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Need help from anyone who has ever blasted their chronograph !!!

 
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:02 AM
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Need help from anyone who has ever blasted their chronograph !!!

Or help from anyone who is smart enough not to have blasted their chronograph.!!!! I am about to purchase a chronograph and I have heard and read of shooters hitting their chronograph while shooting. How can I prevent doing this? How does this happen? Also, any opinions on which chronograph to purchase would be welcome. Thank you in advance.
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Old 02-14-2006, 07:01 AM
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Re: Need help from anyone who has ever blasted their chronograph !!!

I usually remove the bolt and look through the barrel to line up the chrono.
I'd say to find an Oehler 35,but it might take quite a bit of searching on your part.
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:24 AM
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Re: Need help from anyone who has ever blasted their chronograph !!!

Yooperchuck

1. mount it on a good tripod and I have a 10 ft string tied to my brackets to measure from the bench and to help line it up.

2. Look over the gun and through the barrel at your alignment and go for center of the V's of the screens.

send me an email, have a chrono for sale.

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Its a little easyer to hit them at 100+ yards. Thats were most(I think)hit them. Just take your time and make sure everything is lined up right and you should be fine.
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:12 AM
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Re: Need help from anyone who has ever blasted their chronograph !!!

When I use the chronograph from a bench I set up the rifle on bags / tripod so that the reticule is on target. I then remove the bolt and set up the chrono tripod and screens about ten feet away from the muzzle in line with the estimated bullet path or somewhere near.

I then boresight to the target and move the screens accordingly so that the bullet path is somewhere in the centre of the screen triangle if you see what I mean.
If you have several rifles I recommend you check each time you swap over - saves costly mishaps.

If you are shooting with the chrono nearer the target, I for one would set up a steel plate with a hole slightly smaller than the screen triangle placing it just in front of the screen.

Only other way is purchase a stock of replacement screens [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:05 PM
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Re: Need help from anyone who has ever blasted their chronograph !!!

I never "shot mine" but here's something else not to do. Never let it sit around on the tripod on a concrete floor!

I have a prochrono (body and parts all plastic). Had it sitting here at work in the shop and someone came through in the dark and kicked it and over it went hitting the floor from about 4' up!! It exploded like a plastic model!
BUT HERES' THE AMAZING PART----I couldn't really see anything broken...just parts and wires and circuit boards. I starting snapping everything back together..put a few pieces of tape arount it and......flicked the switch and it came on like nothing happened. Then to further my amazement I took it to the range and ran some proven loads over it and it was registering perfect. I'm sure this is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!
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I usually remove the bolt and look through the barrel to line up the chrono.
I'd say to find an Oehler 35.

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