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

 
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:37 PM
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Re: Need help from anyone who has ever blasted their chronograph !!!

First, I don't know how that happens, if you set up correctly?

To do this, first place your target.

Second, get your rest or bags or both in place and set your rifle up with the bolt removed so that you can see the target through the bore.

Third, set your Oehler 35P in place, at least ten feet in front of the muzzle.

#4, 5 6, etc. is to keep moving your tripods, raising your tripods and nudging your tripods so that the bore is looking through the inverted triangle in the upper half. You can't rush this process, make sure it is right.

It really facilitates things if you have one person looking, and another moving the chrono. The one looking through the bore needs to be behind the yellow line, but that is not hard to do.

Lastly, it is not the end of the world if you do, (somehow) manage to hit a sky screen on an Oehler, since the machine is with you on the bench. I think a sky screen costs about fifty bucks, versus total junk with the others that place the whole unit in the line of fire?

Good hunting. LB

PS You think you need advice from somebody that has blasted their chrono?
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That was good, really good. you'll probably cause Uncle B to ruin another keyboard with that one.
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Re: Need help from anyone who has ever blasted their chronograph !!!

The important thing to remember when using your chronograph at close range (10 ft or so) is that your crosshairs are about 1.5 or more inches above the bore and line of bullet flight. Aim accordingly. That's what I have always done.
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Re: Need help from anyone who has ever blasted their chronograph !!!

sambo3006, Right on. If you aim high in the window, you'll avoid the low shots. I've had friends borrow my chrono & blast the start screen by not aiming high. I agree the 35 Oehler is hard to beat, but I've heard that they are being discontinued. Not sure what will replace it, but I'd grab a 35 if you can find one.
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Re: Need help from anyone who has ever blasted their chronograph !!!

Yooperchuck,

All the other guys have nailed it on how to line up your chrono. I also second (or third) the suggestion of an Oehler.

I did shoot my Chrony chronograph a couple of years ago. The arrow whent through it end to end with just the fletching sticking out the front side [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

The good news is that it gave me the excuse to buy an Oehler 35. My wife still thinks I shot it on purpose [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Need help from anyone who has ever blasted their chronograph !!!

yooper,
I am not going to recommend a certain make and model but what i will say is, buy yourself a chrono that has its display and its electrics in a module that sits on the bench rather then a fuly integrated unit.
That way if you do put a bullit through it you dont completely destroy the whole chronograph, you can buy replacement sky screens, sensors, etc for most makes.

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

One other good idea i have read about is using a cheap laser bore sighter.

Line your rifle up on target then set up your chrony, with a piece of notebook paper put behind the chrony and with the laser on the paper you can align your chrony for no mistakes.

I have not tried this method but sounds like a good one. I have always boresighted and turned my scope down to lowest setting and can usually see the chrony arms (blurry) but able to.
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