Which device for strelok and applied ballistics programs

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  1. rsbhunter

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    ...Ok, 1st, I do not use a smart phone. Have no need for one, and other than downloading these programs, have no want of one. For how I would use these programs, a tablet or small laptop would work, (and be easier to see) . So unless I find a awesome deal on a used smartphone, I'll buy a device for these programs....now the $100,000 question....what device would work to download these programs on...I'm computer literate, just don't understand all the different operating systems and which will work....I plan on using these in the field for long (1000 yd) shooting steel. Thanks for any info and help....rsbhunter
     
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    You can go cheap or spend a bunch. Pick any tablet that fits your screen size needs and go with it. Either Apple or Android device will work with the App, so nothing to worry about there.

    I have a $30 7" tablet that works great for more than just running Apps.

    BTW, if you click on Thread Tools (top right of original post) you can edit the title.
     
  3. rsbhunter

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    Awesome info,as usual ! I don't want to spend more than needed, but as needed....if, I may ask, what kind are you using? Anything with a 7" or larger screen would be great!... if you, (or anyone ) could give some brands and or models, I will start shopping.... I have a Windows 10 laptop, but don't think these programs work with it, plus it's a large laptop, almost too much for hauling around....THANKS for the quick response....Rsbhunter
     
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    My 7" tablet is a Digiland. It is a refurbished unit and that is why it was so cheap. It is my take anywhere, do anything, not much money lost if something happens to it. Been a work horse.

    I also have a 10" Samsung. Other than the size, it doesn't do much more than the Digiland. I use it mostly for my drone flying. The faster processor does help with screen recording and captures.
     
  5. rsbhunter

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    #40fan , Great! The digiland sounds like it fills the bill perfectly! As it would be used only for those apps, and it won't break the bank....Thank you very much for helping me out....my luck I would have bought something that didn't support the right os...l LOVE this forum....rsbhunter
     
  6. rsbhunter

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    I agree, if I didn't want to play with the ballistics, I would keep my flip phone only. This will be used 99.9% for those apps only....not against technology, just the intrusion into my space.....but I do want these apps....should have seen my face the first time I could dial between 100 , 2,3,4,5,6, yds and back, and make hits every time! Off of printed ballistic charts...but you can't adjust parameters on a printed chart.... Again, thanks for the info and opinions, they really add insight....rsbhunter
     
  7. Trevor60

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    General question
    Any chance my 1st gen Ipad will work with these apps. I myself am thinking Trasol

    Much Appreciated
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  8. #40Fan

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    If you can find the App wherever it is for Apple products, it should work.
     
  9. hogpatrol

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    Just a heads up. I would go with Strelok. At present there is no way to back up your rifle or ammo profiles on Applied Ballistics. Your phone goes TU or you change phones, your are SOL and will have to re-enter your profiles. Not a problem if you only have one rifle and one load profile.
     
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    The great thing with a smartphone is that it has an internal barometric pressure probe which the ballistic app can access and read to use for the calculations. No need for a Kestrel or other device for this purpose. You will need accurate temperature info, which most wind meters include.
     
  11. rsbhunter

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    I know that it adds something else to haul around, but my Garmin GPS I think will give me the temp, pressure and altitude....but I will check to make sure....glad charlieNC brought this up....again, why I post here....rsbhunter
     
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    Not sure about Strelok Pro but AB pulls atmospheric data from the nearest reporting station, most times an airport. The only thing a Kestrel does is add in the wind where you are standing.
     
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    Go with a cheap smartphone and you don't need the Garmin.
     
  14. CharlieNC

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    Strelok and Trasol access the internal BP, also nice if no internet connection is available. I don't know AB capability.
     
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    GPS data contains weather info from the nearest reporting station. No stand alone GPS, internet or phone services is necessary, just the smartphone turned on. BP is used to calculate a more accurate elevation and thus actual density altitude.
    This is with AB. I just did a trajectory check and I get a density altitude of 1519 (80 msl, actual), 78.8 F,
    4.47 mph wind speed @90 degrees from target azimuth. Temperature, DA and windspeed are all data transmitted from a GPS satellite.
     
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  16. rsbhunter

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    You guy's came through again...did some checking, and I could download the Strelok app on my kindle, but the AB isn't available.....for now it's ok, but I am going to buy a tablet that has nougat 7.1 so I can download multiple programs.....mostly because I really enjoy learning about ballistics.....I appreciate all the info on smart phones, but I honestly don't need or want the monthly expense of having to have a data plan, etc. I use my cell phone once, maybe twice a day.....so it wouldn't be beneficial for me to buy a phone, then gat a data plan that I might need once or twice a month....But, again, thanks again for all of the info and suggestions......all info is useable...rsbhunter
     
  17. CharlieNC

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    RSB for what its worth my single purchase of Strelok runs on both my phone and tablet. Buy once and you're set should you change devices in the future. I've used various apps and like the Strelok user interface.
     
  18. rsbhunter

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    CharlieNC, i am really happy with the Strelok , now that i figured out that the Berger bullets have to be input as G7.....was getting some really wild adjusted velocities til i noticed that....now it falls to the MOA that the tables from Berger, G7 and Hornady showed.....now i can adjust on the fly......Thanks for the help....rsbhunter
     
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    RSB instead of entering the parameters for the bullet, in that bullet input section there is a lookup section which includes bullets and commercial ammo database which you can simply click on your choice.
     
  20. rsbhunter

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    Yeah, I tried that, as I'm shooting Berger 140 gr hybrid' s , they don't show that option....might be other Bergers that have the same b.c., but I didn't know if the length, etc would match.....but I will definitely use that feature in the future....can you tell me what the icon does that has the targets getting small, as if for different ranges...every time I click on it, my Kindle shows "Strelok has stopped " ? rsbhunter
     

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