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Old 01-31-2011, 01:40 PM
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Cheap Chrono question / suggestion

I currently have an Oehler 35 Chrono that I love. I use it for all my long range load workups. Only issue is that it takes some time to setup correctly. For testing of handgun and tactical rifle loads I would like something faster to setup and easier to carry. Is there a good quality (accurate) Chrono that is easy to setup (Tripod). was thinking maybe an Shooting Chrony?
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:20 PM
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I currently have an Oehler 35 Chrono that I love. I use it for all my long range load workups. Only issue is that it takes some time to setup correctly. For testing of handgun and tactical rifle loads I would like something faster to setup and easier to carry. Is there a good quality (accurate) Chrono that is easy to setup (Tripod). was thinking maybe an Shooting Chrony?

Not really, unless you use a indoor range or have something that is pre-assembled so when you get to a range you simply stand it up, but it still takes some time to get everything centered. There are those occasions when you get everything almost perfect on the first try..
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:13 PM
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Re: Cheap Chrono question / suggestion

Ya go with the chrony then if further testing is necessary set up the big machine...

That's what I would do........FWIW
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:13 PM
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Re: Cheap Chrono question / suggestion

I really like my Shooting Chrony Beta for under 100$. Except when I leave it on and the battery connected. Always carry a spare battery!
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:51 PM
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Re: Cheap Chrono question / suggestion

If you have absolute confidence in your current chrony I would go ahead and buy a cheaper model that is easy to set up. When you get your new chrony I would set it up back to back with your old one and compare the 2 velocities. If they are the same or to your satisfaction you should be good to go. I have one of the cheaper chrony's and after using the velocities it gave me and then going out to verify my created drop chart I could not get things to match. Checked my chrony out with a friends - sent it back - they recalibrated it for me and now life is good.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:26 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. I guess I am getting lazy and slow in my old age or everyone else at the range is getting more impatient.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:55 AM
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Re: Cheap Chrono question / suggestion

for the huge sum of $102 you can but the basic Pact chronograph. Pretty much the same as the older PC2, but with a few less doo dads. I'd go ahead and buy the light bar bracket for $25. This bracket is made to fit a camera tripod, and setup is very fast. Pacts carry a life time warranty and are also made in the USA. But if it were me I'd buy the PC2, as it does much more.
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