Precision Shooting & Archery


Long Range Target Shooting

Target shooting

Competitive shooters understand that crosswind, air pressure, temperature and humidity all impact on the accuracy of their shot. These variables all go towards the ballistic coefficient and wind drift of your shot, historically shooters have used experience and rough estimates to deliver a result often not leading to a small group.

The Kestrel with Horus or Applied Ballistics measures every parameter required including wind speed and direction to calculate crosswind and headwind in relation to the target. This data combined with actual and barometric altitude, density altitude, temperature and relative humidity that can be logged automatically and manually with up to 2000 individual data sets.

The Kestrel Shooter's Weather Meter with ballistics calculator measures wind speed/air velocity, temperature, wind chill, relative humidity, heat stress index, dew point temp, wet bulb temp, barometric pressure, altitude, density altitude, wind direction, crosswind, headwind/tailwind, and pressure trend. This data is supported with a choice of Horus or Applied Ballistics software.

The Horus® database has simple, intuitive screens allowing the user to create up to five targets customized for location, distance, direction, declination and winds. The Kestrel meter's highly accurate measuring and averaging of the wind and digital compass for target bearing and wind direction assists in defining the target winds. Once these parameters are set, the Kestrel meter takes over - tracking the current met data and automatically updating the firing solution using Horus® advanced proprietary algorithms and taking coriolis and spin drift into account. No additional user input is required.

The Applied Ballistics version calculates the accurate fire control solution for long range rifle shooting. By selecting from the super accurate 'Litz' library of G1 or G7 ballistic coefficient that has data for more than 225 long range bullets combined with the 15 environmental parameters at your fingertips you are able to train the software to match your specific rifle based on observed impacts, totally removing the guess work from trajectory calculation.

Both versions also come with an option for integrated Bluetooth technology offering the ultimate in portable and accurate environmental data. Now, both real-time and logged data can be transferred wirelessly and automatically to a laptop or PDA, making a Kestrel the perfect tool for virtually any job that requires quick and reliable data.

Pete Moore from Shooting Sports Magazine reviews the Kestrel 2500NV weather meter

"If accurate shooting is your goal then you need to have all bases covered, consider a wind meter ... "

"... I approach my hunting by ensuring I have all the data and the right items I need to make the shot count every time... a chance to try out a wind meter was a bit of a revelation and now I know what I have been missing.

For me the real revelation was to know the actual wind speed, followed by the ability to get high, low and average readings quickly and apply them to a firing solution. The biggest surprise was how far out my eyeball methods of judging the speed were."

Pete Reckons

• If you take your shooting seriously this is an essential item
• Well made and easy to use
• Good choice of models/functions


Read the full review of the Kestrel 2500NV weather meter in the Jan 2010 edition of Shooting Sports (PDF 2MB)
Kestrel 4500NV with HORUS® ATrag Ballistics review by the National Rifle Association Journal

Kestrel Shooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics review by Shooting Sports magazine:
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Page 2 of 3 (16MB)
Page 3 of 3 (16MB)
Long range shooting advice by Chris Blackburn in Sporting Shooter magazine




Competitive archers rely on their ability to compensate for the wind conditions, as the wind applies pressure on the bow it will determine greatly the arrows flight direction and rate of fall.

A Kestrel 1000 offers a simple and accurate solution providing current wind speed, average wind speed and maximum gust data in a pocket sized device that can be used in hand or fixed to a collapsible compact tripod with a vane mount.

The Kestrel 1000 is the perfect solution whilst practicing to learn how varying wind conditions impact on the arrows flight path and during competition to ensure an archer reads conditions correctly and compensates accordingly

More Kestrel uses for shooting

• Firearm Ballistics
• Hunting
• Long Range Rifle Competition
• Target Shooting
• Safari Guides
• Bench Rest Shooting
• Biathlon

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