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Hi guys-

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

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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.

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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

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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
 

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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.

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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.

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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..
 
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