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January 6th, 2023

Measure Groups Easily with Ballistic-X App for SmartPhones

Ballistic-X group measure measuring plot software Android Apple iOS
Ballistic-X Apple (iOS) version shown. There is also a Ballistic-X Android App.

Here’s something all shooters need — a smartphone App that calculates bullet-hole group sizes from your own photos. The Ballistic-X App is simple to use. Take a photo of your target, set some values (such as bullet diameter and distance to target), then use the touchscreen to place circles around each hole. The App will calculate group size (in MOA or Mils), distance to point of aim, and provide all the info in an overlay. Then click “save” to record your group for posterity!

Ballistic-X group measure measuring plot software Android Apple iOS

This App works well, is relatively easy to set-up, and costs just $7.99. It is available for both Android devices and iOS (Apple) devices. There are other ways to measure group sizes from target images, such as the excellent On-Target program, which we have used for years. However On-Target requires a software installation on a Windows platform desktop or laptop. Ballistic-X is a simple, easy-to-install App with versions for both Android and iOS (Apple) Mobile devices.

Google Play app store source
Download Android App
Apple store Ios app store source
Download Apple App

The Ballistic-X App has a relatively easy-to-use interface. Of course you can choose either MOA or Milrad group values, and Inch or Metric dimensions. There are various labeling options that provide useful info for Load Development. There is even an ATZ (Adjustment To Zero) feature for adjusting your turrets.

How to Use Ballistic-X App

1. Select Photo Source — Choose Camera to take new photo or get image from Photo Library.

Ballistic-X group measure measuring plot software Android Apple iOS

2. Set Reference Values — Select Bullet Diameter and enter Distance to Target.

3. Establish Scale on Image — Mark two points on target photo to set scale.
For example, if the target has a 1″-square grid lines, mark two points on grid for 1″ distance.

4. Mark Point Of Aim — Put the central X on the aim point.

5. Designate Shot Locations — Place the green circles around each shot.

Ballistic-X group measure measuring plot software Android Apple iOS

6. Finalize Data Display — Position Overlay, select size/color options, and export file.

Ballistic-X group measure measuring plot software Android Apple iOS

Android Options — Range Buddy FREE App
Along with Ballistic-X, there is another Mobile App, Range Buddy, that also measures shot groups. Range Buddy is currently offered for Android devices only. It is FREE, but has adverts. Range Buddy isn’t bad, but users complained about the program crashing, and there are compatibility issues with newer phones. We recommend you pay $7.99 and stick with Ballistic-X.

Ballistic-X group measure measuring plot software Android Apple iOS

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January 6th, 2023

NSSF Auctions on Gunbroker Benefit Project ChildSafe

NSSF Gunbroker childsafe charity auction

GunBroker.com Partners With NSSF To Raise Money For Project ChildSafe
GunBroker.com has partnered with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) for charity auctions. Dozens of fine products are being auctioned with all proceeds benefiting Project ChildSafe. The auctions are underway now with bidding through January 20, 2023. CLICK HERE to SEE Auctions.

GunBroker has a wide assortment of auction items — rifles, pistols, gun safes, cases, ammo and much more. Many brands in the shooting sports industry and beyond have stepped up to donate. The most valuable item is a .50 BMG rifle package complete with Vortex FFP 4.5-27x56mm scope and Accu-Tac bipod.

NSSF Gunbroker childsafe charity auction

The mission of NSSF’s Project ChildSafe is to help prevent firearm accidents, theft, and misuse. Visit the GunBroker Project ChildSafe Auction page to see the dozens of items available.

Gunbroker/NSSF ChildSafe Charity Auction Items Include:

HM Defense HM50B Package: Bolt-Action 50BMG Rifle, Vortex Razor HD 4.5-27x56mm Scope, Accu-Tac HD-50 Bipod

Sports Afield Haven Series 36-Gun Biometric Safe

Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle 6.5 Creedmoor 26″ Barrel

Marlin Marlin 1895 Guide Gun 45-70 Govt. 19.1″ Threaded Barrel

Henry Big Boy Deluxe Engraved Limited 3rd Ed. .357 Mag/.38SPL

Norte Hunters Argentinian Dove Hunt with 3-Night Accommodations

Creedmoor Sports TRX-925 Precision Reloading Scale

SIG Sauer P365-XMACRO 9mm Optic Ready

Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro OSP 9mm

Glock Handgun of YOUR Choice

Maxim Defense MD-9 9mm

Kalashnikov USA KR-103 7.62x39mm Rifle

Hornady Rapid Safe Handgun Night Guard RFID (15 units, auctioned separately)

Q LLC Erector 9mm Modular Suppressor, Black

US PeaceKeeper RAT Rifle Case 36″ Black

US PeaceKeeper RDP Rapid Deployment Pack OD Green/Black

US PeaceKeeper $200 Gift Certificate

EAA Girsan Regard MC 9mm

Real Avid Master Gun Vise

Gunsite Academy 250 Defensive Pistol Class

KOR 5er VRS Universal Gun Case Insert

Liberty Ammunition 40 S&W 60gr HP – 200 Rds

Timney Triggers USA H&K MP5 Two-Stage Trigger

Traditions Performance Firearms NitroFire® .50 Cal 26″ Barrel

GunAlert Firearm Safety Monitoring Device 2022 Production

If It Moves… Safety Monitoring Device 2022 Production

About Gunbroker Charity Program Support
GunBroker.com is pleased to continue to promote not-for-profit organizations whenever possible, including YSSA, USA Shooting, Kids and Clays, The Light Foundation (via Ruger’s efforts), Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP), Scholastic Action Shooting Program, and more. For decades, we’ve dedicated prime space on the homepage to charitable auctions and take no transactional fees.

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January 6th, 2023

FREE Printable Reloading Data Sheets and Box Label Templates

Reloading Data Form Ammo Box Template printing labels chronograph data sheet

Redding Reloading offers handy Handloader’s Data Sheets in printable PDF format. This FREE form allows hand-loaders to document their tool settings, bushing size, powder charge, load specs (COAL etc.), and case prep status. In addition, the form allows you to enter your load testing information, complete with chronograph data, group size, zero range, and wind/temp conditions. With this single, handy form you can document all the vital information for your particular cartridges and loads. We suggest you print these out, 3-hole-punch ‘em, and then keep them in a three-ring binder.

Download FREE Handloader’s Data Sheet (PDF)

We’ve seen various reloading log templates, but this Redding form (shown below) is better than most because it combines both reloading data AND range-test data in one place. You can see all key details of the reloading process (tool settings etc.) plus the end results — how the load actually performed over the chronograph and on paper. This form allows the user to capture a large amount of information for later use, while accurately track load development. CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD.

Reloading Data Form Ammo Box Template printing labels chronograph data sheet

FREE Ammunition Box Label Template
Reloading Data Form Ammo Box Template printing labels chronograph data sheetRedding also provides a FREE printable template for your ammo boxes (see photo at top of article). This lets you put all vital load info on your ammo boxes. There are fields for: Date, Cartridge, Powder, Grains, Bullet, Weight, Primer, Case type. Designed for Avery 5260 (or similar) label sheets, this template allows you to print 30 labels at one time. You can purchase the Avery 5260 peel-off printable label sheets at any office supply store.

Download Box Label Template (PDF)

Redding Ammo Box Template printing labels chronograph data sheet

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