The Kestrel Meter is no stranger to the big screen, in fact, at 17 years old it has already starred in 2 big movies with one on the way.
The Kestrel first made an appearance in the action film, “Shooter”, starring Mark Walberg. In the movie, Walberg plays a top Marine sniper who previously abandoned the military. With an all-star cast, the 2007 movie received great reviews. It was exciting for the Kestrel team at NK to see the Kestrel 3000 in action. The Kestrel 3000 is a hand-held, waterproof weather meter that measures wind speed, temperature, relative humidity, heat stress index and dew point. Kestrel Weather Meters are often used off-screen by many competitive shooters and snipers in the military because of its extreme accuracy and ruggedness. In fact, next month, Kestrel is releasing a brand new Shooter’s Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics software. If there is ever a sequel to this movie, maybe the newest addition to the Kestrel Ballistics Weather Meter Line will have a chance at fame. For more information about the Kestrel Shooter’s Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics, visit the product page.
In 2008, the movie, “A Journey to the Center of the Earth” was released. The movie featured a Kestrel 2500 which measures temperature, wind speed, barometric pressure and altitude. For those familiar with the movie, the Kestrel 2500 made its debut when Trevor Anderson asks Hannah Ásgeirsson the temperature.
With an anticipated release date of January 2014, the Kestrel is expected to make another appearance in the highly anticipated action movie, Ten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In this movie, Schwarzenegger’s character will be training someone on how to shoot and will be using the Kestrel Shooter’s Weather Meter with Horus Ballistics as a tool. We are looking forward to next winter to see if Kestrel Shooter’s Weather Meter made the director’s final cut!