Choosing a Kestrel Meter for Ballistics

An overview to see all the options. If money is no object and you want the best, just get the Kestrel Elite and read no further.  If you looking to figure out what's best for your budget and your shooting, read on... Knowing your environmental conditions can mean the difference between a hit or a miss in long-range shooting. Both, the Kestrel Elite and Kestrel 5700 Weather Meters with Applied Ballistics combine precise environmental measurements with 21st century ballistics solvers, providing you with elevation and windage holds customized to their weapon system and bullet.Here is an easy ballistic comparison chart of Kestrel options....

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Kestrel Alert Service

So the question has been posed: How do I get alerts from my Kestrel DROP / Meter?  First of all, you need to remember, this is a bluetooth device, not a Wifi device.  So the Android/IOS device needs to be near the DROP / Meter w/ LiNK to get the data.  Your Kestrel is storing the data when you are not near it, but to get it, you need to be in Bluetooth range (roughly 100 feet depending on walls and line of site).   Workaround:  You can set up a plugged in iPod that is connected to Wifi and...

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Kestrel Meter vs. Sling Psychrometer

Is your sling psychrometer reading different from your Kestrel?  It's not uncommon.   Typically, you might see that the sling gives a reading 5-10% higher than the Kestrel Meter. There are some real common errors seen with Slings. The Humidity on a Sling will err on the high side if: The sock on the wet bulb or the water used for the wet bulb thermometer is not clean. The sling is not swung around long enough. The thermometer measurements are not read quickly enough after swinging the sling. These are all of the common errors with a sling psychrometer causing...

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