New from Bushnell: New Bushnell Ballistics App

Back in grade school, my math skills were severely lacking. I blame my father. The day he brought home an LED calculator I immediately concluded there was no need to learn my times tables. What did long range shooters do before ballistic apps? Memorize strings of calculations and/or carry a lot of notes. No more. Ballistic apps keep getting better: faster, easier-to-use and more accurate. Bushnell’s got a new one for their riflescopes, and it’s free. Check it out . . .

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – March 9, 2018 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance sport optics, announces the release of a new Bushnell Ballistics App powered by the proven and powerful Applied Ballistics Ultralite Engine.

The new Bushnell Ballistics App is a companion app to use with Bushnell riflescopes to calculate firing solutions for ammunition and rifle combinations. The app allows users to use current atmospheric data and AB Laboratory bullet data to calculate the hold-overs needed to make precise shooting solutions.

“The new Bushnell Ballistics App is powered by the Applied Ballistics Ultralite engine, the most trusted ballistics data-cruncher in the industry,” said Bushnell Marketing Manager Matt Rice. “With a clean and user-friendly interface, this app allows users to easily build and modify gun profiles and build range cards to calculate firing solutions based on their specific scope and ammunition choices. All of our Bushnell scopes and reticles have been pre-loaded, giving users simple ballistic solutions anywhere they go.”

The free app works on both Android and iOS operating systems, and is available on Google Play and the App Store. It is optimized for Bushnell riflescopes and reticles, but is compatible with all optics. Once downloaded, the app functions off the grid, with no cell service required.

The app features AB Connect, which gives users a live library of G1/G7 data as well as the Applied Ballistics Bullet Library with more than 740 pre-loaded bullets. The Bushnell scope library features more than 150 scopes and 30 reticle options.

Gun profile management provides up to five saved profiles with reticle-based firing solutions. Plus, multiple target engagement saves up to five targets. Atmospheric data can be updated manually or from the internet when connected. Angle range compensation is also calculated. Range cards can be shared or printed using the Email Range Card Function.

“The new Bushnell Ballistic App puts the power of long-range, first-shot accuracy into the hands of any shooter,” Rice said. “Like all of our products, it was designed to perform in any condition and to offer our consumers true value, with features that far exceed the price—which, in this case, is free!”

To download the app, simply go to Google Play or the App Store and search “Bushnell Ballistics” to get started.

Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in precision hunting, tactical and recreational optics and accessories. For more information, visit


  1. avatar Rabbi says:

    I downloaded it a couple days ago. The ballistic bullet data is from Applied Ballistics which is top notch. The app will only calculate out to 800 yards, which is a nogo for long distance shooters. Other than that, it looks pretty good.

    1. avatar Flinch says:

      I use the SIG KILO 2400 ABS. Also uses the Applied Ballistics engine. Amazing app.

      Oddly, there seems to be a highly competitive atmosphere in the free ballistics app space. Must make their money on volume.

      1. avatar Rabbi says:

        I primarily use the Kestrel 5700 with Applied Ballistics. It combines all the Kestrel’s weather data with AB’s custom drag curves and AB ballistic solver. The Kestrel is an amazing tool. Can’t get any more accurate than that.

        I was shooting 308s out to 1600 meters in the TX panhandle with it last week.

        1. avatar Scoutino says:

          Shooting .308 to 1600 m is easy. Now hitting the target at that distance (about a mile) is certainly not.

        2. avatar Rabbi says:

          “Shooting .308 to 1600 m is easy. Now hitting the target at that distance (about a mile) is certainly not.”

          LOL True dat! We hit 🙂

        3. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          That’s some good shooting rabbi, that s not that easy with a .308.

  2. avatar J says:

    Please help save our 2nd Amendment rights. The petition web site has a lot of pro-2nd Amendment petitions that need people to view and sign if possible. Look at these and decide which to sign. There are too many to link here.

    A lot of anti-2nd Amendment petitions are post there also.

  3. avatar John Clark says:

    I love my Shepherd scopes. Choose the circle that fits the Deer or Groundhog and pull the trigger and done. My BSA sweet scopes work pretty well too but you have to guess the yardage and turn the dial. But mostly I use the red dirt calculator; shoot watch for the puff of the red cloud and walk you shots to the target, repeat till you know your firearm.

  4. avatar MiamiC70 says:

    How about a link to the fucking app or iTunes Store?

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