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#6052455 - 01/17/12 Sierra Infinity
Admiralzummie Offline
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Does any one understand the Sierra Infinity program? I just can't seem to get into it. Started out with RCBS PC Bullet. Was real simple and easy to understand. It's gone to the happy hunting grounds and can't be reloaded onto my new computer. Is there something simple out there that will give me velocities at range, trajectories and Point blank ranges
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#6074130 - 01/21/12 Re: Sierra Infinity [Re: Admiralzummie]
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Just keep messing with it. There are a lot of things you can do, just need to learn it. Some things seem to be a hassle, but it works good. It's not like you can hurt anything if you get it wrong.
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#6085102 - 01/24/12 Re: Sierra Infinity [Re: JeffP40]
Admiralzummie Offline
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I won't give up, I'll keep hacking at it and eventually I will figure it out. Thanks for the encouragement!
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#6086345 - 01/24/12 Re: Sierra Infinity [Re: Admiralzummie]
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You may want to try this.

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http://www.biggameinfo.com/BalCalc.aspx

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#6168997 - 02/13/12 Re: Sierra Infinity [Re: petemi]
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Registered: 02/27/08
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"Is there something simple out there that will give me velocities at range, trajectories and Point blank ranges"

I've been very happy many years with Lee's inexpensive and simple to use ballistics program. It prints tables in any yardage increments I want, for any BC, velocity and line of sight I want, including 'point blank' info for any kill zone I identify. It's a puzzle to me that it gets so little attention from shooters.

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#6170701 - 02/13/12 Re: Sierra Infinity [Re: boomtube]
Brookie Offline
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Registered: 02/07/12
Posts: 40
Loc: SW Pa
Why not call the Sierra Tech's and ask them. They should be able to answer any of your questions.

1-800-223-8799 Mon to Fri 8:00 AM to 8:00 Pm Central time.

I've called they several times and they are very friendly and helpful.
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#7044570 - 11/06/12 Re: Sierra Infinity [Re: Brookie]
89tenbus Offline
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Registered: 10/08/12
Posts: 213
Loc: upstate NY
Maybe this will help.

On the top left, click on load bullet, then manufactures and select one, then caliber and weight. Fill out the appropriate boxes on the left and select accept values and then click load, which is on the bottom. If you can get that part down, then you can mess with the task bar on the top which has other variables to play with.


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#7073207 - 11/14/12 Re: Sierra Infinity [Re: Admiralzummie]
MacLorry Offline
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Registered: 06/25/10
Posts: 3207
Loc: polar orbit
I have Infinity, Quick Target, Lee, the now defunct Barnes, but the one I use all the time is Ballistic Explorer. It does all the easy stuff easily, but it can also do stuff no one else has thought of. The more you work with it the more you discover you can do.

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#7083541 - 11/17/12 Re: Sierra Infinity [Re: MacLorry]
Ken Howell Offline
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Originally Posted By: MacLorry
I have Infinity, Quick Target, Lee, the now defunct Barnes, but the one I use all the time is Ballistic Explorer. It does all the easy stuff easily, but it can also do stuff no one else has thought of. The more you work with it the more you discover you can do.

I've used well over a dozen ballistics programs (maybe two dozen — haven't kept count) since 1982. My all-time favorites (for ballistics) are QuickLOAD and Ballistic Explorer (BEX). I'd like the Sierra software better if it were easier to use for my purposes.

BEX, by the way, is also available from http://www.oehler-research.com/
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#7086189 - 11/18/12 Re: Sierra Infinity [Re: Ken Howell]
greentimber Offline
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Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 1873
Loc: TN
JBM "Simplified" Trajectory calculator. It's online, FREE, and has proven very accurate for me over years of use.
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#7086529 - 11/18/12 Re: Sierra Infinity [Re: greentimber]
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Registered: 06/10/11
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Loc: San Diego‚ CA
JBM is to Ballistic Explorer what the Windows calculator is to Excel. The calculator is free, convenient and accurate, but so limited compared to Excel. You can spend hours fiddling in JBM's or any clunky web app and totally miss those moments of clarity that only come when you can see multi-dimensional data dynamically. Those aha moments are worth so much more than the few bucks Dr. Oehler asks for his software.

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#7086680 - 11/18/12 Re: Sierra Infinity [Re: Gath_Sten]
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Try clicking on the HELP tab on tne menu bar. Everything you need to know is right there.

Swifty
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