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Old 05-04-2018, 7:02 PM
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Default Atmospherics question, what kestrel to settle on

I can access lost of info on my phone...except where a lot of LR shooting takes place, which is typically a no reception area.

I picked up a base kestrel for a song. It only gives wind and temp. I'd like to get humidity and pressure to record as well.

Kestrel makes a model for every need. My problem is I'm not clear on what I need.

I recognize the wind feature isn't really that useful, as it's at the line rather than near the targets. So this really is only a thermometer and a rough wind guide.

What kind of atmospherics am I looking for, and can anyone recommend a model that only does what I need?

Thanks.
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Old 05-04-2018, 7:49 PM
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Kestral 2500 or 3500 will work

If you have the cash get the 5700 elite with AB $599 real time info and ballistics on the device or to your phone

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Old 05-05-2018, 5:09 AM
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If you wanted to upgrade down the road but don't need the blue tooth to link to you phone. the kestral 5000 is a solid base unit less the AB app and bluetooth and it's $250 or less. it spits out Density Altitude. you just have to manually update you phone app.
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