Chronograph chronographed?

slas

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One time shot the pole holding the sun shade, and the other time shot back end of the chrony missing the vitals............Was able to send it in for repair so now I have two.
 

epoletna

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Sounds like a lot of us have done the same things:

I've shot the wires holding the sun diffuser several times, and have actually shot the shooting Chrony twice. No, make that "shot two different Chronies once each."

I finally figured out the only way to make sure the line of fire was clear was to walk in front of the Chrony and look through the wires into the bore of the rifle. Needless to say, you don't have a lot of time to do that on a busy public range. That's when I decided I had to get a LabRadar so IO didn't have to worry about shooting the chronograph.
 

7Footer

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For what happened, I got lucky - I was shooting over my Chrony (green folding model) and I had the set up closer than I prefer due to a hill in front of my shooting position. A stout gust spun the unit on the tripod just as I pulled the trigger on my 300 WSM. The chrony rotated on the tripod and I hit the steel sunscreen rod, sending the sunscreen up while the rest of the set up took a tumble down the hill. No one got hurt, the chrony survived and I have since replaced all of the steel rods with fiberglass ones. Of course this happened about 10 minutes after I told my shooting partner that I never worry about shooting the chrony...
 

GLTaylor

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Well, I don't feel so foolish now. Shot 2 different screen supports and finally my old Chrony. DRT! Figured out a simple way to line up bore at 15 ft. Put a big loop in one end of a string. Put the loop over your scope. Stretch the string down the barrel to your chrony. Taught string will tell you you're properly alligned and how far you are above the bore.
Replaced the chrony, then recently bought a Magnetospeed. Much easier!
 

Greenheadjed

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I hit the face of my Pro Chronograph with a muzzleloader sabot after having already shot many shots through it that day. They replaced it for a fraction of the cost of a new one.
 

LRMonkey

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I have not shot a chrono, yet. Some of my friends have. I have put a piece of masking(?) tape between the first sunshade rods on a proper height compensating barrel/sight line and when shooting i put the reticle (crosshairs) on that, having the scope on lowest magnification.
 

Pete Callamaras

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Shopping on eBay, I found a Chrony Master with printer at a fantastically good price. Inage showed a dent in it, so I asked about that. Seller told me it had bee shot with a 9mm, but still worked. He actually sent it in to see if was even close to calibrated, came back with a note saying it was fine. He upgraded, and I asked why no buyer earlier- he told me no one was willing to chance it. I now a great Chrony Master that works just fine. CHEAP!!!!
 

Steve Metz

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I thought I would ask this question how many are willing to admit having the absolute fun of shooting your own chronograph? Two years ago I was testing new slugs at 1 1/4Oz for the area I hunt and I was resetting my front bag under my 870 forearm. I didn't see the end cap sling swivel had spin around and somehow caused the forearm to raise up so the sight picture looked fine when I went to shoot but when I touching off the shotgun, the sling swivel swing back down thus lowering the front end so it actually slid back to just the barrel. Enough to hit the LED readout perfectly causing the chronograph to lift off the tripod quite easily I might add and go down range at quite a brisk velocity in many many many plastic pieces. When I called the company to reorder, the very nice lady said I could send it in for repair. When I explained the totality of the damage from a slug she actually started to laugh and told me this was one of the best if not the best chronograph demolition she has heard. Took pity on me and gave me discount for new one. She actually wondered if the chronograph could have been chronographed going down range.

SO my question remains: how many are willing to admit smashing their pretty electronics?
Hence the Labradar! Best thing I have done in awhile!
 

JMW67

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I thought I would ask this question how many are willing to admit having the absolute fun of shooting your own chronograph? Two years ago I was testing new slugs at 1 1/4Oz for the area I hunt and I was resetting my front bag under my 870 forearm. I didn't see the end cap sling swivel had spin around and somehow caused the forearm to raise up so the sight picture looked fine when I went to shoot but when I touching off the shotgun, the sling swivel swing back down thus lowering the front end so it actually slid back to just the barrel. Enough to hit the LED readout perfectly causing the chronograph to lift off the tripod quite easily I might add and go down range at quite a brisk velocity in many many many plastic pieces. When I called the company to reorder, the very nice lady said I could send it in for repair. When I explained the totality of the damage from a slug she actually started to laugh and told me this was one of the best if not the best chronograph demolition she has heard. Took pity on me and gave me discount for new one. She actually wondered if the chronograph could have been chronographed going down range.

SO my question remains: how many are willing to admit smashing their pretty electronics?
Yup rule 4 happens
 

26Reload

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Yep....placed blue painters tape at four and 8 inches above the chrony ad that is chrony's advice to shoot for best readings...lets me know I am well above the monitor and safe to shoot......
 

gator378

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I thought I would ask this question how many are willing to admit having the absolute fun of shooting your own chronograph? Two years ago I was testing new slugs at 1 1/4Oz for the area I hunt and I was resetting my front bag under my 870 forearm. I didn't see the end cap sling swivel had spin around and somehow caused the forearm to raise up so the sight picture looked fine when I went to shoot but when I touching off the shotgun, the sling swivel swing back down thus lowering the front end so it actually slid back to just the barrel. Enough to hit the LED readout perfectly causing the chronograph to lift off the tripod quite easily I might add and go down range at quite a brisk velocity in many many many plastic pieces. When I called the company to reorder, the very nice lady said I could send it in for repair. When I explained the totality of the damage from a slug she actually started to laugh and told me this was one of the best if not the best chronograph demolition she has heard. Took pity on me and gave me discount for new one. She actually wondered if the chronograph could have been chronographed going down range.

SO my question remains: how many are willing to admit smashing their pretty electronics?
My chrono has two purple hearts. but no Congressional medal of honor yet.
 

milo-2

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My chrono has two purple hearts. but no Congressional medal of honor yet.
In death it may.

I do not miss setting up a chronograph. No more eyeballing from the bore or out in front, no more making sure I had the correct distance set in all kinds of terrain.
 

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