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Unread 05-07-2012, 06:39 PM
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Tripod recommendation for Chronograph

I have a Shooting Chrony Alpha Master Chronograph and have it mounted on an old cheap flimsy tripod. I have been to the range a couple of times to use it and I do not think the chronograph is giving accurate readings because of the poor stability of the tripod.

I want to purchase a new tripod for the chronograph and can anyone tell me what tripod that they are using with their chronograph or make a recommendation on which tripod to purchase?

Thanks!
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    Re: Tripod recommendation for Chronograph

    Have you considered shooting through it prone? When I do that I set the chony on a 2x6 with a couple bricks under it. Very stable. Also with the shooting Crony I found it best to be 18' from the muzzle for most consistant readings.

    Just a thought

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    Re: Tripod recommendation for Chronograph

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    Have you considered shooting through it prone? When I do that I set the chony on a 2x6 with a couple bricks under it. Very stable. Also with the shooting Crony I found it best to be 18' from the muzzle for most consistant readings.
    Jeff
    Good advice from Broz.

    If you are dead set on needing a tripod the best I have come up with is the old style surveyors tripod. I've picked up 2 of them from pawn shops as surveyors seem to be going with GPS system and no longer use the old style tripod. They are flat out stable and all you have to do is a little innovative adaption with a bolt, nut, washer, and wing nut from hardware store to adapt your chrony.
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    Re: Tripod recommendation for Chronograph

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    Have you considered shooting through it prone? When I do that I set the chony on a 2x6 with a couple bricks under it. Very stable. Also with the shooting Crony I found it best to be 18' from the muzzle for most consistant readings.

    Just a thought

    Jeff
    Jeff,

    I can't do prone position because I am disabled. I only shoot from a bench.

    Thanks for the tip on the Shooting Crony being 18' from the muzzle for the most consistant readings.

    Tim
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    Re: Tripod recommendation for Chronograph

    Old Tiltall Pro, easy to add weight to it if needed, but not to heavy to carry for a spotting scope....they are very well made and you can pick them up on e-bay
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    Re: Tripod recommendation for Chronograph

    I bought a $30 tripod from Walmart and it is working out great.
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    Re: Tripod recommendation for Chronograph

    I had/ have the same problem. I ordered one from CED as i have there chrony. Should arrive today. Will report back.
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