State of the art ballistics solver for calculating long range rifle trajectories. This solver and the library of ballistic coefficients is provided by Applied Ballistics and is the most accurate and complete ballistics app available.
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No Kestrel Support
Hard to believe that of all the ballistic apps available for iOS (BallisticAE, StrelokPro, BallisticARC, Hornady 4DOF) that the AB Ballistics app still doesn’t support weather from ANY type of handheld meter. The only capability is to get weather data from the nearest weather station which is often times nowhere near correct to your actual shooting conditions.
An otherwise OK app, nice to have access to the CDM’s for bullets. Unfortunately I can not recommend this until they support SOME type of weather meter support (Kestrel / Weatherflow) like they do on Android.
Not impressed with interface
Compared to the android version the iOS one is horrible.. There doesn't seems to be support for larger screen iPhone like the iPhone x. When using CMD charts everything is crammed together unlike on Android. Can development please advise when this will be fixed and when support will be built in for the iPhoneX? There is already a new generation iPhone on the way and you still don't support the current version? For the price you pay and for something that litz gave his stamp of approval I expected more. Also try and reply to reviewers, your rating on this app is terrible..
Will not read kestrel 5500
Love the app but I have to manually enter the weather from my kestrel 5500. StrelokPro pro loads it very fast. Pretty disappointing for 30 bucks. Absolutely no info in the web to solve this issue. All you get is info about the 5700. Save your money and get StrelokPro or even ballisticsarc.
Do not get for iPad at this time
I love the app, this is my go to ballistic solver. It is a bit more unfriendly than some easier to use apps. I use it on my iPhone with no problem however when I try and use it on my IPad (which would be preferred) the screens do not format properly. For an app of this price, from an outfit as prestigious as AB, it should at least be coded correctly
UI still needs to be fixed
By Mattmcg in Ca
3/30/18 updated review.
The recent updates solved the calc issues that plagued this app (Yay!) but the UI still need work. On an iPhone 7 Plus, the font size in the rifle and load selection pages is too large and jumbles the text to display too many “...”. Fix the fonts and would easily make this a 4 star + app.
Advanced application but Output needs work
Corrected my error saying cdms did not transfer between ipad and iphone (they do). This is definitely an advanced app and not for the faint of heart. I read the books by Bryan Litz and I highly recommend those books to understand all the variables and the impact.
The user interface is clunky and it makes it a bit annoying when used, but you are getting the application for shooting not based on looks.
Here are my initial impressions
The CDMs are a bit expensive (1.99 each), but if they save you a few bullets you will come out ahead. I wish they had a way to buy a group of bullets at a discount such as all berger bullets in 30 caliber (or select x amount at a discount such as 10 bullets for 15 dollars).
The tables have problems with tables in the ipad. No issues with the view in the iphone 7s.
At this point I give it three stars for the issues with the ipad not correctly formatting the tables.
I think ballistic AE is a better app for more casual shooters who want basic G1 and G7 profiles and who remain out of the transonic due to the slicker interface/UI look.
The CDMs are a welcome addition and those who shoot at ranges through the transonic then this is the application you will need.
Confusing user interface, but it works.
Initially , this app seems to have the most confusing interface that I have ever for a ballistic app, but it actually makes sense once you get se to the work flow.
What this app does that many of it’s competitors don’t do is converting the ballistic data into clicks, so instead of figuring out how to dial for example 10.653 MOA, this app will convert the data drop to your scopes turret clicks so you would instead dial up 3.7 clicks of the elevation turret.
There’s not a large selection of scopes to choose from if you plan to view hold over conversions on the reticle.
There are plenty of other ballistic apps the use mostly the same open source ballistic calculator that are easier to use, have a better interface, are much better organized, and are cheaper and just as accurate.
Decent App; Great data
Edited: At first I really disliked the app. I had 3 main issues with it, 1 of which was user error. The second issue was the user interface, which is still not very good, but workable. The third issue is that it doesn’t work right on the I-pad.
Brass tax. If you want quick results, this is not your app. You have to be willing to dive into the users manual (available online) and work past some confusing set up criteria. But if you want the best data and you’re willing to spend some time getting to know the app, you’ll be very pleased, so long as you aren’t on an i-pad.
Needs a lot of work
An update caused the app to crash whenever I would try display any of my previously saved load data. If I recreate the load it will work fine but all of my previously saved data was useless.
Also recently had to backup and restore my phone and now all of my saved data is gone. This app used to have a cloud sync feature but it’s nowhere to be found now. Guess I get to start over.
App is poorly designed and library has just a fraction of bullets compared to other ballistic apps. There was a “timer” button that I hit any my phone would not stop vibrating. Absolutely horrible. I had to delete the app to stop the vibrating. Can I get a refund?