Kestrel Ballistics Blog

  1. How American Snipers Are Saving Military Snipers

    How American Snipers Are Saving Military Snipers Most of our customers are probably familiar with the name, Chris Kyle. The author of the autobiography, American Sniper (which was subsequently adapted into a film), U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was one of the most accurate, deadliest, and respected snipers in the U.S. military. If you recognize his story, you’re probably aware of the struggles that... Read more...
  2. Competitive Shooter Jimmy Rodriguez Shares His Thoughts on the Kestrel Ballistics KST1000 Shot Timer

    Competitive Shooter Jimmy Rodriguez Shares His Thoughts on the Kestrel Ballistics KST1000 Shot Timer Exploring the KST1000 Shot Timer: An Interview with Competitive Shooter and Photographer, Jimmy Rodriguez Jimmy Rodriguez is a jack-of-all-trades, of sorts. Based out of Dallas, Rodriguez is a well-known photographer and YouTuber invested in the sport shooting world. And, while he’s continuously striving to increase his own shooting skills, ... Read more...
  3. Everything you need to know about the MagnetoSpeed V3 and why it’s still the No. 1 choice for various shooting applications

    Everything you need to know about the MagnetoSpeed V3 and why it’s still the No. 1 choice for various shooting applications One of the most widely tested and trusted chronographs on the market remains the MagnetoSpeed V3 Ballistic Chronograph. Garnering positive reviews for over 10 years, it only makes sense that the V3 would be the only chronograph a shooter needs in their kit. However, if you're new to shooting, you may be asking, "What's a chronograph, and why do ... Read more...
  4. Didn't Get What You Wanted for Christmas? Check Out Some of Our Favorite Things

    Didn't Get What You Wanted for Christmas? Check Out Some of Our Favorite Things Didn't get exactly what you wanted this holiday season? Fear not! At Kestrel, we’ve curated a post-Christmas wish list so you can shop for yourself! Long-range shooting demands precision, patience, and the right equipment. Whether it be a competition, plinking with friends, or a morning on the range honing our skills, this guide outlines ... Read more...
  5. Long-Range Tips and Making the Most of Your Hunt with Kestrel Ballistics

    Long-Range Tips and Making the Most of Your Hunt with Kestrel Ballistics Preparation and precision are the names of the game for long-range hunts. Whether you're an experienced marksman or a novice hunter, hitting your target accurately is essential for a clean and humane harvest. One tool that has revolutionized the way hunters approach long-range shooting is the Kestrel Ballistics Meter. Together, we'll explore the ... Read more...
  6. Looking Back at the 2023 PRS Beginners Match: An Interview with PRS Newbie, Jeremy Flinn

    Looking Back at the 2023 PRS Beginners Match: An Interview with PRS Newbie, Jeremy Flinn Mason-Dixon PRS Beginners Match | Lewistown, Pennsylvania If you’ve been following along with our series, “Road to the PRS,” you will remember Jeremy Flinn of Stone Road Media. Jeremy, with the help set out to compete in a PRS Beginners Match hosted by Mason-Dixon PRS. “Road to the PRS” A New Video Series from Kestrel ... Read more...
  7. An Intro to Precision Rifle Series

    An Intro to Precision Rifle Series If you aren’t familiar with the Precision Rifle Series but are interested in competitive shooting and shooting sports in general, here’s an introduction. Competitive Shooting in the Precision Rifle Series A little competition is good for the soul. Without it, we have no reason to grow or advance in life, whether we’re talking about... Read more...
  8. The Best States to Long-Range Hunt

    The Best States to Long-Range Hunt Best States to Long-Range Hunt | Where to Hunt It’s an age-old question that can rile people up immediately: what’s the best place to hunt? This simple question can cause a stir even among friends and family as they guard their favorite places. But jokes aside (mostly) about popular places to hunt, it is a legitimate question to ask if you’... Read more...
  9. Top Gear for New Long-Range Shooters

     Top Gear for New Long-Range Shooters Most Important Gear for New Long-Range Shooters Even if you’ve been shooting firearms for a while, it can be a little intimidating to move into the long-range shooting space. After all, if you’re used to shooting targets at 100 yards, it’s going to take some adjustments and a lot of practice to be comfortable shooting out to several hundred... Read more...
  10. Long-Range Hunting Calibers | What’s the Best Option?

    Long-Range Hunting Calibers | What’s the Best Option? Top Long-Range Hunting Calibers Long-range shooting is a very addicting sport. While it can be competitive with others (if you want), you’re also always competing against yourself to constantly improve your shooting accuracy and extend your maximum shooting range. But when it comes to long-range hunting, there’s even more pressure to perform ... Read more...

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