An Affordable Ballistics Calculator: The Kestrel 2700

Long range shooting is becoming a popular sport. Naturally, the demand for products like Kestrel ballistic and weather units are increasing. This year Kestrel came out with an affordable handheld unit that takes all of the guesswork out of environmental conditions and ballistics. The 2700 is a cost effective unit that targets the average long range shooter. This Kestrel 2700 is new for 2019 and will be a hot product for years to come

The Kestrel 2700 is small and powerful. The three button operation makes use as simple as possible.

The Kestrel 2700 is simpler than its fellow ballistic units, but don’t let that fool you because it is still packed full of features to improve your long game. To start with, it is simple to operate with its three-button operation. The 2700 communicates with your phone via the Kestrel LiNK app in order to build and transfer information such as rifle specs and load data. This makes the initial input of this data simple and quick.

The display on the 2700 is easy to read.

Once you have built your rifle on the unit, you set up to take your shot and confirm the direction with the 2700 . This allows the Kestrel to make adjustments due to the Coriolis affect. Wind drift also gets accounted for once you measure the wind speed. Either before the last step or now, you wave the kestrel around to get the air flowing through the sensors. Once done, it applies barometric pressure and temperature that it took using the on-board barometer and thermometer. Here, unlike the bigger units, the 2700 does not take relative humidity readings.

The anemometer on the 2700 is well protected.

Once done, the 2700 gives you a ballistic solution for the required distance and you are then able to adjust and take the shot. This solution comes in either Mils, MOA, inches or centimeters and can be received for up to 800 yards. This powerful little Kestrel unit has an MSRP of $179 and is expected to be seen for purchase around May.

The Kestrel 2700 is very slim which makes for a great hunting tool.

Specifications and Features

  • IP-67 rated waterproof
  • backed by Kestrel’s 5 year warranty
  • Mil-STD-810 drop-tested
  • Ballistics solver with a large selection of standard ballistic test data
  • complete replacement for your phone’s ballistic app
  • comes with a protective cover
  • takes CR2032 battery
  • $179 MSRP

The CR2032 battery is accessible from the back with a coin.

About the author: Riley Baxter is an avid and experienced hunter, shooter, outdoorsman, and he’s worked in the backcountry guiding for an outfitter. He also get’s a lot of enjoyment out of building or customizing his firearms and equipment. Check out Riley’s Instagram @Shooter300

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