Question for you magneto speed guys

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 87predator, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. 87predator

    87predator Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,
    How many of you guys are still using the V-1 models. Do you wish you had the new one, or happy with the one you got.

    I have the opportunity to buy a used V-1 from a friend, but had been leaning to the second model. I don't have a can yet, will in the next year or so. Just curious how you are likeing the original.

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  2. Bodywerks

    Bodywerks Well-Known Member

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    V 1 is fine for anything but cans and the biggest brakes. I used one on my 338 with a fat bastard brake without issue.
    I'm selling mine, too, though. And not for a v2 but rather an acoustic chronograph. Magneto speed is accurate but it affects POI in a big way so you can't shoot for groups or do load development at the same time. The acoustic chrony is just as accurate and the same price.
     

  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    My V1 has worked great with my rifles which include a 300WM with a .83" barrel with an Elk Meadow brake, my largest set-up. Plenty of room and perfect readings.
     
  4. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Bodywerks,

    Hope you have better results than I did with the superchrono.

    It is supposed to register from something like 8" from muzzle to any distance you would like. Not the case, most small rifles and even a black powder rifle worked at 2-4 ft but a 7mm/375 had irregular velocities and none were the correct value.

    After researching this issue found an update saying the magnums require setting the chronograph quite a distance away from muzzle. With the controls on the unit and display screen almost horizontal it makes usage very difficult on a range with other shooters. I found if I were to step on a chair I could read the display with binoculars but couldn't manipulate the controls till the next ceasefire. Even setting the unit up at 12 ft it didn't register the correct velocities on my magnum rifle.

    When I sent it back to Rifles only they were happy to refund my money. I was told they talked to the manufacturer and some units were shipped with a faulty computer "chip".

    I liked the concept of a unit that works regardless of lighting conditions. Think I'll purchase the lights for my CED next.
     
  5. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I still have my V-1. I'm happy with it. Every rig i've put it on so far has had a brake of some sort on it, no trouble.

    Someone mentioned the MagnetoSpeed effects POI, it sure does. It does NOT however (in any rifle i've yet to test it on) effect accuracy. If you're running a pencil barreled sporter, maybe. A large contour LR rifle, nope.


    YMMV.


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  6. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Just for clarity, you are commenting on the Superchono, as opposed to the Magnetospeed, the former being an acoustic chronograph, not a magnetic field design.
     
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  7. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Greyfox.

    I am aware this thread is about the magnetospeed chrono. Sure I got off the theme of the thread. Was commenting to Bodywerks about his desire to buy a SuperChrono.

    Bodywerks made a comment in his last thread that he is selling his V-1 magnetospeed: "I'm selling mine, too, though. And not for a v2 but rather an acoustic chronograph".



    I want to get a magnetospeed and have been following this thread for that very reason.

    Ross
     
  8. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    I just yesterday got a V1 and am very happy with it so far. Yesterday I fired about 40 rounds across it from 3 different rifles with great results. It provided the most consistent readings of any device I ever used. Very easy and simple to set-up and use. The control unit is very quick and easy to use as well. Can't go wrong with it in my opinion.
     
  9. 87predator

    87predator Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I ordered the V-1, so it should be here tomorrow. Now if the new gun will show up so I can test it out.

    Its a good thing my girlfriend hasn't seen what I'm spending on new guns, optics, and parts this year. AShe would really be giving me grief about being able to buy her a ring already.:D
     
  10. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I have used both the V1 and V2 , I now own the V2. I have ran at least 8 or 10 rifles across these and I have yet to see the V2 do anything the V1 could not do just as well. Just a few more bells for the V2 and the suppressor capabilities.

    Jeff
     
  11. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ross, I missed the former post.
     
  12. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    I have a v1 and v2.

    V1 for "normal" weight barrels. Sometimes it's hard to fit a v2 to a light weight barrel..

    V2 for heavies, big breaks, MSR, antique military.

    I will be using it tonight on a Weatherby and Winchester M88 so it will be the v1.
     
  13. MontanaRifleman

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    Not too sure about that... did you see the data posted in the other thread? In a comparison of the SuperChrono and Magnetospeed against an Oehler, the Magneto speed was more accurate and consistent.... assuming the Oehler was accurate. and no reason not to assume that.

    The SuperChrono's inconsistancies "may" have been because it was set up closer (I set it up) than the recommended distance by the manufacturer, for magnums and high velocity rounds. Coincidentally, it was the higher velocity rounds that were least accurate compared to the Oehler. I plan to have both the V1 and Superchrono and when I get the V1, I will be conducting another test with the SuperChrono. One good thing was the ES's recorded were close to the Oehler and Magnetospeed.

    When I'm developing a load, I can use both and determine the difference for that load, i.e., SuperChrono records velocity for that load 50 fps slow than the Magneto. Once I know the accurate velocity of the load from the Magneto, I can use the SuperChrono for all other velocity data for that load by applying the difference factor and not be concerned with POI shift. I can also use the SuperChrono anywhere down range to confirm velocities down range. That will help me fine tune BC's and know where my effective range is limited to.

    The fact you don't have a readout on the bench is a draw back, but I've been dealing with that for years anyway. Also, Steinert is coming out with a wireless bluetooth version

    SuperChrono Pro

    If when testing with the SuperChrono properly set up, it proves to be consistent with the Magnetospeed, well then everything is great all around.