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The chronograph protection program

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Benchrest, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Not that I, benchrest, could possibly ever be responsible for the early demise of a chrono - Simply unfathomable! Even my forum handle reeks of precision, accuracy...

    Ok, it must reek of something else, because I've shot two in the past year...

    Step 1: Secure Digital Link to ProChrono.

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    Small Bluetooth device that plugs into the chrono's data port

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    Step 2: Replace metal screen rods with wooden dowels.

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    Perfect fit, 63 cents each at HD. I bought plenty of extras :D

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    Step 3: Load free software on tablet. The functionality is actually pretty cool - Name strings, keep notes, export in CSV format, etc...

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    Step 4: Buy some bricks :D

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    I'll build a plywood box for the bricks and make the front about 4 1/2" thick.

    Pistol only of course - I'll test it, but imagine it'll suffice for (up to) hot 10mm.

    Step 5: Learn to shoot accurately :)
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I give it three months before it's smithereened. lol
     
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  3. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    You aren't normally known for such optimism.


    :D
     
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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Man, I can see myself doing the same dang thing.. time and time again.
    I like your style though.. what's that little electronic doodad attached to the chrony.. a locator/proximity device?
    Ah, I googled it. neat
     
  5. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    In order to protect the chrono I have to block the screen - not gonna get up to look at every result :D

    The black box connects to the data port and transmits via bluetooth to the tablet - The tablet function can be as simple as a remote display, or more complex, tracking strings with relevant load data, calculating FTlbs, ES, SD, and exporting it all to a spreadsheet.

    Another tool in my quest to reinvent the wheel :)
     
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  6. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Deer mister of precision
    Nice sticks n bricks! Nice save!
     
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  7. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Thought about AR500 steel, then thought the proximity...

    Bricks in a box, bit safer me thinks.
     
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  8. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    We'll see ;)
     
  9. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    gave mine a little part in its hair

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  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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  11. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    My last one pretty much got it right between the eyes :D

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  12. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    What little I've read has been positive - very accurate units. Of course they're only applicable to rifles.

    I shall hold out for a Labradar, and it will be positioned besides me, and i will not shoot it :D
     
  13. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I had one get knocked over in the wind, and another get rained on, but I've never shot one, YET....
    Knock on wood.....:)
     
  14. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I've used a Chrony since they first came out. Replaced the cardboard guides several times, but haven't shot it. Still works fine. Shoot, write down the velocity, shoot, write again. No memory.

    Last year I bought a CED Millennium 2
    It has memory for 1000+ shots, the brain sits safely on the bench. Kill a bullet sensor, replace it. It averages, reports spread, comes with a bunch of software I've yet to try.:D
     
  15. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    As I take the minutiae of this hobby to the absurd... I'm looking forward to utilizing the included software to it's fullest.

    Start a string, enter the details, and enjoy shooting - print a spreadsheet when I get home and pour over the numbers whenever.
     
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  16. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I'll show you delete! lol
     
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  17. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    The Parker was experiencing rear sight 'issues' :D
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Ah, the epic Parker.