Range it in With Your iPhone


There have been a handful of iPhone applications developed for tactical applications, including a shot counter SISiPhoneApps and long range shooting calculator from Knights Armament.

Well another one drifted across my desk this morning from what looks like is a lone-wolf app developer called the Mil-Dot Rangefinder.

Basically it looks to me like the app gives you a mirror image of your long-range scope and allows you to input variables to range and calculate your target based on what you're seeing.

Mil-Dot Rangefinder for the iPhone takes the math out of ranging targets using a mil-dot scope.  Real-time calculations provide instant range measurements in both yards and meters.  The simple interface allows for one handed operation and eliminates any need to manually type any measurements to range a target.
I'm not a long-range shooter and haven't worked with military-grade scopes, but it looks to me like at least the so-called "Pro Edition" of the app has a bunch of features that any one-shot killer would be looking for:
  1. -Full featured ballistics calculator
  2. -Fast windspeed/direction adjustment.
  3. -Range card (ballistics chart)
  4. -Point of impact indicator
  5. -Bullet drop compensator
  6. -Realtime windage/elevation hold readings
  7. -Time to target
  8. -Remaining velocity
  9. -Remaining energy
  10. -Multiple Ballistic Profiles
  11. -Fast Unit Of Measure Switching
The application is actually pretty cheap, at $4.99 for the pro edition. I'd love to hear impressions from readers on how this app looks and works.

(Gouge: Tactical Life)

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