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Chronograph for sale

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MichaelK, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. MichaelK

    MichaelK Well-Known Member

    Slightly used Delta chronograph for sale. Only one bullet hole. Make offer.

  2. Ateam-3

    Ateam-3 Well-Known Member

    Ouch! Sorry to see that.
  3. lgbloader

    lgbloader Well-Known Member

    Lol.... I hope at least you got to do the honors, my brother shot mine for me.

  4. psyop

    psyop Active Member

    You alllllmost missed it
  5. Oyeboten

    Oyeboten Well-Known Member

    Was that to put it out of it's misery?
  6. bullseye308

    bullseye308 Well-Known Member

    How fast was it going? :evil:
  7. MichaelK

    MichaelK Well-Known Member

    Lyman 245 grain 429421 bullet with 11.0 grains of Blue Dot in Remington 44 special cases fired in a 6" Taurus 44 magnum revolver. Last data I got was 980fps with 10.5 grains. I'm assuming this load was going at about 1050 fps.

    I always wondered how the puzstes out there could put a hole in their equipment. Well, it was a valuable learning experience.
  8. Otto

    Otto Well-Known Member

    I shot mine too...but it wasn't an accident.
  9. 1moa@500

    1moa@500 Well-Known Member

    I didn't know it was chrony season
  10. qajaq59

    qajaq59 Well-Known Member

    They really should come that way from the factory. It would save all of us the time we spend trying to shoot them. :neener:
  11. mefitz

    mefitz Well-Known Member


    I'm curious, how far away do you set a chronograph if you're shooting a pistol?
  12. Duce1

    Duce1 Well-Known Member

    WOW ! none of you guys have any repair skills ?

    Have you guys ever heard of Duct tape ?
    It can fix anything just a little strip here and a little strip there and WaLa !

    It is fixed and ready to be shot again !
  13. Otto

    Otto Well-Known Member

  14. editingfx

    editingfx Well-Known Member

    They're more dangerous when they're wounded.....
  15. qajaq59

    qajaq59 Well-Known Member

    Yup, they are....But at least they don't have tusks.
  16. ranger335v

    ranger335v Well-Known Member

    That clearly shows why I didn't buy a chronograph that puts anything in danger's path but the screens.
  17. Seedtick

    Seedtick Well-Known Member

    I know what happened....

    I bet just before the fatal shot someone hollered,

    "Shoot low Jethro, they're rid'n Shetlands!"


    It'll happen.



  18. Mal H

    Mal H Administrator

    But he wasn't shooting a pistol, he was shooting a chronograph!

    (Sorry - couldn't resist. ;) )

    The general rule of thumb is to shoot over your chronograph at a minimum of around 5 to 7 feet for the average handgun, more if it is a magnum such as a .44 Mag, .454 Cas, etc. For a rifle, the chrono should be a minimum of 10 feet from the muzzle. The problem with shooting too close to the chrono is that the hypersonic gases can start the timer and the bullet will usually stop it as it passes the second screen. You will then get abnormally low velocity readings. If the gases both start and stop the timer, then you will get abnormally high readings. If you get strange readings, you are probably too close.
  19. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I'm thinking a 3/8" steel deflecter plate leaned up on the front of the crony might have saved it.

  20. arizona98tj

    arizona98tj Well-Known Member

    I know what you meant but the way your wrote it, a non-chrono person reading that may get the wrong idea. :D

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