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Which Chronograph?!??

 
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:43 AM
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Which Chronograph?!??

Hi there
after years of borrowing others chronos I need to buy my own.
Any advice on the best value? was looking at a RCBS or pro chono?
any advice would be a huge help
thanks
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:27 AM
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Re: Which Chronograph?!??

There will be some smart people that chime in, I have a master shooting chrony that l'm not sure I can trust. You have to make sure they're fully un folded or you get false high velocity. I've seen some pretty un believable numbers with my 300wm. Velocity is extremely important measurement in any ballistic program so I would take to heart what some of these more experienced long range shooters tell you.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:15 AM
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Re: Which Chronograph?!??

Oehler 35
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:22 AM
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Re: Which Chronograph?!??

You could do a quick search and find mounds of opinions. The search feature is in the above banner.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:01 AM
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Re: Which Chronograph?!??

I work at a public range so in a very short time, I've seen all the options.

I have:
Oelher 35P
Chrony base model
Magnetospeed

If you are budget minded the Chrony is fine even though it's the lower end. The other optical models work well but I don't think the return on investment is as good.

The Oelher is the gold standard.

On a day to day basis the Magnetospeed is neeto . It has some challenges with air rifles bot it is MY GO TO CHRONOGRAPH
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:29 AM
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Re: Which Chronograph?!??

I just purchased a new chrono after an unfortunate mishap with my old one (i shot it). I did a ton of research. I went with the Magnetospeed v2.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:58 AM
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Re: Which Chronograph?!??

I have an Ohler, Chrony, Superchrono acoustic, Prochrono, and Magnetospeed. While the added barrel weight of the Magnetospeed may effect the accuracy of lighter weight barrels by effecting harmonics, for easy and accurate velocity and ES, the Magnetospeed is hands down the most reliable chronograph under any lighting conditions. I have not had any accuracy effect with my #5 and Rem varmint weight barrels. It is also my go to chronograph since I have owned it. It's about time we see some advancements in chronograph technology. IMO.
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