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Any got one they can recommend? One that will me put in my own bullets.
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I loaded "Shooter". It allows you to pick bullets from a preloaded library or load your own ballistic information. I think it was $10 at the App Store.
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Lapua has a free one that didn't work well 6 months ago when I last tried it.

I use Applied Ballistics' (Brian Litz) very comprehensive ballistic calculator that works extremely well for a price . . . think it was $30. You enter your own bullets or you can buy custom trajectories (think of it as more precise BCs over a long distance) for many of the popular LR and ELR bullets (eg Berger, Lapua, Sierra) measured by Brian's company. You can also enter targets and rifles into their own libraries so you pick a rifle, pick a bullet, pick a target. It also interfaces with Kestrel instruments.

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Older thread, but if you still haven't found one, I like Strelok for all of my long range needs.
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What ever you get, it will be dead in year or so (if my experience is anything to go by).
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What ever you get, it will be dead in year or so (if my experience is anything to go by).
What? The iPhone or the software?
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Last time I threw an Iphone into a block of ballistic jell it registered 10 feet per second from 5 yards...however this was not through 4 layers of denim......wound cavity was 1/8 inch deep and no expansion .........Sorry ..... could not resist......
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I have no idea if there is an iPhone app for it, but by far the best exterior ballistics calculator is JBM Ballistics. It is free and on the internet. Google it. I was once doing some work with Federal, and it's what they used for doing their ballistics calculations.
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I have had the free "bullet drop" app on the phone for years. works great. Last month, with the special shot show price of 12.99. I purchased ballistics AE which a shooting buddy has been using for years, wow, still learning all the stuff, but it is super, I think the military snipers actually use this program. It appears at the top of the heap for long range shooting.
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Another vote for the basic free Strelok app. Basic needed inputs to get data. I tried Shooter and it's more advanced and unnecessary for my needs.
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I've tried a few over the last few years, but my p[reference is Ballistic AE (AE=advanced edition).

The math is pretty much the same on all of them, but it's the interface that makes or breaks an app as a usable tool and that's where I've found Ballistic AE to be superior.

You can calculate trajectories based on a specifics bullet's weight and BC or by published commercial load data, and the libraries for each are very large.

You can generate the data based on a number of ballistic models, chronograph distance (for velocity correction), zero range, height and offset, line of sight angle, cant angle, both current atmosphere and zero atmosphere, and wind configuration including different winds at different distances across the range. You can set sight height, vital zone radius, zero distances, select Mil or MOA elevation and windage corrections and turret adjustment values and spin drift and corollas values - and best of all you can totally ignore all of the items above that don't matter to you.

You can also output trajectory charts, windage charts and trajectories by altitude and angle.

You can save a large number of the ballistic profiles as favorites in an easy to access format.

If you have a specific reticle, you can import that reticle and then see exactly how much distance a given target size would subtend in the reticle (a range estimation function)

It also has a HUD feature that will provide windage and elevation corrections based on the selected ballistic profile (the load you are shooting) and the current conditions - temp, wind, range, etc.

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With that said, I mostly use an iPhone app in load development, planning or preparation, rather than in the field.

In the field, I prefer not to have to rely on batteries, etc. My preference there for long range precision shooting is to use a rotary slide rule /whiz wheel ballistic calculator that works the same way for a shooter as an E6B does for a pilot or navigator.

My favorite there is Accuracy Development's "Whiz Wheel".



You can configure the wheel based on the specific velocity and bullet for your load, and change the wheels when you change the load or rifle. It will provide elevation and windage data as well as lead data for moving targets and corrections for inclination angle, and it's very fast and easy to use in the field.

It's easy to set up for current altitude or barometric pressure and it's also easy to "true" the data based on observed results in the field.

I received a couple others over the years for evaluation purposes but none of them offered utility and ease of use as this one.
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>What? The iPhone or the software?

I'm sorry, aren't we talking about software?
I have a bunch of apps on my iPhone that I bought less than two years ago where the company either no longer supports it or no longer exists.
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I found one called "Shooter". It makes a ballistics curve chart which I generate for my various loads and store then on my iPhone as a jpg picture. That's all I need. Nothing complicated. I only need out to 200 yards.
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