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Chronograph- want to buy- recommendations?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Aussie Dan, Feb 3, 2013.

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  1. Aussie Dan

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    Hi guys-

    I'm looking to buy a chronograph for shotgun shells. What brand do you guys recommend?
     
  2. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    You can spend into the thousands of dollars for one or spend $100 for a ProChrono and just deduct 35fps from your readings. I've had some of the "better" ones - Pact, CED - and their photocells are much more sensitive to light. Many times, depending upon the sun's angle, they just wouldn't work or gave obviously incorrect readings.

    Ed
     
  3. Dr.Longshot

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    Cabellas has a good price on Chronos around $125


    Gary Bryant
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  4. g7777777

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    Chrony beta-- has a remote display- very handy when testing shotgun loads in particular

    Better than the most expensive ones

    They have a trade in policy

    They offer inexpensive repairs if that if ever needed

    They are accurate and easy to use

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Have an old Pact chrono/timer combo and never a problem. Periodically check it with factory of known velocity.
     
  6. kenf

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    Oehler 35P is they are still making them.
     
  7. hfrogdogc

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    AveragEd Why do you have to deduct 35FPS when you use a ProChrono? I set it in the shade at the north end of the house. Out of five shells the differance is only 2-3FPS. When I check shells I hand weigh each shell before I put them on the reloader. Henry
     
  8. GrubbyJack

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    Oehler 35P, the one others try to be....Grubby
     
  9. Trap4

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    Oehler 35p, Have had one for years, and can highly recommend it.

    Trap-4
     
  10. AveragEd

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    Henry, that's because "hobby" chronographs like the ProChrono and others in that price range are built for handgun, rifle and archery use where there is one projectile. Shotgun-specific chronographs clock the mass of the pellets while ones like the ProChrono clock the leading pellet, which yields artificially high readings. Shotgun-specific ones are very costly; it's a lot less expensive to just do a little math.

    Ed
     
  11. hfrogdogc

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    THANKS- ED Henry
     
  12. Claymuncher

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    Oehler 35p with the optional lights. With all the money you spend on guns, shooting and reloading the cost is minimal. It is a tool for confidence.

    CM
     
  13. illtrap1

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    Oehler with 3 sky screens gives you print out very accurate.
     
  14. Johnny

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    Ed, I have checked the Ohler website , also sellers and cannot see any mention of the Ohler for sale as using induction sensors.

    a quote touting their diffusers above the skyscreens......."The new diffuser's special blaze orange material provides the highest sensitivity with early and late light."

    Sounds like regular skyscreens. $345 is out of my league.

    No doubt the best but after all, it's shotguns, I would go with the $100 unit..
     
  15. Allen-MX8

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    I agree with others:
    Oehler 35p, Have had one for years, and can highly recommend it.

    Allen
     
  16. YOTESLAYER

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    I have the Chrony Beta with the remote readout, it serves me very well. And very easy to use.
     
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