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Old 04-04-2010, 11:00 PM
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

Thanks for the help guys! I'll give CED a call and see if they offer any solutions for us cold weather shooters.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:09 PM
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

I've been shooting over snow all winter without problems, so it doesn't always cause problems. But I'm shooting over an Oehler 33 and a PACT Pro, set up in tandem. If it's sunny out with snow on the ground I lay a dark tarp or cardboard down on the snow to reduce light reflection off the snow under the sensors. If it's cloudy out I just set up and shoot right over the snow.

But snow will increase the chances of problems.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:16 PM
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

Well maybe snow isn't the problem because the chronograph is always in the shade. I shoot at Birchwood range.
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

Ok, for anyone interested, here's an update. Yesterday, I contacted CED about my problems with the M2 chronograph and quite frankly, the customer support has been phenomenal. I spoke with a very nice lady (Supaporn). She asked lots of questions, offered advice and told me to expect an email message within the next few hours. When I got home from work, the email had arrived with several attached files and a drawing.

Early this morning I received another email message from Charles, explaining that he is currently traveling internationally and apologizing for the delayed response. He also offered tips but asked several question regarding shooting conditions, set-up, temperatures, speeds, etc. I answered his questions and he responded within an hour. He thinks the distance I'm setting the sensors from the muzzle is to close. I won't get a chance to give his suggestions a try until April 16 but he asked I contact him immediately following my next range session.

I guess I'm not familiar with kind of tech support. This is great and expect with this kind of support the problem will be sorted out shortly. I highly recommend this company when you begin shopping for your next chronograph. Amazing!!!!!!
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

How close had you set the sensors to the muzzle of your firearm? Cartridge you were firing?
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:22 AM
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

I had the sensors set eight feet from the muzzle. The manual says seven to ten feet to start. I was working up .22-250AI loads so I wouldn't think the muzzle blast excessive.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:44 AM
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

I wouldn't expect that to be the issue either with the 22-250, but I always keep my skyscreens more about 12' from the muzzle no matter the cartridge - so I don't have personal experience at the closer spacings. When I shoot RUM class cartridges I maintain the greatest separation distance my cables will allow - which is around 12-13' - because I have the forward skyscreens separated 6 feet from the nearer skyscreens. But I've had no problems chronographing my 25 RUM. If any sane cartridge's muzzle blast would shock the skyscreens - that should be it.
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