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Old July 25, 2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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Looking to Purchase A Chronograph

Any preferred brands, models, accessories, as well as pros and coins between products would greatly be appreciated. Oh, I would really say I have a budget at the moment so I'm open to whatever is thrown out there.

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Old July 25, 2013, 11:01 PM   #2
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So what's your budget? I use a CED Millennium, but it's not the cheapest chrony out there.
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Old July 28, 2013, 06:53 AM   #3
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I bought a Oehler 35P and used a spare camera tripod. It is not cheap, but I have used it for over 10 years now and never had an issue. Sometimes buying the best pays off.
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Old July 28, 2013, 12:51 PM   #4
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I've been using a Shooting Chrony for years with no serious problem, except for the time some jazzbo put a bullet through it. Not my picture, but representative.



There are generally two types of chronograph owners. Those who have shot their chrony, and those who will shoot their chronograph.
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Old July 28, 2013, 12:53 PM   #5
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Looking to Purchase A Chronograph

I have a Beta Chrony and it's been fine, especially for $79. If I were buying today and had the budget, it'd be a CED or Oehler.
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Old July 28, 2013, 01:02 PM   #6
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Looking to Purchase A Chronograph

I have a shooting chrony as well. Takes averages, high/low, range, std dev... Really a nice unit
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Old July 28, 2013, 02:17 PM   #7
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Nothing wrong with an inexpensive Chrony brand.
Mine's about twenty years old, been wounded a few times and is still going strong.
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Old July 30, 2013, 09:12 AM   #8
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MidwayUSA just put the F1 on sale for $80. It is an entry level unit but reliable and at that price hard to pass up. I've been using one for a while and when I want to know anything other than FPS I have a spreadsheet I just put the info into to get E.S. and S.D.
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Old July 30, 2013, 10:40 AM   #9
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Check out PACT. I've had one of the model 1's from the 80's IIRC. Never misssed a beat, still working & when you (or someone else) shewts the sensors, screens or supports replacment is dirt cheap & easy.

Yes, you will shewt it one day, I gaur-on-tee it!
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Old August 1, 2013, 03:23 AM   #10
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I have used an Oehler and have a PACT. Both trouble free. We once put the Oehler and PACT in series at the range to see if they recorded the same, or very close, velocities. I don't recall any readings more than 1 or 2 fps different between the two...
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Old August 2, 2013, 07:44 AM   #11
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Nothing wrong with Chrony.
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Old August 2, 2013, 07:49 AM   #12
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Looking to Purchase A Chronograph

I've been wanting a chrony for quite a while also. Any chance of repairing it if you shoot it?
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Old August 2, 2013, 07:53 AM   #13
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Depends on what you hit. I have never (tapping on head to knock on wood) hit one. I make sure my firearm is sighted in and that line of sight is toward the upper half of the triangle before firing.
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Old August 2, 2013, 08:36 AM   #14
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I have an old PACT Mark III I'd let go pretty reasonable. Is both a timer and chrono. Skyscreens and all in good condition. Just bought a used Mark IV and couldn't pass up the price or I would keep the Mark III. gmantwo@logonbasic.com
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Old August 2, 2013, 08:48 AM   #15
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for chrony.

worked 1st time, every time and under 150
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Old August 2, 2013, 01:51 PM   #16
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I've been wanting a chrony for quite a while also. Any chance of repairing it if you shoot it?
Yeah, you simply call them, and they give you instructions. I seem to recall that I talked to the nice lady, and I sent her a check. In about a week, I got my stuff back. They're used to it. Chrongraphs get shot.

I have personally never shot mine, but I was using it at a public range and some guy down the line asked me if he could chronograph a handload. I told him "Sure, but if you hit it, you owe me $100.00." He agreed, and his second shot took it out. They guy paid up, and I called Chrony.
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Old August 2, 2013, 02:20 PM   #17
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Buy once, cry once. CED Millennium 2.
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