Timer/Chronograph Recommendations


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straightShot
March 14, 2006, 09:35 AM
I did a search on timers, and I couldn't find a recent thread. I'd like to purchase one soon, and possibly also a chronograph.

If you wouldn't mind telling me what you like and don't like about your particular model, I'd appreciate any comments and recommendations that you may have.

Thanks,

straightShot

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45crittergitter
March 14, 2006, 10:10 PM
Under no circumstance would I recommend a model that places the "brain" downrange with the skyscreens. Sooner or later, it will likely get shot. Screens are cheap, computers aren't (don't ask how I know :o ). I use a PACT Model 1 and it works for me. Some models have printers which may suit you better than writing everything down.

straightShot
March 16, 2006, 12:23 PM
I never thought about shooting a chronograph! That would be a big 'ouch' in the wallet.

45crittergitter
March 20, 2006, 02:12 PM
Trust me, it's easier than you think. :o

LHB1
March 20, 2006, 03:05 PM
StraightShot,
I REALLY like my Oehler 35P with three skyscreens, proof channel, and built in printer. It reads the velocity twice for each shot and compares the two readings. If they vary by more than a specified small amount, it flags the shot on printout so you can look at it. It may be out of spec or may be good. The built in printer also saves a lot of trouble. At end of each string, the unit prints out High Vel, Low Vel, Std Dev, Avg Vel, etc. Oh Yes, and the brains are NOT downrange to be shot. The bad news is that you will have to look hard for one as Oehler has discontinued this model. I understand they are going to concentrate on their larger models for professional labs, etc.

Good shooting and be safe.
LB

ps: I hear that Oehler will continue to service 35P's as needed.

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