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What Model of Kestrel? #7182269
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Which model do ya'll use for long range shooting and precision matches?


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Never replaced mine after being stolen.

I use an app. And the phone on air plane mode to save the battery. Amything less than 900 yards, I know the DOPE, I go off that.



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Re: What Model of Kestrel? [Re: FiremanJG] #7182315
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Never replaced mine after being stolen.

I use an app. And the phone on air plane mode to save the battery. Amything less than 900 yards, I know the DOPE, I go off that.


I want the Kestrel for weather conditions. I can't get the DOPE from my Strelok app.


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Re: What Model of Kestrel? [Re: dee] #7182317
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Originally Posted By: dee
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Do you use it with Applied Ballistics, Dee?


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Re: What Model of Kestrel? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #7182318
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Never replaced mine after being stolen.

I use an app. And the phone on air plane mode to save the battery. Amything less than 900 yards, I know the DOPE, I go off that.


I want the Kestrel for weather conditions. I can't get the DOPE from my Strelok app.


"Shooter" populates DA and Temp, and adjusts accordingly.



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Re: What Model of Kestrel? [Re: FiremanJG] #7182319
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
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Never replaced mine after being stolen.

I use an app. And the phone on air plane mode to save the battery. Amything less than 900 yards, I know the DOPE, I go off that.


I want the Kestrel for weather conditions. I can't get the DOPE from my Strelok app.


"Shooter" populates DA and Temp, and adjusts accordingly.


That would be helpful.


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Haha yea I polished that thing for hours.
Re: What Model of Kestrel? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #7182347
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Funny you should mention as I havenít used my 5700 in awhile but yesterday took it to the range and input my .284 Win and used it along with checking Applied Ballistics on the phone just to see how well they matched. Only could shoot to 654 but they gave same data of 3.66 mil with 183 Sierra running 2775. I did not link them just used local weather on phone in AB.
Knocked all the red paint that was the bullseye off..... that gun will shoot! cheers

I have Shooter but quit using it as it seemed to have IPhone glitches all the time


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Re: What Model of Kestrel? [Re: DStroud] #7182352
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
Funny you should mention as I havenít used my 5700 in awhile but yesterday took it to the range and input my .284 Win and used it along with checking Applied Ballistics on the phone just to see how well they matched. Only could shoot to 654 but they gave same data of 3.66 mil with 183 Sierra running 2775. I did not link them just used local weather on phone in AB.
Knocked all the red paint that was the bullseye off..... that gun will shoot! cheers

I have Shooter but quit using it as it seemed to have IPhone glitches all the time


Thats some good shooting, brother. Is that the same .284 in the Eliseo chassis?


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Haha yea I polished that thing for hours.
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Funny you should mention as I havenít used my 5700 in awhile but yesterday took it to the range and input my .284 Win and used it along with checking Applied Ballistics on the phone just to see how well they matched. Only could shoot to 654 but they gave same data of 3.66 mil with 183 Sierra running 2775. I did not link them just used local weather on phone in AB.
Knocked all the red paint that was the bullseye off..... that gun will shoot! cheers

I have Shooter but quit using it as it seemed to have IPhone glitches all the time


Thats some good shooting, brother. Is that the same .284 in the Eliseo chassis?


Yep thatís it.


"Anyone taking up handloading necessarily plays with unknown factors and takes chances. But so does anyone who drives a car,goes to a cocktail party,eats in a restaurant,or gets married."

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Re: What Model of Kestrel? [Re: DStroud] #7182354
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
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Funny you should mention as I havenít used my 5700 in awhile but yesterday took it to the range and input my .284 Win and used it along with checking Applied Ballistics on the phone just to see how well they matched. Only could shoot to 654 but they gave same data of 3.66 mil with 183 Sierra running 2775. I did not link them just used local weather on phone in AB.
Knocked all the red paint that was the bullseye off..... that gun will shoot! cheers

I have Shooter but quit using it as it seemed to have IPhone glitches all the time


Thats some good shooting, brother. Is that the same .284 in the Eliseo chassis?


Yep thatís it.


Accurate cheers . I just dropped off the 223 at my gunsmith for a fresh barrel.

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You going fast twist?AI?


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Originally Posted By: DStroud
You going fast twist?AI?


You got it. 1:7 Bartlein Sendero. It should be a blast to shoot.


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Female is bigger and will be hell on grackles. O, you meant that kestrel. My bad.

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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
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Do you use it with Applied Ballistics, Dee?


Yup. I never use the phone app much but its awesome to sync and load profiles that way. Biggest thing I like is not having to worry about battery like one does with a phone. It lasts a long while.


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Female is bigger and will be hell on grackles. O, you meant that kestrel. My bad.


And a sh__load of them get shot every dove season.


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Do you use it with Applied Ballistics, Dee?


Yup. I never use the phone app much but its awesome to sync and load profiles that way. Biggest thing I like is not having to worry about battery like one does with a phone. It lasts a long while.


That's the one I need.


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I started using the weatherflow instead of my kestrel 4500. Its smaller and lighter and seems to give me the same results for what its worth. The connect to your phone via bluetooth.

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Admittedly, Shooter functions better on Android systems, which is what I use.

And I couldn't care less about measuring wind speed where I am standing. When I still had my Kestrel 4500 with A.B. I don't think I ever opened the wind vane door.



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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Admittedly, Shooter functions better on Android systems, which is what I use.

And I couldn't care less about measuring wind speed where I am standing. When I still had my Kestrel 4500 with A.B. I don't think I ever opened the wind vane door.


I do but only use it as a reference. I'll adjust angle and speed to what I see downrange.


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I'm also using a Weatherflow meter in conjunction with BallisticARC on my phone. It's a pretty small instrument, Bluetooth to the phone works great, and at ~$100 it's quite a bit cheaper than a Kestrel.

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I'm also using a Weatherflow meter in conjunction with BallisticARC on my phone. It's a pretty small instrument, Bluetooth to the phone works great, and at ~$100 it's quite a bit cheaper than a Kestrel.



I'm gonna look that one up. Thank you sir.


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Jeremy aint playin eek2


roflmao no sir. I'm about to go from ignorant, to even more stupider eek


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Jeremy aint playin eek2


roflmao no sir. I'm about to go from ignorant, to even more stupider eek


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