Finally after 3 years I get to change my watch. I’ve been using the Fossil FX6001 watch and have been waiting for the day to get a new one. I’ve been eyeing the 5.11 HRT watch for while and decided to get one recently from ebay.
Came in a nice nylon case :
The watch, some extra links and a link tool for adjusting the length of the strap:
The watch face :
And the unique feature of the 5.11 Tactical watch is the Ballistic Calculator. 5.11 worked in conjunction with Horus Vision, makers of superb long range sniper scopes to include this software into their watch.
The Ballistic Calculator helps a long range shooter or sniper to pre-calculate the hold over or scope adjustments necessary to accurately hit the target out to 1,000 meters. It takes into consideration range, wind direction, wind speed, Inclination angle, muzzle velocity, height over bore, altitude, temperature etc. Yes, shooting a target at extreme ranges isn’t as easy as point and shoot, lots of factors come into play. That’s why a ballistic calculator helps a shooter increase his/her first shot averages.
Having a ballistic calculator as a watch is very useful so that you don’t have to burden yourself by carrying notepads or large calculators around with you.
Will have to give it a go the next time I go to the SVRC range for the 200yard shoots.