Kestrel LiNK Ballistics 17+

Nielsen-Kellerman Co.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.0 • 41 Ratings
    • Free



The Kestrel LiNK® Ballistics App gives you the ability to manage key features and functions of your connected Kestrel Ballistics device to maximize convenience and boost your shooting performance.

Quickly and easily create, upload, download, and store gun profiles and access the Applied Ballistics and Hornady libraries of lab-tested bullet parameters and profiles for use in your Kestrel Ballistics Meter using the Gun Profile Manager(1). Place your Kestrel in the vane mount on a tripod (sold separately) to view solutions remotely from your shooting position on your mobile device using Single Target Mode. Create and send up to 10 custom targets to your Kestrel or export a printable range card using Target Card Mode(2).

The Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app also allows you to easily update the firmware in any LiNK-enabled Kestrel Ballistics meter or HUD so you always have the latest features and improvements.

* Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics, Kestrel 5700 with Hornady 4DOF, Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter, 2700 Ballistics Weather Meter, and Kestrel HUD Heads Up Display

(1) Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meters with Applied Ballistics can access Applied Ballistics G1 & G7 BCs and AB Custom Drag Models. Kestrel 5700 and 2700 Ballistics Weather Meters can access Applied Ballistics G1 & G7 BCs. Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meters with Hornady 4DOF can access Hornady G1 & G7 BCs and Hornady Bullet Files.

(2) Target Card Mode available on Kestrel 5700 Elite Models only.

What’s New

Version 1.272

Fixed Range Swipe issue
New pop-up when selecting Overwrite profiles
Fixed entering negative number for MV Temp Table
Added new guns to Ruger Gun library
Fixed Target Card sending issues
Fixed issue with 4DOF library not updating
Fixed CalMV for Kestrel 2700s
Fixed issue where app connects to wrong device

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

MasterG71 ,

can be made better

The single target mode could be modified so you can switch targets from the phone without touching the kestrel, also you should be able to activate the wind capture function from the phone.
Also the multiple targets mode should be populated automatically fom the kestrel with all the targets already defined in the kestrel or at least have this an an option and it should be faster to display holds for these targets, so if you activate wind capture you can see the wind holds change in real time !!

ScattergunPete ,

Very disappointing... (Update not so disappointing!)

App will not connect from iphone XR or ipad pro to brand new 5700 Ballistic. Tried connecting with bluetooth on in airplane mode as suggested by support in another review to no avail. Sad that such a powerful (and expensive) unit can’t do something as simple as making a bluetooth connection...

Update from 1 to 5 stars: I contacted tech support at the address suggested in the Developer’s response and worked with a very helpful and knowledgeable tech who helped me resolve my connection issue quickly. My problem appeared to be related to my vpn causing problems with my initial connection and registration. I turned my vpn back on after initial setup and connection was complete and have had no issues whatsoever since (almost a year later). This has become my go to app over several others that I have tried. I agree with one of the other users that a lot of the text is small and can be hard to read in bright sunlight but the most needed data (elevation holdover, windage) is fairly readable in most conditions. I set my 5700 up on a vane mount and run with the wind set to constant update mode. Speed, direction and hold data info updates on the app are almost instantaneous.
Thanks for the great tech support and a very good app!

Developer Response ,

Please contact us at We should be able to get this working for you. One quick check is to make sure Main Menu->Bluetooth->Conct is set to PC/Mobile and not Device. Another is to make sure you do not pair the Kestrel directly with your phone's native Bluetooth, please forget device if you have done this. Sometimes uninstalling and reinstalling the app itself can help but you should make sure your profiles are on the Kestrel first as they will be lost in the app

jetdog 12 ,

Tedious at best

Nothing but issues with the app used for the 5700 ballistics meter. Activating and loading the kestrel onto the app serial number does not match. Buttons to send gun profiles doesn’t work. Not sure what the point of the app is at this point. Waiting for a response from kestrel tech to figure this out or the whole unit will be returned.

Follow up of my review above. Kestrel reached out with a response. Since my original review I removed and reinstalled the app on my iPad and phone and it has been functioning without any crashes. Most of the issue navigating through the app and kestrel unit has been resolved and was caused by my lack of familiarity with the app. I’d rate it 4.5 stars as the customer service and support has been quite responsive. I suspect as I get to know the kestrel unit and app I will have more questions and feel pretty confident I can reach out to their support page and/or team to receive help. A friend of mine told me the kestrel is a love/hate relationship and once I figure it out I’d love it.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for the delayed response. The Serial Number mismatch should not affect anything. When trying to send profiles, please first click Select in the top left. Check boxes will appear and once you select a checkbox, Send Profiles will then become activated.

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