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Chrono questions
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

F1 here , no probs ..

I know all about "rough logs " ..

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

Bought a Chrony Gamma Master in June - just haven't had much time to use it. Sad
Only complaint so far is the software - won't load onto my PC
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:53 am    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

I have had a Pact model 1 for the better part of twenty years. The only thing I ever did to it was make a battery pack for it after the internal battery failed. It replaced an aging Ohler and proved to be as accurate and less tempermental than the old girl was. Pact customer service was there when I needed them and I have only needed them once. I guess that means more than a good service department.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

Now where have you been for the last few months, Mr. PaulS?? Good to see you are still alive...Welcome back...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

I have been busy Bushmaster. I am the director of a not for profit association that just completed two major events. After clearing the books and getting ready for next year's run We have been told that the national organization that we are working with is going to require all of those involved to go through a GEN (Group Exemption Number) process. That means that I will have to serve as president on that boad and put together all the paperwork that goes with the IRS changes. On top of that I am losing my treasurer - he is moving to Arizona so I have to find a replacement and get him or her elected. All this while putting in a new furnace, complete bathroom gut and remodel. My wife is talking about a kitchen remodel now too.
Thanksgiving and then Christmas with the whole family was wonderful but now that the holidays are over I just needed to get back and vist with my old buddies here.
Hey! I re-wired my garage/shop! I finally wired in a separate box and ran all the legs for the garage from it. I added 12 light fixtures and as many outlets plus finally ran my welder and compressor outlets. I can't use it because it is full of stuff for the bathroom remodel. I need a new 60 gallon compressor but that has been put on hold for now. I have to get that bathroom finished fast - at least to the point where it is usable again.

Other than that I built a C4 tranny for the wife's car in my spare time and got a friend interested in going to the range to do some shooting.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:44 am    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

Haven't been busy have you? Good to hear from anyway...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

Paul...... An old axiom in the volunteer business, "always ask a busy man for help." Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:07 am    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

It works! (asking a busy man or woman)
What would be a good third chronograph you guys?
I have an Oheler and a Pact model 1. I am looking at a third but I don't want the electronics out in front of my muzzle. I haven't shot one yet and I don't want to start now.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

I've only had two:
first was a CHRON TECH (I would not recommend)

second was a Chrony Beta Master (I would highly recommend)

I would also recommend researching all via yahoo, google, etc. prior to making purchase.

Hope it helps
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

If I could ask a dumb question... Why do you need three chronographs? Unless you lost the first two...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

With 2 chronos you can calculate your BC with PointBlank. With 3 you can shoot the one nearest the target and not have to go home yet ...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

Oehler 35P Best damn chrono made IMHO.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

Had a Shooting Chrony Delta Model for years. The multi-jointed skyscreens were prone to crack but you could get more. The multi-jointed rod female holes would wear out but you could fix them with a set of pliers and some patience. What I hated were the times when the damn thing got temperamental and wouldn't read. Got tired of "ERROR" messages and missed readings. The display was also hard to read at 15', had to get up from the bench and walk around trying to see (might be me just getting old Shocked )

So I bought a cheap Competition Electronics ProChrono

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It is simple, does not have jointed skyscreens or legs, has a screen big enough to read from 15' away and hasn't missed a reading in 500 shots. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:43 am    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

Crackshot...Didn't they (Oehler) go out of business? Or stop making them?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: Chrono questions Reply with quote

Yep, they quit makeing them(the 35P) Bushmaster ! Thats realy to bad to. They are darn good chronographs, And the main unit sets on the bench with you so you cant shoot the expensive part. Some parts are still available from them for the 35P though. And they still make the real expensive model.

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