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Damn!!
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always keep a spare and only use the expensive one when your not in a hurry
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Don't feel bad Dale,  if I owned a Chrony I'd shoot it too. 
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Kind of reminds me of when my father asked to if he could use my 22lr on some trouble racoons that were raiding the bird feeders he spends a lot of money and time on. Long story short, after he showed me a blown out window frame in the there house I said, You forgot about the scope height vs the bore height, didn't you?  "yup, but dont tell mom"....
 
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Nice one Dale. Good sense of humour you are showing with your misfortune. I chronied my rifle on Sunday, but gave my rifle to the owner of the equipment to fire, in case of the same thing happening!
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That gave me a good laugh. You are not alone either. I hit one of the skyscreen rods while testing some 300WM handloads. Bought a ProChrono after that.
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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

Damn!!
  umm... kids don't try this at home!
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1MOA up maybe.   I watched a guy do that once.
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would be different if this was the first one-- stopped using the oehler except under certain needs. to date, 2 chronos, 1 competition electronic, 1 pact.  gotta quit holding gun  off hand I guess.
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Consistency is a good thing.

 

 what is the best on the market? I'm on the hunt for one of my own, and suggestions?

 

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best for what purpose,  most difficult to set up, costs the most, and most accurate oehler ballistic lab, resonable pact, easiest comp, and chrony
I do a lot of handgun shooting and each batch must be chronoed. (they do it at the match) the chrony can be set on a rock and test the hand loads in seconds. it only gives ave.es. and sd.  any chrono is good, and should be considered indespensible reloading tool  
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Clear as mud. Thanks
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if you do a lot of bench shooting and are at facilities, have the afternoon to play with it and several 100 rds of differerent calibers to check out-- the Oehler is the best no doubt. it was designed for this type of testing.
 
If your an RO in shooting match and have to check a lot of different loads from different shooters to see if they are making there declared power factor. Pacts without a doubt
 
If you caught between setting the powder level on a 500 run of 45 acp and need a very guick read out on velocity because the wind and snow keep blowing over the tripod chrony wins hand down.
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Thanks Dale
This is the one I have been looking at for a while now.
 
I have used them in the past but never owned one myself. I was just looking for pro's and con's is all.
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I don't like to rely on chrony for extreme accuracy-- 50 sd for pistol is ok, but for long range rifle at a $1.00 a shot or so - I prefer pact or oehler. -- this is the usual complaint against chrony, but for a down and dirty quick one--
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This one will be mostly used for testing of reloads i'm doing for people and myself. I have a range that I can spend all day and it not cost anyting so time is no big deal but I do want something that I can keep around a while and still be accurate and fairly simple to use..
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at that level I'd get the pact set up, these work very well for gun, and shooting clubs.

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I haven't had any problems with my Chrony other than some boob shooting through the sun screen.
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Is it true Chrony will send you a new one if you shoot it, no charge? If so, how do they make any money?
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Consistency is a good thing.

 

 what is the best on the market? I'm on the hunt for one of my own, and suggestions?

 

 
Hey Bigdaddy
 
The first chronograph I had was a Shooting Chrony Delta. 
 
 
It worked most of the time.  I did get a lot of "Err" messages and sometimes it would not work.  The skyscreens are jointed and crack at the thin part where you snap them together and won't hold tension on the legs so that the screens would fly off.  I had to send in for new ones 3 times in 2 years.  The legs are jointed and there is a metal junction that will get loose and push up and gets sprung sometimes and needs some work.  The screen was small and sometimes I would have to get up off the bench and move around to get a better view so that I could read the display.  Sometimes in the middle of a range session all the velocities for all the different loads I was shooting would drop 150 fps without explanation.  Perhaps I got a lemon.
 
About 6 months ago I had a cracked skyscreen joint and the joint on one of the legs was giving me fits.  I saw the ProChono on sale for $79.99
 
 
The skyscreens and legs are one piece, the display is large and easy to read from 15' and it has not missed one reading.....not one reading......in six months.  Not many bells and whistles but it does what I need without fail.  I saw another shooter at the range the other day that was having the same problem with his Shooting Chrony and was looking at mine. 
 
I still have a very used Shooting Chrony I will send you if you pay for the shipping plus $20.00.  Otherwise I was going to give it to a friend's kid who says he wants to reload "one day".
 
Your results might vary.
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Is it true Chrony will send you a new one if you shoot it, no charge? If so, how do they make any money
no sh*t-- excuse me got to get to the garbage--
 
note before leaving, chrony only need sky screens on sun days, no need for them on cloudy and you only use the three inserts when your using a shotgun or bow and arrow.
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  I have the shooting chrony gama model, not sure how it compares to others. I start to get the err code when it's still about an hour before sunset and have canted the sunshade toward the sun to get it to start reading velocities again for awhile longer. is this common?

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Originally posted by sakomato sakomato wrote:

Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Consistency is a good thing.

 

 what is the best on the market? I'm on the hunt for one of my own, and suggestions?

 

 
Hey Bigdaddy
 
The first chronograph I had was a Shooting Chrony Delta. 
 
 
It worked most of the time.  I did get a lot of "Err" messages and sometimes it would not work.  The skyscreens are jointed and crack at the thin part where you snap them together and won't hold tension on the legs so that the screens would fly off.  I had to send in for new ones 3 times in 2 years.  The legs are jointed and there is a metal junction that will get loose and push up and gets sprung sometimes and needs some work.  The screen was small and sometimes I would have to get up off the bench and move around to get a better view so that I could read the display.  Sometimes in the middle of a range session all the velocities for all the different loads I was shooting would drop 150 fps without explanation.  Perhaps I got a lemon.
 
About 6 months ago I had a cracked skyscreen joint and the joint on one of the legs was giving me fits.  I saw the ProChono on sale for $79.99
 
 
The skyscreens and legs are one piece, the display is large and easy to read from 15' and it has not missed one reading.....not one reading......in six months.  Not many bells and whistles but it does what I need without fail.  I saw another shooter at the range the other day that was having the same problem with his Shooting Chrony and was looking at mine. 
 
I still have a very used Shooting Chrony I will send you if you pay for the shipping plus $20.00.  Otherwise I was going to give it to a friend's kid who says he wants to reload "one day".
 
Your results might vary.
Sako,
Thanks alot for the offer but i'll pass this time. I think i'm going to save my money and get one I'll be happy with and will actually work 100% of the time.
 
Whats some other sugestions of makes and modles?
 
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What is the difference in the (prochrono digital) and the (prochrono PAL digital)?

 

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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

Damn!!
What Happened???? You tried to chrono your shotgun??????......Roll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing
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