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Old January 20, 2006, 07:34 PM   #1
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chrony disaster

well i just took out my brand new f-1 worked great then this guy was like let me shoot a round throught it to see what my gun is accualy doing well dumbly i did and he shot the white plastic topper on the back good news is he took out the middle one so i removed the middle one on the front and even tought is narrower now it still works he did give me 20 bucks to buy a new topper
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Old January 20, 2006, 07:49 PM   #2
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Dang, I hope you don't talk as fast as you type.....

NEVER let someone else shoot thru YOUR Chrony. NEVER.
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Old January 20, 2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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Bad,
A little punctuation would make your post MUCH easier to read.


Steve,

"NEVER let someone else shoot thru YOUR Chrony. NEVER." AMEN!!!

"My name is Steve, and I'm a Glockaholic." Condolences!!!

Good shooting and be safe.
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Old January 20, 2006, 09:34 PM   #4
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A buddy of mine let me shoot through his Chrony. . You gotta watch out for those power belt bullets for Black powder. The little plastic piece on the back of the bullet can come off and smash through the face of a Chrony.

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Old January 21, 2006, 12:11 AM   #5
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Sabots can be a bit rough on chronographs, as well.
I was trying to chronograph some .30 cal 200-grain Sierra Game King bullets with polycarbonate sabots out of my .50 BMG rifle. A sabot fragment center-punched the display on my "Pro Tach" and broke a bunch of stuff inside. It also knocked the chronograph and tripod into the dirt. AW****!!!
Competition Electronics replaced it for $24.50 + $5 S&H. They have a good accident policy.
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Old January 21, 2006, 02:27 AM   #6
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i bet alot of guys have shot their chrony!! seems like a likely thing to happen... i shot through my freinds chrony once and missed it but i won't do it again as i don't wanna kill it........
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Old January 21, 2006, 08:27 AM   #7
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geez really sucks i think i agree that you shouldn't let people shoot through your chronograph at least he didn't shoot the box itself just the cheap parts
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Old January 21, 2006, 11:05 AM   #8
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There are two types of shooters using a chrony. Those that have shot their chrony and those that will shoot their chrony.
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Old January 21, 2006, 12:44 PM   #9
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steve. amen bro.
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Old January 21, 2006, 01:57 PM   #10
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I have never allowed someone else to shoot over my Chrony. I use a small folding table to set my Chrony on and I welded up 2 pieces of 3/8" steel plate into a "V" that I put on its side in front of the unit.. just in case,, even I miss. My theory is that the steel plate "should" deflect a near hit of the actual unit.
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Old January 21, 2006, 06:38 PM   #11
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Use wooden dowels to hold up the skyscreens.
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Old January 22, 2006, 01:43 AM   #12
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I only shot one...

...and only a little...

But it broke anyway. So I replaced it. At the time, Chrony was offering trade-ins on shot up Chronys and it didn't cost me as much as it might have.

Still felt stupid.
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Old January 22, 2006, 08:52 AM   #13
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Rivers: I use the little wood dowels I get at the local hardware too. They are cheat and will just cut away in the event of a missed shot, not get mangled like the wire does.
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Old January 22, 2006, 10:00 AM   #14
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I've "killed" three Chrony's in 22 years (actually, I killed one and my son two). If they aren't complete rubble, the company will fix them at a fair price...
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Old January 22, 2006, 11:28 AM   #15
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gettin' smarter

When you get smarter you buy a chronograph with 'brain' separate from 'stuff you accidently shoot'.

PACT.

(Oehler is out of the consumer business.)
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Old January 22, 2006, 10:51 PM   #16
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Use EXTREME caution when approaching a wounded chronograph. Might not be a bad idea to shoot it again before approaching it. Better yet, have a buddy back you up. Andy
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