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Sierra 6th Edition - finally sort of

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 17 Feb 2019 15

Right now the 6th edition of the Sierra manual is available as an Android ap.The print version is said to be due this Spring.

The ap is interesting and first off to get the full version it's a $4.99 annual subscription, for which we are assured that we'll get update to the ap and additions to the data as it's developed.

The interface is a little clunky, but after using it for a couple of days it gets easier and I can almost see the reason they did it this way. I'm hoping for two things at least 1) they take user suggestions seriously and 2) the developers are users.

If you have a fondness for green box bullets take a look at it in the Play Store. For you Apple addicts an iOS version is said to be in the works. Frankly I'd rather see a Windows version but that's just me.

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Re: Sierra 6th Edition - finally sort of

Postby Old Scribe » 17 Feb 2019 16

I'm becoming more and more of a Sierra fan when I load jackets. I am going to take a try at the app.
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Re: Sierra 6th Edition - finally sort of

Postby daboone » 18 Feb 2019 09

Is the index hyperlinked to the actual data? I don't use Sierra but it sucks that on the Lyman and the Hornady there is no hyperlinks to the data.
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Re: Sierra 6th Edition - finally sort of

Postby oscarflytyer » 18 Feb 2019 11

Apple would be nice. But like you, I would prefer a Windows ver
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Re: Sierra 6th Edition - finally sort of

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 18 Feb 2019 12

daboone wrote:Is the index hyperlinked to the actual data? I don't use Sierra but it sucks that on the Lyman and the Hornady there is no hyperlinks to the data.


Not exactly. In the data section first you choose a big category (rifle, pistol, SSP, Legacy) This brings up a list of cartridges. Pick your cart and with in that you get a drop down of available bullets. Pick a bullet and a table with useful powders comes up. These is a velocity slider at the bottom and you can vary the loads by moving it up or down.

Personally I think it's kind of clunky and some cartridges are gone. Notably for me the 6.5-06 but I'll live :) .

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Re: Sierra 6th Edition - finally sort of

Postby Et2ss » 18 Feb 2019 16

Unfortunately no one wants to make these apps for Windows Phones :(
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Re: Sierra 6th Edition - finally sort of

Postby Macd » 18 Feb 2019 17

Expensive and Apple gouges
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Re: Sierra 6th Edition - finally sort of

Postby Kaiser » 08 Jul 2019 19

I have the #6 Apple version for my Ipad and phone at the same cost ($4.95) as the other providers (no gouging). I find the App easy to use; however, there are some calibers missing that I hope they eventually provide.
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Re: Sierra 6th Edition - finally sort of

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 09 Jul 2019 09

Kaiser wrote:I have the #6 Apple version for my Ipad and phone at the same cost ($4.95) as the other providers (no gouging). I find the App easy to use; however, there are some calibers missing that I hope they eventually provide.


Learned something, thank you, didn't know they had the apple version out. I think I still prefer the printed format if they stick to the 5th edition layout. I like being able to see all the powders and loads laid out. The velocity slider is my least favorite feature. If you could put the cursor on the line and use the arrow keys to move it it would help. Just me maybe I've been at this since '67 and guess I'm something of a traditionalist.

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