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Best inexpensive chronograph?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by skeet_man, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Which of the following would be the best buy:

    BETA CHRONY-$88.60

    PROCHRONO DIGITAL-$92.00

    PROCHRONO Pal-$82.54
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    NVM, found a good deal on the F1, am going to buy that based on some of the recommendations i've found by searching the old threads
     
  3. Capt. Morgan

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    When it comes to chronos, if you intend to get accurate and repeatable results, BEST and INEXPENSIVE must not be used in the same paragraph!

    Morgan
     
  4. maclellan1911

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    Lots of the guys at the riffle range have these,,,,,are they good??
     
  5. TommyTEREX

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    I`ve used the chrony for years, rifle, pistol, and shotgun, no problems, and accurate enough for most users.

    Tom R.
     
  6. Capt. Morgan

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    For rifles, they are passable...not terribly accurate but passable. For shotguns they present a problem. The guys at Chrony indicate that the muzzle of the shotgun needs to be about 7 feet from the chronograph to minimize the chance that the chrono will read the gas pressure pulse instead of the shot. At that range there is a good chance (Oh, you can just bet there is!!) that some pellets will hit parts of the chrono that were not designed to take that kind of abuse. I have 2 "non-functioning" Chronys that I'll let go cheap.

    Morgan
     
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    zzt Well-Known Member

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    If you are worried about shooting your chrono, buy a Millenium chronograph and be done with it.
     
  8. Quack Shot

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    Chrony F1 with a piece of plexiglass in front for a shield. They work well enough and seem to be consistent as well. I have several chronographs, but the F1 usually rides along much of the time. As with anything near the muzzle of a gun, you need to protect it from damage. The best way to do that is to be extra careful when lining up the gun. Some small plexiglass shields have worked to prenevet any damage as well. The shields don't have a mark on them, but there are some powder deposits.
     
  9. g7777777

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    the chrony with the external read unit- think it is a Beta

    I have used most every chronograph and the chrony may be the best and the cheapest

    regards

    Gene
     
  10. Bawana

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    Check Midway and look at the Pact chronograph. They are good ones and just remember something. You get what you pay for.
     
  11. ccw1911

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    I've had good luck with Competition Electronics chronographs over the years. They repaired it for me at minimal cost the couple of three times it got in the way of a bullet because of my not taking the time to set up a good rest. I built a simple shield and take a little more time setting up and eliminated that problem. As far as accuracy goes I've had my ammunition checked for velocity by a twin Oehler system several times and the results have always proved correct.
     
  12. Old Cowboy

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    I have a Pro-Chrono digital and I like it.

    John C. Saubak
     
  13. mercedesman1981

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    THT, have you tried the PACT with a shotgun? Since it uses sky screens, my guess is the results will not be consistent.

    Mike
     
  14. Neil Winston

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    ProChrono, Oehler, Crony all worked for me. Pact didn't. Several trips to the maker didn't help.

    Neil
     
  15. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    ProChrono, Oehler, Crony all worked for me. Pact didn't. Several trips to the maker didn't help.

    Neil
     
  16. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about this new system here, I click once and it posts three times.
     
  17. phirel

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    Neil- I have noticed that the new system always posts your comments twice but it does not do that for anyone else. I think it recognizes you as being twice as smart as the rest of us. Unfortunately, that might not be a compliment.

    Pat Ireland
     
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