5700 Kestrel and wind calls

Discussion in 'Competition Forum (All Calibers)' started by dunraven, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. dunraven

    dunraven Silver $$ Contributor

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    Just got one. Plan to use it in a match next month. Are the wind calls it gives reliable enough to rely on as the best starting point? What is the typical approach? Thx.
     
  2. 22DASHER

    22DASHER Gold $$ Contributor

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    Trust your kestrel until your can confirm or prove it otherwise.
     
  3. Ned Ludd

    Ned Ludd Silver $$ Contributor

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    It's one solid data point, no more, no less. The downside is that it only gives wind information at its specific location, and if used at the firing line, that may not be the most critical information. The wind speed and direction at other points across the length of range may be very different.
     
  4. NV Highpower

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    the Kestrel is a fine device, but as previously stated it just gives you a datapoint. figuring out what to do with it is the hard part. I built this app to as a training tool/learning tool to help figure tie the data points together into an actual wind call... you can use it on the line for training, or before you start shooting to get bracket to work with when you get into your string.

    https://accuracysoftware.com/high-power-wind-lab/

    although the app has wind flags for entering in the wind velocity, it shows you the mph that you've entered so you can enter directly what you get off the kestrel.
     
  5. Milo 2.0

    Milo 2.0 Gold $$ Contributor

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    One nice feature is it gives you 2 wind readings, Wind 1 and Wind 2, and you can manipulate either whether you capture wind or not.
    By next match, I am assuming steel? Yes, it is a good starting point especially after 400 yards IME. Trust me, you will be adjusting on the fly most of the time unless wind is steady, so experience in what will happen a plus.
     
  6. Michael C

    Michael C Silver $$ Contributor

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    Dunraven, just to be clear what NV Highpower is alluding to is that your device or any app cannot be used during your shooting of a string on the line in any “Highpower rifle match”...it is against the rules. You can use it before you take your position on the firing line.
     

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