Chronograph suggestions....

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Big Pard, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Big Pard

    Big Pard Member

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    I am looking at getting a chronograph in the near future and was wondering which one is the best bang for the buck (under $200)? I am nearly clueless at the differences in gamma this or beta that so any information is appreciated...
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Do yourself a favor and spend over your $200 budget and get the magneto speed. You won't look back due to not having to worry about light conditions.
     

  3. 105Coues

    105Coues Active Member

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    Prochrono PAL under a hundred bucks and works flawlessly except right at daylight when angle of sun is extreme from the side. I love mine.
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Yup +1

    Good deal for $275.
     
  5. FEENIX

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    WOW! I like it ... MagnetoSpeed

    I'm gonna have to start saving for it. Thanks!
     
  6. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    They work very well. I've used one several times and they are pretty accurate.
     
  7. orkan

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    Pvm-21
     
  8. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    I have a MagnetoSpeed and my dad has a Oehler 35P.

    I've had my MagnetoSpeed since last fall and used it for the first time this past Friday on a 17HMR shooting 17gr bullets and a 300AX with 230 Bergers. It worked flawlessly.

    Setup, from start to finish, takes less than 2 minutes. I don't think my dad can even get all the pieces to his Oehler out of the case in 2 minutes. lol
     
  9. rinodods

    rinodods Well-Known Member

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    Haven't had my magneto long but love it compared to getting an optical going. On the two guns I've used it on I have noticed very little if any change in how the loads shoot with it on. Never had it fail to pick up a shot and love having the data available on the SD card for later. I can't vouch for accuracy but I will say that my ballistics calcs are more consistent using the data attained with the magneto than I've gotten before.
     
  10. wyoming4x4

    wyoming4x4 Well-Known Member

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    hey guys just checkin in. I just purchased a magneto speed chronograph today. thanks for the info and never heard of this. playing with the light can be tricky and to eliminate this factor is nice. even in my archery using light sensitive chronos can be tricky even in indoor ranges. adios amigos!!:D