Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by j2crows, Nov 17, 2011.
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Ok. Went to the range this morning. Now my Chrony doesn't want to work. Help!!:banghead:
If that is a ShootingChrony, they will take a shot one (like that one) and charge you for a refurbished one in exchange!
So, you only have to pay half the price to be back in business!
Hey, at least you know it will stop THAT bullet!
Wear old Chronies on a vest for protection! LOL
Yes, that is why I made it a point that you don't go out and "finish it off" with the 12 gauge!
Go to shootingchrony web site and I am positive they have a "buy-back" exchange program for all you lucky people who happen to hit the green box!
From what I saw when I purchased mine about 3 years ago, the price of a shootingchrony f1 was about forty-some dollars!
There, they will take IN TRADE, any chrony, even shot-up ones!
You may have to email or call them for the exchange difference from a shot one to a refurbished one.
That exchangeability is why I'm getting ready to order one of these. With my less than stellar shooting skills I know it's only a matter of time before I put a bullet through one .
That and I like the way they fold up to save space.
My chrony has about 12' of wire that connects the expensive part to the screens for just this reason. If I shoot the computer part of it, I’m probably going to be bleeding.
Weird, my chrony did that the first time I tried to use it.....most likely a manufacturing defect. LOL
For the prices they quote for trade ins, it is cheaper to just buy it from walmart, link below. This way you don't have to spend anything on shipping either.
My Chrony wears armor.
Didn't before, but does now.
The two pieces of channel iron 11" long, one between the sensors and one angled up in front of the device. These will take a glancing shot up to 3,000 ft-lbs of energy without a trace of damage.
This link does not show a picture of mine, but some entertaining stories and one recipe for making Chrony stew after you have bagged one (during the season, of course, out of season, they are too tough to cook).
I would not buy one I had to shoot at.
Any number of other crono options that only put the sky-screen holder out in the bullets path.
The readout box is setting right beside you on the shooting bench so you can read it, reset it, and can't shoot it.
I have had two leap out in front of a bullet to protect the back stop.
I replaced one with Chrony's buy back program and it worked fine.
The second I have not returned as I have two other chronographs on hand to use.
Shooting Chrony, Inc may give trade in credit for these "casualties" but the cost is still more than the replacement cost for a Chronograph that has the "brains" back at the bench.
I don't know what all those companies charge but a Pact Sensor was only $25 for the Club I belong to when one of the members shot the top off.
In the nineties when I shot out my first Chrony, the replacement costs were about a wash between the Chrony and units with the brains at the bench. But, it was the basic Chrony.
I have the top of the line Chrony now but have not had the pleasure of shooting it out yet. I bought a CED M2 to try because it interfaced with a PC. The brains on the bench were a plus.
Doesn't the ShootingChrony model f1 have the bench readout? That is the one I have, I am sure of it, and the little display box sits on the bench with like 20 feet of wire to the box that has the sky-filters.
I also splurged and bought the remote control switch. After figuring out which contacts make the switch work, I was about to make one myself, then decided it was easier to just buy one pre-made. That pushbutton switch allows you to go back and see the history of the shots taken. After a string of five shots, I turn the Chrony off then on again to reset everything back to zero for the next string of shots.
I also bought a red, low-profile toolbox that the entire opened-up chrony fits into along with the rods, switch, control readout, etc. I didn't like the option of folding it closed and opening it every time I want to use it.
I also found out the hard way that the green paint they use would not let me screw the main large box to a camera tripod I have. I had to go back home and re-tap the threads to remove the paint from the threads so it would screw right down to my tripod. 1/4-20 threads seems to be the tap, but don't quote me on that.
I am not sure how much of the electronics are housed in the remote display. The last two Chronys I have purchased have the remote display.
I am not sure if Chrony will sell just the base for the remote display units.
1/4"-20 threads are the standard threads for consumer camera mounts and tripods. Been that standard for decades. Handy to know if you need to make a home made mount from a tripod or a camera.
I called Chrony...The price they quoted was almost a wash for a new one!
Is that a model with a display on the "part you shoot" or a Master model.
You should get a Master model, that way when you shoot it, their replacement is much cheaper than the ones with the display on board.
I guess they changed their policy since I bought mine about five years ago, or so.
I remember the big deal they made in the owner's manual that, should you ever shoot it, send it in and they will send you a like-new refurbished one. I guess they would salvage any parts available off all the shot-up ones they would receive.
With the economy in the tank, it just might be, in order for them to make ends meet, they must charge more. I'm sure this economy has resulted in less people buying new chronographs as that is one of the last things many reloaders purchase, hey, a lot of people might also have friends that already have one they can just borrow for a day!
I believe mine is a Master f1, not just f1, as mine does have the readout box on the range bench. Hard to tell what the OP's was.
I figure that you haven't lived a full life until you have shot at least 1 chrony.
I consider them the same as a vibratory tumbler, they are a disposable item as mostly they cost more to repair than replace unless the sky screnes are remoted.
Yes, just checked the Chrony web site, the trade in deal is not as good as it used to be or at least how I remember it.
The display part is what got shot. There was part of a "board" left.
This may be veering off-topic slightly, but out of curiosity: for those that HAVE shot a crony or two, were you shooting freehand or from a rest?
Most of the manuals say that it should be 10 feet (just over 3 yards) away for handguns, and even being a not so great shot I can't imagine going too far off course from a rest at that distance.
I have blasted two, one free hand (45 ACP) one from a rest (204 Ruger AR-15). In both cases I was rushing to beat some rain.
I jerked the trigger on the M1911 and did not take enough time to insure the sight offset was adequate with the rifle.
With a rifle, sight offset becomes significant at 10 feet when shooting over a chronograph.
Yep I was in a hurry and was shooting offhand.:banghead:
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