Kestrel 5700 w/ Hornady 4DOF

JLP83

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FYI - pre-order since they do not charge until they are ready to ship.
That’s what they said but I was charged several days later. Got my hopes up thinking it was shipping. Think I’m like preorder number 20
 

M113A3

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Well when I did my preorder there was no place to input my CC so they can charge me. Whne I contated them they said the will reach out for payment.
 

IDbound

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Same thing here. After I called they said they would reach back out to me with the billing details. Surprised JLP83 was able to provide a credit card number.
 

Kestrel Ballistics

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Due to the web site being new, there were a few ups and downs on pre-orders. The process is you place a "holding" order. When the meters are ready, sales will call for the payment info or send a payment link. Once we have payment we will process their order. When it ships you will get an invoice emailed and it will also have the tracking number. Still looks like right around the middle of June.
 
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ormandj

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For now we are just focused on getting the Hornady Kestrel out successfully. nothing beyond that is in the works.
Let me ask this in a slightly different way. I realize you are not talking about the potential for a future elite version being offered for Hornady - so what I'd rather know the answer to - is the hardware capable of supporting the same functionality as the 5700 Elite AB version? Whether or not you choose to offer a firmware update later for purchase to enable it - is it a possibility, in the event you _do_ end up offering an elite version for sale?

I'm asking as I suspect you will, in the future, offer this upgrade, and rather than needing to resell then re-buy a Kestrel, I'd prefer to be able to pay for an upgrade delivered via firmware update. If you never develop an elite version, I recognize it will not become available - I'm just wanting to ensure the hardware would support it, in the event you do.
 

Kestrel Ballistics

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Let me ask this in a slightly different way. I realize you are not talking about the potential for a future elite version being offered for Hornady - so what I'd rather know the answer to - is the hardware capable of supporting the same functionality as the 5700 Elite AB version? Whether or not you choose to offer a firmware update later for purchase to enable it - is it a possibility, in the event you _do_ end up offering an elite version for sale?

I'm asking as I suspect you will, in the future, offer this upgrade, and rather than needing to resell then re-buy a Kestrel, I'd prefer to be able to pay for an upgrade delivered via firmware update. If you never develop an elite version, I recognize it will not become available - I'm just wanting to ensure the hardware would support it, in the event you do.
I am told by the technical team that an Elite version of the Hornady Kestrel is possible with the current hardware. Again, it is under discussion, but I doubt any decisions will be made before the roll-out of the initial product. Note the Sportsman and 5700 are both up-gradable to the Elite so there is precedent, it is just too early for the decision.
 

ormandj

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I am told by the technical team that an Elite version of the Hornady Kestrel is possible with the current hardware. Again, it is under discussion, but I doubt any decisions will be made before the roll-out of the initial product. Note the Sportsman and 5700 are both up-gradable to the Elite so there is precedent, it is just too early for the decision.
That's all I needed to know, thanks! Looking forward to the release, I pre-ordered on day 1 so hopefully the next week or two go by quickly and we get these in our hands!
 

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Any info on if the 4Dof app will support left twist barrels? I get that you can shut off spin and atmo effects, but seems like a small thing that should be there.
 

Shippj

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Clearly I’m an idiot, I couldn’t see it on the phone app. I’ll have to check again.
 

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Thanks for replying @Kestrel Ballistics . I have a 5700 sportsman now. I only use it for the environmentals now, but if there is the ability to upgrade it to the hornady app, i will use it exclusively. Here's to hoping..
 

Beefmyers

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Just got the notice from Kestral. They will start shipping on the 17th
PER KESTREL "As you are most likely aware, we had a planned ship release date of June 17th. We hold a very high standard on our products and refuse to send a unit that we feel is not fully ready for our valued customer. We have therefore delayed the release for one week while we perfect the final product. We expect to ship on Monday, June 24th."
 
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