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Chronograph?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by pslyke, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. pslyke

    pslyke Portland Active Member

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    Hey guys- I just got a new hornady 17 hornet built on a ruger action and want to chronograph the factory ammo (20" barrel) this weekend at tri-county. anyone gonna be there or have one I can borrow??

    very excited about this new round and want to see the velocity on a shorter barrel.
     
  2. North Bender

    North Bender King County Member

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    A new chronograph can cost less then $100 and is a benefit for life.
     
  3. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I've had no trouble from the remanufactured one I bought from Chrony. I think it was less than $80. Comes in handy every now and then. I'm not in your area, or I'd let you use it at my range. BTW, if you do borrow one, there is a really important thing you should know, something many chronograph owners have learned the hard way: DON'T SHOOT THE CHRONY. :D Sounds silly, but ask around.
     
  4. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    That's no joke. Mine have been shot and totalled by friends, 3 different times. Twice by the same friend who just happens to be a Swat Sniper. He then bought his own and has shot it a couple times.
     
  5. nubus

    nubus Guest

    My friend did the same thing while I was watching...
    I had just said "Whatever you do don't shoot my chronograph."
    Very useful tool to have around, and under $100 too!
     
  6. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I have this new thing where I put a piece of cellophane up instead of the chrony, then shoot at the target. Chrony is then placed well below the holes in the cellophane. If that doesn't work you could always start taking a $100 deposit. "No cash on you? Which gun do you want to put up as collateral?" :devil:
     
  7. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    You should see what a 12 gauge slug will do to one.
     
  8. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm. The lost technology of screens seperate from the brain box. Kinda like seatbelts on the Enterprise.

    Sure like my Oehler. (Yes, it has a small .25 caliber groove in one of the skyscreens, but what a relief that the brain box was right next to me rather than downrange.)
     
  9. Lindy

    Lindy Central Ca. Member

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    My Son in law shot the metal supports for the sky screens and of course that ruined my crony, I now use wood dowls that I picked up at a hardware store to support the sky screens, no more prob's, they break easley and wont shock the crony. Now if I can just keep My SIL away !!!

    Good Shooting

    Lindy
     
  10. pslyke

    pslyke Portland Active Member

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    love the reply guys lol. I will end up buying one but was hoping for a quick shoot through one to test my new hornet ammo. I would clearly pay to replace one if I had shot one that I had borrowed/used :thumbup:

    anybody have one they want to trade for my single shot 20gauge posted here? :cool:
     
  11. North Bender

    North Bender King County Member

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    Hornet, did the man say hornet? That's my passion lately. LilGun, VMax, and a chronograph - same relative cost!
     
  12. pslyke

    pslyke Portland Active Member

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    its a new Hornady .17 Hornet!! working on a write up for it now....love the gun and the cartridge!
     
  13. GreginWA

    GreginWA Enumclaw, WA Member

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    Wow, didnt know there was such a thing....Thought you meant 17hmr at first, then I googled :p
     
  14. pslyke

    pslyke Portland Active Member

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    if you like your hmr...you will love the 17 hornet. I am loving this round.
     
  15. GreginWA

    GreginWA Enumclaw, WA Member

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    $10 for 50 rounds(hmr), or $20 for 25 rounds(hornet) :p

    I am to poor to play caliber games ;)

    Looks like a cool setup though! Savage lists one on their website that looks pretty nice!
     
  16. North Bender

    North Bender King County Member

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    Can you load a 17? If not there's no attraction - I like the 22 Hornet I can try and coax along.
     
  17. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can: Developing 22 Hornet Loads