First Look: Winchester Pattern Board App
February 27, 2015
Ballistics apps are garnering more respect in the shooting and hunting world as weÂ exploreÂ how these tools can pay off in the field. Winchester developed its Ballistics Calculator app to help shooters stay on target, andÂ now the company has introduced a new app designed specifically for turkey hunters: Winchester Pattern Board.
Available on a laptop, tablet or smartphone, the new Winchester Pattern Board app is the first of its kindÂ offered for shotgunners. The app allows gobble gunnersÂ to see how different turkey loads patternÂ at varying distances without actually testing each individual load at the range.Â
To collect data for the Pattern Board app, Winchester engineers fired more than 3,000 actual patterns at the range, usingÂ several of the turkey loads the company currently manufactures. The data they collected gives app users the abilityÂ toÂ inputÂ shotgun gauge, choke constriction, shell length,Â brand, pellet size and distance of the shot. Pattern Board thenÂ generates a shot pattern based on the inputs. It will also produce comparisons showing how some of Winchester's other turkey loads will perform with various loads, given similarÂ input factors.
Just in time for spring turkey season, check out the appÂ for free and you'll be tracking down old Tom in no time.