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Chronograph

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PaulZ, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    So; my little bi..h son in law said If I bought a Chronograph I would probably shoot a hole in it.
    I think he is disparaging my marksmanship! Got me thinking; anybody ever shot a Chrono?:cool:
     
  2. North Bender

    North Bender King County Member

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    Yep. The first bullet grazed the top of the sensor housing but I thought I had shot over the target. Got it pretty square on the second shot.

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  3. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    Owie! that hurt!
     
  4. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    only an idiot would shoot a crono. yes, I have shot one:bluelaugh:, a friends in fact. Not the actual device but the metal rods that branch out of it.

    funny.....cause I was sooo careful to aim perfectly center - I think the thought of hitting it made me do it. Perhaps not much different from your experience. All it takes is the wrong thought at the right time. time to take it back to the store and ask for a refund.
     
  5. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've been fortunate so far. I've owned mine for about 10 years and haven't shot it. But the first time I took it out my friend shot one of the rods! Didn't hurt anything, but never, ever have been able to find the missing rod. I look every time I'm in the same area...
     
  6. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    Yes. I had a Chrony Alpha Master (the computer part is separate from the sensor unit). I had been shooting handgun, then lever gun, the scoped bolt rifle. That 1-1/2" of scope height was not allowed for and I put a nice 100 grain bullet in to the sensor unit. Fortuantely the computer/input/output unit was not attached and it only cost $35 to get a new sensor unit, complete with sun shield and aluminum rods.
     
  7. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I put a 12 gauge slug through the face of my first chrony. It was pretty spectacular, but I didn't fully appreciate the beauty of the diffusers arcing through the still morning air at the time. Maybe I'll bring it to the BBQ as a conversation piece.
     
  8. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Without going into sob stories here's the deal. If you want your rounds checked with my chrony, I do the shooting. That's only after we prove the gun is sighted in. :thumbup:

    /sob.
     
  10. toolfan

    toolfan North Portland Member

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    I did the exact same thing to my beta master this weekend - where did you get the new sensor unit?
    Looks like they are $70+s&h from the manufacturer.
     
  11. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Mine's an Oehler, so just the skyscreens (no electric brain thingy) out front of the gun. Grazed a skyskreen once: the entire assembly of two skyscreens, spacer rod and photo-tripods folded up like a ruptured cockroach. All okay though, and I have a visual reminder for greater care each time I use it.
     
  12. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I forgot to mention that I now bring clear plastic wrap (the thin stuff for wrapping food) with me and mount it where the chrony will later sit. I sight in on the target that I will be using, shooting through the plastic wrap. Now I can position the chrony below the holes in the plastic wrap, while feeling a lot more confident and just a little clever.

    Has anyone tried the MagnetoSpeed? At $250, it compares well to buying a chrony, shooting it, and buying another, plus it's easier to use.
     
  13. Topper

    Topper Seattle, WA Member

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    i too have shot a chrony, but I was sixteen at the time and haven't made the same mistake in 15 years since... :)

    /It was my brother in laws
    //bullet missed all the circuitry so it still worked... whew!
     
  14. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    I haven't yet . . . I do recommend using a laser boresighter to align everything - helps to get consistent readings too.
     
  15. speedtriple

    speedtriple Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    Been lucky so far. Use a laser bore sight to align it AND I try to always take a quick visual sight down the side of the barrel.
     
  16. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    I've got one on order...I'll post a review once I've used it. There are some decent reviews on SnipersHide - it appears to change the point of impact due to altered harmonics but the ease of use is what I'm going for.
     
  17. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    toolfan asked:



    I got mine from the manufacturer also ... Shooting Chrony. This was about two years ago, however I would think the sensor unit of the Alpha and Beta units would be the same and only the computer/display units would be different. I could be wrong, but that sounds like a lot to me. The F-1 Master was only $75 on sale at midwayusa a couple of years ago. I bought one of those in case I put another bullet in the Alpha sensor unit.