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Chronograph for sale

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

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  1. MichaelK

    MichaelK Member

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

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  2. Ateam-3

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    Ouch! Sorry to see that.
     
  3. lgbloader

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

    LGB
     
  4. psyop

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    You alllllmost missed it
     
  5. Oyeboten

    Oyeboten Member

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

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

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    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.
    Michael
     
  8. Otto

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    I shot mine too...but it wasn't an accident.
     
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    I didn't know it was chrony season
     
  10. qajaq59

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    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

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    Curious

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

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    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

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

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

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

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    I know what happened....

    I bet just before the fatal shot someone hollered,

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

    :neener:

    It'll happen.

    And
    another
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    bites
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    dust.
    :uhoh:

    ST

    :D
     
  18. Mal H

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    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

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

    rc
     
  20. arizona98tj

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

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    Nice, but next time hit it in the COM. You got lucky but next time you may only wound it and it might charge you.
     
  22. qajaq59

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    Oh you guys are too much. Seedtick, I just about fell out of the chair with your little ditty there. lol
    I wonder though? What percentage of us actually shoot the chonos? I'd bet it'is high?
     
  23. fourdollarbill

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    Why only one shot. If you hit it once I would have let er rip.
     
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    This thread should have come up last week, there was another member asking as to what kind of chrono to get. He really needed to see that photo! I wouldn't put anything with brains in front of a gun except a game animal or smart bad guy! I shot mine too, shot it in the eyes! Eyes are cheap brains ain't!

    Jimmy K
     
  25. Daniel1120

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    It only took one shot because it was a 44. Now a 9mm would have taken quite a few more. 10mm and it would have been atomized. :neener:
     
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