chronograph sugestions

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Wildhog, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Wildhog

    Wildhog Well-Known Member

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    Looking to buy chrono in near future. Would like suggestions in the price range of $150.00 to $200.00. Iwant to make the right decision the first time..Any advice would be appreciated
     
  2. JOWEL

    JOWEL Well-Known Member

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    CED2 very nice piece of equip. at a good price, with big numbers.
     

  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    My Chrony Master has been a good tool and don't believe it has ever 'lied' to me.
     
  4. Sennaspeed

    Sennaspeed Well-Known Member

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    I've used the Oehler 35, the Shooting Chrony Beta, and the ProChrono Digital.

    As expected the Oehler is the best machine but easily the best value for my money is the ProChrono Digital.

    All three are accurate but the SC Beta just wasn't reliable. Far too many error readings and very finicky about light conditions.

    The ProChrono is in another league as far as reliability. Works with just about any light and has a large sensing area.
     
  5. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    +1...........
     
  6. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    I really like mine
    Have had no problems
    Retiredcpo
     
  7. CentreHit

    CentreHit Well-Known Member

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    +2, I really like mine as well.

    Even talks to you:D

     
  8. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    You can buy the PACT XP for $229! That unit is about 99.9% as good as an Ohler 35 for roughly half the money. Have never used the XP, but have owned a PC2 for about 12 to 15 years, and can count the rounds it didn't read on two hands in that time frame. I've also used the Ohler35 a good bit (a guy I used to shoot with owned it). The Ohler and the PACT are really all that I would even consider purchasing
    gary
     
  9. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I have had no problems and no complaints with my Shooting Chrony Master.

    It did act flaky once and cleaned up after replacing the battery.

    Otherwise, I have nothing to compare it to. I just wish I'd had one years ago.

    I have also not done anything to validate or calibrate it. But, I don't seem to have major issues with my ballistics programs, BC's, and trajectories out to about 1k as some people report.

    With low dollar consumer electronics, luck of the draw could always be a factor.

    Since nothing's broken (yet), I can't really speak to the customer service either.

    -- richard
     
  10. Tikka Lover

    Tikka Lover <strong>Official LRH SPONSOR</strong>

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    Definitely go with the CED M2. Nothing to complain about. Best price around is with me. Check it out >
    CED chronograph, CED M2
     
  11. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    My experience with the ProChrono and Chrony is the exact opposite of your experience.