Kestrel 2700 Ballistics Weather Meter

When shooting long range, changes in distance, air density and wind have a big impact on where your bullet will hit. The Kestrel 2700 Ballistics Weather Meter combines lab-tested ballistics with an accurate, rugged weather meter, creating the portable tool you need to shoot long range with confidence. From youth hunters to the lifelong outdoorsmen, the Kestrel 2700 eliminates the guesswork allowing you to be confident in a clean shot on the first-round.

$179.00
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Kestrel 2700 Ballistics Weather Meter Overview

Environmental Measures
Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)
Temperature
Wind Direction
Wind Speed/Air Speed
Tips For Taking Accurate Measurements

Setting the Standard for Long-Range Accuracy, Reliability, and Affordability.

Combining onsite wind and weather measurements with an extremely accurate ballistics calculator, the all new Kestrel 2700 keeps the options simple while amping up the performance capabilities to take long-range shots with confidence. Much more than a wind and weather meter - this unit is a powerful and effective tool for making first-round hits.

  • Accurate Environmentals – Measures wind speed, wind direction, air pressure, and temperature
  • G1/G7 Ballistics Solver – Applied Ballistics library of lab tested bullet data and Applied Ballistics Ultralite™ ballistics engine. Expect extreme accuracy out to the max range of 875yds
  • Customizable Shooting Solutions - Ballistics data specific to your rifle, bullet, and scope
  • Single Target Display - Easily view the elevation and windage solutions for your shot
  • Wind Capture - Intuitive Wind Capture feature instantly measures and adjusts for real-time wind conditions
  • User-Friendly – Simple 3 button operation and Easy Mode step-by-step guidance on getting started
  • Use With A Vane Mount - The Kestrel Basic Series Vane Mount is the perfect accessory option to help discover wind direction and for a hands-free experience
  • Rugged, All-Weather Durability – IP-67 Waterproof, MIL-STD-810 drop-tested, long life battery, and backed by 5-Year Warranty
  • Protective Slip-On Cover – Slides over the entire unit for added durability
  • Load & Go Convenience – Upload a gun profile for your specific rifle and bullet in the 2700 using the free Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app, then leave your phone behind – the 2700 is a fully functional, stand-alone field tool
  • Free Kestrel LiNK Ballistics App – View solutions remotely and easily build, store, and transfer gun and bullet data to and from unit and view solutions remotely using the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics App
Kestrel 2700 Ballistics Weather Meter

Kestrel 2700
Platform
Kestrel 5700
Platform
Kestrel 5700
Elite Platform
Kestrel
2700
Kestrel
5700
Ruger Kestrel 5700 Hornady Kestrel 5700 Kestrel
5700 Elite
$179
$399
$399
$499
$699
LiNK Enabled
LiNK Enabled
G1/G7 Drag Models in Mil, TMOA, SMOA, in, cm, Clicks
G1/G7 Drag Models in Mil, TMOA, SMOA, in, cm, Clicks
  Corrects for Wind, Temp, & Altitude Changes
Corrects for Wind, Temp, & Altitude Changes
  Easy Mode
Easy Mode
  MV Calibration Guide
MV Calibration Guide
  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
Aerodynamic Cross Wind Jump
  Coriolis
Coriolis
  Spin Drift
Spin Drift
  Muzzle Velocity - Temperature Correction
Muzzle Velocity - Temperature Correction
  Moving Target Lead Calculator
Moving Target Lead Calculator
  Target Range Estimator
Target Range Estimator
  Target Speed Estimator
Target Speed Estimator
  Ruger Rifles & Match Grade Ammo Library
Ruger Rifles & Match Grade Ammo Library
  Hornady 4DOF Custom Bullet File
Hornady 4DOF Custom Bullet File
  Axial Form Factor Calibration Guide
Axial Form Factor Calibration Guide
  Zero Angle
Zero Angle
  Range Card
Range Card
  Target Card
Target Card
  Applied Ballistics Custom Curves
Applied Ballistics Custom Curves
  Subsonic Range Truing (Drop Scale Factor)
Subsonic Range Truing (Drop Scale Factor)
  Zero Offset
Zero Offset
  Max Range
Max Range 875 Yards 4000 Yards 4000 Yards 3828 Yards 5500 Yards

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  • Hunting
  • Law Enforcement
  • Military Weather & Environmental Monitoring
  • Shooting
  • 3-Button Control
  • Digital Compass
  • Drop-Tested to MIL-STD-810G
  • Hard Slip-On Protective Cover
  • High Contrast, Sunlight Readable Monochrome LCD Display
  • LiNK Wireless Communication to Mobile Devices (Bluetooth low energy)*
  • Pressure Sensor
  • Temperature Sensor (Patented External Isolated)
  • Waterproof to IP67 (3'/1M for 30 minutes)
  • G1/G7 Drag Models
  • Muzzle Velocity Calibration
  • Supports Mil, MOA, Clicks
  • Battery - 1 x CR2032
  • Certificate Of Conformity (Spec Sheet)
  • Instructions
  • Lanyard
  • Protective Cover - Hard Slip-on
SENSORS
SENSORS 1
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ACCURACY
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RESOLUTION SPEC. RANGE OP. RANGE NOTES
Wind Speed | Air Flow Larger of 3% of reading, least significant digit or 20 ft/min 0.1 m/s
1 ft/min
0.1 km/h
0.1 mph
0.1 knots
1 B*
0.1 F/S*
0.6 to 40.0 m/s
118 to 7,874 ft/min
2.2 to 144.0 km/h
1.3 to 89.5 mph
1.2 to 77.8 knots
0 to 12 B*
2-131.2 F/S*
0.6 to 60.0 m/s
118 to 11,811 ft/min
2.2 to 216.0 km/h
1.3 to 134.2 mph
1.2 to 116.6 knots
0 to 12 B*
2-196.9 F/S*
1 inch|25 mm diameter impeller with precision axle and low-friction Zytel® bearings. Startup speed stated as lower limit, readings may be taken down to 0.4 m/s | 79 ft/min | 1.5 km/h | .9 mph | .8 kt after impeller startup. Off-axis accuracy -1% @ 5º off-axis; -2% @ 10º; -3% @ 15º. Calibration drift < 1% after 100 hours use at 16 MPH | 7 m/s. Replacement impeller (NK PN-0801) field installs without tools (US Patent 5,783,753). Wind speed calibration and testing should be done with triangle on impeller located at the top front face of the Kestrel. *F/S only in Ballistics units. Beaufort not available in Ballistics units.
Ambient Temperature 0.9 °F
0.5 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
-20.0 to 158.0 °F
-29.0 to 70.0 °C
14.0.0 to 131.0 °F
-10.0 to 55.0 °C
Hermetically sealed, precision thermistor mounted externally and thermally isolated (US Patent 5,939,645) for rapid response. Airflow of 2.2 mph|1 m/s or greater provides fastest response and reduction of insolation effect. Calibration drift negligible. Thermistor may also be used to measure temperature of water or snow by submerging thermistor portion into material -- remove impeller prior to taking submerged measurements and ensure humidity sensor membrane is free of liquid water prior to taking humidity-based measurements after submersion.
Relative Humidity 3.0 %RH 0.1 %RH 5 to 95%
non-condensing
0 to 100% Polymer capacitive humidity sensor mounted in thin-walled chamber external to case for rapid, accurate response (US Patent 6,257,074). To achieve stated accuracy, unit must be permitted to equilibrate to external temperature when exposed to large, rapid temperature changes and be kept out of direct sunlight. Calibration drift +/- 2% over 24 months. Humidity sensor may be recalibrated at factory or in field using Kestrel Humidity Calibration Kit (NK PN-0802).
Pressure 1.5hPa|mbar
0.044 inHg
0.022 PSI
0.1 hPa|mbar
0.01 inHg
0.01 PSI
25°C/ 77°F
750-1100 hPa|mbar
22.15-32.48 inHg
10.88-15.95 PS
0.30 to 48.87 inHg
10.0 to 1654.7
hPa|mbar
0.14 to 24.00 PSI
and
14.0 to 131.0 °F
-10.0 to 55.0 °C
Monolithic silicon piezoresistive pressure sensor with second-order temperature correction. Pressure sensor may be recalibrated at factory or in field. Adjustable reference altitude allows display of station pressure or barometric pressure corrected to MSL. Kestrel 4200 displays station pressure on a dedicated screen. Kestrel 2500 and 3500 display continuously updating three-hour barometric pressure trend indicator: rising rapidly, rising, steady, falling, falling rapidly. Kestrel 4000 series displays pressure trend through graphing function. PSI display on Kestrel 4000 series only.
Compass
1/16th Cardinal
Scale
0 to 360° 0 to 360° 2-axis solid-state magnetoresistive sensor mounted perpendicular to unit plane. Accuracy of sensor dependent upon unit's vertical position. Self-calibration routine eliminates magnetic error from batteries or unit and must be run after every full power-down (battery removal or change). Readout indicates direction to which the back of the unit is pointed when held in a vertical orientation. Declination/variation adjustable for True North readout.
CALCULATED MEASUREMENTS
MEASUREMENT 1
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RESOLUTION SPEC. RANGE SENSORS EMPLOYED NOTES
Altitude typical:
23.6ft/7.2m
max:
48.2ft/14.7m
1ft
1m
typical:
750 to 1100 mBar
max:
300 to 750 mBar
Pressure User Input (Reference Pressure) Height above Mean Sea Level ("MSL"). Temperature compensated pressure (barometric) altimeter requires accurate reference barometric pressure to produce maximum absolute accuracy. Both accuracy specs corresponds to a reference pressure anywhere from 850 to 1100 mBar.
Barometric Pressure 0.07 inHg
2.4 hPa|mbar
0.03 PSI
0.01 inHg
0.1 hPa|mbar
0.01 PSI
Refer to Ranges for Sensors Employed Pressure User Input (Reference Altitude) Air pressure that would be present in identical conditions at MSL. Station pressure compensated for local elevation provided by reference altitude. Requires accurate reference altitude to produce maximum absolute accuracy
Delta T 3.2 °F
1.8 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Refer to Ranges for Sensors Employed Temperature
Relative Humidity
Pressure
Difference between dry bulb temperature and wet bulb temperature. When spraying, indicates evaporation rate and droplet lifetime. Safe range for pesticide spraying is 4 to 16 °F / 2 to 9 °C.
Dew Point 3.4 °F
1.9 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
15 to 95 % RH
Refer to Range for Temperature Sensor
Temperature Relative Humidity Temperature that a volume of air must be cooled to at constant pressure for the water vapor present to condense into dew and form on a solid surface. Can also be considered to be the water-to-air saturation temperature.
Heat Index 7.1°F
4.0°C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Refer to Ranges for Sensors Employed Temperature Relative Humidity Perceived temperature resulting from the combined effect of temperature and relative humidity. Calculated based on NWS Heat Index (HI) tables. Measurement range limited by extent of published tables
Wet Bulb Temperature - Psychrometric 1.6 °F
0.9 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Refer to Ranges for Sensors Employed Temperature
Relative Humidity
Pressure
Temperature indicated by a sling psychrometer. Due to nature of the psychrometric ratio for a water-air system, this approximates the thermodynamic wet-bulb temperature. The thermodynamic wet-bulb temperature is the temperature a parcel of air would have if cooled adiabatically to saturation temperature via water evaporating into it.
Wind Chill 1.6 °F
0.9 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Refer to Ranges for Sensors Employed Wind Speed
Temperature
Perceived temperature resulting from combined effect of wind speed and temperature. Calculated based on the NWS Wind Chill Temperature (WCT) Index, revised 2001, with wind speed adjusted by a factor of 1.5 to yield equivalent results to wind speed measured at 10m above ground. Measurement range limited by extent of published tables.
ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS
MEASUREMENT 1
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Display & Backlight Reflective 3 1/2 digit LCD. Digit height 0.36 in / 9 mm. Aviation green electroluminescent backlight. Manual activation with auto-off
Reflective 5 digit LCD. Digit height 0.36 in / 9 mm. Choice of aviation green or visible red (NV models only) electroluminescent backlight. Manual activation with auto-off.
Response Time & Display Update All measurements except those based on relative humidity respond accurately within 1 second. Relative humidity and all measurements which include RH in their calculation may require as long as 1 minute to fully equilibrate to a large change in the measurement environment. Display updates every 1 second.
Max/Avg Wind One-button clear and restart of Max Wind Gust and Average Wind measurement.
Data Upload & Bluetooth® Data Connect Option Requires optional PC interface (USB or RS-232) or Bluetooth data transfer option and provided software.
Bluetooth Data Transfer Option: Adjustable power consumption and radio range from up to 30 ft | 9 meters. Individual unit ID and 4-digit PIN code preprogrammed for easy identification and data security when pairing and transmitting. Employs Bluetooth Serial Port Protocol for data transmission.
Clock / Calendar Real-time hours:minutes clock.
Auto Shutdown After 45 minutes of no key presses.
Languages English
Certifications CE certified, RoHS and WEEE compliant. Individually tested to NIST-traceable standards (written certificate of tests available at additional charge).
Origin Designed and manufactured in the USA from US and imported components. Complies with Regional Value Content and Tariff Code Transformation requirements for NAFTA Preference Criterion B.
Battery Life CR2032, one, included. Average life, 300 hours. Battery life reduced by backlight use in 2000 to 3500 models.
Shock Resistance MIL-STD-810g, Transit Shock, Method 516.6 Procedure IV; unit only; impact may damage replaceable impeller.
Sealing Waterproof (IP67 and NEMA-6).
Operational Temperature Limits 14° F to 131° F | -10 °C to 55 °C Measurements may be taken beyond the limits of the operational temperature range of the display and batteries by maintaining the unit within the operational range and exposing it to the more extreme environment for the minimum time necessary to take reading.
Storage Temperature -22.0 °F to 140.0 °F | -30.0 °C to 60.0 °C.
Size & Weight 4.8 x 1.9 x 1.1 in / 12.2 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm, 3.6 oz / 102 g (including slip-on cover).

* NOTE: Accuracy calculated as uncertainty of the measurement derived from statistical analysis considering the combined effects from primary sensor specifications, circuit conversions, and all other sources of error using a coverage factor of k=2, or two standard deviations (2Σ).

Kestrel Basic (1000-3500) Certificates of Comformity



Kestrel Basic (1000-3500) Instruction Manuals

"Load and Go!" with your Kestrel 2700 and this Quick Start guide.

User guide for the Kestrel 2700 Ballistics Weather Meter

Kestrel Basic Vane Mount Instruction Manual for 123 Series

Product Questions

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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The Kestrel 2700 can only hold 1 gun profile at a time. You can store as many profiles in the Kestrel LiNK Ballistic app as you want however.

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If the Kestrel reads “CAL CPS”, then you will need to calibrate the compass prior to using. To do so, press the center button when CAL CPS is on the screen. Spin and the number 30 will appear on the screen. Hold the Kestrel vertical and rest the bottom of the Kestrel on a table or your hand and rotate the Kestrel in place until the number reaches 0. You can spin the Kestrel in either direction but it is recommended not to spin too fast or you can get a bad calibration.

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We have replacement battery doors we can send you. Please see this link: Replacement Doors

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Battery life will depend on Bluetooth usage. Typical usage without using the app frequently should get 130 hours of battery life. Battery life goes down drastically when connect to the app and live streaming the wind values, especially in colder temperatures.

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No. The Kestrel 2700 only works with the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics application.

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No, the Kestrel 2700 can only connect with the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics application and will not connect with any other accessories.

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  1. After calibrating the compass, use the left or right arrow buttons to set the range. Holding the button will make the range increase quicker.
  2. Press the center button to enter environmental capture. Swing or wave the Kestrel to get airflow over the sensor. Once the temperature stabilizes press the center button again.
  3. Next is the direction of fire screen. Point the back of the Kestrel towards your target and press the center button to do a capture.
  4. Wind direction and speed follows. Point the back of the Kestrel directly into the prevailing wind. Make sure you capture at least 10 seconds of wind in this direction and when satisfied press the center button to end capture.
  5. If inclination was set in the app, enter your inclination angle using the directional arrows.
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The Kestrel 2700 will power off after 45 minutes of inactivity however this does not apply when connected via Bluetooth to the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app

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