Originally Posted by Trickymissfit
that's exactly what I'm trying to say. Just because one reads different than the other dosn't mean that it's reading is off. If you have an extra $500 then buy the Ohler, but if your frugal then buy what suits your needs. I can set mine up in ten minutes max and be shooting while it takes the guy with the Ohler four times that to get going (at ranges they don't like this very well unless your the only guy shooting).
I can't argue with anyone about chronographs but I have know plenty of guys that bought cheep
and later regretted it and ended up buying and Oehler and they haven't looked back and there are
still the old 33s functioning well (20 or 30 years later).
The prof channel makes the difference to me because it will show any discrepancy If one screen fails
to record the bullet correctly.(Normally there is 5 to 10 ft/sec loss between the two screens).
I have mine set up with the screens evenly spaced and don't change them. This makes the velocity
between the two channels remain consistant from one use to the next. and setup is very fast.
It is like having two chronographs, and this eliminates using a false indication because if the spread
from one channel to the next is very far apart it gives an error message and if you dont have the
prof channel you might not catch this and use the data and have it effect the overall report and skew
They make several other lab models that can tell you chamber and velocity at POI not just near
the muzzle. I wish I could justify buying one of these but they are much higher priced.
Once I started using all the features and data my reloading cost was cut 75 to 80%.
The only chronograph that I didn't like to shoot through and did not trust was the shooting chrony
because with the computer directly under the screens and the spacing between them, It was not
unsual to alter readings with muzzle blase, and one poorly placed shot (Through the chrony) and
the jig was up.
I am sure the other chronographs are good but I prefer and trust the Oehler above all others.
So a person should buy what they want and live with there decision.
J E CUSTOM