The new Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics and LiNK, is an updated version of the now discontinued Kestrel 4500 model. The Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics and LiNK combines sophisticated environmental sensing features with long-range shooting ballistics information in one hand-held device.
Functionally the same as the 4500 mdels, the new 5700 has a number of improvements, such as:
If you select the Bluetooth Kestrel LINK model, you'll want to download the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app to your smart phone to load your guns / ammo to the meter. The new Kestrel Meters with Bluetooth include the software necessary to communicate wirelessly at a range of up to 100 feet with a clear line of site (walls or obstacles will effect this range).
The built in Applied Ballistics software provides all of the following:
The Kestrel Shooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics Technology measures up to 15 environmental parameters and allows users to select from either G1 or G7 ballistic coefficients (BC) when calculating a trajectory at the range. The handy, portable meter also offers the “Litz” measured BC library of over 225 bullets, which is considered to be the most extensive source of measured data for modern small arms bullets.
Users can “true” the Kestrel Shooters Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics software to match a specific rifle based on observed impacts at long range with the ballistics calibration feature, which offers even more accurate data points for the firer to rely on. With easy access to more accurate BC data, shooters have everything they need to make a much more precise trajectory calculation in a compact and durable Kestrel meter design.
Access to the full Applied Ballistics Custom Curve library requires the Applied Ballistics Profile Loader PC application together with either Bluetooth® data transfer capability and PC, or the Kestrel Computer Interface accessory. The Applied Ballistics Profile Loader is available free to download from Kestrel.
Kestrel With Applied Ballistics and Bluetooth
Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics has integrated Bluetooth® technology allowing the ultimate in portable and accurate environmental data. Now, both real-time and logged data can be transferred wirelessly and automatically to a laptop or PDA, making a Kestrel Shooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics and Bluetooth® technology the perfect tool for virtually any job that requires quick and reliable data.
Kestrel 5700 Elite Applied Ballistics Meter Features
Additional, detailed specifications can be found in the "SPECS" tab on this page.
Read, or watch the work of Bryan Litz of Applied Ballistics. Bryan Litz conducts extensive research and ammunition testing, resulting in the Litz Library. His books include: Applied Ballistics: Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting: A Practical Guide for Riflemen, and Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting.
*Kestrel strongly recommends that you use only Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries in your Kestrel Meter. If you choose to install alkaline batteries, it is recommended that you do NOT store your Kestrel with these batteries installed, and that you check your batteries for leakage and corrosion a minimum of every 30 days. Damage due to leaking alkaline batteries is not covered under warranty.
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