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Old September 11, 2005, 01:57 PM   #1
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Reliable, affordable chronograph?

..any suggestions on a good, accurate chronograph? Been wanting to test some velocity on different loads....
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Old September 11, 2005, 09:18 PM   #2
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Chrony F1. Midway has them for about $70. I have used one for several years now, and I don't know how I ever got along without it.
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Old September 17, 2005, 12:16 AM   #3
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I don't think you can buy a bad one.
I have a Competition Electronics "Pro Tach" that I bought in '87.
I destroyed it in '96 with a sabot fragment from my .50BMG rifle, and they replaced it under their replacement policy for $29.50.
They no longer market the "Pro Tach", but I can recommend their products.
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Old September 17, 2005, 04:19 PM   #4
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I have used my PACT One for years........
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Old September 25, 2005, 04:45 PM   #5
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Define "good and accurate"

I use the cheapest Chrony - often even cheaper buying refurb direct; some are said to come with bullet holes - because it's handy and disposable.

I have no reason to think the more expensive machines put their crystals in ovens (can't imagine it on a battery/low power machine) or are otherwise more accurate. I decided more calculator and memory functions along with remote operation wouldn't be worth extra money to me so I stuck with the cheapest.

I do have to discard some shots and wonder about others. I have no doubt the big Oehlers with proof channel offer better accuracy at the cost of extra expense and hassle with setup.
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