Kestrel 2700 vs 5700

Slash0311

Jo Jo the Gun Plumber
Belligerents
Feb 11, 2017
1,163
1,161
119
Southwest Indiana
Im considering the new 2700. From the description on the website, it has the Link app and applied ballistics. Ive never used one and Im not sure I need all of the festures of the 5700.

Most of my shooting will be less than 500 yards with one rifle. There is the possibility of hunting rifles but not likely.

Im not sure I will use or need the advanced features of the 5700 and need to save the money if I can. Can someone more familiar with the features explain if I would ever use the features on the 5700 that are not on the 2700? The 2700 was supposed to be available in June but now July and the delay is causing me to rethink the 5700.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Near miss

Near miss

Sergeant of the Hide
Belligerents
Minuteman
Apr 8, 2019
209
80
34
Finland
I won't bring much here as I do not have one but have been looking to buy one. But for me looking from your boots the problem would be one missing feature compared to the 5700.

The 2700 has no muzzle velocity temperature correction which I am not sure at all how it will affect the shots taken if you live some place with full four seasons. I think you will be able to get it very close without it though.

Maybe someone here could open it up for me too?
 
  • Like
Reactions: kai24 and Slash0311

jiggaky15

Private
Minuteman
Feb 26, 2019
15
1
6
The 2700 says it's good out to 875 yards, but what does that mean exactly? Can you even input a range longer than that to get a calculation?
 

etxccampbell

TEXAS
Belligerents
Feb 28, 2014
140
3
22
lufkin tx
Can you use the 2700 on different rifles just one at a time. Example deer caliber for deer season then varmint caliber for varmint hunting.
 

squishee

crippled fat old man
Belligerents
Nov 25, 2013
124
59
34
Saw this , So id say yes
Free Kestrel LiNK Ballistics App – View solutions remotely and easily build, store, and transfer gun and bullet data to and from unit and view solutions remotely using the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics App
 

Near miss

Sergeant of the Hide
Belligerents
Minuteman
Apr 8, 2019
209
80
34
Finland
2700 only holds one profile at a time.

So if you take another gun, you must upload the profile from your phone. If the 2700 you take is equipped with LINK.

5700 non-elite models take 3 profiles.


Changing profiles via phone with LINK is easy. But doing it constantly is a bit of pain, but not a big issue.
 

squishee

crippled fat old man
Belligerents
Nov 25, 2013
124
59
34
How many profiles can you save in Link on your phone?
 

squishee

crippled fat old man
Belligerents
Nov 25, 2013
124
59
34
@ Kestrel Ballistics
Ordered your black friday deal THANKS!
 

lr123

Private
Minuteman
Nov 20, 2017
76
21
12
IN
I think the 2700 will be perfect for me. I’m mainly wanting something for hunting and won’t need multiple profiles. I do wish it had the ability to go past 875 yards though.