected me to purchase a new one the other very cheap from a local store just never worked well and chewed batteries. I now have a Kestrel 5000 and very happy.

 

 

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