Eotech Goodness – Unboxing The New EXPS3-2

Big Brown just dropped this off. Here’s a few teaser pics for now. I plan on doing a full review as soon as I can put some rounds downrange and put it through it’s paces.

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Mil-Dot Ballistics 3 is live!

A few weeks ago, I submitted the third major version of Mil-Dot Rangefinder Pro under a new name Mil-Dot Ballistics. Why the name change? Well, unlike it’s little brother Mil-Dot Rangefinder, the name Mil-Dot Rangefinder Pro was a little vague, and didn’t really hint at the primary functionality of the app, Ballistics Calculation.

The major goals of this release where:
-Simplify the user interface
-Make the controls faster and more accurate
-Make volatile parameters accessible from the reticle display
-Make solution information easier to read.

As you can see from the screenshot below, the data presented on the main reticle display is much easier to read, and you have much easier access to the volatile parameters (L.O.S. Angle, wind speed/direction, and target speed) than the previous version.

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But probably the biggest improvement in the controls is the method of adjusting the reticle subtension and target size. The linear finger dragging adjustments of the previous versions have been replaces with dials that you can adjust precisely or flick to make large value changes quickly. When you flick/swipe the dial, it will freewheeling and coast to a stop. This allows you to make fast, yet accurate value changes.

Other new features:
-Target size presets
-Moving target lead calculation
-Moving target speed presets
-Two modes of operation “Find Range” and “Find Target Size”
-Training Mode
-New solution info display offloads non critical solution data to keep the display as readable as possible
-4 new anchor points allows you to mil your target from the center of the reticle up down left or right
-Double tap to change units (target size, range, windage and elevation)
-Print range cards directly from your device to an air print compatible printer
-MOA reticle
-Use GPS to acquire weather conditions
-Extensive bullet library
-Variable BC support
-Configurable windage/elevation hold display

A detailed user manual can be found HERE

A special thanks goes out to Matt and Brent for all your input and testing. Without your help, Mil-Dot Ballistics wouldn’t be what is today.

-Thomas

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Hand-Load 1.0 now available

Hand-Load 1.0 is now available for sale on iTunes! Price is $0.99

Hand-Load website

Version 2.0 is in development and will include cost calculations for shot-shells as well as metallic cartridges.

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Hand-Load iPhone app

Just submitted Hand-Load, a reloading calculator to the app store, if all goes well, it should be available for sale in about a week.  You can check it out HERE.

-Thomas

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Mil-Dot Rangefinder 2.0 submitted to App Store

I’ve finally finished beta testing Mil-Dot Rangefinder version 2.0.  I’ve submitted it to the app store and awaiting approval.

Lots of changes under the hood to improve performance, but from a user experience perspective some of the major enhancements are:

-Multiple ballistic profiles (pro version)

-Two sample profiles provided. (XM193 and M118LR)

-Completely redesigned settings views with all settings editable within the app

-Additional Units of measure.

-Double-Tap target size to change unit of measure.

-New input controls almost completely eliminate typing.

Here’s a quick walk-thru video I made to show the new features in action.  There was some problems encoding the video, so the audio is missing, but you can still figure out what’s going on.

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Mil-Dot Rangefinder now available for sale!

The Mil-Dot rangefinder iPhone / iPod Touch app is now available for sale!

www.mildotrangefinder.com

iTunes Links

Mil-Dot Rangefinder

Mil-Dot Rangefinder Pro

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Still alive.

Things have been a little more than crazy for me lately.  I’m hoping to get back to posting on a semi-regular basis soon.  I’ve had almost no time to post anything because I’ve been concentrating on a iPhone app that I’ve been developing.  It’s currently in beta testing, and I hope to submit it to Apple in the next week or two. (Price TBD).  It’s called Mil-Dot Rangefinder.  It’s designed to take the math and/or guess work out of ranging targets using a mil-dot scope.  The interface is designed so that you do not have to type anything to range a target, making it easy to use with one hand and doesn’t require any fine motor skills.   I’m producing two versions of the application.  One is the standard edition, which provides target ranging capabilities only, and the other is a "Pro" edition which also provides ballistics calculations.  Check them out at www.mildotrangefinder.com and let me know what you think.

-Thomas

(Standard Edition Screenshot)

(Pro Edition Screenshots)

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Back pain really sucks!

That is all.

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Liberal definition of “compromise”

Liberal: Please give me $10,000.

You: no.

Liberal: Oh come on, you can afford it. Give me $10,000.

You: No chance!

Liberal: It’s your duty to give me $10,000.

You: No it isn’t.

Liberal: I need it more than you. Besides, you’d just waste it. I can put it to better use.

You: Go pound sand.

Liberal: Ok, Ok, I’m willing to compromise. You only have to give $5,000.

You: Wait, what? I said no! Where the hell do you get the idea that you are entitled to my hard earned money?

Liberal: Why are you being unreasonable?

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A Sad Day

Oou thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of the Fort Hood terrorist attack.

(yes, I said terrorist attack)

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