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Old 12-08-2010, 01:30 AM
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Thoughts on chronographs

What's a good brand and model of chronographs. Looking for a reliable chrony that is budget friendly. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:47 AM
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Re: Thoughts on chronographs

You can't go wrong with any of the chrony brands. My dad had one when i was growing up. It worked great until i put a hole through it. He wasn't too happy. He got a new one and we have used it for years. Only complaint I have is if it gets close to dark it wont read.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:25 AM
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Re: Thoughts on chronographs

My 20 year old Chrony F1 finally bit the dust. I bought a new Beta Master and have had it out just once. It is going to take a bit of learning curve to understand all the functions. I would like to have an Oehler, but cannot justify the extra money for the limited use I would give it.

BTW, Midsouth Shooters Supply has the best price on Chronys.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:36 AM
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Re: Thoughts on chronographs

I have heard over the years that the CED M2 Chrony is a very good unit. There's a review of it on this site and probably one over at 6mmbr as well. I haven't used it but it's supposed to be a real good unit at an affordable price.

CED M2 Chronograph Review
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:39 PM
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Re: Thoughts on chronographs

I've been using a Pact for about 15 years (maybe 17), and it's extremely accurate. Easy to setup, and PC friendly. The only problem I've ever had with it was when I got my big left foot tangled in the cable and pulled it out of the photocell. Now you can but one at Midway with a printer for about $230. Their light bar is made to mount on a camera tripod
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:18 PM
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Re: Thoughts on chronographs

If you're on a budget the Shooting Chrony will tell you what you need to know.
I have run it alongside my CED enough to have faith in it.

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Old 12-08-2010, 10:20 PM
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Re: Thoughts on chronographs

I got a CED for midway used it a couple times .couldn't get it to work ,called them they were helpfull told me that the wires were not sheilded and not to let them cross each other.also he advised me to use a new 9 volt each time I used it , I will tell you if these things seem to make a difference ,after this weekend,
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