View Full Version : Reloading/Ballistic software
06-06-2008, 06:31 PM
Hi, I am looking for ideas on reloading /ballistic programs used by forum members and what they would recommend and why ?
A lot to ask but before spending the cash its good to hear from other reloaders........
Thanks in advance Tom B
06-06-2008, 06:49 PM
try this out...it will give you a good idea, of whats happening ! ;)
06-06-2008, 08:22 PM
PM sent ;)
07-06-2008, 12:29 PM
I'd like to know which 1 to buy too.
Now i've got a chrony to use with my 22-250 reloads
07-06-2008, 01:34 PM
Check your PM Daz :)
07-06-2008, 02:01 PM
http://www.eskimo.com/~jbm/calculations/calculations.html -its free :D
10-06-2008, 05:22 PM
As above, i find it very good. And free is always good! One thing though, if the bullet companies are telling porkies about their B.C's, at long distance they can tend to be a little off. I think i heard that Sierra and Hornady's BC's seem to be pretty accurate though.
12-06-2008, 12:23 PM
I've used JBM and found for .308 it was more accurate at ranges past 300 and out to 1000 than close. :confused:
12-06-2008, 08:30 PM
I made up a drop chart using the last section of the JBM software – I then pasted it into MSWord for a printout. With my .308 zeroed at 100m I calculated the number of clicks for 600m and to my utter amazement the first shot was a mear 2 inches high. Now I was expecting several shots to get on target so I cant praise it enough, admittedly, it wasn’t quite so good with the .223 at the same range but hey, 600m is a big ask in this calibre.
Also, unless have very specific input data ie reliable BC and an accurate chrono the results from any software are going to be a bit arbitrary.
For external SW, there are so many.
The rem one is on line and free.
Load From a Disk, Sierra or Quick Load.
If you want something that does the lot, QL can not be bettered from anything I have yet to see.
13-06-2008, 10:08 AM
I am waiting on delivery of the Nightforce Ballistic software for both Windows and Pocket PC. I'll be interested to see how good it is. Its basicaly exbal with improvements I believe (not used exbal but heard its very good)
03-07-2008, 04:14 PM
Baltraj if you have MS Access (part of office) or Pejsa for XL.
No good for puff guns though.
07-07-2008, 06:30 PM
Anyone tried Sierras Infinty v5 or v6. I tried lo load my v2 the other day to find it didn't work on Vista:confused: Are the newer versions any better, or it is pretty much the same?
08-07-2008, 03:32 PM
I have Sierra and if you want to use Vista it has to be I6 there are a few upgrades to I5 but not huge amounts, the Vista thingy is the biggest!
08-07-2008, 03:59 PM
Try Point Blank (http://www.huntingnut.com/index.php?name=news&file=article&sid=3).
It's basic, but free.
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