Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with LiNK

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Introducing the all new Ruger Kestrel 5700. This exclusive model comes with a library of pre-measured Ruger rifles and commonly available match-grade ammunition, allowing you to simply select your Ruger rifle and cartridge then start making first-round hits on long-range targets!

The Ruger 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter works with your factory Ruger rifle to give you the confidence to shoot further, in the wind, at any altitude, right out of the box.

$399.00
Availability: In stock
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Ruger Kestrel 5700. The All-in-One Tool for Accuracy

  • Pre-loaded Ruger Rifles & Match Grade Bullet library for quick and easy set up.
  • Storage for up to 3 Gun Profiles that are capable of being set up with any kind of rifle or bullet combination.
  • Easy Mode walks you through a simple step-by-step guide to using your Kestrel so you can learn faster and start shooting long range with confidence.
  • Muzzle Velocity Calibration Guide allows for accurate measurement of bullet speed without a chronograph to improve accuracy.
  • Environmental Capture measures and adjusts for actual conditions wherever you are and automatically updates the ballistic solution - eliminating the need to re-zero when moving to a different altitude.
  • Weather mode offers the full environmental measurements, storage and charting capabilities of the Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter, including wind speed, direction, crosswind, temperature, humidity, pressure and altitude.
  • LiNK connectivity powered by Bluetooth® low energy provides wireless communication to mobile devices and computers and integration with LiNK compatible laser range finders for improved speed and accuracy. (Note: LiNK Dongle sold separately)
  • Kestrel LiNK for Ballistics app on iOS and Android provides convenient gun management and backup, access to the Applied Ballistics library of scientifically tested bullet data and the ability to view your Kestrel’s solution remotely on your mobile device.
  • Choice of solution units (Mils, true MOA, Shooter’s MOA, or clicks) - works with any gun or targeting scope.
  • Large, hi-res, hi-contrast, graphic display is perfectly readable in the brightest sunlight. Includes both bright white and night-vision-preserving red backlight.
  • Rugged (drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards), waterproof (sealed to IP67 standards).
  • Protective pouch, neck lanyard and Lithium AA battery included.
  • 5-year warranty.

Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with LiNK 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

The all new Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter. The ideal shooting tool for stretching your reach—this unit helps you to experience the same long-range accuracy typical of a custom-built rifle at an off-the-shelf price. It just plain works -- right out of the box. This exclusive model comes with a library of pre-measured Ruger rifles and commonly available match-grade ammunition, allowing you to simply select your Ruger rifle and cartridge then start making first-round hits on long-range targets! Kestrel Ballistics Weather Meters provide precise aim points that account for bullet drop and wind drift to get you on target on the first shot. Combining accurate onsite atmospherics with proven ballistics solutions, the 5700 offers a powerful, handheld unit designed to deliver first-round hits.

The Ruger Kestrel 5700 is the ideal companion to your Ruger rifle for experiencing the highest level of accuracy and performance on the long shots.

Providing the same trusted accuracy, reliability, and usability as the original Kestrel Ballistics Weather Meters, this integrated weather meter and ballistics solver takes the guesswork out of long-range shooting and is the perfect tool for hunters, competitive, and recreational shooters working to stretch their reach in long-range shooting. While the Ruger Kestrel 5700 comes pre-loaded with Ruger rifles and a comprehensive match grade ammo library for convenience and quick set up, the Kestrel LiNK app provides the ability to build Gun Profiles with any type of rifle and bullet combination.

The Ruger Kestrel 5700 comes with the full power of the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app for Android or the Kestrel Link Ballistics app for iOS. 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 and LiNK connectivity 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 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).

The Kestrel 5 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 optional LiNK iOS and Android wireless connectivity and app support. Like all Kestrel meters, the Kestrel 5700 is drop-proof, 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.

Please note: The Ruger Kestrel 5700, like all Kestrel Ballistics meters, are customizable to allow any gun and bullet profile to be built and saved in the unit and on the Kestrel Ballistics app. The Ruger Kestrel 5700 comes with a bullet library of the most common match grade factory ammunition for use in many Ruger rifles, making it incredibly easy and fast to get started. The bullet library includes the Ruger rifles and cartridges listed below with more to be added in the future.

Ruger American Predator

Cal: 308 Win

Ammo:

  • Hornady ELD Match 155gr
  • Hornady ELD Match 168gr
  • Hornady Match HPBT 178gr
  • Federal GMM SMK 168gr
  • Federal GMM SMK 175gr
  • Federal GMM Berger 185gr
  • Prime Match+ 175gr

Ruger American Predator

Cal: 6.5mm Creedmoor

Ammo:

  • Hornady ELD Match 120gr
  • Hornady ELD Match 140gr
  • Hornady ELD-X 143gr
  • Hornady ELD Match 147gr
  • Federal GMM Berger 130gr
  • Federal GMM SMK 140gr
  • Prime Match+ 130gr

Ruger American Predator

Cal: 6mm Creedmoor

Ammo:

  • Hornady ELD Match 108gr

Ruger Precision Rifle

Cal: 6.0 Creedmoor

Ammo:

  • Hornady ELD Match 108gr

Ruger Precision Rifle

Cal: 308 Win

Ammo:

  • Hornady ELD Match 155gr
  • Federal GMM SMK 168gr
  • Hornady ELD-X 178gr
  • Federal GMM SMK 175gr
  • Federal GMM Berger 185gr
  • Prime Match+ 175gr
  • Hornady ELD Match 168gr

Ruger Precision Rifle

Cal: 6.5 Creedmoor

Ammo:

  • Hornady ELD Match 120gr
  • Hornady ELD Match 140gr
  • Hornady ELD-X 143gr
  • Hornady ELD Match 147gr
  • Federal GMM Berger 130gr
  • Federal GMM SMK 140gr
  • Prime Match+ 130gr

Ruger Rimfire Rifle

Cal: 22LR

Ammo:

  • Federal GM HV Match 40gr
  • Federal GM Ultra Match 40gr
  • Federal GM Target 40gr
  • Federal GM Match 40gr
  • CCI Select 40gr
  • CCI Green Tag 40gr
  • CCI Standard Velocity 40gr
  • Lapua Center-X 40gr
  • Lapua Midas+ 40gr
  • Eley Match 40gr
  • Eley Tenex 40gr

Introducing the Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter

Ruger and Kestrel have partnered to bring you the all new Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter, a system that delivers the long-range accuracy of a custom built rifle at off-the-shelf prices.

Kestrel CRUSH

Prior to every new target, always remember to CRUSH it:
Capture DOF and wind direction,
Range the distance,
Update your environmental,
Spin your Kestrel,
Hit!

Kestrel 5700 & Elite Easy Mode Quick Start Guide

New Easy Mode feature launching at SHOT! Stop by our booth 3246 for a quick demo.

Truing muzzle velocity on your Kestrel Ballistics Meter

Truing your muzzle velocity is necessary if you want accurate adjustments and drop charts for long distance shooting.

Setting up gun profile on your Kestrel Ballistics Meter

Set up gun profile on your Kestrel Ballistics Meter. Get accurate measurement of wind and air density to deliver elevation and windage solutions for unprecedented accuracy on extended long range shots.


Kestrel 5700 and Kestrel 5700 Elite Feature Comparison

57005700 Elite
Performance Features
G1/G7 Drag Models in Mil, TMOA, SMOA, in, cm, ClicksXX
Corrects for Wind, Temp, & Altitude ChangesXX
LiNK Connectivity (Bluetooth Low Energy)XX
Easy ModeXX
MV Calibration & Muzzle VelocityXX
Range Card X
Gun Profile Storage3 Guns30 Guns
Targets110
Subsonic Range Truing (Drop Scale Factor) X
Multi Target Screen X
Applied Ballistics Custom Curves X
Utility Features
Aerodynamic Cross Wind JumpXX
CoriolisXX
Spin Drift CorrectionXX
MV Temp TableXX
Target Lead CalculatorXX
Target Speed EstimatorXX
Target Range EstimatorXX
5500 yd Max Range X
Zero Offset X
  • Precision & Competitive Shooting
  • Shooting
  • Backlight - Switchable White/Red
  • Ballistics Calculator - Applied Ballistics®
  • Battery Life Indicator
  • Data Log Graph View
  • Data Logging - Adjustable Interval
  • Date & Time
  • Digital Compass
  • Field Humidity Calibration/Correction Routine
  • Floats
  • 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)*
  • Minimum/Maximum/Average Reading
  • Pressure Sensor
  • Relative Humidity Sensor
  • Waterproof to IP67 (3'/1M for 30 minutes)
  • Aerodynamic Jump Correction
  • 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
  • G1/G7 Drag Models
  • Muzzle Velocity Calibration
  • MV-Temp Table
  • Spin Drift Correction
  • Supports Mil, MOA, Clicks
  • Standard and Night Vision Preserving Backlight
  • Target Range Estimator

    • * Applies to LiNK models only

  • Battery - 1 x AA
  • Certificate Of Conformity (Spec Sheet)
  • Instructions
  • Lanyard
  • Protective Drawstring Pouch
SENSORS
SENSORS ACCURACY RESOLUTION SPECIFICATION RANGE NOTES
Wind Speed | Air Speed Larger of 3% of reading, least significant digit or 20 ft/min Speed 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*
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. Measuring wind speeds above 60 m/s / 134.2 mph can damage the impeller
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
Airflow of 2.2 mph|1 m/s or greater provides fastest response and reduction of insolation effect. For greatest accuracy, avoid direct sunlight on the temperature sensor and prolonged sunlight exposure to the unit in low airflow conditions. Calibration drift is negligible for the life of the product. For further details, see Display & Battery Operational Temperature Limits.
Relative Humidity 2%RH 0.1 %RH 10 to 90% 25°C noncondensing 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 is typically less than ±0.25% per year.
Pressure 1.5 hPa|mbar
0.044 inHg
0.022 PSI
0.1 hPa|mbar
0.01 inHg
0.01 PSI
25°C/77°F
700-1100 hPa|mbar
20.67-32.48 inHg
10.15-15.95 PSI
Monolithic silicon piezo-resistive pressure sensor with second-order temperature correction. Between 1100–1600 mbar, unit will operate with reduced accuracy. Sensor may not operate above 1600 mbar and can be damaged above 6,000 mbar or below 10 mbar. Calibration drift is negligible for the life of the product.
Compass
1/16th Cardinal Scale
0 to 360° 2-axis solid-state magneto-resistive 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 ACCURACY (+/-) RESOLUTION SENSORS EMPLOYED
Air Density 0.0002 lb/ft3
0.0033 kg/m
0.001 lbs/ft3
0.001 kg/m3
Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure
Air Flow 6.71% 1 cfm
1 m3/hr
1 m3/m
0.1m3/s
1 L/s
Air Speed, User Input (Duct Shape & Size)
Altitude typical: 23.6 ft/7.2 m
from 750 to 1100 mBar
max: 48.2 ft/14.7 m
from 300 to 750 mBar
1 ft 1 m Pressure, User Input (Reference Pressure)
Barometric Pressure 0.07 inHg
2.4 hPa|mbar
0.03 PSI
0.01 inHg
0.1 hPa|mbar
0.01 PSI
Pressure, User Input (Reference Altitude)
Crosswind & Headwind/Tailwind 7.1% 1 mph
1 ft/min
0.1 km/h
0.1 m/s
0.1 knots
Wind Speed, Compass
Delta T 3.2 °F
1.8 °C
0.1 °F 0.1 °C Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure
Density Altitude 226 ft
69 m
1 ft 1 m Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure
Dew Point 3.4 °F
1.9 °C
15-
95% RH. Refer to Range for Temperature Sensor
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Temperature, Relative Humidity
Evaporation Rate 0.01 lb/ft2/hr
0.06 kg/m2/hr
0.01 b/ft2/hr
0.01 kg/m2/hr
Wind Speed, Temperature Relative Humidity Pressure, User Input (Concrete Temperature)
Heat Index 7.1°F
4.0°C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Temperature, Relative Humidity
Moisture Content | Humidity Ratio (“Grains”) 4.9gpp
.7g/kg
0.1 gpp
0.01 g/kg
Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure
Probability of Ignition (PIG) PIG Accuracy dependent on proximity of inputs to reference table steps. 10% Temperature, Relative Humidity
THI (NRC) 1.5 °F
0.8 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Temperature, Relative Humidity
THI (Yousef) 2.3 °F
1.3 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Temperature, Relative Humidity
Relative Air Density .0.3% 0.1% Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure
Wet Bulb Temperature - Psychrometric 3.2 °F
1.8 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure
Wet Bulb Temperature - Naturally Aspirated (NWB TEMP) 1.4 °F
0.8 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Wind Speed, Temperature Globe Temperature, Relative Humidity, Pressure
Wind Chill 1.6 °F
0.9 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Wind Speed, Temperature
 
ADDITIONAL PRODUCT INFO
Display & Backlight Multifunction, multidigit monochrome dot-matrix display. Choice of white or red LED backlight.
Response Time & Display Update Display updates every 1 second. After exposure to large environmental changes, all sensors require an equilibration period to reach stated accuracy. Measurements employing RH may require longer periods particularly after prolonged exposure to very high or very low humidity. WBGT requires about 8 minutes to reach 95% accuracy and about 15 minutes to reach 99% accuracy after exposure to large environmental changes.
Data Storage & Graphical display Min/Max/Avg History Logged history stored and displayed for every measured value. Manual and auto data storage. Min/Max/Avg history may be reset independently. Auto-store interval settable from 2 seconds to 12 hours*, overwrite on or off. Logs even when display off except for 2 and 5 second intervals. Kestrel 5 series units hold over 10,000 data points.
data Upload & Bluetooth Data Connect Option Wireless range up to 100ft. Connection requires optional USB data transfer cable or Kestrel Link Dongle or Kestrel LiNK app. Employs Kestrel Link protocol for data transmission with Link supported devices. (Kestrel LiNK for iOS/Android, Kestrel Link for PC/MAC).
Clock/Calendar Real-time hours:minutes:seconds clock, calendar, automatic leap-year adjustment.
Auto Shutdown User-selectable – Off, 15-60 minutes with no key presses.
Languages English, French, German, Spanish.
Certifications CE certified, RoHS, FCC, IC tested and WEEE compliant. Individually tested to NIST-traceable standards.
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 AA Lithium included. Up to 400 hours of use, reduced by backlight, alert light and buzzer, or Bluetooth radio transmission use.
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)
Display & Battery 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 then 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 5.0 x 1.9 x 1.1 in | 12.7 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm, 4.3 oz | 121 g. (Lithium battery included)

Kestrel 5 Series Certificates of Comformity

Kestrel 5 Series specification chart



Models & SKUs:

Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with LiNK: 0857BLR


Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Document shows all the current Ruger guns and ammunition for the Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics along with a tutorial on how to use the Ruger Gun Wizard.

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