MagnetoSpeed V3 Vs Labradar

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  1. Labradar

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  2. MagnetoSpeed V3

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  1. Bill Cauley Jr

    Bill Cauley Jr Well-Known Member

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    I have used one several times in the past I have never picked up someone else’s shot but I have missed many shots on my own until you figure out exactly how to aim it and even when you do figure it out you will still miss Shots occasionally
     
  2. Bang4theBuck

    Bang4theBuck Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend who bought a Labradar and we have used it numerous times, and have had a fair bit of frustration with it. I think that it is also noteworthy that my friend is in an IT specialist, and is really really good with techy stuff. He is also one of those guys who isn't too proud to read the manual, cover to cover, and watch all of the videos and such. When we 'narrow the detection field' (maybe not the right terminology), the radar misses shots, fairly regularly. When we widen the detection range, we pick up many shots from other shooters. Not sure if it has anything to do with the metal range baffles, or the long contiguous concrete shooting benches, or what but it was much more hassle on the 3 occasions that we used it than my magneto. The other issue I have is that I find it difficult to place the Radar in a location where it is close enough to the muzzle to trigger, and still be where I can reach it without the range officer yelling at me for being in front of the line, all while maintaining my normal shooting position on the bench. I think that the technology is amazing, and if it worked for us as described by others, it would be worth it. The magneto V3 has served me flawlessly, and predictably for 18 months now, and I see no need to switch.
     
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  3. TwoMore

    TwoMore Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I sold my v3 and use a labrader, the only problem I have had with it is user inflicted, I some times dont get the tripod set tight and the unit will turn slightly but other than that it has been great,just keep the mount tight.. I use my Iphone and Bluetooth also and it has worked good. I keep my barrel about 8 inches from the side and my rifles have brakes so I am about 4 inches beyond the back of the unit, I have missed more shots with my MS forgetting to get back to the main menu after lookin at shots but that is also user inflicted :)
     
  4. Farmerbrown32

    Farmerbrown32 Well-Known Member

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    Does the radar work well with suppressed rifles? I hate the idea of the v3 attaching to the barrel.
     
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  5. TheLongRanger83702

    TheLongRanger83702 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Pact years ago. What a pain in th butt trying to get a bullets shadow to pass through such a small optical window. I recently bought the Labradar. You can use this under ANY light conditions. It chronos ANYTHING. Bare barrel, muzzle break, suppressed, air rifle, arrows. There's NOTHING on the market today that can come even close. A no brainer. Buy it!
     
  6. Ron Milby

    Ron Milby Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I have both. Like others have mentioned, I would most likely only have the Labrador if it were available with I bought my first one. Most of my guns have a POI shift with the Magneto V3. Labrador gets my vote!
     
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  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to hear the comments regarding POI shift with the Magneto. Both a friend of mine and I have Magnetos and have strapped them to all our rifles - ranging from a skinny barrel 280rem to up long range rigs with barrels as thick as truck axles. Neither of us has experienced any POI shift.
     
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  8. ramrod79

    ramrod79 Well-Known Member

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    I use the magneto speed and with the wiser set up now I’ll stay with my magneto speed. If lab Radar becomes a bit more affordable then I will switch
     
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  9. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    I have the magnetospeed sporter and wiser mount. I modified my bayonet connection to use with tapered or straight forends and barrels. Wiser has a good product but you still have to attach stuff to the rifle etc. I am not sure what the price difference is if you go with the wiser mount and magneto but I'd guess it is semi close to the radar. So I'd lean toward the radar.

    I have a labradar that I will plan to use this weekend. It's a friends that is nib and wants me to play with it.
     
  10. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    Anyone running the Wiser mount? First ive seen it, just got my MS3 and love it
     
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  11. SwampDog13

    SwampDog13 Well-Known Member

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    I have only shot suppressed while using my labradar. Other than the first time I set it up and experimented with different distances from the muzzle both to the side and forward and back have I had any issues like missing a shot. This is without the external mic as well. I set mine up 2-6" offset from the muzzle and 6" or so in front.
     
  12. jrock

    jrock Well-Known Member

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    I saw a thread that said the Labradar wouldn't measure above 3900 fps. Guess my .243 and .204 varmint rounds wouldn't work since they are 4000+ fps. I debate about upgrading to the Magneto or Labradar every year.
     
  13. hunter0528

    hunter0528 Active Member

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    I've had 4 chronographs
    Oehler 33 (from the mid 90's)
    2 pact timer / Chronograph
    and the last being the Lab Radar. (as all ready said wish it was the first)

    Convient, relatively simple, Tells me what's happening up to 100 yards, can save it to my computer at home with out retyping in the data.
     
  14. Braunschweiger

    Braunschweiger Well-Known Member

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    There's a slight learning curve to it... but I love my LabRadar.