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CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

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Unread 04-16-2010, 09:14 PM
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

The weather prevented a trip to the range today, hopefully next Friday.
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

With the demise of Oehler th CED is pretty much the standard to judge others by. There are some who are hung up on the Oehlers to the point of buying used ones. However the Oehler is old technology and is missing the consistency and features of the CED. If you use RSI's ShootingLab software you can import your chronograph data.
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Unread 04-17-2010, 09:53 PM
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

Can't wait to hear what CED had to say and what your results are because my issues are exactly the same as yours.
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

Made it to the range on Friday and shot 66 rounds of .22-250AI. I positioned the tripod using a laser bore sighter and set up the maximum distance the cables would allow with it set so bullets would pass through at about the middle of sensors, side screens and top screens. There was no snow on the ground and I was using the infrared sky screens. First shot produced and error showing bullet had only crossed one sensor. I moved the sensors up so bullets were crossing about three inches above the sensors. I think I had about 5 errors out of the total 66 rounds fired so this was an improvement. There was a slight wind and I could see occasional movement on the side screens but not much.
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

Thanks for the update. Sounds better, but still not what I'd expect from a new CED MII. It should record virtually every shot fired. If it was a new unit, I'd ask them to figure it out, or else provide a replacement. Maybe there's a defect causing the glitch.

It's frustrating firing a round and not getting velocity data - at least for me it is. That's why I'd check back with CED and follow through with corrective measures.
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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

Once again, where was the sun in relation to the screens? If the sun was at an angle to the horizontal position of the screens it is possible that the bullet's shadow was outside the field of view of the sensors. Simply tilt the 2 screens and the mount sideways so the shadow of a pencil held between the screen legs falls on the sensor opening. This situation is common with all chronographs and I occasionally run in to it here in AZ during the early morning or late afternoon.

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Re: CED Millenium 2 Chronograph Advice Needed

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Once again, where was the sun in relation to the screens? If the sun was at an angle to the horizontal position of the screens it is possible that the bullet's shadow was outside the field of view of the sensors. Simply tilt the 2 screens and the mount sideways so the shadow of a pencil held between the screen legs falls on the sensor opening. This situation is common with all chronographs and I occasionally run in to it here in AZ during the early morning or late afternoon.

See Miscellaneous Questions for a further explanation.

John S.
(aka Fr. Frog)
John,
He stated he was using the infrared lighting setup. Wouldn't that eliminate your concern about uneven natural lighting and any shadows effects associated with natural lighting?
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