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Its becoming pretty obvious that I need a chronograph and I'll bet that a lot of the rest of us have been thinking of one too. Uniformity of loads and controlling those nasty SD's - velocity variations from shot-to-shot - are one of the major factors to getting accurate loads. They even allow you to make downrange calculations for long distance shooting. Many of these devices can be purchased for around $100.00.

I know that many folks here have chronos. Would you please tell us about yours - the strengths and weaknesses and what you like and don't like.

Thank you for taking time to offer your thoughts.

RIKA :)
 

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shooting chrony inc.

model f-2/m-2

i think it's about as cheap as you can go , and still retain some simblance[sp?] of credibility,about $100[10 years ago,probably cheaper now]


it folds in half, [1] 9volt battery.


i loaned it out for a couple of weeks once and it came back ,with a bullet dent in the center hinge[creased],minus[1] guide rod,oh! yeah! and a 'sorry bout that,man'.

i prefer, cloudy/slight overcast, when running new loads threw it!



thanks.
 

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I bought my Shooter chrony that brass mentioned 2 years ago used for $50.00. Until I bought it I really didn't know what I was missing. Using it has allowed me to make far more intelligent decisions when building loads in various calibers. I wish I had bought one years ago.
 

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"reconditioned" Shooting Chrony is $50,and it's quite accurate. I like its compactness and simplicity. The "y" sticks that mount above the skyscreens offer a fairly large aiming area, too.

Having minimum SD is not necessarily the most accurate rd. Very little in ballistics is a hard and fast science, ya know. Unless the deviations are large enough to be alarming, as in 100 fps either way, I ignore them. What matters,usually, is getting max velocity. you dont need a chrony to determine accuracy of the gun and load. The target will do that.
 

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Where do you get these reconditioned Shooting Chronys? Do they come with a warranty?

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come on, girl,u ARE on the Net,right? Do a search for "Shooting Chrony". Email them directly with your questions.
 

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I bought my used one from a friend that was trying to clean out his basement, but I have seen them at gunshows on occasion.
 
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