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good chrono to get?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SkaerE, May 31, 2003.

  1. SkaerE

    SkaerE Member

    Feb 6, 2003
    i want a decent one, for working up good loads in my rifles/handguns.

    i know nothing about them.

  2. HankB

    HankB Senior Member

    Mar 29, 2003
    Central Texas
    Oehler Research makes the best chronographs. Their 35P includes a printer and statistical functions, and - unlike some of the cheapies on the market - is more resistant to false readings from muzzle blast.

    Oehler's "Personal Ballistics Laboratory" has more features than you can shake a stick at, and a price to match. :eek:

    If for some reason I decided not to go the Oehler route, I'd give Pact a hard look.
  3. ms1200

    ms1200 New Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    i've had an oehler 35p for many years and have been very pleased with it.

    whatever you do don't get one that has the brains under the
    screens all in one unit
    Last edited: May 31, 2003
  4. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Jan 3, 2003
    South PA, and a bit West of center!
    ''Decent''?? .... well that depends on several things maybe. The Oehler mentioned is good I believe but budget factors come in too.

    To be honest ... for about $60 .. i think ... forget now .. the Chrony is IMO great value ..... if basic. It has done all I want of it.

    I would add tho the two things I do that help keep it in one piece!

    1] A dowel trimmed to fit gun muzzle - of about 3 foot long ... is useful for setting up to ensure bullet path is as wanted. Or even bore sight direct if bolt gun.

    2] Almost following on from #1 ... whilst sure that bullet path is safe .... lay sights on something downrange and then when shooting from pre-determined rest position ... aquire that exact target .... no probs.
  5. DougB

    DougB Member

    Jan 5, 2003
    I have a "Shooting Chrony" that I like well enough. It's my second one (the first has been shot up pretty badly by paintball players who don't quite understand how they work - or are very bad shots). One strong recommendation is to get the version with a remote display/control unit. Otherwise you'll find youself at the range trying to read it from your shooting bench using binoculars or a scope (assuming its a public range, and you can't just step closer to read it). Remember, you have to place it a few feet forward of the muzzle, and it has to be in the sun. Also, if you need to reset it, you'll have to wait for a cease fire. The remote display/control unit doesn't cost much more and is well worth it if you plan to use it at a range with other shooters. It connects to the main unit via a telephone wire.

  6. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Find one that has a good replacement warranty...

    Because there's two kinds of chronograph owners:

    1. Those who have shot theirs.

    2. Those who will.


    (glad I have a Chrony)

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