For better or worse, the digital age has touched almost every aspect of our lives. Whether it’s in the form of electronic hearing protection, laser rangefinders or the TrackingPoint Precision Guided Firearm (PGF), technology has undoubtedly left its mark on the firearm world.
A major area where technology is advancing our abilities to hit targets comes in the form of software development for smartphones and tablets. There are now a growing number of ballistics apps created specifically for shooters and hunters, and you don’t have to be a computer whiz to use them effectively.
Ballistics apps are designed to help shooters make calculations to hit distant targets or take down game in the field. Determining bullet drop, wind drift, impact energy and flight time in a palm-sized package, ballistics apps are making the arithmetic easier than ever. The real benefit of using a ballistic app is the convenient ability to calculate data that’s tailored to your specific firearm, cartridge and environmental conditions.
If you’re not using ballistics apps, its time to consider pairing your hardware with the right software with our list of the best ballistics apps available now:
- <h2>Knights Armament Bullet Flight</h2>There are three different versions of the <a href= "http://www.knightarmco.com/bulletflight/" target= "_blank">Knight’s Armament Bullet Flight</a> app: BulletFlt L1, BulletFlt L2 and BulletFlight (level M). BulletFlt L1 is the most basic of the three and provides detailed ballistic solutions out to 3,000 meters. It outputs information dynamically instead of in a table format, and the app illustrates how many clicks you need to adjust given the provided range and wind speed. BulletFlt L2 adds a full calculation screen where the user can enter exact range and atmospheric details and gives the user the ability to generate a range-card and cosine-angle calculations as well as utilize GPS functionality to download local weather info. The BulletFlt L2 app also provides impact energy, velocity and flight time. BulletFlight (level M) is the military version of the app, and it allows the user to calculate an actual ballistic coefficient based on bullet drop, two velocities or flight time. Bullet spin drift is included in computations, and even the Coriolis effect can be factored into the equation. The Bullet Flight apps are available on Apple and Android platforms. <br></br> <strong>Price:</strong> $3.99 for BulletFlt L1; $11.99 for BulletFlt L2; $29.99 for BulletFlight (level M)