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Chronograph Suggestions for Indoor Range

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by GunMac, Dec 22, 2006.

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  1. GunMac

    GunMac Member

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    I recently purchased a Pact chronograph with infra red sensors for use in a indoor range. I have had little to no success in getting any kind of measurements from the unit.

    I had even shut off the lights above the chronograph and it measured 2 out of every 5 shots in the string.

    Is there anything available which can work in an indoor range? I thought the Pact unit would be fine but now have second thoughts.

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  2. HSMITH

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    Try putting the white side of an IPSC target or a chunk of white cardboard on top of the screens. Give the unit the best chance of seeing the bullet against the white background.

    It helps with my standard Pact screens when lighting is bad.....
     
  3. ReloaderFred

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    In the PACT instructions it says, "Dont suffer in silence". Call PACT and I'm sure they can tell you what you need to know to make it work. They use their chronographs indoors, so they've worked it out.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  4. GunMac

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    Fred -

    I have sent it back to Pact for evaluation so maybe they will come up with something.

    HSMITH -

    The top of the screens have a reflector tape. Are you saying to remove that and use the white cardboard?

    Tom
     
  5. HSMITH

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    Tom, no, just put a good sized piece of white cardboard on top. It helps 'even out' the lighting conditions in the screens.
     
  6. jmorris

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    A few years ago I was helping my brother in law with a science project, and it was too late to use the chronograph when we finished as the sun had gone down. The chronograph was a Shooting Chrony, I took a sheet of (white)thin cardboard and wraped it in in a loop, set the chronograph down where the two ends met and placed a 90deg Makita flashlight beside the chrono pointed up. It worked better that night than under some daytime conditions I have encountered.
     
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