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Old 10-13-2012, 04:52 PM
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What is the best chronograph?

Money aside, what chronograph would you like to own and why? What do you have and what is your experience? I'm thinking of buying a new one shortly but it's been 15 years since my last purchase of a cheaper chrony model which has worked okay.

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Old 10-13-2012, 04:59 PM
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Re: What is the best chronograph?

I like my Competition Electronics Pro Chrono Digital just fine...it cost about $100, has always been accurate and reliable, easy to read from 10-20 feet, stores plenty of data, etc.

Its actually my 3rd one...I shot the first 2 ...it happens. (1 was at 800 yards, the other was at 1,000 yards...the cost of accurate BC measurements, LOL)

Then I got smart(er)...when shooting over it from a distance, I place an 18" wide section of railroad rail in front of it...no more damage chrono's.

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Old 10-13-2012, 05:04 PM
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Re: What is the best chronograph?

Oehler 35. In my lifetime I have owned 4 diferent brands. The Oehler gives each bullet a double check with its 3 screens. Like shooting through 2 chono's with the same bullet,, ach shot. I use to always have to tweek the velocity in programs to get them on the actual trajectory of a load. Since I purchased the Oehler I am usually right on with the first inputted data. In the last 3 weeks I have set up 4 rifles for long range. Every one was spot on to past 1000 yards with the velocity data from the Oehler. I wish I would have bought one years ago, but I simply thought I was being "thrifty" and saving money with less expensive units. Fact is the Oehler is saving me money and time now.

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Old 10-13-2012, 05:21 PM
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Re: What is the best chronograph?

Broz, is yours the 35P that includes a printer?

Oehler Research, Inc.--Model 35 Proof Chronograph

I was thinking of the Oehler as well. I have 4 new rifles to play with prior to my upcoming muley hunt in CO. Which ever 2 of the 4 are quickest to digest my preferred loads get to go by by on a nice road trip.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:30 PM
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Re: What is the best chronograph?

Oehler. I have had a 35P for several years after a Chronny. The proof channel gives no doubt.
I could not be happier with the 35P
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Re: What is the best chronograph?

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Broz, is yours the 35P that includes a printer?

Oehler Research, Inc.--Model 35 Proof Chronograph

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Mine is te Oehler 35. But it was purchased without the printer. I called them about adding a printer and they said I could buy one for $150 and it simply plugs into the data port on top like the one pictured in the your link. Other than that yes, the same unit.

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Old 10-13-2012, 08:02 PM
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Re: What is the best chronograph?

I'm going for a Magneto Speed magnetic....

Here is a link to some "field" testing: Magneto Speed magnetic chronograph
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