Need Chronograph help

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by CRNA, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    508
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Hey guys. I know nothing about chronos. Never owned one. I would like to have one for load development. I see a ton on ebay in the $80 range. Would this be sufficient? I am sure that like anything else I could probably spend whatever I want on it, but I just want a basic unit. No need for a printer. I can write it down and therefore one less thing to break. Also, what is the difference between all this alpha and beta stuff that I see? Thanks in advance for the advice.
     
  2. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,215
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    I’m by no means a chronograph or ballistic expert but have owned a Ced M2 for a couple years and am very satisfied with its performance. I shoot through it all the time as I have a range right here and I have never got a reading that I thought was bogus even though I don’t have the infrared screens. The Ced has the ability to connect to your computer which I use exclusively. If you ever need to go back and look at a string it’s right there with your notes. I use to write things down but that really sucks…..

    The one thing I don’t like about it is the way it mounts to the tripod. It uses a typical camera connection and the result is that it’s just really flimsy and can see a problem down the road with it in that respect. I paid around 200 bucks and have no regrets.

    Everyone talks about the Oehler 35 which I guess is the best but at 600 bucks it’s not practical for me. I think you get what you pay for when it comes to a chronograph.
     

  3. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    508
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Thanks for the advice. I will definately keep it in mind.