September 1999

Ballistic Software: Pick Shooting Chrony’s PC Bullet For Windows

In our estimation, this $80 program, along with Oehler’s Ballistics Explorer, $70, outcomputes Barnes Ballistics for Windows and ARMSCalc from ARMS Software.

Ballistics software has been around for some time now—in fact, the NRA Firearms Fact Book from 1989 lists a number of BASIC computer programs that can be used for some simple external ballistics calculations.

In less than a decade, available packages have advanced to an impressive degree, and Gun Tests recently looked at some of the commercial packages to see which ones are worthwhile‚ and which ones might best be consigned to obsolescence. The packages investigated were: PC Bullet For Windows (Shooting Chrony, $80), Ballistics Explorer (Oehler Research, $70), Barnes Ballistics for Windows (Barnes Bullets, $50), and ARMSCalc (ARMS Software, $50).

The first hurdle in using any commercia...

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