Hornady Kestrel 5700 Ballistic Weather Meter 4 DOF Official Support Thread

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Yes, the Kestrel will not work with a short range. I think it is set for 30 yds.

Do you think this can be changed? There's a lot of people returning connected rangefinders that "aren't working properly" when they try to test them at their homes - when in fact, they are fine. I'm not sure if there's a reason for the 25Y lower limit; it will definitely throw people off when the rangefinders behave strangely.
 

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Don't know if this is the correct place to post but here goes. I have the 5700 Hornady version. I have read the manual, watched YouTube videos and can't seem to find my answer. When I want to calculate wind speed, I don't know if the correct procedure is to hit the little "Capture" button on the device or hit the "Capture" icon on the screen when prompted. The later seems to work but then I can't figure out why you have added a physical button??
 

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Don't know if this is the correct place to post but here goes. I have the 5700 Hornady version. I have read the manual, watched YouTube videos and can't seem to find my answer. When I want to calculate wind speed, I don't know if the correct procedure is to hit the little "Capture" button on the device or hit the "Capture" icon on the screen when prompted. The later seems to work but then I can't figure out why you have added a physical button??

The button on the kestrel is for when you are using the device stand alone. The phone app and larger UI is a nice convenience but smart phones are not very robust or extreme temperature tolerant.
 

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The button on the kestrel is for when you are using the device stand alone. The phone app and larger UI is a nice convenience but smart phones are not very robust or extreme temperature tolerant.
Thanks but I guess I was not clear. I was referring to the word "capture" on the Kestrel device itself. Not the smartphone app.
 

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Thanks but I guess I was not clear. I was referring to the word "capture" on the Kestrel device itself. Not the smartphone app.

Ignore the phone for this question and answer.
It is for doing everything on the kestrel itself.

Page 4 discusses that function.
 

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There are multiple ways to accomplish many of the tasks in a Kestrel, all do the same thing.
I find the fastest way is to:

Down arrow to Environment and be sure it is set to live.

Up arrow back to TGT and press the button with the red line to turn on DOF acquisition and once the compass heading stabilized, press the button again to turn off acquisition.

Use side arrows (if using single target only) to enter Range (if not using LRF).

Down arrow to Wind and face into the wind and press the red line button to turn on wind direction and speed acquisition, once the compass heading stabilizes and you have captured any gusts, press the button again to turn off acquisition.

Read the holds and take your shot.
 

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    @Kestrel Ballistics Thank you for doing the zoom training session last month! I was unable to attend live but final got a chance to watch the recording and I have to say it was one of the most informative hour I’ve sat through.
    I highly suggest anyone with the hornady kestrel to sign up for one if they do it again.
     
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    @Kestrel Ballistics Thank you for doing the zoom training session last month! I was unable to attend live but final got a chance to watch the recording and I have to say it was one of the most informative hour I’ve sat through.
    I highly suggest anyone with the hornady kestrel to sign up for one if they do it again.

    Is there a link for the zoom recording?
     

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    @Kestrel Ballistics Thank you for doing the zoom training session last month! I was unable to attend live but final got a chance to watch the recording and I have to say it was one of the most informative hour I’ve sat through.
    I highly suggest anyone with the hornady kestrel to sign up for one if they do it again.
    Completely agree with drwood96's posting. The training session was very informative due to the excellent presentation. I would also like to thank the Kestrel team that offered and presented this training session.
     
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    Thinking of trying the Kestrel 4dof - I have the AP Kestrel - and the 4DOF phone app - sooo, a lot of older posts have asked similar questions but I don't see firm answers - so sorry to repeat:

    1. Is the 4DOF still limited to 3 guns, and loads?
    2. Are there 4 DOF profiles available for non-Hornady bullets? Berger?
    3. Does it link to the SigSauer LRF binos - Kilo3000?

    Thanks
     

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    Thinking of trying the Kestrel 4dof - I have the AP Kestrel - and the 4DOF phone app - sooo, a lot of older posts have asked similar questions but I don't see firm answers - so sorry to repeat:

    1. Is the 4DOF still limited to 3 guns, and loads?
    2. Are there 4 DOF profiles available for non-Hornady bullets? Berger?
    3. Does it link to the SigSauer LRF binos - Kilo3000?

    Thanks

    1. Yes, the Kestrel itself is limited to 3 profiles but you can have a lot more on the kestrel app and just push the three you need to the kestrel. A quick process.
    2. yes, they have focused on the popular LR match bullets. Don’t see the newer 109 & 144 Bergers but the 105 and 140 are in there. They have roughly 100 bullets under 4DOF. I would pay for an expanded library.
    3. They do not as the Kilo3000 uses AB proprietary BT protocol.
     

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    As I understand the "4DOF" ballistics it uses Coefficient of Drag (CD) instead of Ballistic Coefficient (BC) because BC changes with velocity and CD does not.
     

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    Is there a chance you can fixe this?
    That would be great!! Thanks
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    jp67

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    The last update fixed the pressure issue and turned my 4mph gun into a 7 mph gun without changing anything. What is going on????
    Anybody else has the same issue?
    Thanks
     
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