For the chrono killers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jmorris, Jan 23, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. jmorris

    jmorris Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Messages:
    17,327
    Velocity radar http://mylabradar.com/. Some neat features besides the fact that people can't shoot it but not going to be cheap.
     
  2. jerkface11

    jerkface11 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2005
    Messages:
    5,500
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Velocity out to 100 yards. OOH I wonder what it will cost.
     
  3. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    10,404
    Location:
    East TN
    Cool.

    Compared to Chronys and other budget chronographs, I am sure the LabRadar won't be cheap, but if it is priced too high, no one will buy it.
     
  4. grubbylabs

    grubbylabs Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,856
    Location:
    Hansen Idaho
    That's what I wonder about, what it cost?
     
  5. jmorris

    jmorris Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Messages:
    17,327
    I was told somewhere in the $500 range or about $150 more than an Oehler 35.
     
  6. sauer1911

    sauer1911 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Messages:
    615
    Location:
    west coast
    If it is $500,:what: I could buy 4 pro chronys, and still go have a huge lunch!;)

    be safe
     
  7. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    10,404
    Location:
    East TN
    $500 is a little rich but if it has little or no reading problems and considering I have shot out two chronographs, I am still interested.

    That is also $125-$150 or so more than a Magnetospeed.
     
  8. anothernewb

    anothernewb Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,336
    Location:
    West Central MN
    If they advertized the case as bullet resistant - it might be a good selling point....

    Even if you place it behind you - someone will find a way to shoot it
     
  9. KansasSasquatch

    KansasSasquatch Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,969
    Location:
    LV county KS
    And I thought the public range I shoot at could be a little crazy..... I'd hate to shoot at your range if people are BEHIND you shooting.

    Even if it's $500 I might just save up and make it my first chronograph, and hopefully the last I'll ever need/want.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2014
  10. anothernewb

    anothernewb Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,336
    Location:
    West Central MN
    it's not my range - just more of a joking comment that sooner or later, everyone seems to manage to shoot their chrono.
     
  11. Rushthezeppelin

    Rushthezeppelin Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    280
    Location:
    Hutto, TX
    How would this thing work at a public range? I would think it would end up reading everyone's bullets. Do you have to have your own private range for this thing to work or can you confine the radar beam to one shooting lane (and even then we all know how good some people are staying in their lane)?
     
  12. KansasSasquatch

    KansasSasquatch Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,969
    Location:
    LV county KS
    Just judging from the website it appears that you aim it at your intended target, it constantly reads the velocity, and records the velocity at various distances. It just might pick up other people's projectiles, can't tell. I would hope that if the benches at the range are set up far enough apart that it wouldn't pick up other people's rounds. But if it does I'm lucky enough that I could still use the chrono, I have private land I can shoot on, just can't do it too often. But I can definitely see how that could effect some people's decision on whether or not it's worth the money.
     
  13. Weber

    Weber Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    144
    Location:
    Elkton, MD
    I'm getting one, waiting for the email.
     
  14. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    26,093
    Location:
    Northeast PA, USA
    If it costs more than $200 it's too expensive for me. In reality I don't like spending more than $125 for a chrono, it's just not that important to be that exact! (remember me, I'm cheap!)
     
  15. Eb1

    Eb1 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,010
    Location:
    USA
    I like my old green Chrony. Just site in and shoot straight. No worries.
     
  16. ms6852

    ms6852 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,596
    Location:
    TEXAS
    Sounds nice, I am still saving for a magneto since many ranges around here wil not let you set up a chrony, strapping the magneto to my rifle barrel won't be a problem.
     
  17. ole farmerbuck

    ole farmerbuck Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,112
    Location:
    Western Ks
    Weber,what was delivered price?
     
  18. Weber

    Weber Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    144
    Location:
    Elkton, MD
    They haven't released the price yet, I'm waiting to hear back from the, on more details.

    It does work with your iPhone or iPad and can be control and used as a monitor for it.
     
  19. higgite

    higgite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,432
    They told me they expect the price will be $499. Apparently that's not a solid number yet.
     
  20. bob4

    bob4 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    406
    Location:
    SW Florida
    Been thinking about a first chronograph. May wait long enough to hear some reviews from the GP. My guess it'll read moving almost straight away and maybe only a 3 of 5 foot spread at 100yds. Hopefully excluding others bullets.
     
  21. Mike Kerr

    Mike Kerr Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2003
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    Garland, Texas
    I haven't shot my chronograph in almost 15 years although I had a shooting buddy graze and bend one of the screen supports on the replacement about 7 or 8 years ago. My original is still usable but it looks so bad I have not taken it out of the drawer in years. The replacement does not get used as much, as in prior years because they are a pain to fool with at many ranges. Of course some ranges will not let you set up at all.

    So, I think the $400 to $500 anticipated price is not totally crazy. Maybe I can save some coin and try it out in the summer.

    :):)
     
  22. Weber

    Weber Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    144
    Location:
    Elkton, MD
    I thought I posted my response from them, but must not have. Here it is:

     
  23. jmorris

    jmorris Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Messages:
    17,327
    But isn't that still using....never mind...
     
  24. ironworkerwill

    ironworkerwill Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,857
    Location:
    AUabama- WE FEAR NO WEEVIL
    This is an interesting topic for me. I worked on the FireFinder radar when I was in the Army. The FireFinder was a Phase Array radar that tracked artillery in line of sight at several Kilometers. 'Course the enemy(and sometimes the USAF) did shoot at it on occasion.:uhoh: Being in the rear with the gear is dangerous.
     
  25. bob4

    bob4 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    406
    Location:
    SW Florida
    yup yup
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice