Been reloading for 4 years now, just got to chronograph my loads for the first time

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  1. Driftertank

    Driftertank Member

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    My Caldwell chrony has been pristine for the better part of a decade now.

    Of course, that may be largely because I pretty much exclusively use it with rifles. When there's a scope involved, I like to level it so can just see the arch of the screen at the top of my field of view. Rods and screens are cheap and easy to replace; electronics, far less so.

    I rarely chrony pistol loads, as the only ones I make myself are bulk training loads, and all that matters is function and point of impact.

    For rifle work, the chrony is indispensable. Trying to reverse-engineer an MV from observed drops at range and advertised BC can be time consuming and frustrating, especially if the advertised BC is...optimistic. And a load that groups well at 100-200yds can go all to pieces at range if you didn't have consistent starting velocities.
     
  2. Mark_Mark
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    thanks! in transition
     
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  3. barnfrog

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    I hope the mods agree. Might have stepped over the line again.
     
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  4. Varminterror

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    My ProChrono Digital is 17yrs old with GSW’s yet. Doesn’t see much use these days since I have a Magnetospeed V3 and a LabRadar. My “back up” unit did take an arrow to the face several years ago when a buddy was using my shop to restring and paper tune his bow, but such was kinda the reason I had a backup unit…

    But I suppose the fact I own 3 chronographs totaling over $1000 in spending probably suggests how valuable I find them.
     
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  5. Mark_Mark
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    NICE! I shot my chrono and the guy next to me laughed! what a jerk!
     
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  6. AJC1

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    You weren't the first and certainly not the last. Look at any range and bullets end up in a lot of places they don't belong. Range usa always has lanes down because people shoot the target wire.
     
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  7. n2omike

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    I've shot TWO of them so far.... LOL
    This being said, will NOT go without one! You don't need anything ultra fancy.

    The first one was a Pro Chrono, and the second one was a Caldwell.
    Both were entry level models. Both worked just fine. The Caldwell can be wired to your phone through a earphone jack, and it will record the shot data. Just have to download their app and enable the program to use the mic/headphone jack. That, and remember to clear/enable the program each shot string.

    Good Luck!
     
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  8. Soonerpesek

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    I didn't think you noticed me...................!!:p
     
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  9. Soonerpesek

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    I have the econo Caldwell also......works just fine for me......
    I do have a suggestion for everyone.........if you see the rods, screens, main box, etc. in your sight picture............DON'T pull the trigger....!......that may help with not shooting the chrono.....:neener:
     
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