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Well, I shot my chronograph

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by 119er, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. jgh4445

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    Lubeck Tech..go to Wally World or Lowes and get some small diameter wood dowels to replace the metal screen rods. You can shoot em all you want and not damage the unit.
     
  2. taliv

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    dude, i've shot my CED chrono so many times...

    heck, i've ordered replacements and have 3 rifle holes in them
     
  3. BullfrogKen

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    I nicked the top of mine with a friend's AR. He wanted to chrony his ammo and I didn't want him to shoot my chrony. So I did it. :)
     
  4. taliv

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    i shot my shooting chrony too
     
  5. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    I'm going to start taking mine out to the range with me to chrono handloads again on the 300wm, 357, and (when I finally find one) a 44 mag, so wish me luck. I have a feeling it's going to catch a 357 or 44 at some point.
     
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    If Boone and Crocket won't recognize the wiley Crony as a trophy species it is up to HighRoaders.
    We ned pics
     
  7. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    Yup, I propose a new board rule! Whenever you SHOOT your Chony, you have to post a pic!

    We need a Chrony Hall Of Shame thread!
     
  8. 119er

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    Here's the proof. Sorry for the phone pics but the real camera is dead. The worst one was actually the front sensor. I guess the bullet tumbled and knocked that elliptical chunk out of the rear sensor slot? Good thing I didn't spring for the Oehler!:eek:
     

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  9. Trent

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    Whoa, that's not gonna buff out.

    I'm trying to wrap my head around how that rear damage happened. ???

    Actually, kind of scratching my head.

    Tumbling would be one idea, like you said, but I'm thinking it just BARELY got grazed. Just enough to import enough force to the plastic to cause it to flex inward, and that "chunk" to give way from the sudden shock and the flexing inward.

    Dunno. Just a guess.
     
  10. Bovice

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    It's rare that a material is perfectly isotropic, meaning that the structure at the atomic level and composition are completely uniform throughout.

    The plastic at the rear with the big hole could have fractured along a void from the mold process in manufacturing. The stress of the bullet impact would be magnified at thin-wall areas nearest the impact, causing the giant hole as the rest of it blew out.
     
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    Look at the TOP sensor.

    Not the bottom one. Both were hit.

    He's questioning what happened to cause the middle of that top one to blow out, since the bullet only skimmed it. (That's supposed to be a rectangle, not a rectangle with a big half-oval blown away)
     
  13. bdgackle

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    I've also shot two now. A third is sitting nervously on my desk.

    One little hint, though: if you shoot it, and it still works -- you did it wrong. You want to put the round directly through the faceplate, so that it travels through the full body of the device and hits both sensors. That produces the most effective stop. This can be achieved with careful aim, or just a good flinch.
     
  14. LubeckTech

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    Here's Mine!!

    Not only does it work I think it works a little better than before!
     
  15. Rangemaster

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    Well, I just did the same to mine today.

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    Only the second time using it, the wind got a hold of it.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
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    Mounted Chrony

    It was such a perfect shot that I had to have it mounted.
     

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  17. PRD1

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    Overkill?

    I destroyed 2 of the 3 skyscreens for my Oehler 35P - with my Merkel .500 Nitro Express.
    I had lined everything up so carefully (I thought) - everything looked right.
    BOOM! Bits of plastic sailed in glittering, graceful arcs. The first skyscreen flopped over to the right - an immediate kill. The second skyscreen took a major hit, but stayed on its feet. The third skyscreen was wounded by fragments, but survived.
    Too much gun? I think not.
    PRD1 - mhb - Mike
     
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    Heck, I managed just about the same feat with a tiny 7.62 x 25 from a CZ pistol. When I called Oehler I ordered a few extra pices of plastic, sides and tops. :)

    Ron
     
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