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Kestrel ballistics web site:

https://kestrelballistics.com/

Kestrel Zoom Classes - learn about them and join in




Repair your Kestrel, look here:

https://kestrelinstruments.com/category-service-calibration/kestrel-repair-request

Kestrel 5700 Ballistic and Elite user manual, look here:

https://kestrelinstruments.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/17/

Getting Started with a Kestrel Ballistic Meter, look here:

https://kestrelinstruments.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/241/

Kestrel 5700 Elite Menu Tree look here:

https://kestrelballistics.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/1064/


Kestrel LiNK Ballistics for Android, used for viewing ballistic solutions remotely and creating and transferring gun profiles (Bluetooth required), look here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nkhome.link.ballistics

Kestrel LiNK Ballistics for iOS, used for viewing ballistic solutions remotely and creating and transferring gun profiles (Bluetooth required), look here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kestrel-link-ballistics/id1059522399?mt=8

Applied Ballistic Profile Loader (USB Cable required), used for creating and transferring gun profiles to the Kestrel, look here:

https://kestrelinstruments.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/230/

Kestrel LiNK for OSX/MAC application (can be used for updating firmware and uploading weather data), look here:

https://kestrelinstruments.com/faqs/question/view/id/87/

Kestrel LiNK for Windows application (can be used for updating firmware and uploading weather data), look here:

https://kestrelinstruments.com/faqs/question/view/id/88/

PDF on how to perform fw update


HUD how to show fewer than all 10 targets look here:



Kestrel Ballistic meter knowledge base, look here

https://kestrelinstruments.com/support/kestrel_5_series_ballistics_support/

3rd party hardware (range finders) and apps that communicate with Kestrel Meters, look here

https://kestrelinstruments.com/kestrel-3rd-party-software-and-applications

Comparison chart of LRFs that link to Kestrel

https://kestrelballistics.com/compare-laser-range-finders


3rd party hardware for Hornady Kestrel look here at FAQ


Video schoolhouse, look here

https://kestrelinstruments.com/kestrel-ballistics-schoolhouse

How to calibrate for a 22 long rifle, look here

https://kestrelballistics.com/mwdownloads/download/link/id/296/

Kestrel Link Ballistics user manual (phone app) build 152, look here

http://www.appliedballisticsllc.com/User Guides/Kestrel LiNK Ballistics.pdf

Applied Ballistics Bullet Library, look here


Hornady Bullet Library, Look in ammunition section here or in the Kestrel Ballistic App


Kestrel 4500 information

4500 Bluetooth models will have the Bluetooth symbol just above the left side of the screen. Also there will be a Bluetooth option on the main menu. To build a profile, you can either connect it to a Windows computer (with Bluetooth or cradle) and use AB Profile Loader. Or if you have an Android, you can use nVisti Companion app.

https://kestrelinstruments.com/applied-ballistics-profile-loader


The Applied Ballistics Profile Loader has been created by our partners at Applied Ballistics to easily create, transfer, and store bullet/gun profiles.

The nVisti Companion Pro is the perfect companion for your Kestrel 4500 Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics (K4500) or Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with BLUETOOTH. This app is NOT for usage with the K5700 Devices.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nvisti.companion.pro&hl=en_USplay.google.com

This application REQUIRES the K4500 with Applied Ballistics and Firmware version 4.93 and above. Please visit here for firmware upgrade.

https://kestrelinstruments.com/support/kestrel_4_series_support/

Here is a comparison chart of all the Kestrel Ballistic meters:

https://kestrelinstruments.com/ballistics-shooting


Here is a video on how to pair a Leica 2800.com to the Kestrel:



Here are the links for the Hornady Kestrel user guides:




Change Kestrel refresh rate to better connect to LRF - Look here.


Here is the firmware change log link describing the changes made by each firmware upgrade in the Kestrel


Compass Calibration error video:



Here is a great review of the Kestrel lineup


Why you need to TRUE you Kestrel using Calc MV even if you have a known chronograph MV




Todd Hodnett on parallax and scope shadow



Colby Hodnett on Max Point Blank



Bryan Litz on why use Calc MV



Selecting a Custom Bullet Profile and avoiding the Personal Drag Models



New Videos on Inclination, Yards v. Meters, Environmental error, Profile Naming Errors and Profile Set Up Errors.



Video on fw 1.48 additions




Bryan Litz on Max Ordinate vs. Bullet Drop



How to use Sight Scale Factor in fw 1.49 to adjust for scope error (Tall Target Test)

 
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How can I tie the Bushnell Conx with the included Kestrel and my separately purchased Applied Ballistics library to give me some sort of integrated application? I remember a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I could lead the target for 1.5 seconds, laze it, get the properly indexed lead and with the mounted crosswind sensor I would get a ballistic solution that would give me first round kills out to 3kms. Is there any commercial solutions out there today for maybe 1 mile/1.6km?
 

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    This KB helped me to set up my Kestrel for correct barometric settings.
     

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    I'm having trouble figuring out what to do with the bullet profile loader for Windows. I click the link, it gives me a .zip file, then I click extract. Nothing happens after that. If I go back to abloader.exe, it just starts the same process of extracting files, but I can't access an actual program for the bullet profile loader. @Kestrel Ballistics
     

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    It works! Figured it out myself after trying again
     

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    Question concerning the Kestrel/Hornady 5700 DOF gun profile screen. MV Temp is currently off. Screen indicates that you should leave the following blank if unknown: Temp. Sen. Factor, Baseline MV Temp, and Baseline MV. The first two categories are 0 however, the baseline MV temp always indicates 68 F. Should I change the 68 F to 0 F?
     
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    Question concerning the Kestrel/Hornady 5700 DOF gun profile screen. MV Temp is currently off. Screen indicates that you should leave the following blank if unknown: Temp. Sen. Factor, Baseline MV Temp, and Baseline MV. The first two categories are 0 however, the baseline MV temp always indicates 68 F. Should I change the 68 F to 0 F?

    As long as MV Temp is turned off it won't matter what are in the fields. 68 seems to be the default number for unknown reasons.
     

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    As long as MV Temp is turned off it won't matter what are in the fields. 68 seems to be the default number for unknown reasons.
    Appreciate the response. As a side note, you provide a great deal of valuable information relating to Kestrel/Hornady 5700 DOF. Thanks.
     

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    Appreciate the response. As a side note, you provide a great deal of valuable information relating to Kestrel/Hornady 5700 DOF. Thanks.
    Thanks for the post, we try to be the best support team we can be on the Hide, so keep it coming! We are here every day just listening and changing based on the comments from the most active user group we have.
     
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    So I have a 9 month old Kestrel 5700. The temperature reading is consistently 20 degrees or so higher than actual. No, It’s not in direct sunshine, in my hand, in may pants pocket. I’ve spun it repeatedly, blown out the temp prob area and there is no foreign matter there. Any other suggestions?