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Offline HunterDan

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hand-held ballistic calculator
« on: 12:54 PM, 12/04/12 »
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  • Looking for a good hand held unit with a long range ballistic calculator for my brother-in-law for a Christmas present.  He doesn't have a smart phone because he doesn't want the monthly bill.

    Anyone have a hand held unit that they would recommend?  Something tough and durable enough for hunting trips.  I use Strelock on my smart phone and it works pretty good.

    thanks


    Offline Nomad47

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    « Reply #1 on: 01:10 PM, 12/04/12 »
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  • Don't know if you would call it handheld or not, but I have a 7" tablet with Strelok installed.  Paid $95 for the tablet.  It's called a Latte.
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    « Reply #2 on: 02:55 PM, 12/04/12 »
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  • See if you can find a used ipod Touch on ebay. Uses wifi only, so no phone bill, and should run most iOS apps, including ballistic calculators.


    Offline Jay Christopherson

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    hand-held ballistic calculator
    « Reply #3 on: 04:27 PM, 12/04/12 »
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  • See if you can find a used ipod Touch on ebay. Uses wifi only, so no phone bill, and should run most iOS apps, including ballistic calculators.

    Yep, I used to use Ballistic on an iPod touch, works great, no plan required.

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    « Reply #4 on: 04:59 PM, 12/04/12 »
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  • Any of the new pad type devices with wifi. You can then download apps. I have Shooter, Strelok, and a Lapua.

    Shooter has been the most accurate for me.

    Offline Dante

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    « Reply #5 on: 02:23 PM, 12/10/12 »
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  • One idea going back to your smart phone comment... your bro in law can get an LG Optimus on Amazon for under $100 and then do Virgin Mobile for $55.00 mth total. Its a tad slower than an iPhone but doable.


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  • iPod touch4g your choice of ballistics program(I use Ballistic) and a Bad Elf wireless gps that connects to my pod with Bluetooth. The GPS is the best I have used under the thick forest canopy that dominates western Oregon. That said I have never used any handheld GPS that cost more than about 100 bucks. 150.00 for bad elf GPS and 130 for a new iPod touch 4g and 10-15 for ballistics program. The GPS also works better than the internal GPS on the iPhone 5 I compared it to.

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    « Reply #7 on: 06:23 PM, 02/13/13 »
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  • 308. 175gr SMKs and 178gr AMaxes. Strelok+ was dead-on on my come-ups from 800-900 and 900-1000. Ballistic in my iDevices was quite a ways off. Same parameters entered in both. Your mileage may vary and I haven't compared them with any different calibers yet.

    Get a cheap Android tablet or smartphone and load up the free Strelok and you will be good to go.

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  • Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but unless you're computer savvy enough to wipe out a tablet and start over, you need to purchase a tablet that has or lets you load the Google Play Store in order to get Strelok or Shooter.  I bought a Latte tablet for $95 from Amazon that had the Google Play already loaded and I downloaded the Strelok app.  Strelok is very close to JBM but I still wish it would accept G7 BCs.
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