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.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Best ballistics app
I’m a firm believer that Bryan Litz has forgotten more about ballistics than the majority of shooters will ever know, let alone understand. With that said, this app relies on the input of accurate information. The more accurate the inputs, the more accurate the resulting output. You absolutely must use accurate muzzle velocity based on accurate atmospheric readings at the time of measurement. It is crucial to then take accurate atmospheric readings at the time of the shot. There are several good ballistic apps out there, but I’ve not seen one any more accurate than Applied Ballistics. If you expect any ballistics app to give accurate information based on the muzzle velocity printed on the ammo box and what the local weatherman says the barometric pressure and temperature are, you’re not going to be happy with the results. Ballistics are all about the math and adding 4+5 will not get you to 10.
Very Good — With a Serious Issue
First off Brian Litz who is behind this is one of the world’s top balisticians. His books are the top reference books on the subject. I love the app. It is second to none. However it has a serious issue. First off, it asks a crapload of questions about your firearm and ammo. This is good. That’s what makes it accurate. However I recently upgraded my iPhone and then went to a match. While at rue match I wanted to use the app to work out my drops at the various stages. I opened up the app and all the firearm and load data I entered was gone. I use iCloud for my data backup but this app does not. Then it wanted me to “Restore my Purchases” (for the custom bullet BC profiles I paid for). How was I supposed to do that while at the match with zero cell reception? So this is a great app if you don’t mind rebuilding your firearm and bullet profiles every time you upgrade your phone. I believe I could have done significantly better at the match had my ballistics app actually been able to be used at the match. Grrrrrrr.......
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- Applied Ballistics Media Inc
- 31.6 MB
- Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
- © Applied Ballistics
- In-App Purchases
- Custom Drag Model (CDM) for Hornady 0.264cal 140gr ELD Match $1.99
- Custom Drag Model (CDM) for Sierra 0.308cal 175gr MatchKing $1.99
- Custom Drag Model (CDM) for Hornady 0.264cal 147gr ELD Match $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.