Re: CED Customer Service
yes, they most definitely would be better in almost all conditions especially not perfect sun 10-2. I was going to buy them until they would not give me a price on the used battery pack, and did not seem to want to sell me a used one, or atleast let me use a used one until the new ones came in. I was prepared to buy them. new battery packs are due in mid december I was told.
I gave up on mine because of how they handled it and their customer service or lack of, and also, time is of the essence for me this time of year. I am out now 6 weeks of shooting through a chrony thanks to my M2. still no call back today as I was promised.
CED admitted how finicky their chronograph can be to me over the phone, they said if the sun is not covering both screens evenly, like later in the day or morning even if it is bright and sunny there can still be errors, so I think they should most likely raise the price, and make the IR screens an option from day one instead of the normal screens, you can build the "coffin" to keep the sun from interfering. they did say on bright days, the sun can conflict with the IR screens, so that could be a slight problem, but on cloudy or overcast days, I get errors or no readings at all with the regular screens.
In the meantime, I have spoken with someone at PACT, and they said their IR screens are pretty much to replace the standard screens in all conditions, and the sunlight does not matter for their IR system.
I also spoke with Oehler, and if my new PACT does not work out, I will order one, they said they do not use IR on te 35, and it seems like people do not really have the need, he said there is only a few situations where the 35 can be finicky, the geometry of it and the sun had to be just right from what he said. but at $595, and having money to now spend at Midway, and less of wait, I will try the PACT for now.