Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with Hornady 4DOF

Introducing the all new Kestrel 5700 with Hornady 4DOF. The Kestrel with Hornady 4DOF quickly and accurately determines long range holdovers and windage corrections to get you on target with first round hits. This all-in-one unit combines real-time environmental measurements with the 4DOF ballistics calculator for a rugged and dependable, compact yet powerful long-range shooting tool. No more DOPE cards, guessing at the wind, or being unsure where your bullet will hit when you change elevation.

$499.00
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Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with Hornady 4DOF Overview

Environmental Measures
Altitude (Barometric)
Barometric Pressure
Compass Direction
Crosswind
Density Altitude
Dew Point Temperature
Headwind/Tailwind
Heat Stress Index
Relative Humidity
Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)
Temperature
Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
Wind Chill
Wind Speed/Air Speed
Tips For Taking Accurate Measurements

Long Range Accuracy is within your reach with the Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with 4DOF®.

The Kestrel 5700 is a tremendous value in full-featured ballistics calculators. This integrated weather meter and ballistics solver takes the guesswork out of long-range shooting and is an ideal companion for hunters, competitive, and recreational shooters working to stretch their reach in long-range shooting.

The Kestrel 5000 Series platform offers a large, high-resolution and contrast display with ease of font readability. It also includes a built-in dual color backlight, extra-strong polycarbonate lens, AA battery operation and LiNK iOS and Android wireless connectivity and app support. Like all Kestrel meters, the Kestrel 5700 is drop-tested, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand harsh environments without damage– so it can accompany you to the range or hunt for years to come. A range of carry pouch options makes it even easier to take your Kestrel 5700 with you.

Buy the Kestrel 5700 with LiNK and get the power of the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app for Android or the Kestrel Link Ballistics app for iOS for free. Build and manage your gun/bullet profiles and download them to your Kestrel 5700 before you set out. At the range or match, secure your Kestrel 5700 to a tripod using the optional Kestrel Vane Mount and use the app to quickly adjust the target range and view the shooting solution and wind rose without leaving your shooting position. It’s like having a meteorologist and ballistician standing next to you while you shoot.

In addition to the ballistics solver capabilities, the Kestrel 5700 is a comprehensive weather meter for measurement and logging of primary environmental conditions: wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, heat index, pressure and altitude. Paired with the Vane Mount, the Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter becomes a compact, easily-deployable weather station. Your data log can be transferred to a iOS/Android device wirelessly with the LiNK wireless communication option and Kestrel LiNK app, or to a Windows/Mac device with either the accessory Kestrel LiNK Dongle or waterproof USB Data Transfer Cable (Both sold separately).

Kestrels have been put to the test in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. U.S. Special Forces, combat weather teams, wildland firefighters, smoke jumpers, Mt. Everest expeditions and auto pit crews are just a few who rely on a Kestrel to provide them with the crucial environmental data they need. Watch any on-screen meteorologist during a hurricane, and you’re sure to spot a Kestrel in action. With a Kestrel 5700, you can put accurate shooting solutions and environmental measurements in the palm of your hand, anywhere your adventure takes you.


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  Corrects for Wind, Temp, & Altitude Changes
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  Easy Mode
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  MV Calibration Guide
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  Gun Profile Storage
Gun Profile Storage 1 Gun 3 Guns 3 Guns 3 Guns 30 Guns
  Targets
Targets 1 Target 1 Target 1 Target 1 Target 10 Targets
  Aerodynamic Cross Wind Jump
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  Coriolis
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  Spin Drift
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  Muzzle Velocity - Temperature Correction
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  Moving Target Lead Calculator
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  Target Range Estimator
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  Target Speed Estimator
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  Ruger Rifles & Match Grade Ammo Library
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  Hornady 4DOF Custom Bullet File
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  Axial Form Factor Calibration Guide
Axial Form Factor Calibration Guide
  Zero Angle
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  Range Card
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  Target Card
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  Applied Ballistics Custom Curves
Applied Ballistics Custom Curves
  Subsonic Range Truing (Drop Scale Factor)
Subsonic Range Truing (Drop Scale Factor)
  Zero Offset
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  Max Range
Max Range 875 Yards 4000 Yards 4000 Yards 3828 Yards 5500 Yards
  • Precision & Competitive Shooting
  • Shooting
  • Backlight - Switchable White/Red
  • Ballistics Calculator - Hornady 4DOF® Solver
  • Battery Life Indicator
  • Data Log Graph View
  • Data Logging - Adjustable Interval
  • Date & Time
  • Digital Compass
  • Drop-Tested to MIL-STD-810G
  • High Contrast, Sunlight Readable Monochrome LCD Display
  • Integrated Flip Open Impeller Cover
  • Intuitive Tactile Up/Down/Enter Keypad
  • LiNK Wireless Communication - When Option Selected (Bluetooth low energy)*
  • Multilingual Menus (English, French, Spanish, German)
  • Minimum/Maximum/Average Reading
  • Pressure Sensor
  • Relative Humidity Sensor
  • Temperature Sensor (Patented External Isolated)
  • Waterproof to IP67 (3'/1M for 30 minutes)
  • Aerodynamic Jump Correction
  • Axial Form Factor Calibration
  • Basic Ballistic Data Table
  • *Connect with LiNK Compatible Range Finders
  • Coriolis Correction
  • Create and store 1 Target
  • Create and store up to 3 Gun/Bullet Profiles
  • Easy Mode: Step-by-Step Set Up Guidance
  • G7/G1 Solver
  • Hornady Bullet Library
  • Muzzle Velocity-Temperature Sensitivity Correction
  • MV-Temp Table
  • Spin Drift Correction
  • Supports Mil, MOA, Clicks, in, and cm
  • Standard and Night Vision Preserving Backlight
  • Target Range Estimator
  • Target Lead Calculator for Moving Targets
  • Target Speed Estimator Tool
  • Zero Angle Calculation

    • * Applies to LiNK models only

  • Battery - 1 x AA
  • Certificate Of Conformity (Spec Sheet)
  • Instructions
  • Lanyard
  • Protective Drawstring Pouch

Models & SKUs:

Kestrel 5700 Hornady Ballistics Weather Meter with LiNK: 0857HORBLTAN


Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals

Kestrel Vane Mount Instructions

Kestrel 5700 with Hornady 4DOF Instruction Manuals

Product Questions

4DOF is a ballistics engine created by Hornady for their bullets as well as other common long range bullets made by other manufacturers. The 4DOF solver utilizes a modified point mass solution which models bullet flight in 4 degrees of freedom to provide incredibly accurate trajectories to extremely long ranges. The software does not use Ballistic Coefficients (BC), but instead utilizes Drag Coefficient versus Mach number data measured with a Doppler radar for each projectile. While the 4DOF solver does not use traditional ballistic coefficient numbers, the Kestrel 5700 with Hornady 4DOF also includes a traditional G1 & G7 ballistics engine for use with bullets which don’t have a 4DOF bullet file available.

Hornady 4DOF Solver... Read more

Due to differences in barrel machining, muzzle breaks, propellants and other factors, when the same bullet is fired from different rifles there will be a slight difference in the drag the bullet will experience. The Hornady 4DOF solver assumes the bullet will be fired from an "average" barrel but in reality your rifle may impact the bullet slightly differently. To account for any differences the Axial Form Factor value can be modified to align the output from the solver to what your bullet is experiencing. By firing at a known target and adjusting the Axial Form Factor value till the predicted solution matches real world results, you can calibrate the solver to match your rifle and bullet and deliver even more accurate firing solutions. Axial Form Factor can be calibrated using a target anywhere from 300 to 800 yards away and impacts the solution through the supersonic, transonic, and subsonic flight of the bullet.

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Zero range is the distance from the muzzle to where a straight line following the axis of your scope crosses the flight path of the bullet. The scope is typically adjusted so this crossing point happens at 100yds but can be set further out. Because the flight path of the bullet can be impacted by changes in environmental conditions, the distance to that crossing point can vary with altitude or changes in the weather, notably if longer distance zero ranges are used. Zero Angle on the other hand is a measure of the angle between the straight line following the axis of the scope and the straight line following the axis of the rifle barrel. This angle is very small and would be difficult to measure directly but the 4DOF ballistics engine can find the angle when provided with environmental data and bullet impact location. Once the solver knows the Zero Angle between your rifle and scope a very accurate solution can be provided regardless of how long the zero range is or how much the weather changes. Read more about the Hornady 4DOF ballistics engine.

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Zero Angle is available but it is not the default option. To find Zero Angle in your Kestrel, enter the gun menu and scroll down to Zero Range (ZR) and press the center button. In the Rifle Zero sub menu, highlight Zero Range and toggle left or right. Zero Range will change to Zero Angle and a Calibrate Zero Angle command will appear below it. Selecting Cal Zero Angle will open the Zero Angle Calculator tool.

In the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app, enter the Gun Profile Editor where you build profiles and tap the Zero Range field name in yellow. In the pop up you will see an option to switch to use Zero Angle.

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Because not all laser rangefinder manufacturers use the Kestrel Ballistics Bluetooth Protocol to talk to a Kestrel, the Hornady Kestrel cannot communicate with some rangefinders which can talk to our existing ballistics meters. The Hornady Kestrel can currently communicate with the following rangefinders.

  • Leica Rangemaster CRF 2800.com
  • Vectronix Terrapin X
  • Bushnell Elite 1 Mile CONX

If you have a laser rangefinder with Bluetooth LE which you would like to have communicate with one of our Kestrel meters please contact the manufacturer and ask them to implement the Kestrel Ballistics Protocol in their rangefinder.

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When calculating Zero Angle, the Hornady Kestrel asks for the distance to the Zero Target. This distance can be any distance you want but you’ll want to pick a distance where you’ll be able to accurately measure the distance between your point of aim and average point of impact with no elevation dialed or held when shooting. 100 yards or meters is a convenient distance and may be close to where your rifle is already zeroed.

Note: Just because your shooting range says a berm is at 100 yards, you should still confirm that distance with an accurate laser rangefinder or 100 yard tape measure.

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After entering the Zero Angle sub menu, select Cal Zero Angle and then follow the prompts to enter the required data for your shooting environment and target. When shooting at your zero target, make sure your scope turrets are dialed to zero elevation, don’t hold any elevation in your reticle and place the cross-hairs directly on the target (point of aim). After firing enough shots to be confident of your average point of impact, measure the distance between your point of aim and average point of impact. Enter this value in the Cal Zero Angle calculator field asking for the Impact Height at Target, (impacts above the point of aim are positive and below are negative). After calculating the Zero Angle, press Exit and when prompted, accept the Zero Angle value.

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The Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app works with all of our Kestrel Ballistics meters. It recognizes the exact meter that you are currently connecting and changes to match that Kestrel.

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Typically this will happen if the Kestrel is placed near a magnet or magnetic source. One of the things we have seen is with the MagnetoSpeed Riflekuhl unit. But any other magnet can affect the compass calibration. Also storing the Kestrel in a metallic enclosure such as a gun safe can have an affect on the compass calibration.

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