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    Which wind meter for long range?

    Which ones are people using and how many functions do you really need for shooting inside 1000 yards?


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    I have a Kestral but seldom use it these days. Be aware that any anemometer is only going to give you the wind speed at your current location.
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    This is my one. Brought a second hand wind meter/weather meter type. can't recall make and model. it likes to chew batteries tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baz View Post
    This is my one. Brought a second hand wind meter/weather meter type. can't recall make and model. it likes to chew batteries tho.

    Attachment 25769

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    I have it printed and laminated to fit in the lid of my MTM case for the ammo i'm shooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baz View Post
    I have it printed and laminated to fit in the lid of my MTM case for the ammo i'm shooting.
    I'm going to have to do the same now Baz. Thanks for the idea

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    But what the Kestral could provide is Temp and Pressure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sAsLEX View Post
    But what the Kestral could provide is Temp and Pressure?
    I use my ballistics software function to download that info on my iPhone.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I use my ballistics software function to download that info on my iPhone.
    From what source? Or does you phone have the sensors for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sAsLEX View Post
    From what source? Or does you phone have the sensors for this?
    I don't think the phone has the sensors so there must be some link in the software that sources the detail relative to the nearest cellphone tower. Here is a pic of the relative part of the software. Name:  image.jpg
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rushy - have you checked the results from your phone against what your kestrel is saying?

    Just curious if there is a difference and if so, how big is it?

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    The kestrel 2500 is the one ya need.
    I also have applied ballistics on my samsung s4 which has internal temp humidity and pressure sensors which the AB software can load into the relevant fields.
    I will see if I can get a screen shot!
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    No I haven't. I just checked the digital barometer at home and it says it is currently 1021 hpa so there is a marginal variation.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Yep checked it and diference is negligible
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    It's a pretty compelling case for the S4 that's for sure!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I don't think the phone has the sensors so there must be some link in the software that sources the detail relative to the nearest cellphone tower. Here is a pic of the relative part of the software. Attachment 25780
    I have always wondered where the weather station measurements come from when using this program????? local airport??

 

 

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