Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Klaatu Barada Nikto, May 4, 2021.
Anybody have any thoughts on this gizmo?
There are also some previous threads on this forum for even more feed back.
If you are a heavy shooter and can take advantage of this then by all means this is the way!
I was told explicitly to make sure the rounds are leaving the muzzle cleanly to avoid issues with my can. But I figure if it isn't key holing at 50 yards then it's a clean round.
Also I'd like to work up some 230g 45 Auto subs.
BTW, if anyone is interested my entire approval duration was one day short of 9 months.
get the arkcomachine base for it...it stays attached in the bag
so much nicer than the other bases.
While it works great and is accurate, it is not without flaws. The main complaints from users seems to be the aiming of the unit, missed triggers, and short battery life.
The short battery life issue can be easily solved with a cheap battery pack.
Most people resolve the aiming issue with aiming aids. As simple as a cut to size drinking straw taped to the aiming notch is enough to resolve.
The sound based trigger is probably the most frustrating issue (if yours ever act up). The sound trigger also requires you to place the unit properly based on the type of firearm used (with and without brake, with silencer, 22LR, air gun, etc.) For centerfire rifles, solution is to get an external recoil trigger (or make one yourself)
I have been using my home made recoil triggerfor the past few times for load workup. I can setup the labradar at a single location and not have to worry about shooting rifles with or without brake or different barrel lengths. It has made a good product simple and enjoyable to use.
I highly recommend the labradar and a recoil trigger.
it’s hard to shoot it!
Expensive ... BUT ... I would probably buy one in a heartbeat (once I found a great sale ) if I felt that I really had a need. So far, my old CHRONY, as ancient and software-maladroit as it is, does what I need.
Yeah my Caldwell has a hairline part now that it didn't come with.
I have the apple app, but it’s antiquated with several bugs and it does drop the Bluetooth connection frequently. They say they’ll update but I’m not sure what’s holding them up, it’s been years. It does work, but use an SD card so you can get your data to a desktop, if that’s your game. Get a battery pack, and I’d recommend a 90 degree USB micro connection for the power input.
I bought mine “on sale” when they drop the price 50$ around Black Friday I think it was. Good luck.
Great reply, thanks!
I told my wife I wanted one for my birthday, she looked at the price and then back at me with a look that said I had a turd growing out of my forehead. So maybe Black Friday it'll have to be.
The chronograph I use the most happens to be the cheapest one I own but I don’t mind an inexpensive but reliable chronograph riding around in the truck everywhere I go, while the more expensive stuff stays safe, put up at home.
ever release a hardened model or one with a longer warranty, I would definitely upgrade to that one.
If anyone wants it, I will let it go fairly cheap.
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