New Mobile Ballistics App From Federal

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If you like knowing more about the ballistics of your ammunition, Federal Premium Ammunition has a new app that should fit your gun-loving expectations. The new app covers everything from ballistics to making recommendations regarding loads and even directs you to where you can buy them. It works on Apple and Android smart phones and tablets, so odds are you have a device it’ll work on. Users can purchase the new app on Google Play or through the iTunes store.

Federal has been manufacturing ammunition since 1922 and has come up with numerous types of ammunition for various uses. Whether you’re a hunter, a target shooter, or carry a gun primarily for self-defense, they have something to suit your needs. With their new app you can locate that particular load more easily, collecting data in advance instead of simply reading what’s printed on the boxes in the gun store.

Visit the company’s website at www.federalpremium.com and head to the Google Play store or iTunes to purchase the app itself.

From Federal:

“Federal Premium® Ammunition—founder and leader of the Premium® ammunition category—has launched a new mobile Ballistics App compatible with both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. The Ballistics App contains four key user functions, which include the Ballistics Calculator, Load Recommendation, Where to Buy, and Where to Shoot.

Key Functions
• Ballistics Calculator: Quickly determines the trajectory for any Federal Premium rifle or handgun load.
• Load Recommendation: Guides hunters and shooters through a series of filters to identify the best ammunition for their firearm and use.
• Where to Buy: Locates the nearest Federal Premium retailers, using the device’s GPS capability.
• Where to Shoot: Locates nearby shooting ranges using the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s WhereToShoot.org.

Consumers can get the app through iTunes Store or Google Play.

“Our app is a great on-the-go tool for everyone from beginners to avid shooters,” said Federal Premium Ammunition Category Director Rick Stoeckel. “From recommending the ideal load for any species or shooting need, to calculating ballistics and finding ranges and retailers, our new app will help enhance anyone’s shooting or hunting experience.”



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • ryanwazhere

    If they don’t have this for Windows Phone I may cry.

    • iksnilol

      You and those two other guys with Windows Phones are screwed if it isn’t available.

      Just kidding, I like the Windows Phone but use an Iphone because it is so cheap (and easy to repair if something happens).

  • GearHeadTony

    So I downloaded the app for my IPhone, I clicked on “Load Recommendation”, then I click on “Target Shooting”. It asked me if I am shooting a handgun, rimfire or shotgun…apparently Federal doesn’t make any centerfire rifle caliber target loads. *smh*

  • Tom Currie

    I downloaded the Android version. I was surprised to find that despite putting their name on this app, Federal apparently didn’t bother including data for their factory loads. Maybe somehow I got a defective copy of the app, but at least in the version I just downloaded the first thing the Ballistic Calculator asks is whether you are using a factory load or a handload. OK, I selected Factory Load and then it has several boxes for you to enter data, most of which look like they ought to be drop down selections — but no they aren’t. Only the caliber box is a drop down menu, all the rest seem to be free form text fields that you have to type on your own – and there is no error checking on the data. I tried to enter BTHP as the bullet type, but for some reason the app put BTHP in the box for the ballistic coefficient! Sure, if you are using a detailed Ballistic Calculator you ought to know (or at least have access to) all the data like bullet weight, bc, and mv — but this is the first time I have seen a factory sponsored ballistic calculator app that didn’t have all the data for the factory loads already included for you.

  • Budogunner

    “Shooter” is my favorite app for android, but if you want to spend money you can buy Bulletflight by Robert Silvers, and released/branded by KAC.

  • jake6348

    I would like to see a good BC that is mobile (notebook) and doesn’t rely on the internet. I can’t seem to find a good one.