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Old June 16, 2011, 01:10 AM   #1
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I need a new Chronograph.

Would like to hear what you have and are you happy with it.

Mine is pretty old and doesn't give me the right speeds anymore.

It will be used for developing loads.
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Old June 16, 2011, 02:25 AM   #2
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how do you know that it is giving you bad fps readings? check batteries , shoot when it is cloudy and move the first screen out to 7 or 8 feet from the muzzle to avoid muzzle blast.
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Old June 16, 2011, 02:26 AM   #3
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CED Millennium II, I'm very happy with it. Check out some of the past threads and you'll find a treasure trove of info.
Just remember, when you pull the trigger, the bullets come out going very, very fast. So make sure to keep the weapon pointing away from you.
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Old June 16, 2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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Here's mine
Chrony Alpha Master Information
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Old June 19, 2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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Steveno: It was cloudy today and I tried it again with 45ACP loads. What do you know I had loads at the speeds I expected. I also got farther away. Maybe I was getting false readings because I was to close.

My problem I have had in the past is the speed is so slow I know they are wrong. My 1911 is not going to function at 345fps.

It seems to read lead bullets better than jacketed.


I still want to buy a new one
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Old June 19, 2011, 10:58 PM   #6
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CED Millennium II, with the case if you can.
it has room for a small load book and straps for a tripod.
Come with software so you can D/L a full days shooting
Battery lasts several outings (with storage for a spare) and the memory is good for about 1000 strings of shots.
It will also tell you the FPS out loud of your last shot if you like.
I blasted my Chrony with a 44 and got this one....couldn't be happier
They run about $199 just about everywhere and $40 for the case
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Old June 20, 2011, 08:30 AM   #7
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I was seeing 180 fps from my SP101 with the same loads that read 900+ out of my Security Six.

Moving back about 4 feet cured that. It was probably reading smoke.
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