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Best Chronograph ..... Opinions ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by philk, Mar 24, 2010.

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  1. philk

    philk Member

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    To be used for rifle mainly but must also do a good job with shotshells. Opinions anyone ?
     
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    BEST ?? I really don,t think you would like paying for the BEST .

    Alot of shooters use and like the Chrony . It cost under $150 bucks and works well .
     
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    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I've had $99 ones and one $450 one. I like the $199 Competitive Edge Dynamics M2 best.

    Ed
     
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    I agree with Ed. My CED works very well with rifle and handgun.

    Also does a nice job with shot shells.

    You can download your data to a pc if you want.

    Mike C.
     
  6. philk

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    You might be right Alf, lets say best within reason.
     
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    Most of the Bench Rest guys I see are using the CED.
     
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    philk- Alf was referring to the induction chronographs used by shell/powder manufacturers. The only individual I know of who has one of these is Neil W. They are a non stock item but I believe Ohler will custom build one for around the cost of a K-80.

    Pat Ireland
     
  9. JerryP

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    Speaking of Neil, no chronograph thread is complete without Neil demonizing Pact chronographs.
    I would get the cheap Chrony, they reportedly work and you will possibly shoot it anyway.
     
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    Yeah, well I agree with him. That $450 one I used to have was a Pact. It wouldn't record shots unless the sunshades were casting a shadow directly over the photocells. The range I was using faces west and I was there in the morning, so I would have had to turn the unit across the range and tilt it 45 degrees for that to happen. Pact told me to do what I had to do.

    I did. I got my old $99 chronograph out, which worked fine, and returned the Pact for a refund.

    Ed
     
  11. JerryP

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    Ed, I have a Pact. I think it works, not certain though. I would be surprised if any of them worked with the sun shining directly onto the photocells. That is why they all come with skyscreens. Mine works best in indirect light. You have no doubt seen the picture Neil posted, he has a roof over his.
     
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    I'd buy other-than-PACT.

    Neil
     
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    This thread is now complete.
     
  14. Neil Winston

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    I just couldn't leave you sitting there holding your breath, Jerry. You are welcome. If you think of that as "demonizing" you haven't followed my conversations with zzt.

    Neil
     
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    Competion Electronics Pro Digital.
    BR1
     
  16. AveragEd

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    Jerry, I have a ProChrono and the CED. Neither of them seems to care where the sun is - in fact, I only use the uprights for the skyscreens on the ProChrono so I have a guide as to where to align the barrel and chronograph.

    The CED has numerous advantages over the other chronographs I've had or used and one of the main ones is that it doesn't matter where in the triangular opening of the skyscreen brackets you shoot, the readings stay close to the same. The photocells in the others seem to have a "sweet spot" and they only give consistently accurate readings when the bullet flies through it.

    Ed
     
  17. JerryP

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    Ed, My only experience is with the Pact. the others may have better photocells. I bought the Pact years ago. It had a seperate readout and the Chrony did not.

    Neil ,I'll have to check out the conversations with zzt.
     
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