View Full Version : What chrono to buy? Explain-
June 14, 2001, 01:22
What kind of Chronograph should I buy, what features should I get. I'd rather go lower price than higher, but I want to get what I need. Printer, etc, any advice appreciated. thanks :confused:
[ August 10, 2001: Message edited by: EMDII ]
June 14, 2001, 13:11
The cheapest are Chrony's. They have a few models all priced under $100. The cheapest is about $75 from Midway. Features I would look for are:
Wide skyscreens for you to shoot through. This minimizes the chances of having to return the chronograph for user induced repairs.
Memory shot strings. This lets you shoot a whole string of shots without having to stop and record each round. An advanced feature is statistical analysis of your shot string (mean, median, standard deviation, etc.).
Remote control box. This means the display is connected by a long cable to the skyscreens. The display is right by you where you can see it. It also helps keep you from shooting it.
PS All of the above are not necessarily in the basic Chrony unit.
June 14, 2001, 20:15
It depends on what you want to accomplish. I bought my chrony F1 for $67. It gives velocity on the screen for each shot, that's about it and fine for what I want to do - shoot five shot strings and record velocities in my notebook. If you want to be able to go back and look at past shots, you need one of the more expensive features. If you want the Chrony to do your math for you, you need another more expensive feature. If you want a remote readout, so you don't have to strain your eyes to see the velocity, more money. Same for printer. If you want to measure chamber pressures, you get the Oehler ballistc lab, $$$$$$$$$. My .02
June 14, 2001, 22:11
I'm a buddybear on this one and agree with Wadman.My shooting chrony has been verified and bonified by major IPSC matches!
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