Competitive Edge Dynamics has been making a name for themselves for a long time, and rightfully so. If you are currently searching for a chronograph that is easy to use and comes at a reasonable cost, consider the CED M2. The M2 is the latest model from CED, and from my understanding much more user friendly that the original M1. The CED M2 is easy to set up and is not very picky about outside conditions. This is an improvement over the CED M1 and other chronographs I have used in the past.
The CED M2 is lightweight and compact. The carrying case is only 19”x7”x6” and the overall weight is under five pounds. The carrying case is well thought out and the parts of the chronograph fit in their pockets easily and without any crowding or tangling issues.
The outside of the case features two loops to carry your tripod. This is a great idea: attach your tripod to the case, and when you need your chronograph, just grab the carrying handle and you have one small package small enough to set in your floorboard.
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I started using the CED M2 Chronograph last March. I have been quite satisfied from day one. In fact, satisfied enough that one year later I am now offering it for sale in the LRH Gear Shop. It definitely meets my standards for LRH.
Before putting the CED M2 into service, a 9 volt battery and a tripod must be purchased. One 9 volt battery goes into the main unit and is good for approximately months of field use according to CED. As for the tripod, any adjustable camera tripod should work just fine. The particular tripod that I purchased was around twenty five dollars, adjustable from two to six feet and seems to work well. Putting the chronograph together is simple and can honestly be done without instructions, just the overall picture on the box. When putting the chronograph together, be sure not to miss the adjustment screws under the screen sensors.