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Unread 11-22-2010, 04:54 PM
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Use OEHLER from prone?

I have a new OEHLER Chronograph that came with two light stands.
These stands are much too tall to use while shooting from the prone position.

How do you other OEHLER owners set-up when shooting prone?

Thanks for your advise,
Ray
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    Re: Use OEHLER from prone?

    Why from the prone?
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    Re: Use OEHLER from prone?

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    Why from the prone?
    Thanks for the constructive input.
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    Re: Use OEHLER from prone?

    Let me clarify my question.

    From the prone you are going to get dust/dirt etc blown towards your screens most likely. Will it interfere with readings, who knows?

    So what are you trying to do and why are you trying to use a chrono from the prone vs a bench?

    I have never seen or heard of it chrono'ing from the prone, but I guess it could be done if you want to try it.

    If your 35 screens are like mine you could use a 2x8 with 1/4 holes drilled in it for the screens to drop into.

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    Re: Use OEHLER from prone?

    BH, thanks for clarifying. I don't have a good bench so prone is the most reliable position for me to shoot from. I don't go to a range, shooting in the country. If it is not feasible, I will look at alternatives.

    I use a tarp and mat to shoot off of, minimizing dust blow up. I would think placement at max distance would also help.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Use OEHLER from prone?

    padd54,

    I did my load development between 5-600 yards on my 338 LAI. I use my Oehler 35P in the prone position. It is 15ft from my muzzle. I have no problem with debris interferring with my Oehler.

    Most of my LRH is done in the prone postition. Why would I want to shot off a bench during load development . The only time I shoot off a bench is during barrel break in, or if I am in a big hurry.

    I use a Monfrotto tripod that will get low enough to shoot. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Use OEHLER from prone?

    Thanks SS,

    Do use only the one tripod? How do you have it secured to the rail?
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