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Oops. Little chronograph incident today.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Exposure, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. Exposure

    Exposure Member

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    Years, yes years I have been on this forum and you are the first one to get the "Exposure" moniker.

    In fact, I have been on here so long that my interest in photography has waned down to nothing. But I have kept this screen name just because it is what I know. :neener:

    I look at my screen name now and it seems really kind of perverse, when I was at the height of my rabid photography mania it seemed pretty clever.

    Thanks for finally making a crack about it. It only took darn near 7 years for someone to catch on!

    Wow I am getting old.
     
  2. 1SOW

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    Well then consider that it took an old guy to catch it. Old has some -not many- but some benefits.
     
  3. CHALK22

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    I bet not a day, not a day! goes by in this country where some poor innocent chrono is shot for no reason! Poor little things....
     
  4. cfullgraf

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    This thread reminds me of Major Hullahan and her foot locker. It gave it's all to save her!
     
  5. mmitch

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    There are two types, those who have and those who will.
    I am one of the former.

    Mike
     
  6. Hondo 60
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    There's two kinds of chronograph users.
    Them that's shot their chrony and them that's gonna shoot their chrony.

    Happened to me too.

    LOL - looks like the previous poster beat me to it! :D
     
  7. JimKirk

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    You actually missed the target on that shot ... the ready supplied target is in the "o" in Chrony...there is a reason that they put that target there... to shoot at!!

    Similar to what my granddad would say .." I wish I had a dollar for every chrony that has been shot " ....I buy me a Oehler !

    Jimmy K
     
  8. 28lx

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    Box it up send it back with a letter saying it quit working and you dont know why.
     
  9. alfack

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    Since they are bring Airplane back to the big screen, "you need to check your vector, Victor."

    Welcome to the club.
     
  10. Old Scratch

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    Shoot it a few more times and claim self-defense. Sometimes they charge when they're wounded.

    Res45's idea of making body armor for chronys is treading some pretty dangerous ground. Just remember the movies 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Terminator. Never turn your back on anything with a chip in it.
     
  11. josephbw

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    If it will make you feel better, here's a picture of mine. That steel ramp in front of the Chrony is a good idea, however it wouldn't have helped me any. I hit one of the rods for the sky screen, and it deflected down and did it's damage. Mine took a 90 gr 9mm at about 1350 fps.

    Contact Chrony, they will give you options including selling you a new one at a greatly reduced price. Very nice people to deal with, and it is a very common issue for them.


    P1000934.jpg
     
  12. Border Hopper

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    Sorry about your Chrony. As several have said, if it is downrange, eventually everything gets shot.

    I sent my first one to Electronic Heaven about two years ago with a 158 grain slug. Stuff happens.

    I re-read the booklet on my upgraded unit and have been using soda straws for the uprights when they are needed.
     
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    All right since we're fessin' up...

    Mine died when I was puttin a new scope on an AR15A1
    The guts took the round right down the middle.
    Absolutely everything inside was destroyed.

    chrony.jpg
     
  14. FlyinBryan

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    that is the new model that moniters velocity and penetration!!! :)
     
  15. Sapper771

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    Ouch........ it happens.

    I remember when i first got my chrony. The first time i used it, i shot one of the metal shade poles. Now i use bamboo skewers. At $0.99 per 50, i can afford to trim a few.
     
  16. ilove2shoot

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    it is pictures like these that made me decide on getting a CED M2.....now if I ever shoot the brains, I think I'll have bigger problems to worry about.
     
  17. OldmanFCSA

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    Did the same to mine ................. .510 hole clear thru it.

    Note to self - Scope is 2.5 inches above bore ............... Aim HIGH !!!
     
  18. Otto

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    I actually shot mine on purpose and disposed the body in a dumpster.
    I now face charges for intentional chronocide.
     
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