Chronograph

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by aponcelet1, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. aponcelet1

    aponcelet1 Member

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    Looking at buying a chronograph to help with accuracy. I have never used one and nobody in the area has one. Was wondering which are the best. I reload all my ammo so hoping to improve on them.
     
  2. K31Scout

    K31Scout New Member

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    I don't know what's best but for $100 I got the Shooting Chrony F1 and use it for archery and rifle. My fps numbers line up with what others are getting online with identical barrel lengths so I believe it is accurate.
     

  3. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    probably the two best are the Ohler and the Pact. Readings are very similar between the two, but of course the Ohler has the third screen to verify the shot. I use an old Pact PC2 that I've had for around 15 years now (maybe longer). I can count the bad shots on my fingers after 15 years (maybe six or eight). The CEDM looks good as well, but I'm kind of a made in the USA person.
    gary
     
  4. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Oehler
     
  5. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    $575 + $20 shipping. A pure bargin to gain .0025% in accuracey (if even that can be proven). The Pact is the huge sum of $219 plus shipping (the deluxe one). I've used both, and both a good units. Still not worth $350 difference. Had the Ohler been sold for $300, it would be a good buy. Fifteen years ago they were nearly $400, where as the PC2 was $279 delivered with the light bar added to the package.
    gary
     
  6. SMILEY

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    Competition Electronics has a really nice one this is what I use
     
  7. 375fan

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    I have used a Pact2 for 12+ years and would recommend it. Unless you want to spend the money on a Oehler at least spend the money on the Pact. I have seen some of the cheaper chronys, used by fellow shooters at the local range, give some wild readings.
     
  8. Jordan Smith

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    Haven't had such good results from Shooting Chrony, but my experiences with the ProChrono Digital have been nothing short of amazing, especially for the price.
     
  9. Sully2

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    I'll take the Shooting Chrony. They may be better chronographs...but I use mine Infrequently so they are a best buy value. If I were in the "business" I might buy a different one that had more features..??..and better components...but for the $$ its tough to beat one of the Chrony models
     
  10. Jordan Smith

    Jordan Smith Well-Known Member

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    The ProChrono Digital is about the same price as the Chrony F1 Alpha, and is a MUCH better chronograph. I've owned both.
     
  11. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Thats your opinion....and Im sure they arent as low priced as I got mine on sale.
     
  12. Jordan Smith

    Jordan Smith Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is my opinion. And it is an opinion shared by many who have owned both brands.

    You can typically find the PC for about $99.
     
  13. Outlaw6.0

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  14. Jordan Smith

    Jordan Smith Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that one has seriously got my interest peaked...