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need chronograph recommendations

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Ian's Dad, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Ian's Dad

    Ian's Dad Well-Known Member

    Looking for my first chronograph. don't want to spend a gajillion bucks.. want something that works well and is easy to use.

    Not looking for lots of extras on this first one..
  2. zfk55

    zfk55 Well-Known Member

  3. loadedround

    loadedround Well-Known Member

    I've owned a Pact Chronograph for several years now and have been very pleased with it.
  4. nelson133

    nelson133 Well-Known Member

    Chris at http://anarchangel.blogspot.com/ just recently posted a long article comparing the various models and their features. I found it very useful. Just scroll down through the site until you find it.
  5. jfh

    jfh Well-Known Member

    here's a recent thread on the topic

    that is also a bit extended....


    I've owned three brands, the most recent of which is the CED M2. It works very well--and if you want the download feature to your computer for record keeping, it is really the one to consider. IMO.

    Jim H.
  6. Bailey Boat

    Bailey Boat Well-Known Member

    I've had a Pro Chrony Digital for a l o n g time and have no complaints, except when I forget to put a spare battery in the compartment.. :banghead:

    I paid about 129.00 when I bought mine back in the dark ages, I see now they are a little more affordable......

  7. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    Had a Competition Electronics for a couple of decades. Inexpensive, simple and worked well. It finally died. Bought a PACT and a few years later the CED w/IR. The PACT is in the garage somewhere.
  8. SomeSmuck

    SomeSmuck Member

    I've been using a shooting chrony F1 and have been happy with it so far (3-4 sessions). Only 70 at midway at the moment so very soft on the wallet if you aren't trying to go hardcore and don't use it for hundreds of rounds+ each weekend. I use mine to work up loads and put together accurate ballistics tables. Good luck!

  9. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

  10. Rugg_Ed

    Rugg_Ed Well-Known Member

    I'll go with Walkalong
    My 16 yr old PACT still going strong all the bells an jingles working
  11. Strongbad

    Strongbad Well-Known Member

    I've owned both an Oehler 35P and a Shooting Chrony. The Oehlers are pretty much the standard by which all other chronographs are judged. However... they're a giant PITA to set up compared to something like the Shooting Chrony. After comparing the velocities of the two side by side, there was no turning back. Shooting Chrony is where it's at. Plus you can buy the lowest model and upgrade it later all the way up the line to their most expensive model.
  12. Snowbandit

    Snowbandit Well-Known Member

    I've had a Quartz-Loc for (at least) 35 years. You can't get much simpler than that and it works good. It mounts on a camera tripod. Turn it on and shoot 6-8 inches over the top. Velocity holds on the LCD screen for about 10 seconds then resets itself to zero for the next one.
  13. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

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