Pointers to ballistics software available on the web (and elsewhere).
I have not used most of these programs, so I am not attempting to review
or even recommend any of them. This page is meant to be a central place
for people to find what is available. If you have or know of any other
software that is not listed here, please let
me know. Dead links are removed
from time to time -- usually if
Google cannot find them anymore.
Programs are listed alphabetically by name in two sections. The
first section, Programs lists those commercial
and free programs that I currently know about. The second section,
Web Based, lists web based calculation programs.
PC and PDA ballistics program from Krisztián Horváth. Cost is $30 for PC version or
the PDA version and $60 for both.
Windows based ballistics program for small arms and airguns. Nice Windows installer. Free.
Windows ballistics program written in Visual Basic. Has a lot of
features (like many of the programs here). Price is $49.95 on a
Ballistic is a fast, highly-accurate ballistic trajectory calculator and range
companion for the iPhone. Currently $3.99 US.
"The complete reloaders solution" from Bazoesoft. Price is $49.95.
A modified Pejsa model implemented in a spreadsheet. Free.
Ballistic Explorer by Oehler Research
External ballistics programs for DOS and Windows with demo. $60-$70.
BfX (Ballistics for Excel™)
"Ballistics for Excel is an Excel add-in that allows shooters
familiar with Excel to create customized calculations, graphs
and tables." Free.
A suite of ballistics software "designed by air gun shooters for air
gun shooters". $32.95.
Ballistik Pro 1.1
A shareware ballistics program by Helge Peters for Apple/Mac.
The program containes 8 different functions for sport shooters,
hunters and reloaders. The price is $20.00 US.
From their website: "BallistiX is a simple rifle ballistics program that
calculates the flight path, drop, elevation and even windage adjustments
required to hit a target from anywhere between 1 yard to infinity"
The price is $15.00 US for a downloadable copy.
Barnes Ballistics for Windows
Barnes' Windows based ballistics program, version 2. Runs on Windows
'95 or higher. Price is $49.95 ($19.95 upgrade is available).
They have some ballistics programs available, including a 22
caliber program, barrel twist and powder equivalence chart. Free.
Chrony Ballistics II Software
Exterior ballistics program from Shooting Chrony Inc. $19.95 to $54.95. Used to be
EB4 (Exterior Ballistics 4)
A DOS based program from R. Nennstiel. This program uses a modified point
mass trajectory and is capable of doing simulations. There is now a demo
version available for
Price is 300 DM (about $180 US).
Windows based ballistics program. Also has a program for the Palm
Pilot. From $30, accepts Pay-Pal.
Field Firing Solutions
PDA software. Prices start at $99.
The Shooting Trajectory Calculator and the Range Card Trajectory
Calculator for mil-dot scopes. No mention of price and they are not available
yet; it is still in beta. [NOTE: The company address is the same as for
Horus Vision -- see link below.]
Hornady Reloader for Windows
I found a reference to some Windows software at the Hornady site,
but it seemed to be the reloading manuals on disk. I have found their
ballistics program at
Midway price is
$31.99 (June 1997).
A number of software packages for PDAs. They also sell rifle scopes
to use with their software.
iPhone app. Price is $14.99.
KAC Bullet Flight
"Knight's Armament BulletFlight is a military-grade ballistic computer that
provides quick solutions in the field." Software for the iPhone and iPod.
Keystone Enhanced Ballistics System
Exterior (there is an interior ballistics program available)
Ballistics program for DOS. $12.95. Demo available for download.
Load From A Disk for Windows
Windows based Interior and Exterior ballistics program. $74.95+S & H
Currently in beta. Cost is $45 for the first year and $10/year
thereafter, including free upgrades.
An external ballistics package for Pocket PC, Palm Pilots and
Windows. No price that I can see.
Advanced Internal Ballistic Model (NABM)
Free and shareware software (price is $29 + $2 S&H), interior ballistics
info and other references.
On Target Software
"Windows based computer program for rifle, handgun, and shotgun shooters
and reloaders." $49.95-$69.95. [NOTE: This is in no way associated with
the software, On Target!, which I used to sell.]
DOS based ballistics software. FREE!
Exterior ballistics software for Windows, Macs, and PDAs, $29.95 - $49.95 depending
...a Windows PC Ballistics and Reloading program. Free!
Prodas, PROjectile Design and Analysis
System. A professional system used by many countries.
I cannot find a price anywhere -- I have been told it is about
Freeware ballistics program from Reinhard Becker.
"qBal Ballistics Simulator is a full feature external ballistics calculator
software for shooter enthusiasts and hunters. qBal offers high precision ballistics
calculation, with an interface that was designed from the beginning to be simple to use.
Freeware ballistics program from Reinhard Becker." $5.
QuickTARGET and QuickLOAD
External (QuickTARGET) and internal (QuickLOAD) ballistics programs.
You can read more about it here.
RCBS' new program. The guys at GMDR have provided some nice graphs
and drawings from their bullet design program:
168 gn Int., bullet and
338 Millard case
75 gn VMax. The software
is now available on CD-ROM.
Recreational Software Inc.
Ballistics, Reloading and Recreational software for Macintosh and Windows.
Rob's Reloading Organizer.
Reloading and ballistics software from Sweden. Price is $30 USD.
"Ballistics software for the hunter, reloader and target shooter". Free
30 day trial. $39.95.
Sierra's Infinity Exterior Ballistics Computer
Sierra's new Window's ballistics program. It is supposed to be available
January, 1999. $59.99 + S&H.
Silhouette Ballistics Version 9.0
A set of ten Window's programs for competitive and high power shooters.
Small Arms Ballistics
A new, free ballistics program for Unix and Windows. It is
distributed under the GNU public license. Distributed as
a compilable "C" program, or in Python.
Ballistic calculator for Mac OS X. It appears to be free.
A number of Java programs. Some appear to be specific for their reticles and
turrets. They are free.
Tioga Ballistic Program
DOS ballistics program from Tioga Engineering, Pennsylvania. You can
contact them at P.O. Box 913, Wellsboro, PA, 16901, (505) 724-3533 (thanks
Shareware exterior ballistics software, $10 Registration Fee.
There is also a group size calculator, also $10.
Big Game Info Advanced Ballistics Calculator
An ASP.Net version of my online
programs (the online versions are available under the GNU Public License
and are available for download.
An online trajectory calculator. They also have a recoil and energy calculator.
JBM Small Arms Ballistics
My site dedicated to small arms ballistics (You're already here!).
You will find online calculations for Ballistic Coefficients, Maximum
Range, Trajectories, etc.
Hornady Ballistics Calculator
Hornady's "new and improved calculator includes both basic and advanced
Java based ballistics program that provides data for hunting and match
bullets. Click on the "Ballistic" link on the menu.
"The ballistics website for reloaders and competition shooters."