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Live Events to be expanded.

Bryan Litz holds a live Q&A session.
This past Friday (November 2nd) we held a live Q&A Session from our Lab. Users were able to submit and ask questions from our team in real time. We plan to expand upon these events, allowing different members of the team to hold these sessions and give you an opportunity to ask questions. These events will be published on Facebook, and notifications will be sent out through emails on how to participate. As we expand upon these events, we will also be using different platforms to host them (YouTube vs Facebook etc) so make sure you are subscribed to our channels, and that you click the notification bell so you get alerts when these happen. Applied Ballistics YouTube & Applied Ballistics Facebook.

Best Practices for Ballistic Calculators (Part 1).

In this 3-part series we are going to talk about the Best Practices for using a Ballistic Calculator or Device. In this part we will discuss the preparation for using a Ballistic Calculator.

1) Before we ever open or start our ballistic calculator, we should be documenting our data in a log book of some kind. So step 1 is to invest in a nice databook that will last you for years to come. This will ensure you don't lose you data, should you lose your device/phone or have something crash. This databook is where you’ll keep track of information like muzzle velocities, environmental conditions and weapon performance (e.g. actual drop v. expected) on different days. Careful logging of the information allows you to identify trends or behaviors that could be improving or hurting your effectiveness.

2) After you have obtained a good log book, your next step should be to obtain good equipment, especially equipment that is capable of keeping and storing data. For example, the Lab Radar Chronograph can hold an SD card, and has a Bluetooth connection to an app on your phone. It is capable of storing thousands of shot strings, with date and time stamps (make sure you’re recording date & time in your log book, so you can cross reference data). This means that you can always go back and reference this information at a later time, instead of having to do it at the range immediately. Other devices like the Kestrel and Garmin also feature logging capabilities of different kinds. Utilizing technology to automatically record important data can be beneficial to referencing that data at a future point.

3) The final step of preparation should be to document all the information about the rifle, and ammunition in your log book. Caliber, Cartridge, Sight Height, Sight Offset, Scope, Turret Tracking, Bullet, Muzzle Velocity, Bullet Lot Number, Powder Lot Number... etc. Every little detail should be logged in your log book, or documented before you enter it into your calculator. Something as simple as forgetting to hit save, or a battery dying in the middle of the process of inputting the data can lead to lost data for some users. So documentation before entry is a key factor.
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