Kestrel’s New HUD Display Keeps Shooters on the Gun

The new display mounts right to a rifle and links wirelessly to 5 Series Kestrel ballistics meters

Kestrel HUD on gun
The new Kestrel HUD links wirelessly to the 5 Series Kestrel ballistics meter and lets the shooter stay on the gun.Kestrel Meters

New for this year from Kestrel is the wireless HUD display for the company’s 5 Series Ballistics Meters.

The HUD is exactly what the acronym states—a “heads-up display,” so you can easily see shooting solutions for up to 10 different targets on a clear, digital display without ever getting off the gun.

Not only that, but a spotter can feed a shooter updated target information on the fly, and stage data appears on the HUD as soon as it’s entered in the Kestrel meter. That means no more on-board dope charts and masking tape on the side of your stock.

The Kestrel HUD wirelessly connects to your 5 Series Kestrel ballistics meter via Bluetooth with no internet or wifi necessary.

Kestrel HUD
The Kestrel HUD displaying multiple target adjustments.Kestrel Meters

Features include a Single Target Screen, which displays accurate firing solutions along with target and environmental details; a Custom Target Card Screen, which displays up to 10 targets without ever breaking out the spotting scope (for 5,700 meter only); a large font option that makes the screen data easier to read; a stage timer; a remote switch that lets you switch between targets and send target data to your Kestrel without changing your shooting position; live updates in which the HUD displays live updates from the Kestrel readings for the most relevant, valuable ballistic data; and a DOPE Card Screen, which eliminates the need for sleeves, providing convenient eye-­level access to targeting data.

SRP: Kestrel HUD for 5 Series Meters, $399; Kestrel HUD for 5 Series Meters with Remote, $489; Kestrel HUD for 5 Series Meters with Y remote, $589. (