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If you're happy with them that's what counts.
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I disagree with that statement. What makes this forum great is that BS is exposed and the truth comes out. When I was pitching the best $25 in pound torque wrench, uncle B came in and called BS. I happen to own a Seekonk
- one of my finest and most cherished instruments. Compared to the Seekonk
, the $25 unit is junk. But I still think the $25 unit is far better than nothing. (I keep one in my truck in case I'm at the range with an unplanned scope change). I thank uncleB for bringing in another perspective - I think I left the impression the $25 unit was all anyone would ever need.
The Chrony has flaws - one mentioned by fishry below (harder to get readings). I don't always get readings but rarely get false readings. The one thing I hate about the Chrony is missing reading. If I ever get the same exact velocity two shots in a row I'd never know it. If the velocity is the same twice in a row I assume it just didn't get the reading. I often have to play with the plastic fake clouds.
I'll go for better chronies some day.
If I'm doing a controlled test where I need vel to compare two different loads, not getting reading really messes up the data (as now I have to shoot 6 or 7 shots in lieu of 5 - heating the barrel further)
<font color="purple"> >>many of the serious long range shooters and reloaders would not share your enthusiasm
Very true! But perhaps the Chrony works good enuf for the less serious guys. I loath cliches, but "you get what you pay for" is usually accurate.
Would you buy the following statement?
You've got only $100 and you want a chronograph and an in-pound torque wrench. Go for the cheapo torque wrench and a Chrony [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Thanks for pointing this out, again I think I made the cheap route sound too good.