Chronograph and timer reccomendations please

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by 4ked Horn, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. 4ked Horn

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    I would like your input on a chronograph and match timer combo. I will mostly be using the chrono but would like the versatility of having an IPSC style timer as well.

    Looking for simple opperation and a good value. I don't need the best but I don't want the cheapest either.
     
  2. gonehuntingagain

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    http://www.pact.com/mkiv.html

    You have used this before - it is the same one that I have. I don't know about any others that are acombo like this.
     

  3. 4ked Horn

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    Yep. Just wondering if there are any other options. I went looking and didn't find any.
     
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    You might consider getting a really good chrono like the Oehler Model 35 (proof screens, etc). Save some dollars by skipping the printer (pad of paper & pencil still works great), and purchasing a small IPSC type timer. In fact, I have one that Dillon sells that is new and I don't use! Just a thought.
     
  5. gonehuntingagain

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    As much as you shoot IPSC (Not in the last how many years?), maybe you should look at getting a kick-ass Ohler.
     
  6. 4ked Horn

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    As much as you shoot IPSC (Not in the last how many years?)

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    What? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif (I only have time for x number of hobbies. When I start one up then one has to go. Right now it's LRH, Birds, ATVs. Next summer it might be Wave runners, ATVs and pistols. We will have to see.)

    Unless I am missing something the Oehler and the Pact both tell me how fast my bullets are flying +/- some small degree of error. But the pact also is a match timer.

    Midway: Oehler starts at $200 for two screen and $225 for 3 screen.
    Pact mark4 timer and chrono $200

    The timer may not get used a ton right now but when the boys get old enough to shoot it will come in real handy.
     
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    The timer may not get used a ton right now but when the boys get old enough to shoot it will come in real handy.


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