AB Analytics

Applied Ballistics® Analytics is the ultimate desktop Ballistics program. Using the Applied Ballistics® solver, you can calculate ballistics based on G1 or G7 referenced BC’s as well as the full library of Applied Ballistics® custom drag models. The state of the art solver combined with laboratory measured drag data makes this the best and most complete solver on the market.

In addition to the full suite of conventional ballistics features, the Applied Ballistics® Analysis Package also offers a unique capability: Weapon Employment Zone (WEZ) analysis. WEZ analysis looks at your probability of hit on targets at various ranges given user selectable uncertainty parameters. For example, you can explore the driving factors in your hit percentage against a 10” square target at 800 yards for two different rifles with a defined wind uncertainty. The method and many specific analysis were published in Bryan Litz’ book: ”Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting”. Now you can have the power of this analysis technique to explore your own rifles and uncertainty environments. This book is included with the purchase of the software.

The third feature of this software is Wind Profile Analysis. You can average your wind from up to 10 different points between you and the target. This feature will also link up with the Wind Sensor Array which is a system built to order for your specific range.

AB Analytics comes integrated with the AB Profile loader. This allows the user to take profiles they have generated and upload them to compatible devices. For more information on, and to learn how to use the Profile Loader go here: AB Profile Loader Page

Online User Guide: Click Here!

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Device Compatibility: Garmin® Foretrex® 701Kestrel EliteKestrel 4500 – RAPTAR-S – REM 100/200Wind Sensor Array – IBEAM

Current Version: 057
Current Bullet Library: 738 –
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Features:
1. AB Engine – Applied Ballistics® Analytics runs a Point Mass ballistic solver. The program integrates the equations of ballistic motion numerically, using a 4th order Runge-Kutta routine at 1000 Hz.  This is a standard way of solving dynamic equations of motion in aircraft and missile simulations.  This particular solver was written by former missile design engineer and current ballistician Bryan Litz. The current gold standard by professional/recreational shooters. No other system has been field tested and proven accurate by more shooters, and more professionals.  

2. Custom Drag Model Library – This software comes with the entire Custom Drag Model Library pre-installed. Custom Drag Models are not G1/G7 BCs. To learn more see here: CDMs  
3. G1/G7 Tested BCs –  Included in the software is the G1/G7 tested data on over 700+ bullets. This is not the advertised BCs from the manufacturer, but the tested data from the AB Lab.  
4. Ballistic Calibration Tools –  Included in the software is a complete set of Ballistic Calibration Tools. Including DSF, or Drop Scale Factor. This is used to correct the firing solution in the sub-sonic zone. 
5. Muzzle Velocity Calibration Tool –  Muzzle Velocity Calibration Tool allows the shooters to correct their MV based on known drop and distance. This is an important factor to get right, but a lot of chornographs are not as accurate as we would like them to be. To learn more about that see the Chronograph Performance Study. 
6. Scope Turret Trueing Factor – Scope Turrets are not always true. The Tall Target Test can help you verify if your Turrets are tracking perfectly. But if they are not, you can input your Sight Scale Factor in to the software, and it will adjust for your corrected turret values.   
7. Muzzle Velocity Temp-Table – The MV-Temp Table is a tool that allows the software to calibrate the MV based on the outside Temp. As temp changes our MV changes due to a physical change that happens to the gun powder. Some powders are more stable than others, and certain types of powder are more stable than other types (flake, ball, stick). To account for this, shooters can create a custom table that trains the software to their powder.  
8. Vertical & Horizontal Coriolis – Vertical and Horizontal Coriolis are two independent factors. Our software accounts for both of them, individually, then reports the correct solution for each to the shooter.
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. Spin Drift – This software automatically calculates Spin Drift, and implements it in to the firing solution.   

10. Aerodynamic Jump – AB was the first commercially available ballistic solver to correctly calculate for Aerodynamic Jump. Aerodynamic Jump is independently solved and provided as part of the firing solution.
11. Maximum Ordinate & Max Ord Range – This program calculates and reports the Maximum Ordinate, which is the highest point in the projectiles trajectory on its way to the target. It also gives you the range at which this occurs.

12. Moving Targets – This program includes an input for moving target direction and speed, if shooters wish to incorporate moving targets in to the firing solution.
13. Zero Offset –  Users have the option to input zero offsets. This is used for two conditions. The first is that the turrets do not have enough adjustment to perfectly zero, such as 1/2 moa adjustment turrets. The second use for this tool, is for POI shift when using devices like a silencer. You can zero the rifle with a silencer, then create a second profile that accounts for the POI shift when the silencer is removed.

14. Sight In Conditions –  Users have the option to input the weather conditions at the time they zero. This is important for long range zeros (example 300 yards) but is not necessary for 100 yard zeros. At short range, the bullet is not impacted by environmental changes.  
15. Inclination – Users can input the angle to the target. This system correctly calculates for the differences in uphill/downhill shooting. Instead of using the improved rifleman’s rule, this program actually calculates for the changes in drag as the bullets velocity changes in the correction.
16. Firing Solution Components – 
The firing solution is broken down for the user in to individual components for evaluation. Elevation: (Gravity Drop, Vertical Coriolis, & Aerodynamic Jump) Windage: (Wind Drift, Horizontal Coriolis, & Spin Drift).

17. Range Card – This program has a customizable range card, which can be printed for difference scenarios/environments.  
18. Printable Custom Range Cards –  Users can set the Start Range, Stop Range, and Increments down to 1 Unit (Yards, Meters, or Inches).
19. Velocity, Energy, and Mach Reported –  This program independently reports Velocity, Energy, and current Mach Speed at each range in the range card.  
20. Weapon Employment Zone Analysis –  Includes (Wind Effect, Vertical Uncertainty, Horizontal Uncertainty, Shot Simulation, & Probability of Hit).
21. WEZ Variable Target Shapes/Sizes – Users can select from 3 shapes (IPSC, Circle, Rectangle), and set the target dimensions.   
22. Wind Profile Analysis –  Users may input up to 10 different wind zones in 6 directions (Vertical, Crosswind, Head/Tail Wind), or connect a Wind Sensor Array for automatic continuous updating. The wind is then averaged between the shooter and target for the most accurate results. 
23.Profile Management –  Ability to upload/download created profiles to a compatible device.
24. Save, Store, Edit profiles for later use, or use with compatible devices.
25. Share Profiles –  Profiles are in an easy to access location for backup, or sharing with other users.

26. Multiple Instances –  Ability to run more than one instance at a time, for comparison between bullets, cartridges, calibers, etc.
26. Density Altitude(DA) Output –  Software outputs the current DA based on the environmental inputs.
26. Gyroscopic Stability Factor (SG) –  The software calculates the SG of the bullet, indicating if you have below optimal Gyroscopic Stability. For every 0.1 below an SG of 1.5 the bullet loses an estimated 3% BC. Taking into account the Bullets information, Rifle information, and Environmental Factors this program will give you an SG.

Requirements – Windows 7/Newer or MAC*

*MAC Users – It is possible to install and run on a MAC but we cannot guarantee compatibility. Users have had success with VMWare and Homebrew.

 

Availability: PC & Mac

AB Analytics is available one of two ways:
1. You can purchase the software in the Applied Ballistics Store. This program is a package that comes with the book Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting:
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2. This software is included free for seminar attendees. Along with getting the software, you also get hands on instruction in how to use it and how to run WEZ: Seminar Link!

 

Mobile Usage: This software is not available on mobile devices. However netbooks have become more and more mobile, including 2 in 1 devices where the keyboard will disconnect becoming a tablet. It is possible to run this software on a 2 in 1 platform as long as it contains a full version of Windows 10 such as the Nextbook Flexx and Asus Transformer Books. You must make sure it has windows 10 home and NOT windows mobile in order for it to work. It is also important that the device has a USB Port. Not all netbooks come with USB ports on them Some only have the USB Port on the Keyboard, Nextbook Flexx for example. Meaning you can only use USB Devices while they are docked to the keyboard. This is where 2 in 1 or non detachable devices can be a better choice. While the keyboard does not detach, it does fold behind the screen making it tablet like. Example: Asus Q53UX. While not as small, they maintain all the functionality of a laptop while folded flat. Warning: Some 2 in 1 devices are Windows Mobile and/or Android. Read the specs before you buy. They need to be Windows 10 Home or newer.