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Old January 28, 2001, 10:19 PM   #1
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. . . and why?

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Old January 29, 2001, 12:28 AM   #2
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Shooting Chrony. Low price, compact. Adequate for my purposes.
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Old January 29, 2001, 01:28 AM   #3
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Oehler 43 with the third screen. Rugged, accurate. Not the least expensive, but it is what the crime labs around here use, and they've spend a LOT of money determining what gives them the best results.

I've had it for about six years, and I have only two regrets about getting the Oehler:

1. I didn't get it years sooner.

2. I didn't buy the accessory printer on my original purchase.

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Old January 29, 2001, 02:08 AM   #4
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I like the shooting chrony for the same reasons RiverRider gave, My F-1 worked good enough for me untill I center punched it with a 300grHP out of my 45-70 contender about a month ago,not much left of it or the tri-pod. My new Beta-master(2 weeks old) is much nicer and seems to be much easier to use,my first and only trip out with it I set it up 3 seperate times shooting .22 .223 357max over it with only 3 out of 60 total shots fired giving me an error, based on my old data and book data it seems to be accurate and the 6 seperate strings and 60 shot memory is matter what you buy DON'T GET IN A HURRY USING IT that's what cost me my F-1.

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Old January 29, 2001, 08:26 AM   #5
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Have to agree with Johnny Guest, except I did get the printer. Used a shooting croney for years till I killed it (friends rifle had those HIGH see through mounts). The Oehler has a larger flight window and does a better job with shotguns an pellet guns too. A chronograph is one of life's necessities for me, most work fine but the extra cost and bulk of the 43 is worth it to me. Just my opinion of course.
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Old January 29, 2001, 09:33 AM   #6
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Shooting chrony F-1. I would love to have the Oehler, but the budget said F-1. I have no regrets it does what I need it to do.
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Old January 29, 2001, 11:17 AM   #7
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I'll be getting an F-1 soon. I killed my dad's a few years back with a well aimed X-Bullet shot from a carry handle scoped AR-15. I will be aiming FAR above the skyscreens with my next model!!
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Old January 29, 2001, 12:17 PM   #8
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Which Chrony and why?

I have used a Shooting Chrony for so long I don't remember when I got it. It had to be one of the first. I have sent mine back twice. The first time because I let a friend shoot over it, and the second time because I shot too low and while I didn't actually shoot the chrony the metal fragments from my 3/8" deflector did hit it wiping out the screen. That was about eight years ago and it is still going strong. Mine sits in a box with the deflector at a 45 degree angle in front, and sides going up about 14 inches with plastic laminated typing paper over the top to provide a brighter and more even light to the eyes. There is a wood barrier in front of the paper to protect the paper from the muzzle blasts.
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Old January 29, 2001, 12:30 PM   #9
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I just bought a Shooting Chrony Alpha. Haven't tried it out yet.
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Old January 29, 2001, 01:46 PM   #10
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Currently using a Pact Model 1, and can't find much to complain about w/ the exception of the fragile sky screen setup. Cheap enough to replace, but a pain in the butt when you're in the middle of a shoot and the wind catches your screens and breaks one.
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Old January 29, 2001, 02:32 PM   #11
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Shooting Chrony.

It's a bit flaky, though, and they're serious about being it being at least 15 feet away from the muzzle, otherwise you'll get all sorts of weird readings from the muzzle blast. I now carry a tape measure with it as a matter of practise. I haven't shot a hole through mine (yet). It does go through batteries pretty quick, but then, I run 10-round strings through it, and usually have several calibers of handloads to test on chronograph day...
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