You don't need a Kestrel but they are nice to have. I prefer using a Kestrel over using an app, and the data is very solid. There are plenty of shooters that get by without a Kestrel.New to this Long range shooting.
Trying to understand all this weather related stuff, ballistics, etc.
Mr Lowlight is talking about Weaponized math.
Does a new shooter really need a Kestrel besides?
I shoot out to 800 regularly and haven’t noticed any real change in Dope in different weather. Maybe .1 +\-So if I could Shoot from 100 yards out to 1000 yards in 100 yard increments, and record how many mills elevation i needed on my scope to be on at those yardages, then record the weather condition at that time. I would have Dope right?
Then I have to adjust for the weather conditions ,ie. Temperature, treasure, humidity etc the next time i would shoot those same ranges. The Kestal would give me the corrections for those new conditions in a nut shell type of question??
Talking Strictly talking elevation here , not wind .
Assuming I get that dope in near still wind conditions.
Am I thinking correctly basically?
I know I have to go to some classes that would really explain all this but for now just asking.
Sorry for the dumb questions just trying to understand this better.
i always tell people, it takes a lot more change than most realizeI shoot out to 800 regularly and haven’t noticed any real change in Dope in different weather. Maybe .1 +\-
I am shooting at the same location every time though.
Kestrel will show DA in weather mode.Does Kestral give you what the density altitude is ?
Whats the formula for Density altitude?
How does one know what this is?
Well the apps and kestrel have been around for a long time and are still relevant unlike most of the electronics like computers.ok
If I'm shooting 1 to 2 different places in the same state wishin 1000 feet of elevation of each other it sounds like the adjustments would be fairly minimal. As a new shooter i'll probably have more issue with wind than Elevation as long as I get all my come ups using actual dialed in adjustments. Still would be fun to have and experiment with.
I just hate buying electronics, the day you buy them there is always something better out.
Appreciate all your inputs.