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GeorgeH
January 19, 2003, 01:15 PM
I am a regular poster on the NAA message board. One of the other regulars, cjishere2, actively posts info from his chronograph. That motivated another poster to purchase one as well.

Well, I have never owned one, but yesterday I ordered a Chrony, Gamma Master Chrony with printer and light source for indoor use. The cost was under $200.

So what I would like to know is how may of you one a chronograph? What kind? Do you use it often? Do you find the data helpful?

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yzguy
January 19, 2003, 04:06 PM
I have got an F1 chrony, don't have the bells and whistles you got but only paid a little over $50 for it...

I have not gotten a chance to use it yet (I haven't found a place to use it, as I can't just go out back and shoot here :( ). But I got it to attempt doing some of my own testing like:
http://www.goldenloki.com/ammo/gel/9mm/gel9.htm

Gewehr98
January 19, 2003, 04:31 PM
are the ones that have a manufacturer's discount replacement policy.

Why?

There are two kinds of chronograph owners. Those who have accidentally shot their chronographs. And those who will. :cool:

GeorgeH
January 19, 2003, 05:37 PM
Hi yzguy and Gewehr98:

I was planning to spend about $85 for a chronograph. But when I looked at the options that were available, it just made sense to double the amount and get everything in one package. As to shooting the chronograph, Chrony suggest replacing their metal rods with wooden dowels. So yes, I'm concerned.

yzguy
January 19, 2003, 10:38 PM
If I remember correctly the wooden dowel suggestion was for shot guns, where the spread was more likely to hit a rod which could damage something else...

mbott
January 19, 2003, 10:54 PM
I picked up a Master Beta late last fall from Midway. I'm looking forward to getting a lot of use next spring.

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Mike

RON in PA
January 20, 2003, 01:37 AM
I currently have a Chrony Master Beta and find it a useful tool in reloading. What happens in a particular chronographed gun-ammo combination is often quite different than what the loading manuals suggest.

My first Chrony(the first basic model) was sent to chronograph heaven by a dropped shot. Walt Rauch was standing next to me and welcomed me to the club.

stans
January 20, 2003, 07:24 AM
I have had a Chrony F1 for many years, no problems, just keep a fresh battery in it.

Stealther
January 20, 2003, 06:16 PM
lol, Master Beta... ;)

bowhnter
January 20, 2003, 06:34 PM
I bought the CED Millenium. I couldn't be happier with it. The brains are on my table so *IF* I blast it I only have to replace a couple plastic parts or possibly a sensor. It has helped with reloading in more ways than I can count. The screen print is large enough that I can put the unit downrange and shoot through it, and read velocity through my scope.:D

Bottom Gun
January 20, 2003, 07:52 PM
I have a Chrony Master Alpha because I couldn't say Master Beta with a straight face.

One good thing about the remote display is when you shoot the sensor, you only have to replace half the unit.
I made a one shot stop on mine last year. It's now on display in my local gun shop as an example of what not to do.

GeorgeH
January 20, 2003, 11:28 PM
Hi Bottom Gun:

I never thought how Master Bata would sound if spoken.

mparris71
January 27, 2003, 11:25 PM
I've been wanting at Chrono's for a while. How do you guys set yours up when shooting.. do they come with some type of tripod? Or do you have to rig up a table for them?
Thanks
Mark

bowhnter
January 28, 2003, 07:27 AM
I bought a camera tripod for $8 at a garage sale. Works great.

STEVE M
February 2, 2003, 09:14 AM
Another vote for the CED. Have had mine for about 4 years now.

Saves a lot of math when I get home (wich it did muzzle energy

though). Saves having to do a lot of writing at the range. Had a

basic Crony before the CED. It worked well, but was harder to

use. It's dead now; who says a 9 doesn't have stopping

power:evil:

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