Shooting a muzzleloader through chronograph

cornchuck

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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
 

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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 .




I made a plexiglass protector for it . Jim

 

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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
 

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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
 

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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.
 

mnoland30

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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.
 

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