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themighty9mm
09-17-2012, 22:43
Based on reviews I ordered one of these. Found it was slightly cheaper on ebay than the deal on midway, all things considered tax and shipping. Paid $105 for it shipped.

I have never used a chrono before, but have always wondered what my loads are doing exactly. Also I'm getting more involved with rifle loading as of late and thought it to be a good idea to go aheads and get one.

So what all do I need to know about this thing? anything else I need to get for it? What distance should I be shooting at with it? how much of a concern is lighting? I will be mostly using it at an outdoor range but on occasion indoors. Did I do ok for my first chronograph? Anything else I should know?

SARDG
09-18-2012, 09:37
Based on reviews I ordered one of these...

So what all do I need to know about this thing? anything else I need to get for it? What distance should I be shooting at with it? how much of a concern is lighting? I will be mostly using it at an outdoor range but on occasion indoors. Did I do ok for my first chronograph? Anything else I should know?
Well, when you receive it... RTFM. :embarassed:

sourdough44
09-18-2012, 11:50
I've had that chrony for several years. I've shot a bunch with it & even get readings with a pellet gun. The 1st order is to make sure you know where your gun is shooting & shoot the bullet in the center of the uprights. Don't shoot the chrony. You may want to protect the front LED if shooting ammo with a sabot or wad, M-L or shotgun slugs.

I bought a cheap camera tripod to hold it up while shooting. The only time I knew I had bad readings were on a bright sunny day. I like 'filtered sunlight' the best.

Jim Watson
09-18-2012, 12:06
RTFM

It will not work indoors under fluorescent lighting. The 60 cycle AC flicker is stronger than the bullet passing by and you will not get usable readings.

themighty9mm
09-18-2012, 17:18
Rtfm? Read the manual? Yea, I havnt received it yet. Diddnt know it would be an issue to ask?

SARDG
09-18-2012, 17:58
Rtfm? Read the manual? Yea, I havnt received it yet. Diddnt know it would be an issue to ask?
It's just that...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_k4aCsF4vXvs/SRNWScsdYbI/AAAAAAAAArM/a4GXXav7QGs/s400/prego1.jpg

But as to what else you could get for it... the PC interface and the remote control. I have both, but a laptop may be used for a remote control and a remote (big screen) readout with the PC interface.

ETA: OR go here to download and read the manual before yours arrives:
http://www.competitionelectronics.com/operating-instructions-for-current-products.html

themighty9mm
09-18-2012, 18:28
It's just that...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_k4aCsF4vXvs/SRNWScsdYbI/AAAAAAAAArM/a4GXXav7QGs/s400/prego1.jpg

But as to what else you could get for it... the PC interface and the remote control. I have both, but a laptop may be used for a remote control and a remote (big screen) readout with the PC interface.

ETA: OR go here to download and read the manual before yours arrives:
http://www.competitionelectronics.com/operating-instructions-for-current-products.html
lmao fair enough. Was just hoping to get info before hand as I know to read the manual. That much is obvious. Just excited about a new toy.

Taterhead
09-18-2012, 23:27
Nothing to it. That is an extremely intuitive chronograph to operate. Plug in a battery and set up the diffusers and off you go. I have used one for several years.

Some guys replaced the metal diffuser rods with wood dowels. That is good idea. I shot my metal rods and it shook the living snot out of the unit.