chronograph suggestions??

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by hubee_7j, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. hubee_7j

    hubee_7j Active Member

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    I'm pretty new to the long range shooting and just started reloading and now I'm interested in a chronograph. Any suggestions ?? An affordable one would be preferred. And howcan I use it to develope better loads. I've also read some threads wher people were sceptical about chronys and they used other tests other than chronys to develope accurate loads. I'd like to hear some of those ideas as well. Thanks for any input!!
     
  2. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Chrony's are getting up there in price, depending on what model you get, but in all reality, you'll be saving money if you just get THIS ONE
     

  3. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Chrony's are a great tool and I always use one when shooting if possible. That being said, most chrony's on the market are not precision instruments. One will vary from another. I haven't used a CED M2 yet, but it's next on my list.

    In another thread, I said I wouldn't use ES's generated by a chrony to select or reject a load and that's the way I feel for the most part. I prefer a good sampling of data on a particular load combined with actual groups sizes at ranges of 300 yds and more to make a load choice.

    A chrony can give me good ball park info and take a lot of guess work out but actuall shooting tells me the overall performance and decides what velocity and BC to use for drops.

    Welcome to LRH and good shooting,

    Mark
     
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  4. Russ Hatch

    Russ Hatch Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the CED Chrono. I have both the first and second models of the CED. when set up in tamdem and fired through they agree within 5fps. I really like the RSI shooting lab program that comes with the Chroongraph. The exterior ballistics agree with the PM ballistics program by Bryan Litz, JBM, and the Iphone program Ballistics FTE. The RSI program has other applications built into it that are very useful, Ext. ballistics, interior ballistics, firearm logs, load records, targets,and cartridge info.
    Russ
     
  5. Doug in Alaska

    Doug in Alaska Well-Known Member

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    I've done quite a bit of research and I'll be getting the CED M2 for Christmas.
     
  6. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    If I didn't have one (CED M2), I would also be getting me the same thing! :)
     
  7. hubee_7j

    hubee_7j Active Member

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    How much is the CED M2 and wher is the best place to buy one ??
     
  8. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    You need to shop around because prices are always changing, but when I boght mine...
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    CED MILLENIUM CHRONOGRAPH M2 SYSTEM (MCCHRONO)
    1 in cart -- $189.99 each

    Subtotal: $189.99
    Handling & Insurance: $4.50
    Total: $194.49
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    They had good Price and free shipping.

    www.grafs.com
     
  9. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for the CED M2. I have had a PACT, and used several other brands. The CED is tops hands down. Well, unless an Oehler 35P falls in your lap!
     
  10. Doug in Alaska

    Doug in Alaska Well-Known Member

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    I think my wife ordered from Midway:
    CED Millennium 2 Chronograph System - MidwayUSA

    Not quite as good a deal as grafs. I searched for the CED online before giving her the info and don't believe I got a hit for the grafs web-site. I'll check their prices for the accessories I'll need later.
     
  11. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I'm just curious why you think the CED M2 is better? I dont doubt it, just looking for details.

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  12. Doug in Alaska

    Doug in Alaska Well-Known Member

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    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Doug, that's a good report, I enjoyed it. Also it's important to notice that that excellent report was for the "CED Millennium Chronograph" and not for the "CED M2 Millennium Chronograph" which replaced the former one. This later is even better. Much better... :)
     
  14. Doug in Alaska

    Doug in Alaska Well-Known Member

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    Eaglet,
    Do you have the infrared skyscreens and rechargeable battery pack with yours? Just wondering how much of an improvement the infrared system is on cloudy days.