System: The integration of weather, range, ballistics, optics and a precision firing platform. Clockwise from right: The FN SPR-A1 with Horus Falcon 5-20×50 scope with an H25 reticle, the Vectronix LRF, Horus ATragMX ballistics computer and the Kestrel 4500 pocket weather meter. The author ranges the target with the Vectronix LRF attached via cable to [...]
Handheld anemometers like the battle-tested Kestrel 4000 have been the “gold standard” for measuring winds in the field for many years. I use one for winds and other atmospherics that factor into precision-firing solutions.
“Another critical and often overlooked component in ballistic testing is weather data. It may be difficult to duplicate a particular load or result if you are not aware of the climatic conditions at the time of testing. To record important and necessary weather data, I have been using the Kestrel Model 4000 hand-held weather station. [...]
Kestrel Pocket Weather Meter: Monitors Concrete Curing The Kestrel 4300 Construction Weather Meter is designed for instant measurement of ambient conditions at the site of a concrete pour. The pocket−sized weather meter features integrated Bluetooth data transfer to instantly send weather data to a laptop or smart phone. Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters; 800−784−4221; www.kestrelweather.com Originally [...]
“We’re all obsessed by the weather but even more so when we’re planning our weekend boating. This weather meter is a must-have gadget to keep on board and impress your crew with up-to-the-minute forcasts. It features an easy-to-read display with backlight, on which it shows wind speed and maximum gusts. It will also tell you [...]
“With winter coming and the accompanying worsening weather the K2500NV is proving a real boon for those long shots across the wind-blown Suffold fields day or night.”
Bottom line, if we had been in those mountains when the storm hit, it would not have been good. It was obvious to everyone that the K4500 saved our party from a potentially disastrous situation. As I said in my original article, if you are going into the mountains, you should take a Kestrel. It is the cheapest insurance policy you can buy.
Originally published in “Farm and Dairy” Magazine Read the original article: Download PDF (442 kb)