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Kestrels #6978417
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At what distance do you need a kestrel?
500+?


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Re: Kestrels [Re: daniel1381] #6978423
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You donít need a Kestrel. You need a way to measure atmospherics. This could include that particular tool.

At any rate, plug some numbers into a ballistic program for your intended round. Try different atmospheric possibilities, particularly wind, and study the solution at different ranges. This will give you an idea. A 20 mph crosswind at 500 yards can cause more drift than a slight breeze at a thousand.

Thereís too many variables to just toss out a number. This is best studied and concluded, yourself, based on your own goals and parameters. Generally speaking, however, if you want to have any sort of respectable accuracy at extended ranges, I think youíll find knowing your atmospheric conditions fairly important starting at some range shy of the 500 mark.


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Agreed in not "needing" one but they are handy and the battery lasts longer than a phone does.

I would look into geo ballistics. It has a $80ish weather meter and is a really slick setup without the cost of a kestrel with AB built in.


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Re: Kestrels [Re: daniel1381] #6978512
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I've documented lots of weather, and corresponding trajectory changes. 500+ things will begin to vary. Inside that, they tend to not move around.

Temp and DA is what you need, and you don't have to have a Kestrel to get it.



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