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Well, I shot my chronograph

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by 119er, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Bovice

    Bovice Well-Known Member

    I shot mine once, I was working up loads in 357 SIG with plated bullets. One tumbled and hit one of the little poles holding up the screens. The chronograph still works fine, but one pole has a curious bend in it.
  2. klausman

    klausman Well-Known Member

    Yup, I killed a Crony a couple of years ago while trying to learn to shoot a .44. The flinched shot went right through the O in Crony on the face plate. I got a new sensor piece from the company. I have been thinking of having it mounted. :rolleyes:

    Now I always use the guide rods to provide a visual of the pass through area, and to help align the sensors to the path. The diffusers are only for sunny days. Oh Boy My Favorite!
  3. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    I do the same thing.

    I haven't used my chrony in awhile though, I lost the little piece that came with my taller tripod that lets me mount the chrony. Then I found it, and lost it AGAIN. I *know* I put it "somewhere safe" that I "wouldn't forget about" but ... yeah.

    You all know how THAT goes.
  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    I nicked the top of my Chrony once. It taught me to check before I shoot. The guide rods are a good idea.
  5. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member

    I managed to take out a sky screen support once, fortunately an inexpensive lesson. You aren't the first and won't be the last shooter to shoot his chronograph. :)

    Had a friend once who managed to discharge a .380 into his brand new Dillon scale. I told him, send it to Dillon and he didn't want to because he was embarrassed. Told him to give it to me in that case as I don't embarrass easy. He sent it in and got a brand new scale, who cares if the guys at Dillon had a good laugh.

  6. jgh4445

    jgh4445 Well-Known Member

    Lubeck Tech..go to Wally World or Lowes and get some small diameter wood dowels to replace the metal screen rods. You can shoot em all you want and not damage the unit.
  7. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    dude, i've shot my CED chrono so many times...

    heck, i've ordered replacements and have 3 rifle holes in them
  8. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

    I nicked the top of mine with a friend's AR. He wanted to chrony his ammo and I didn't want him to shoot my chrony. So I did it. :)
  9. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    i shot my shooting chrony too
  10. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    I'm going to start taking mine out to the range with me to chrono handloads again on the 300wm, 357, and (when I finally find one) a 44 mag, so wish me luck. I have a feeling it's going to catch a 357 or 44 at some point.
  11. splattergun

    splattergun Well-Known Member

    If Boone and Crocket won't recognize the wiley Crony as a trophy species it is up to HighRoaders.
    We ned pics
  12. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Yup, I propose a new board rule! Whenever you SHOOT your Chony, you have to post a pic!

    We need a Chrony Hall Of Shame thread!
  13. 119er

    119er Well-Known Member

    Here's the proof. Sorry for the phone pics but the real camera is dead. The worst one was actually the front sensor. I guess the bullet tumbled and knocked that elliptical chunk out of the rear sensor slot? Good thing I didn't spring for the Oehler!:eek:

    Attached Files:

  14. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Whoa, that's not gonna buff out.

    I'm trying to wrap my head around how that rear damage happened. ???

    Actually, kind of scratching my head.

    Tumbling would be one idea, like you said, but I'm thinking it just BARELY got grazed. Just enough to import enough force to the plastic to cause it to flex inward, and that "chunk" to give way from the sudden shock and the flexing inward.

    Dunno. Just a guess.
  15. Bovice

    Bovice Well-Known Member

    It's rare that a material is perfectly isotropic, meaning that the structure at the atomic level and composition are completely uniform throughout.

    The plastic at the rear with the big hole could have fractured along a void from the mold process in manufacturing. The stress of the bullet impact would be magnified at thin-wall areas nearest the impact, causing the giant hole as the rest of it blew out.
  16. dirtengineer

    dirtengineer Well-Known Member

  17. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Look at the TOP sensor.

    Not the bottom one. Both were hit.

    He's questioning what happened to cause the middle of that top one to blow out, since the bullet only skimmed it. (That's supposed to be a rectangle, not a rectangle with a big half-oval blown away)
  18. bdgackle

    bdgackle Well-Known Member

    I've also shot two now. A third is sitting nervously on my desk.

    One little hint, though: if you shoot it, and it still works -- you did it wrong. You want to put the round directly through the faceplate, so that it travels through the full body of the device and hits both sensors. That produces the most effective stop. This can be achieved with careful aim, or just a good flinch.
  19. LubeckTech

    LubeckTech Well-Known Member


    Here's Mine!!

    Not only does it work I think it works a little better than before!
  20. Rangemaster

    Rangemaster Well-Known Member

    Well, I just did the same to mine today.


    Only the second time using it, the wind got a hold of it.

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