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ACCURATE ARMS' LATEST RELOADING GUIDE
This is the latest from Accurate Arms Powders. You will need Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or later to view this information.

ADI'S LATEST RELOADING MANUAL
This is the latest from ADI Powders. You will need Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or later to view this information.

AL BAL
'Al_Bal' is a Microsoft Windows based application for making ballistics calculations for various types of small arms. It includes a number of pre-loaded ballistics files ('.abf' files) in the 'Project Files' folder under the main progran folder, as well as a number of trajectory tables ('.txt' files) in the 'Range Tables' folder under the main program folder. These files are for various types of airgun pellets (the author shoots airguns), but 'Al_Bal' is suitable for any type of small arms.

ALLIANT'S LATEST RELOADING MANUAL
This is the latest from Alliant Powders. You will need Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or later to view this information.

AMMO BOX ver. 1.0
Ammo Box is a shareware utility which provides information on various cartridges, firearms related terms, and firearms related formulas. For the gun shop, it is indispensable!

ARMSCALC ver. 4.0.1
ArmsCalc is a comprehensive tool to estimate and graph how a projectile will behave under predetermined circumstances. You can graphically compare loads with different bullet types, weights, charges, etc. for remaining energy and velocity, elevation, trajectory, etc.

Results obtained from this program are mathematically correct, but may differ from actual field testing. Many factors may be unknown or unable to be calculated, but they still affect the ballistics of a round. For example, the barrel length and twist of rifling affects the stability of a round, while the exact diameter of bore and bullets vary from weapon to weapon and round to round, even within the same caliber.

ArmsCalc, used in conjunction with ArmsLoad, gives you the ability to track actual performance of reloaded shells and make accurate estimates of the bullet performance for different ranges and conditions.

ARMSRELOADER ver. 4.0.1
The Reloader is designed to bridge the gap between reloading manuals and good record keeping, The Reloader is both a stand alone package that computes loads, or as an add on to ArmsLoad providing complete load data computed for Speer, Nosler, Sierra, Hornady and Lyman cast bullets with other combinations soon to be available.

The Reloader is available as Handgun Data, Rifle Data and Shotgun Data. After looking up a load, the data may be saved to the ArmsLoad database.

ArmsLoad is designed to track performance of shotshell and metallic cartridge loads, calculate cost comparisons, analyze chronograph and target data. When used in junction with ArmsCalc the performance of the load is estimated and input for the shooter. Combined with The Reloader the shooters dreams have come true.

BALCAL DEMO ver. 6.2d
BalCal 6.2, a combination of a user friendly exterior ballistics package and training software for hunters, snipers, target shooters, plinkers, and GI's. Generate precise data for your loads in your firearms. Then use that same data to learn hold over, wind compensation, lead, and up/down hill firing effects by 'firing' at a variety of target images with randomized conditions.

BALLISTIC ver. 4.13
W. R. Frenchu's comprehensive smallarms ballistics program for PCs and compats. Compute 30+ exterior ballistic functions (several displayable graphically) using any of 5 different drag functions (including G7 for the new VLD bullets). New in 4.10: windage diagrams (wind roses), negative sight heights (for laser sights), online help, more!

BALLISTIC EXPLORER DEMO ver. 5.5.4
The DEMO version is limited to working with BC values of 0.1 and 0.5 +/- 0.01 (two ranges of 0.090 to 0.110, and 0.490 to 0.510). You can enter other values, but the program will round them to either 0.1 or 0.5 when it calculates downrange values. From Oehler.

BALLISTIC SIMULATOR DEMO
Ballistic Tables creates trajectory tables with the correct sight setting for various shooting distances and environmental conditions. The sight settings adjusted from a known zeroing distance, muzzle velocity, bullet type, temperature, and altitude to any new shooting distance, angle or environmental condition.

This program creates trajectory tables and graphs according to:

You get sight adjustment for

You can print a table which does Mildot range estimation, and tells you what scope adjustment or holdoff you need, without any arithmetic! You can print a table to use non-Mildot crosshair width as a poor man's Mildot. There are calculators for Point Blank Range, and Chronograph to Muzzle Velocity conversion.

BARNES BALLISTIC DEMO ver. 2.0.8
Probably the poorest piece of software as far as commercial reloading programs is concerned! (I even BOUGHT version 3.0, and they sent it to me on 5-1/4" floppies! When I asked for either 3-1/2" floppies or a CD, they told me I had to buy another version.)

Coni, a co-owner of Barnes, requested that I amend my remarks and evaluation of their software.

Coni told me I never was told I had to buy a complete new copy of their software in order to receive either an updated copy or different media.

Well, Coni, I did buy the software, I did send in the registration form, I also asked at that time for a different media format, and I also inquired about an upgrade, since you guys decided to release a new version shortly after I purchased my copy. (Like within 2 weeks.)

And, Coni, the response I received from Barnes was, "You will have to purchase another full retail version...Barnes does not offer upgrades or optional media types."

BARREL WEIGHT CALCULATOR
This program will first allow you to choose one of five barrel tapers. If you choose one of the pre-programmed tapers, it will ask if you would like to trim the barrel from the muzzle end or the cylinder end. For example, you may want to trim 5 inches from the chamber end and trim the muzzle end of a maximum HV blank to make a barrel for a light varmint rifle. If you want to include them, the barrel thread shank length and diameter can be entered. It will ask for the barrel groove diameter and if you would like to add flutes.

If there are no flutes, the program will calculate and print on the screen the total barrel weight in pounds and ounces, the muzzle diameter, barrel cylinder diameter, cylinder length, overall barrel length, thread shank diameter and length, and the groove diameter. The user then has the choice of printing a hard copy, making changes to the barrel or starting over with a new barrel contour. The allowable changes include changing the barrel length (from either end), the groove diameter, adding or changing thread shank dimensions, adding or removing flutes, or changing any flute dimension.

If flutes are chosen, the screen or printer will print the above data as well as the total weight removed by the flutes in pounds and ounces, their length, width of the cutter, width of the flute if the depth is less than cutter radius, the flute depth, and the number of flutes.

The program has some built-in safety devices. If the barrel cylinder diameter is no more than .1" over thread shank diameter, a warning will be printed. If the length of the flutes is within 2" of the overall barrel length, you will be told. For flutes machined to within .100" of the groove diameter, you will be warned. When using the pre-programmed barrel tapers, you will be notified if too much length has been trimmed from the chamber end and the overall barrel length would exceed a 29" blank length.

BORDER BARRELS BALLISTIC SUITE
LOAD.EXE: This uses Powley's algorithms to calculate a load.

EXTBAL.EXE: This uses a Powley straight line drag curve to calculate trajectories. Use G1 Ballistic Coefficients that are valid for 3000 ft/sec.

This program is tailored good for "sharp" projectiles with boat tails, not blunt hunting bullets. The program will work for flat based bullets with "sharp" points as well though, so long as they are well above the trans-sonic zone (1400 ft/sec).

This program is valid for supersonic velocities above 1200 ft/sec. but gives fair results down to 800 ft/sec. It should not be used where the terminal velocity is below 800 ft/sec.

22EXTBAL.EXE: This program assumes a standard 40 grain .22 rimfire bullet and a subsonic muzzle velocity.

RELBURN.TXT: This program compares burning rates of a variety of powders from the fastest burning at the top to the slowest at the bottom.

TWISTCAL.EXE: This program computes the stability of a given projectile over a range of velocities.

BULLET SIMULATOR DEMO ver. 1.0
Bullet Simulator is a program designed by and for shooters to help you understand, predict and optimize the ballistic performance of your rifles. Using a mathematical model of bullet flight, you prepare for hunts by designing the best bullet path for your rifle, bullet and conditions. The result is that you can concentrate on the target, not on the bullet path. A maintainable library of bullets for both factory and custom loads is included. The easy-to-use program is menu-driven, with on-line help and results interpretation.

This demo version has all the functionality of the registered version, except that the cartridge and bullet are fixed. All other features of the program can be used to give a complete impression of its usefulness. Your cost of this demo version is refunded by Applied Ballistics when you become a registered owner; you receive a full-featured program, a printed User's Guide with examples, mail support and upgrade notices.

Bullet Simulator runs on true IBM-compatibles with DOS version 2.0 or later, 256K RAM and two diskette drives. IBM-compatible graphics adapters and a printer are supported but not required.

EXTERIOR BALLISTICS DEMO ver. 4.10
EBV4 (the letters stand for Exterior Ballistics Version 4) is the fourth version of a computer program, which will run on all IBM MS-DOS PCs or compatibles. It calculates trajectories of bullets or other objects (e.g. fragments) moving through the atmosphere. EBV4 can be applied to any of three physical trajectory models:

The Vacuum Ballistics Model (VBM) introduced into physics by Galileo Galilei, which assumes the presence of the force of gravity only.

The Point Mass Model (PMM), which assumes the presence of two forces: the aerodynamic drag and the force of gravity.

The Modified Point Mass Model (MPMM), which additionally considers effects of spin, e.g. the spin-dependent side drift.

The MPMM also takes into account the lift force, but assumes that the yaw angle (the angle enclosed between the tangent to the trajectory and the bullet's longitudinal axis) remains small over the whole trajectory. The application of the MPMM is restricted to conical and ogive nose shapes, for which the necessary aerodynamic coefficients can be estimated from semi-empirical formulas. EBV4 does not support the mostly advanced 6-Degrees-of-Freedom (6DOF) model, as in most practical cases, the whole set of aerodynamic coefficients applicable to this model is not available.

FEDERAL 2007 INTERACTIVE AMMUNITION & BALLISTICS CATALOG
Paper catalogs are great, but by their nature they're static and usually show downrange ballistics only for standard conditions. And unless you hunt or shoot at sea level and 59º F, you're left guessing about the downrange performance of the loads you use. Instead of leaving you guessing, Federal teamed up with Dexadine.com, makers of the Ballistic Explorer software, to offer hunters and shooters this innovative interactive catalog. Now you can select the altitude, temperature, and sight height that correspond to where you actually shoot and your gun's actual sight height.

FRANCIES INCAPACITATION INDEX & UTILITIES PROGRAM ver. 6.1
SEF Sports has a new Ballistics Utliities Program CD. It has programs in it like figuring Firearms Recoil, Ballistic Coefficient of a bullet, Hatcher' RSP, Knockout Blow, Standard Deviation, Muzzle Velocity from Instrumental Velocity, And the Only place the get the Francies Incapacitation Index and many other utilities.

The program is now available it two versions. Version 6.1 is written in Delphi programing, and version 7.0 is written in VideoBasic 6. The programs do many of the same things, but in differant formats. Version 7.0 does have instructions included in the program.

When you order the program you will recieve both versions of the programs. You can have the choice to use the one you like the best, or to use both. Both are completely full versions. Now! What other company offers there versions of softwear like that?

A perfect companion program for the shooter or reloader, It is the perfect companion program to go with your other ballistic programs such as the LEE Shooter Program ,or Sierra's Infinity program.

FRANCIES INCAPACITATION INDEX & UTILITIES PROGRAM ver. 7.0
SEF Sports has a new Ballistics Utliities Program CD. It has programs in it like figuring Firearms Recoil, Ballistic Coefficient of a bullet, Hatcher' RSP, Knockout Blow, Standard Deviation, Muzzle Velocity from Instrumental Velocity, And the Only place the get the Francies Incapacitation Index and many other utilities.

The program is now available it two versions. Version 6.1 is written in Delphi programing, and version 7.0 is written in VideoBasic 6. The programs do many of the same things, but in differant formats. Version 7.0 does have instructions included in the program.

When you order the program you will recieve both versions of the programs. You can have the choice to use the one you like the best, or to use both. Both are completely full versions. Now! What other company offers there versions of softwear like that?

A perfect companion program for the shooter or reloader, It is the perfect companion program to go with your other ballistic programs such as the LEE Shooter Program ,or Sierra's Infinity program.

GROUP SIZE CALCULATOR for Windows XP
The Group Size Calculator is used to calculate group size, average radius, the Standard deviation of shots from group center, and the group center when given a file consisting of a sequence of shots.

One can either reference a pre-saved file with the (X,Y) coordinates of each shot listed, or a scanned bitmap (*.bmp) picture of the target.

GROUP SIZE CALCULATOR for Windows 98
The Group Size Calculator is used to calculate group size, average radius, the Standard deviation of shots from group center, and the group center when given a file consisting of a sequence of shots.

One can either reference a pre-saved file with the (X,Y) coordinates of each shot listed, or a scanned bitmap (*.bmp) picture of the target.

GROUP SIZE CALCULATOR ADDITIONAL FILES for Windows 98
The Group Size Calculator is used to calculate group size, average radius, the Standard deviation of shots from group center, and the group center when given a file consisting of a sequence of shots.

One can either reference a pre-saved file with the (X,Y) coordinates of each shot listed, or a scanned bitmap (*.bmp) picture of the target.

HEAVY METAL SOFTWARE LITTLE LOAD BOOK ver. 2.0 DEMO
Included in the Little Load Book you will find reloading data from Accurate Arms®, Alliant Powder®, Hodgdon Powder®, IMR Powder®, and Ramshot Powder®.

Obtaining the reloading data you desire is easy using the Little Load Book. All it takes is three easy clicks: 1) Select the firearm type you wish to load for, 2) Select the manufacturer who's powder you wish to use, and 3) Select the caliber you wish to load.

HEAVY METAL SOFTWARE RELOAD INVENTORY CLERK ver. 4.0 DEMO
How you use the Reload Inventory Clerk. Easy, just create load files to store the information about the loads you develop. For example, you can create load files by caliber or by gun. The Reload Inventory Clerk takes advantage of long file names which allows you to name your files any way you want.

Once you have created a load file all of the work is done inside of The Hand Load Dialog©. As you can see, The Hand Load Dialog records all of the vital information about the hand loads you develop. There is no limit to the number of loads you can put in each load file you create. Also, there is no limit to the number of load files you can create. Everything in the Reload Inventory Clerk is industrial strength.

Completely new is the ability to graph your loads, print Range Papers. Fill in the load specifics for a load record within The Hand Load Dialog, print the range papers, and go to the range to test your load. Use the range papers to record your information while at the range. Take the range papers home and enter the information into the Hand Load Dialog. The Hand Load Dialog will then compute all of the statistics for your load.

The Reload Inventory Clerk also gives you the ability to account for shooting supplies, shooting equipment, loading supplies, and loading equipment. What types and how much of each type of powders do you have on hand? To find out, simply go to the Powders Inventory Dialog. How many rounds of .45 ACP do you have on hand? Are these loads loaded with hollow-points or semi-wadcutters? Once again, go to the Loaded Rounds Dialog to find out. The Reload Inventory Clerk gives you the ability to record these kinds of questions. Other examples of inventory types include: primers, brass, .22 Ammo, reloading dies, and more. Each inventory type or all inventory types can be sent to the printer for a hard copy of your supplies.

Version 4 also includes our Load Run Wizard©. What is the Load Run Wizard? The Load Run Wizard allows you to record loading sessions. For example, lets say that you load 100 rounds of 9mm Luger. You would use the Load Run Wizard to record this loading session. When you start the Load Run Wizard you select the following items that were used for the loading session: powder, how much powder per round(grains), primers, brass, and bullets. The Load Run Wizard will even assign a Lot Number to your loading session. Once you are done selecting the components used for the loading session, you simply click the OK Button to have the Load Run Wizard record the loading session.

So what does The Load Run Wizard record? Once you click the OK Button on The Load Run Wizard, all of the components selected during the Load Run Wizard session are adjusted to reflect the quantity used for the loading session. Finally, the Load Run Wizard adds the rounds loaded to your Loaded Rounds Inventory. All of the fields for the Loaded Rounds are even filled in for you reflecting the results of the load run. Within the Comments Field is a full description of what the rounds consist of; the powder used, the primers used, etc.

The Reload Inventory Clerk also includes our Shotgun Load Run Wizard©. The Shotgun Load Run Wizard functions exactly as the Load Run Wizard but is used for recording shotgun loading sessions.

HEAVY METAL SOFTWARE RELOAD INVENTORY CLERK PRO ver. 4.2 DEMO
With the Pro version, our new flavor, you get loading data from Accurate Arms, Alliant Powder, Hodgdon, IMR Powder, and Ramshot Powder. Best of all if you purchase the Pro version, you will receive free load data upgrades. You can rest assured you will have the most up-to-date loading data available. All of the features found in the Little Load Book can be found in the Reload Inventory Clerk 4.2 Pro.

Using the Reload Inventory Clerk 4.2 Pro you can record all of the important information for each hand load you develop for each gun you own. The Reload Inventory Clerk 4.2 Pro even computes all of the important ballistic information for you. All of the loads you develop for each gun can also be sent to the printer. Once again this allows the you to not only have a record of all loads on disk, but also to have a hard copy of the loads developed. Your own personal loading manual! Once again, there are no limits to the number of loads you can enter into each load file you create. There are also no limits to the number of load files you can create.

The Reload Inventory Clerk 4.2 Pro also gives gun owner's the ability to account for shooting supplies, shooting equipment, loading supplies, and loading equipment. What types and how much of each type of powder do you have on hand? To find out, simply go to the Powders Inventory Dialog to find out. How many rounds of .45 ACP do you have on hand? Are these loads loaded with hollow-points or semi-wadcutters? Once again, go to the Loaded Rounds Dialog to find out. The Reload Inventory Clerk 4.2 Pro gives you the ability to record these kinds of questions. Other examples of inventory types include: primers, brass, .22 Ammo, reloading dies, and more. Each inventory type can be sent to the printer for a hard copy of your supplies inventory.

Also related to supplies inventory is the Load Run Wizards. Included in The Reload Inventory Clerk 4.2 Pro is the Load Run Wizard, the Shotgun Load Run Wizard, and .22 Adjustment Wizard. These wizards are used to record load runs and to adjust your inventories. For example, suppose you load 100 rounds of .45 ACP. Using the Load Run Wizard you can record the loading session. Once you have filled in the information required by the Load Run Wizard, you simply click the OK Button to record your load run. The Load Run Wizard will then adjust all of the component inventories.

HEAVY METAL SOFTWARE GUN INVENTORY CLERK ver. 4.1 DEMO
The Gun Inventory Clerk enables you to record all of the vital information for each gun you own that can be edited in a number of ways. For example, you can add guns, delete guns, or change the information on a gun already entered. You are also able to enter Pet Loads for each gun you own. As with Version 3 there is no limit to the number of Pet Loads you can enter for each gun. All of the information about a particular gun can be viewed at one time. All of the information you enter about the guns you own may also be sent to any printer. This allows the gun owner to not only have a record of all guns on disk, but also to have a hard copy of the guns owned. This feature is great for insurance puposes. There is no limit to the number of guns you can enter into the Gun Inventory Clerk. Gun Inventory Dialog You can even record unlimited pictures of each gun and even watch slide shows of your guns.

The Gun Inventory Clerk now records even more information concerning the guns you may sell and you can even print receipts. Simply fill in the gun sale information and print a receipt on the spot. The sales receipt contains all of the details of the sale.

HEAVY METAL SOFTWARE COMPLETE GUN INVENTORY CLERK ver. 4.1 DEMO
The Complete Gun Inventory Clerk enables you to record all of the important information for each gun you own that can be edited in a number of ways. For example, you can add guns, delete guns, or change the information on a gun already entered. You are also able to enter unlimited Pet Loads for each gun you own. All of the information about a particular gun can be viewed at one time. This information may also be sent to any printer. This allows the you to not only have a record of all guns on disk, but also to have a hard copy of the guns owned. This feature is great for insurance puposes. There is no limit to the number of guns you can enter into the Complete Gun Inventory Clerk. The Gun Inventory Dialog You can even record unlimted pictures of your guns and view slide shows.

The Complete Gun Inventory Clerk 4 now records even more information concerning the guns you may sell. And now with Version 4 you can even print detailed receipts. Simply fill in the gun sale information and print a receipt on the spot. The sales receipt contains all of the details of the sale.

Using the Complete Gun Inventory Clerk you can record all of the vital information for each hand load you develop for each gun you own. The Complete Gun Inventory Clerk even computes all of the important ballistic information for you. All of the loads you develop for each gun can also be sent to the printer. Once again this allows the you to not only have a record of all loads on disk, but also to have a hard copy of the loads developed. Your own personal loading manual! Once again, there are no limits on the number of loads you can enter into each load file you create using the Complete Gun Inventory Clerk. There are also no limits to the number of load files you can create.

The Complete Gun Inventory Clerk also gives gun owner's the ability to account for shooting supplies, shooting equipment, loading supplies, and loading equipment. What types and how much of each type of powder do you have on hand? To find out, simply go to the Powders Inventory Dialog to find out. How many rounds of .45 ACP do you have on hand? Are these loads loaded with hollow-points or semi-wadcutters? Once again, go to the Loaded Rounds Dialog to find out. The Complete Gun Inventory Clerk gives you the ability to record these kinds of questions. Other examples of inventory types include: primers, brass, .22 Ammo, reloading dies, and more. Each inventory type or all inventory types can be sent to the printer for a hard copy of your supplies inventory.

Also related to supplies inventory is the Load Run Wizards. Included in The Complete Gun Inventory Clerk is the Load Run Wizard, the Shotgun Load Run Wizard, and .22 Adjustment Wizard. These wizards are used to record load runs and to adjust your inventories. For example, suppose you load 100 rounds of .45 ACP. Using the Load Run Wizard you can record this loading session. Once you have filled in the information required by the Load Run Wizard, you simply click the OK Button to record your load run. The Load Run Wizard will then adjust all of the component inventories.

HEAVY METAL SOFTWARE COMPLETE GUN INVENTORY CLERK PRO ver. 6.0 DEMO
The Pro version, our new flavor, you get loading data from Accurate Arms, Alliant Powder, Hodgdon, IMR Powder, and Ramshot Powder. Best of all if you purchase the Pro version, you will receive free load data upgrades. You can rest assured you will have the most up-to-date loading data available. All of the features found in the Little Load Book can be found in the Complete Gun Inventory Clerk 6.0 Pro.

The Complete Gun Inventory Clerk 6.0 Pro enables you to record all of the important information for each gun you own in a number of ways. You are also able to enter unlimited Pet Loads for each gun you own. All of the information about a particular gun can be viewed at one time. This information may also be sent to any printer. This allows you to not only have a record of all guns on disk, but also to have a hard copy of the guns owned. This feature is great for insurance puposes. There is no limit to the number of guns you can enter into the Complete Gun Inventory Clerk 6.0 Pro. The Gun Inventory Dialog You can even record unlimited pictures of your guns as well as view slide shows of your guns.

The Complete Gun Inventory Clerk 6.0 Pro now records even more information concerning the guns you may sell. With Version 6.0 you can even print detailed receipts. Simply fill in the gun sale information and print a receipt on the spot. The sales receipt contains all of the details of the sale.

Using the Complete Gun Inventory Clerk 6.0 Pro you can record all of the important information for each hand load you develop for each gun you own. The Complete Gun Inventory Clerk 6.0 Pro even computes all of the important ballistic information for you. All of the loads you develop for each gun can also be sent to the printer. Once again this allows the you to not only have a record of all loads on disk, but also to have a hard copy of the loads developed. Your own personal loading manual! Once again, there are no limits to the number of loads you can enter into each load file you create. There are also no limits to the number of load files you can create.

The Complete Gun Inventory Clerk 6.0 Pro also gives gun owner's the ability to account for shooting supplies, shooting equipment, loading supplies, and loading equipment. What types and how much of each type of powder do you have on hand? To find out, simply go to the Powders Inventory Dialog to find out. How many rounds of .45 ACP do you have on hand? Are these loads loaded with hollow-points or semi-wadcutters? Once again, go to the Loaded Rounds Dialog to find out. The Complete Gun Inventory Clerk 6.0 Pro gives you the ability to record these kinds of questions. Other examples of inventory types include: primers, brass, .22 Ammo, reloading dies, and more. Each inventory type can be sent to the printer for a hard copy of your supplies inventory.

Also related to supplies inventory is the Load Run Wizards. Included in the Complete Gun Inventory Clerk 6.0 Pro is the Load Run Wizard, the Shotgun Load Run Wizard, and .22 Adjustment Wizard. These wizards are used to record load runs and to adjust your inventories. For example, suppose you load 100 rounds of .45 ACP. Using the Load Run Wizard you can record the loading session. Once you have filled in the information required by the Load Run Wizard, you simply click the OK Button to record your load run. The Load Run Wizard will then adjust all of the component inventories

HODGDON'S LATEST RELOADING MANUAL
This is the latest from Hodgdon Powder. You will need Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or later to view this information.

IMR'S LATEST RELOADING MANUAL
This is the latest from IMR Powder. You will need Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or later to view this information.

INSITE/BALLISTICS ver. 2.7
Welcome to the wonderful world of exterior ballistics on your Personal Computer! On-line help is available everywhere except the graphics screens by simply pushing F1! The help will tell you when libraries are available. The libraries contain velocities, ballistic coefficients, common firearms weights, and caliber as given by various manufacturer's literature.

Does lots of neat calculations. Excellent for reloaders and those that need to know how a load performs at different ranges.

LEE PRECISION BALLISTICS CALCULATOR
This ballistic calculator is the simplest of any that I have reviewed. It rapidly provides excellent information without any unnecessary complicated input of time, temperature, barometric pressure, wind, barrel angle etc. While these all have an effect, the amount is insignificant and usually not available while at your computer. Even at the extremes, these other factors effect bullet drop a tiny percentage of the variances caused by ammunition, rifle and shooter. The ease of use makes it a highly desirable accessory. The most useful aspect of any ballistic program is to calculate the optimum distance to "Zero" your rifle. This program does it very well.

LOAD FROM A DISK DEMO ver. 5.0.0
Load From a Disk has been solving tough cartridge loading and ballistic problems for the shooter/reloader for well over fifteen years. During this period the program has been improved and expanded several times (thanks primarily to feedback from users such as yourself). This latest Windows version includes the following features:

A powerful Internal Ballistics section that can be utilized by reloaders to determine cartridge case capacities and cartridge load information (such as pressures and muzzle velocities at various load densities, and available powders).

A selection of over 50 powders are included in Cartridge Loading. Loading for any given cartridge will cover two to ten powders. The program displays loads for both a primary and an alternate group of powders. The alternate loading table calculates pressures and velocities for both the suggested powder group and the alternate powder group. This information is calculated for loading densities of 75% to 100%. Loads which may generate overpressure are designated.

The Case Capacity section includes a built-in cartridge database covering nearly one hundred cartridges. Coupled with the program's data storage and retrieve features allow the user to construct an extensive library of cartridge information.

By utilizing Case Measurements, a user can quickly determine the full case capacity of any cartridge. This full case capacity can be quickly refined to determine the effective,or net, case capacity (capacity with bullet seated). All calculated case capacities can be transferred directly to cartridge loading for use in load calculations.

MODERN BALLISTICS DEMO ver. 1.0.20060305
The author claims, "The world's most sophisticated small arms exterior ballistics program for the personal computer. It runs on all modern Windows (Win98 and greater) computers. In addition to the usual tables and graphs of drop, velocity, and windage."
Modern Ballistics has these unique features:

Generate Probabilities Of Hits
These are based on your wind error estimates, muzzle velocity standard deviations, and inherent accuracy of the load in the gun.

Simulate The Sight Picture
See various target shapes and sizes with different types of iron and optical sights at user selected range, and conditions. See how your hold must vary at 300 yards versus 800 yards. Change the wind, altitude, temperature or other conditions and compare your hold compared to the ideal hold calculated by the computer.

Tracer Simulation
Enable the tracer simulation to see the entire path of the bullet from your muzzle to the target and beyond.  Watch it arc up and curve with the wind on its way to a distant target.

Group Sizes
Simulate the effect of wind estimation errors and shots per group on the total size of your groups. Is a 1.5 inch ten shot group better accuracy than a 1 inch three shot group? Use this program and find out. Compare the use of a somewhat inaccurate but wind resistant cartridge with that of a more accurate but less wind resistant cartridge - under what conditions would you chose one or the other?

ON TARGET
Interesting program, but could use a lot of help in the instruction, help, and operation area!

PC BALLISTICS ver. 1.8
* Functions/properties :

* Calculation of bullet paths for small arms with muzzle velocities less than 4500fps.

* Calculation of maximum point blank range.

* Estimations of minimum rifling twist using Greenhill's formula.

* Calculation of recoil velocity and energy.

* Very flexible use of metrical and english units of measurement. Arbitrary both in input and output.

* Library of more than 830 commonly and less commonly used bullets, in calibers from .224 to .510!

POINT BLANK COMPUTER RELOADING AND BALLISTIC SOFTWARE ver. 1.8a
Point Blank is a windows 95/98/NT/2000 based graphical reloading and ballistics tracking program. It tracks individual load data, results, and estimates external ballistics results. It is freeware and costs nothing.

POWLEY COMPUTER ver. 2.2
The Powley computer is a "slide rule" type device which is designed to allow you to pick the best IMR series powder for your rifle cartridge when certain parameters about the cartridge are known.

The original Powley computer was designed by Homer Powley some years ago before the advent of the microcomputer. It's slide rule form makes it somewhat slow to use and somewhat error prone. The purpose of POWVERxx.BAS is to eliminate the errors and to speed up the operation. With the original Powley computer, it could take almost 15 minutes to set up the calculations and recheck what you had done. Using a microcomputer, you could do at least 10 calculations for different cartridges AND get a ballistics print out too.

PROJEKTIL II
This is a neat program I just located in Germany. It is freeware and costs nothing.

PYRODEX LATEST RELOADING MANUAL
This is the latest from Hodgdon Powder. You will need Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or later to view this information.

Q-BALL ver. 3.20
Compute/display/save/recall/print: ballistics data: energy, velocity, trajectory data, flight time, wind deflection. Graphics display/print trajectories. Find BC's, free recoil, sectional density, point-blank range, slant fire data, wind correction, MV, prob zero. Bullet lookup, on-line help, popup calculator, utilities, on disk manual.

QuickLOAD DEMO ver. 2.8 and QuickTARGET DEMO
Does this program really need a description? I don't think so!

The QuickLOAD/QuickTARGET/QuickDESIGN suite of programs is what I consider the best on the market, and it is what I use when playing around.

RAMSHOT'S LATEST RELOADING MANUAL
This is the latest from Ramshot powders. You will need Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or later to view this information.

RELOADBENCH
ReloadBench software system, is basically an electronic rolodex, that you can store your reloading information in. That's all it is, really. A database.

To keep it real simple to use, there is one big file. Just like a rolodex...all those index cards in one circular container.

You know how you "flip" through a rolodex? looking for what you want? The index card your looking at the moment, is at the top of the main screen.

RELOADER GOLD ver. 2.2
Re-Loader GOLD is a full featured database application designed to aid the high powered rifle re-loader in recording and maintaining important history information. Provides un-limited database size and allows creating a un-limited number of different databases. Provides pulldown user changeable selection menu's for bullet type, powder type, and primer.

Re-Loader GOLD also provides a ballistic calculator that generates a trajectory graph for any database entry. This trajectory graph allows instant changes in scope height, sight angle, distant zero, and range up to 500 yards. Instantly reports bullet drop (path), remaining velocity and energy for any selected range up to 500 yards. Provides options for printing graphs or targets to a dot matrix or laser printer.

Re-Loader GOLD operates in high resolution graphics mode, providing the end user with a very attractive user interface. Fully mouse aware with push button operation.

RIFLE
RIFLEDOS.EXE and RIFLEWIN.EXE are rifle and pistol ballistic computer programs to aid in gun sighting, comparing calibers and loads and shooting at conditions of altitude and temperature. These programs are easy to use and offer insight into the technical problem of accurate gun shooting.

ROB'S RELOADING ORGANIZER
RRO is a combination reloading data storage and ballistics program. Some programs specialize in displaying ballistic information, with a limited ability to store specific information about your loads and the specifics about your firearms. Other programs concentrate on storing data, but still don't keep all the data you need if you are a "precision" reloader. Only a few try to do it both, and they have a complicated user interface while still not allowing you to store the data which is important to some reloader's. With RRO we have tried to give you more than a place to store your important reloading data and make ballistic computations. We have intentionally added the ability to store data that most programs don't; while keeping a simple user interface. RRO also has the ability to help you when creating a series of loads for testing new powders and bullets. RRO can even help you when testing loads for best free bore (jump to the lands) measurements.

SHOOT! DEMO ver. 3.0
DEMO Version Shoot! is a unique exterior ballistics program that makes use of graphics, not just tables of data, for easy interpretation and understanding of ballistic information. This approach to ballistics helps users of Shoot! in two ways:

1) Understanding ballistics is made easier because the data is presented in a format shooters and hunters can understand - on a target!

2) The learning curve is shortened and thus users can concentrate on making the most of the program to solve, explore shooting scenarios; not spending vast amounts of time understanding the program itself.

The interface of Shoot! was carefully designed for simplicity. There are very few controls and command buttons which eliminate confusion. Context sensitive help is available by pressing the F1 button any time the program is running.

SHOT SOFT DEMO
ShotSoft 3000 is a powerful suite for Microsoft operating systems Windows 95/ 98/ME and Windows NT/2000/XP operating systems. It covers a broad range of competition scoring software.

ShotSoft 3000 offers complete support for managing:

*Competitions*Finals
*Championships*Diplomas

THE SHOOTIST ver. 2.2.0
The Shootist Ver 2.20 Shooting software; calcs Recoil force, Hatcher's Stopping Power, etc. Another neat piece of software. Good Intro.

TRAG1S5 ver. 140
HORUS VISION offers the rifleman of this millennium TRAG1S5 -- A Digital Aiming Program for DeskTop & Laptop computers running Windows, designed to accurately indicate exactly where to hold with ultimate precision from 25 to 1000+ yards for your rifle, your scope, under your conditions, at the time that your are shooting, etc. No more "Kentucky Windage" or "Tennessee Elevation"! No more guesswork for your Point-of-Impact. This system is designed for the Horus Scope or any adjustable scope !

Simply enter this data into the TRAG1S5 and your holdover and windage adjustments will be calculated for any target at any distance!

TRAJECTORY PLOT ver. 2.4
The Trajectory Program calculates and plots the exterior ballistics curve for any bullet if the ballistic coefficient(s) is(are) known. A number of common bullets are included in the database included with the program. The user is able to add others as desired.

TRIGGER PULL ver. 2a
Trigger pull data search contains the single and double action trigger pull data from over 9400 firearms. This application allows for a search based on manufacturer, model, caliber, and firearm type and can help in determining the "normal" or "average" trigger pull of a recovered firearm.

ULTIMATE BALLISTICS ver. 4.5
Why he calls it "Ultimate Ballistics" I'll never know! It's slow, it's crippled, and it doesn't do a damn thing that any other ballistic program doesn't do ... AND HE KEEPS BEGGING FOR MONEY!!!

VIHTAVOURI'S LATEST RELOADING MANUAL
This is the latest from VihtaVouri Powder. You will need Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or later to view this information.

WINBALLISTICS ver. 1.2.16
WinBallistics is a program to calculate external ballistics for centerfire rifles. For the most part, it uses the equations described in the 4th edition of the Sierra Reloading Manual to calculate the bullet path after it leaves the barrel. It makes corrections for crosswind, ambient temperature, barometric pressure, elevation, and shooting angle. Using the default values for temperature, barometric pressure, and elevation with a shooting angle of 0° will give the values reported in most ballistics tables. The bullet path is displayed in tabular form showing velocity, energy, drop, drift, and distance from line of site for the selected distance intervals. Ballistic coefficients can be calculated from distance/velocity data supplied by some commercial ammunition vendors.

The program includes three tables that can be modified by the user. The first stores the ballistic coefficients for most of the Hornady and Sierra bullets. The second is empty as received but can be used to store the users loading data (including muzzle velocity) for each of the bullets in the first table. The third contains ballistic data for commercial ammunition. When a record in one of these tables is selected, the information needed for calculating bullet path or ballistic coefficient is entered in the appropriate place.

WINCHESTER'S LATEST RELOADING MANUAL AND CATALOG
This is the latest from Olin on Winchester powders and components. You will need Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or later to view this information.

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