Shooting at distance, 100 yards and beyond, requires consideration of many factors: range, wind direction, temperature, velocity, bullet drop and more. When you get down to it, there can’t be too much information. There are various ways to determine dope for rifle shots. Some still do it by firing at paper targets. The easiest, however, is with a ballistic calculator. The best one out there is Ballistic, a mobile application available for iOS devices.
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When it comes to using electronics or apps for shooting, ease of use is paramount. Being able to quickly dial in details will mean the difference between missing or connecting, failure or success. Ballistic more than meets this requirement.
Follow this simple step-by-step outline to getting started with Ballistic. A robust set of instructional videos are also available at BallisticApp.com.
STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR LOAD
Ballistic offers its users one of the most comprehensive load libraries in the industry, also allowing the user to input their own handload data.
STEP 2: ZERO YOUR RIFLE
Input the scope’s sighting characteristics. Tap on the location icon at the top of the page, and Ballistic will aggregate all the needed weather conditions at the shooter’s position from the nearest weather station or paired device. With the weather conditions in place, the shooter simply needs to input the zeroing distance (the standard being 100 yards).
STEP 3: LET BALLISTIC DO THE REST
Once the info above is filled out and ready to go, all the shooter has to do is scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap “Calculate Trajectory.” All the aiming information will appear at your fingertips so you’re ready to take the perfect shot.
STEP 4: TAKE THE SHOT, TAKE A PHOTO, SHARE WITH FRIENDS