Ballistic AE vs AP Ballistics

Jan 16, 2018
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Been using AE and I’m sick of not having any support, takes them forever to respond to any questions. I love seeing AP support guys on the forum. Anything that AP has that AE doesn’t? Not looking forward to learning a new interface but I could be talked into it.
Thanks in advanced guys!
 

Max

Descendant of John Adams
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Been using AE and I’m sick of not having any support, takes them forever to respond to any questions. I love seeing AP support guys on the forum. Anything that AP has that AE doesn’t? Not looking forward to learning a new interface but I could be talked into it.
Thanks in advanced guys!
They respond?? They are assholes. I use their app in a limited capacity but I’m pretty sick of their crap. AP? Do you mean Appllied Ballistics ? They have bent over backwards for me.
 

DocUSMCRetired

Applied Ballistics
Apr 16, 2014
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AB is nice but it’s annoying that you need to use altitude and baro pressure instead of DA when setting up a bullet profile.
This is for accuracy reasons. DA should be avoided if possible. With todays technology you do not need to use DA. Just use Station Pressure and Temp for more accurate results.
 
Apr 26, 2013
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This is the best method. Using actual Station Pressure is always the most accurate. Even using Barometric Pressure is prone to issues with the difference in elevation between the shooter and the location of the weather station.
Yes Doc, I remember about 3 or 4 years ago you gave us all lessons on this very subject, Being as long as the person uses Station Pressure when they set up their Scope in the first place from that moment on all they need is the new station pressure weeks months years later, If Anyone has a Kestrel like the 4000 series etc If they set the REF ALT in the Baro Screen to "ZERO" and un-sinc the Baro from the ALT then that will be the true Station Pressure and then they are setup to shoot anywhere in the world, Just make sure the REF ALT is set to Zero.

As a side note the Suunto watches are set up to Station Pressure also.

hope that helps.

John.
 
Jul 30, 2013
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This is for accuracy reasons. DA should be avoided if possible. With todays technology you do not need to use DA. Just use Station Pressure and Temp for more accurate results.
Is there is best practice on how to setup a rifle profile and ammo/load info? There are a lot of different categories to fill in and hard to know what is need and not.
 
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I'd say it depends on what software you use. DA is as accurate as Station Pressure, etc. It's how the software calculates its internals. Only a few do an awesome job while most don't. It's very easy to check this. The issue with Point Mass solvers (JBM, Strelok, AB, etc) is they need Temperature to adjust Mach. Bryan wrote back in the day about this, and with DA they cannot work as well, therefore the reccomendation to resort on Air Pressure, etc over DA.
 
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Fun fact here, everything needs temperature to correctly calculate Mach. The speed of sound cannot be calculated without Temperature.

https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/mach.html

https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/sound.html
Funny thing is not all solvers are made the same, you see I wrote "Point Mass solvers" Hope you get it this time. One more time, it's so easy to verify what I said about DA that it's not worth my time to repeat myself. Wrapping up, DA is as accurate as the usual inputs, as long as your solver is a good one.
 
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