Ballistic Targeting Software

CODE: Kes4500AB "Green"

Price: $580.00

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Kestrel 4500 Shooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics Overview

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The Kestrel Shooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics allows users to obtain critical environmental data AND calculate accurate fire control solutions for long-range rifle shooting all in one device.

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  • Calculate accurate elevation and windage targeting solutions for long-range rifle shooting.
  • Customize multiple targets for location, distance, direction, declination, speed and winds.
  • Create, store and choose from up to 16 custom weapon/round profiles
  • Full G1 and G7 Ballistics Coefficient support.
  • Aerodynamic jump correction accounts for vertical deflection of bullet induced by crosswind conditions.
  • Dual wind values bracket average and maximum wind solutions.
  • Muzzle Velocity Calibration feature determines actual muzzle velocity from observed bullet drop within supersonic range – no chronograph required.
  • Drop Scale Factor allows further fine-tuning based upon observed drop into the subsonic bullet flight range. These features ensure pinpoint accuracy with your weapon system.
  • Free AB Profile Loader PC software simplifies creation and loading of custom weapon/round profiles. Requires either a Kestrel USB Interface Cradle or Bluetooth® wireless connection.
  • Employ any of the full 400-bullet library of Litz measured drag profiles.
  • IP67 dust tight and waterproof and MIL-STD-810G drop tested.
  • Optional integrated Bluetooth® data transfer capabilities.
  • Also offers a of the instant environmental measurements, storage and charting capabilities of the Kestrel 4500 Weather Meter, including wind speed, direction, crosswind, temperature, humidity, pressure and altimeter.
NOTE: Currently our Bluetooth units are not MAC/Apple compatible. 


The Kestrel Shooter’s Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics integrates an advanced ballistics solver with accurate environmental sensors to provide precise elevation and windage holds. When employed with the provided custom bullet drag profiles.


The AB software accounts for all environmental variables including firing in crosswind conditions which induce a vertical deflection on the bullet, thus enabling extreme accuracy at long range. Aerodynamic jump calculations are included to account for a vertical deflection of the bullet induced by firing in crosswind conditions. Not accounting for crosswind jump while performing ballistic calibration (truing) causes a calibration error, which would bias all future calculations.

Below are some of the ballistics screens you will see on the Kestrel Shooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics.


Note: This Kestrel has a night-vision preserving backlight which helps users to sustain natural night vision. The NV's backlight incorporates an optical filter to reduce overall brightness and minimize blue and green spectrum light to preserve night vision. Additionally, NV backlights are also much dimmer than a standard backlight, making it more difficult to detect with the naked eye in night operations. This backlight appears soft greyish pink, not red, and is still in the visible spectrum, so is not compatible with night-vision equipment.

It takes 30 to 45 minutes for the average eye to adapt to darkness and maximize night vision. Even a short burst of white, yellow, green or blue light “bleaches out” the rod cell photoreceptors in the eye and causes night blindness until the entire adaptation process can take place again. Light in the red spectrum does not cause this “bleaching out”, preventing night blindness and night vision fatigue.

Includes: Soft Carry Pouch, Neck Lanyard, 2 AAA Lithium Batteries (average life 400 hours) and Kestrel Certificate of Conformity.

Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters are designed & manufactured in the U.S.A and are backed by our 5-year warranty. Innovatively designed for stability and accuracy in abrupt condition changes. Rugged and durable, Kestrels are drop tested, waterproof and designed to float if dropped in water.



The Kestrel Companion app maximizes the capability of your Shooter’s Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics by allowing it to directly measure the wind speed and direction, all while allowing for easy viewing of your shooting solution. The large display on your mobile device or tablet allows for a quick view of the elevation and windage holds, in addition to the current weather conditions and gun parameters. By placing the Kestrel Shooter’s Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics in wind-capture mode, your shooting solution will automatically update on the display with the measured wind values and wind direction.