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Old February 26, 2000, 11:07 PM   #1
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Has any one used one of these, I am looking to purchase a Master beta model. Are these really useful in reloading? Any negative experiences with Shooting Chrony?
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Old February 26, 2000, 11:14 PM   #2
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I've shot two of 'em. Shot the front of one; the back of the other. Took 'em apart, put 'em back together, now I have a Jesus Chrony. Works great. Just don't shoot 'em.

I wouldn't reload without using a chrony to check my new loads.
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Old February 27, 2000, 08:08 AM   #3
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I have an New F1 Chrony, it's great. It's new because I shot my old F1.

Chronogrqaphing your ammo and reloads opens up a who new world to shooters.
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Old February 27, 2000, 11:13 AM   #4
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Sugget PACT one, with separate skyscreens.

(why do you think they call it "Shooting" Chrony? LOL)

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Old February 27, 2000, 04:28 PM   #5
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Roboref, I think if you're just going to use it occasionally, a Shooting Chrony is just fine. I drag mine out a couple times a year to see if my loads are close to the book, but that's about it.

They _are_ easy to shoot, though. I learned a few years ago the hard way that a scope on an AR15 sits a _lot_ higher than the barrel.

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Old February 27, 2000, 04:32 PM   #6
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I'd go for the F1, you can upgrade if you need to later. Good gear those Chronys, but they do do others ...hence the 'shooting' tag I think.

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Old February 27, 2000, 05:20 PM   #7
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My friend and I took his chronograph out a couple of weeks ago to test some loads we had worked up and I was real paranoid about shooting his skyscreens with my pistol. Turns out, he shot the skyscreen, with .308 no less... Fortunately, we had extra skyscreens, so no harm done. Didn't do the one skyscreen any favors though...

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Old February 28, 2000, 02:18 AM   #8
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I have had 2 Chrony's, a Red one and now a Blue one. They are great ,cheap, easy to set up. The Red one lasted about 4yrs, large grain rifle powder crippled it and shooting a compound bow finished it off.(I flinched on the let off). The Blue one has no wounds after 2yrs, but I found all of the options confusing. I get it set up with a BB gun or a .22 and then test whatever loads I have to check out. Keep it 10ft from the bench and have a definate aim point and don't use the arrows unless you are good and steady. An alkaline battery lasts for years. Write down the info unless your memory is longer than my di**.
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