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Kestrel 5700X Weather Meter + Applied Ballistics + LiNK

The Kestrel 5700X Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics

The Kestrel 5700X Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics is a comprehensive weather meter for measurement and logging of primary environmental conditions, including wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, heat index, pressure, and altitude. It also contains a powerful ballistics calculator to help you hit your long-range shot on the first try. This meter employs the Applied Ballistics bullet library of custom drag models, an exact measurement of your bullet’s drag profile plus corrections for Aerodynamic Jump, Spin Drift, Coriolis, and Drop Scale Factoring to achieve accurate extended long-range shots.

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The Kestrel 5700X Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics

The same accuracy and reliability as the industry gold standard 5700 Elite, the 5700X packs more performance power to deliver faster firing solutions in the field for multiple extreme long-range targets.

The Kestrel 5700X Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics will help you hit targets faster and further than ever before. The 5700X offers the same accuracy and reliability as the industry gold standard 5700 Elite, yet packs more performance power to deliver faster firing solutions in the field for multiple extreme long-range targets.

With an upgraded processor that is more powerful and faster than the 5700 Elite, the 5700X provides quicker targeting data for extreme long-range targets. For increased security, the adjustable Bluetooth® Low Energy signal can be dialed from full power to off position to minimize Bluetooth® range detectability.

The Kestrel 5700X Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics is a comprehensive weather meter for measurement and logging of primary environmental conditions, including wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, heat index, pressure, and altitude. It also contains a powerful ballistics calculator to help you hit your long-range shot on the first try. This meter employs the Applied Ballistics bullet library of custom drag models, an exact measurement of your bullet’s drag profile plus corrections for Aerodynamic Jump, Spin Drift, Coriolis, and Drop Scale Factoring to achieve accurate extended long-range shots.

With the 5700X with LiNK wireless Bluetooth connectivity, you get the power of the free Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app. Build and manage your gun/bullet profiles and download them to your Kestrel 5700X before you set out. Choose from the extensive Applied Ballistics library of custom bullet drag models for the most precise transonic and subsonic range solutions available anywhere. At the range or match, secure your Kestrel 5700X to a tripod using the optional Kestrel Vane Mount and use the app to quickly adjust the target range and view the shooting solution and wind rose without leaving your shooting position. The LiNK Ballistics app even lets you set up multiple targets for single-screen viewing.

In addition to the ballistics solver capabilities, the Kestrel 5700X is a comprehensive weather meter for measurement and logging of primary environmental conditions, including wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, heat index, pressure and altitude. Paired with the Vane Mount, the Kestrel 5700X becomes a compact, easily-deployable weather station. Your data log can be transferred to a iOS/Android device wirelessly with the LiNK wireless communication option and Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app, or to a Windows/Mac device with either the wireless USB Kestrel LiNK Dongle or waterproof USB Data Transfer Cable (Both sold separately).

Kestrels have been put to the test in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. U.S. Special Forces, combat weather teams, wildland firefighters, smoke jumpers, Mt. Everest expeditions and auto pit crews are just a few who rely on a Kestrel to provide them with the crucial environmental data they need. Watch any on-screen meteorologist during a hurricane, and you’re sure to spot a Kestrel in action. With a Kestrel 5700X, you can put accurate shooting solutions and environmental measurements in the palm of your hand, anywhere your adventure takes you.

What’s new with the Kestrel Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics over the previous Kestrel 4500 Applied Ballistics series:
  • Bluetooth LINK to Smartphones / Mobile / Android / IOS
  • Takes 1 AA battery (instead of 2 AAA)
  • Battery door is in the back, sealed away from the motherboard, should your battery leak as was common with all the 4000 series
  • Improved high resolution screen for any lighting (even sunlight) and easy on your eyes.
  • Intuitive user-interface screen navigation
  • Multiple Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
  • Scratch and breakage-resistant window
  • All meters include both options of Red (NV – Night Vision) & White backlights.
  • Slightly bigger, not really noticeable difference.  Fits same cases.

Since this meter Kestrel LINK (Bluetooth), 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).

Do I need a Dongle or Cable?

There is a free app for both Android and iPhone for the Ballistic Profile Loader.  This is what you use to load your Gun/Ammo combinations to the Kestrel.  You can NOT load your gun profiles from the Dongle.

The Kestrel 5000 USB cable is an option.  This is most common to use with multiple meters.  Example being, you need 20 AB meters, and you want to save money by not purchasing the LINK meters.  You could get 20 non LINK meters, with just 1 cable and load up all your meters with the Mac/PC version of the Profile Loader.  Otherwise, 98% of the Elite meters we sell have LiNK (Bluetooth).

All 5000 series meters will have both a bright green backlight, which is great for even high sunlight conditions, and a night-vision preserving backlight. The red night vision (NV) backlight incorporates optical filter to reduce overall brightness and minimize blue and green spectrum light to preserve night vision.  (Note: This ‘night vision’ is not compatible with night-vision equipment.)  Basically, with the red backlight, your eyes don’t need to adjust when looking from your meter to the horizon in night time use.

This Kestrel 5500 with Kestrel LINK will work in conjunction with compatible range finders like the Bushnell Elite 1 Mile CONX range finder you’ve been reading about.  It will also work with many other apps on the market for ballistics and weather functions.  It’s the most popular for ballistic applications due to the compass with crosswind functions.

The Kestrel applied ballistics meter combines sophisticated environmental sensing features with long-range shooting ballistics information in one hand-held device.  The built in Applied Ballistics software provides all of the following:

  •  The accurate and trusted ‘Litz’ library of G1 and G7 referenced Ballistic Coefficients (BC’s).
  •  Custom drag curve modeling; helpful in engaging targets beyond the supersonic range of the bullet.
  •  Ballistic Calibration (truing) feature allows you to ‘train’ the solver based on actual bullet impact.
  • PC Loader software; build firearm profiles on your computer and transfer them via wire or Bluetooth

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 well over 200 bullets and growing, which is considered to be the most extensive source of measured data for modern small arms bullets.  Users can also train 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 users 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.

The Kestrel Shooter’s Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics allows users to select either G1 or G7 ballistic coefficients, or to be even more specific and select from an entire library of Applied Ballistics Custom Curves for more than 200 common long-range bullets.

Please note that access to the full Applied Ballistics Custom Curve library REQUIRES the Applied Ballistics Profile Loader via the Cable, or loaded from you smartphone with LiNK, free from the App Store or Google Play.   For full gun and bullet profile customization and backup, we recommend our customers purchase the unit with Bluetooth wireless data transfer for ease of use and functionality.

Books / DVD

Read up Books or watch the DVD’s by Bryan Litz of Applied Ballistics and the Litz Library.  Books include Applied Ballistics: Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting: A Practical Guide for Riflemen, and Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting.

Kestrel With Applied Ballistics and LiNK (Bluetooth)

Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with integrated Bluetooth® technology offer the ultimate in portable and accurate environmental data. Now, both real-time and logged data can be transferred wirelessly and automatically to a MAC/PC, or Smartphone.  Yes, even iPhone.  It also connects via LiNK to the Bushnell CONX Range Finder where you can view results from the AB Kestrel right on your Range Finder.  There will be more rangefinders and scopes down the line that will connect directly with the Kestrel meters.

All updates to the meter will be done through the LiNK by just connecting it to your phone and you will be asked to update your device.

 

Applied Ballistics:
  • Custom Drag Curves
  • G1 and G7 support
  • Better PC application for ease of building library
  • Crosswind Jump: truing in winds without it can give you an errant MV
  • If you calibrate in one environment and move to a drastically different environment, the device will adjust automatically
  • Able to export the windage, elevation, wind speed via BT to an external device
Horus:
  • Can build custom drag curves, but user needs to do it on their own
  • G1 support only
  • Widely used in militaries world wide
  • Many people are trained on it and used to the way the system operates
Kestrel Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics Features
  • Employs the Applied Ballistics bullet library of custom drag models, an exact measurement of your bullet’s drag profile plus corrections for Aerodynamic Jump, Spin Drift, Coriolis, and Drop Scale Factoring to achieve accurate extended long-range shots.
  • Expanded features include a customizable Range Card, and an expanded Ballistics Data Table as well as storage for up to 16 gun and bullet profiles and 5 saved targets.
  • Calculate accurate fire control solutions for long range rifle shooting.
  • Select either G1 or G7 ballistic coefficient when calculating a trajectory.
  • Get ballistic coefficient data for more than 225 long range bullets.
  • The AB Kestrel comes with numerous pre-loaded drag models, but not entire gun/ammo profiles.  In other words you have to build your gun profile, but you can choose from the list of bullets when modeling your ammo.
  • Measure up to 15 environmental parameters at your fingertips.
  • “Train” the software to match your specific rifle based on observed impacts at long range
  • Calculates and adjusts for gyroscopic spin drift and Coriolis effect
  • Adjust for angle
  • Wind speed/air velocity
  • Temperature
  • Wind chill
  • Relative humidity
  • Heat stress index
  • Dewpoint temp
  • Wet bulb temp
  • Barometric pressure
  • Altitude
  • Density altitude
  • Wind direction
  • Crosswind
  • Headwind/Tailwind
  • Pressure trend
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