For Father’s Day Give the Gift of Ballistic
May 29th, 2019 by team
Gainesville, GA (June 2019) No doubt, your father got at least some of his long-range shooting ideas from his father. Ideas like, “Zero three inches high at 100 yards, and you can take on any deer out to 300 yards,” and, “If the leaves flutter, the wind’s at 5MPH. Leaves are flipping over 10MPH!”
Today, Dad knows that precision shooting is more impossible than ever. But he swears he’s never going to spend $2,000 on one of those “newfangled” riflescopes.
For Father’s Day this year, show him that he doesn’t need a pricey scope to be a much better long-range shooter. Take him to the range and show him what Ballistic can do.
Now, some back-in-the-day advice had legs. Zeroing your rifle at three inches high at 100 yards, for example, was based on the fact that the vital zone on a deer is about the size of a dinner plate. So, with that zero, a 300-yard shot aimed at the high shoulder should account for the bullet drop, assuming a higher-powered caliber like the 300 Win Mag.
Fluttering leaves? This bit of advice recognized how important wind was in any shooting calculations, with the leaves as a handy reference point in the field.
But, why guess, especially today when Ballistic can put you on target quickly and precisely?
Start Dad off by showing him how to build a Ballistic Bullet Profile. That Profile contains all the basic inputs–including the manufacturer’s ballistic coefficient and bullet weight, sight height, and muzzle velocity, to name just a few-plus the all-important atmospheric conditions.
Ballistic employs a huge library of ballistic data, incorporating data on over 5,000 projectiles, factory loads, and military loads, plus performance data points (like ballistic coefficients) from leading manufacturers, military testing, and performance testing.
The result? Precise hold-over points at exact distances.
Wind is the biggest problem long-range shooters face. But forget reading the leaves. First, there are numerous devices to tell you actual wind speed. Let Dad see one of them at work, like a Kestrel. No guessing required!
Once you have that speed, show Dad how to input wind speed and direction into Ballistic. You can use angle inputs (e.g., 90° = crosswind left to right) for the wind direction or the O’clock format (e.g., 3:00 will automatically translate to 90°). Headwinds can be added in, too, and Ballistic will automatically adjust velocity to account for your headwind calculation.
The Ballistic Advanced Wind Kit allows shooters to quickly program in even the most complex wind scenarios, for up to eight wind sources. Simply tap to create a new wind zone and then slide it to the appropriate range.
With so much to offer, it’s no wonder Ballistic is the #1 choice among long-range shooters. Make every one of Dad’s shots count this Father’s Day…give him the gift of Ballistic.