Shooting a muzzleloader through chronograph

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by cornchuck, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. cornchuck

    cornchuck Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone shot their muzzleloader through a chronograph? I am shooting saboted bullets and wondered if the sabots will give a false reading. Plus, I was just wondering what the velocity of my ML is.

    Jason
     
  2. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    yes I have shot sabots through my chrony . I seemed to get good readings . be sure to protect your chrony from the sabot . I had a sabot hit my read out .

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    I made a plexiglass protector for it . Jim

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  3. cornchuck

    cornchuck Well-Known Member

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    jimbires,
    Thank you for the reply. Good idea about protecting the chrony. Never thought of that. How far did you set the chrony from the muzzle of the gun. Usually i set it at about 12 feet for my centerfires.

    Jason
     
  4. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    I usually set my chrony about 15 feet away for all my shooting . I never thought of the sabot hitting the chrony either . live and learn I guess :rolleyes: . Jim
     
  5. ATH

    ATH Well-Known Member

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    You do not need to change the distance, but beware the sabots. I simple duct tape a piece of plywood across the screen, and remove it to take the readings (cheap but effective). Also, you can break your sensors if you use the skyscreens. I either don't use them, or put uncooked spaghetti in the holes as guides. If you put a sabot into the metal supports for the skyscreens you can destroy the sensor.
     
  6. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    ATH,
    I like the spaghetti idea.....lightbulb
     
  7. mnoland30

    mnoland30 Well-Known Member

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    My friend did that. It made a big ugly hole. Shoot over the chronograph!

    I set my replacement chronograph pretty close to the bench, and I've gotten consistent readings.