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Old June 02, 2017, 20:01   #1
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Managed to shoot my chronometer today...

What an idiot haha. On the plus side I did perfect my m193 clone load with cfe223
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Old June 02, 2017, 20:32   #2
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Old June 02, 2017, 20:34   #3
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I've may or may not have done the same.
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Old June 02, 2017, 20:44   #4
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Hey Brother, most of us have a story about shooting inanimate object.

THAT we weren't suppose to shoot. A buddy plowed a .30 cal furrow across the hood of one of my 4x4's shooting at a Huge Blacktail Buck down low in a canyon, Was a Lesson.

Can your chrono be repaired ??
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Old June 02, 2017, 21:00   #5
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The chrono is a trooper it registered the speed of the round that got it. I didn't take out the sensor just the housing. Reckon it's still serviceable.
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Old June 02, 2017, 21:59   #6
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I bought my first chronograph almost thirty years ago. After a few years it started acting up and putting out off the wall velocity readouts every now and then. One day at my club range I was chronographing some of my 10mm Auto hand loads in the Colt Delta Elite when it went haywire on me. So I said f##k this POS and I executed it with a 180 grain FMJ through the damned thing. Blew most of the guts out of it.

Another shooter watched me do this and just about freaked out. So he packed up and left without saying another word to me.

I bought a better quality chrono and still have it. I don't know why but it seems to me that most shooters who see me using the chrono seem to think that I am just wasting ammo. Who cares what velocity or how consistent the loads are is their attitude. So I gave up trying to explain things to these people.

And so it goes.


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Old June 02, 2017, 22:17   #7
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Harump....I know of a guy who leaned across to shoot out the passenger side window of his vehicle from the drivers seat. He cleared the door, but the mirror decided it was a bit much for it and shattered I did observe the mirror missing and the story came out after a bit of questioning.

If you have a chrony that you have to shoot over to get results, its a matter of when.....not if you will canoe your chrony!
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You cannot shoot a target and over skyscreen chronograph at the same time.

I'd also add, that's what you get for using Tactical Flatulence Eliminator powder.
The manufacturers will stop trying to foist this gimmick shit on us when we refuse to buy it.

Fugking gunpowder supposed to clean your gun for you while you shoot.
I swear you couldn't make this shit up.
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Old June 03, 2017, 09:23   #9
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Fugking gunpowder supposed to clean your gun for you while you shoot.
I swear you couldn't make this shit up.
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Old June 03, 2017, 09:47   #10
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I decided to get a chrono recently and have not owned one before.
LabRadar was the one I chose and it's working great, so far.
One nice thing about it is the ability to actually shoot groups for comparison sake while also gathering velocity data at the same time.
I've been doing a bunch of ladder testing and evaluating my past *pet load* work ups.
If I ever shoot this thing (spendy) I may have to shoot myself!
I had to set the thing for *handgun* velocity range yesterday to track my 220 grain, cast bullet Krag loads which whisk along at a cool 1425 fps.
That's called a poofter load, right?

One of my friends (I have a couple) has not shot his chrono or its screens yet, but plans to someday!
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Old June 03, 2017, 10:10   #11
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"That's called a poofter load, right? "

No, to dyed in the wool Cast Boolit Shooters, it's called an "accuracy load" aka "small game load".

You were shooting groups or game, right?
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Old June 03, 2017, 10:20   #12
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"That's called a poofter load, right? "

No, to dyed in the wool Cast Boolit Shooters, it's called an "accuracy load" aka "small game load".

You were shooting groups or game, right?
I cast for every centerfire pistol, revolver and rifle I own:

Yes, it actually is an accuracy load (~2 moa) for this Krag using my home cast/lubed/gas checked bullets and I was shooting groups.

I think it's a Lyman 311284 bullet.
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Old June 03, 2017, 10:35   #15
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Awesome!!! Unfortunately, I have also done similar foolish things. Fast forward to about 33:00min. This was training for Rockcastle Run-N-Gun:

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Awesome!!! Unfortunately, I have also done similar foolish things.
I never done such foolishness! Well, at least not that was caught on video
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You cannot shoot a target and over skyscreen chronograph at the same time.

I'd also add, that's what you get for using Tactical Flatulence Eliminator powder.
The manufacturers will stop trying to foist this gimmick shit on us when we refuse to buy it.

Fugking gunpowder supposed to clean your gun for you while you shoot.
I swear you couldn't make this shit up.
Say what you will but the stuff meters well gets good velocity and groups fills the entire 5.56 brass so no double charge and does leave the bore spotless. Bit more expensive than some other powders because it takes 27-28 grains to get much speed but we are talking about maybe a penny a round here.
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Awesome!!! Unfortunately, I have also done similar foolish things. Fast forward to about 33:00min. This was training for Rockcastle Run-N-Gun:

That's pretty impressive I feel like you should be breathing a lot harder after running that far
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Old June 03, 2017, 11:39   #19
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Easy to do. I never shot the body of my Pro-crono, but came close.
Now I just decided I would be better off with the chronograph sitting next to the bench rather than in the line of fire. So far it is working out wonderfully.

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I've never hit my chrono but I did set it up backwards once. had to wait until the next cease fire to correct the orientation. Was very happy no one noticed.


artbanks they don't make those Fn rifles in left hand do they?





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There are two types of chronograph owners; those that have shot their chrony, and those who are GOING to shoot their chrony...
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I've never hit my chrono but I did set it up backwards once. had to wait until the next cease fire to correct the orientation. Was very happy no one noticed.


artbanks they don't make those Fn rifles in left hand do they?





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I have no idea. Should be easy to find out though.
Did a little quick search of other forums and I understand that they do not at this time.
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Old June 04, 2017, 22:04   #23
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Just lightly creased a screen on my Bud's chono. Bought him new screens and returned it.
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Old June 06, 2017, 22:47   #24
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Another shooter watched me do this and just about freaked out. So he packed up and left without saying another word to me.
I believe I'da done the same.
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Old June 08, 2017, 10:18   #25
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shot paul's chronograph years ago with a tokarev, and let me tell you, 7.62x25 really does penetrate steel.
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A few years back I got a chrony for Christmas. Had to hurry up and try it out. Yup, killed that bastard dead with a .223. I was really glad chrony took it back on trade, my wife was trying to find someone to mount the damn thing!

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What an idiot haha. On the plus side I did perfect my m193 clone load with cfe223
A chronometer is actually a timepiece certified to be a precision instrument, such as e.g a Breitling watch.
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Years ago........1980's, Chrony used to have a warranty to replace it free, if you shot it up.
It was a gimmick to spur sales.

I have to admit, I got them for one free replacement chrony........hit it with a .375H&H, and yet still do not quite understand how I did it.
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One day at my club range I was chronographing some of my 10mm Auto hand loads in the Colt Delta Elite when it went haywire on me. So I said f##k this POS and I executed it with a 180 grain FMJ through the damned thing. Blew most of the guts out of it.

Another shooter watched me do this and just about freaked out. So he packed up and left without saying another word to me.

I bought a better quality chrono and still have it. I don't know why but it seems to me that most shooters who see me using the chrono seem to think that I am just wasting ammo. Who cares what velocity or how consistent the loads are is their attitude. So I gave up trying to explain things to these people.
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Have done similar and it's odd how people will sometimes take some innocent fun and interpret it into something it's not. Guy probably assumed you were exhibiting a propensity towards unprovoked violence and that's no longer allowed in America. We must even be polite and not stress out children when discipline them, can't vent frustration and put your fist through drywall or cabinet door or any sign that have inability to control your emotions in a constructive manner.

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I'd also add, that's what you get for using Tactical Flatulence Eliminator powder.
The manufacturers will stop trying to foist this gimmick shit on us when we refuse to buy it.

Fugking gunpowder supposed to clean your gun for you while you shoot.
I swear you couldn't make this shit up.
Going through threads I missed and this came up CFE223 became my least favorite rifle powder before got half way through first pound. Thankfully was unable to get a four pound or eight pound keg when first released so purchased two singles and was working up loads with first can when my first and last four pounder arrived. Have been handloading since age 12 which is 42 years now and loading 223/5.56 for AR's since age 15. Past decade have prided myself on learning to fine tune AR 15 gas systems like a fine Swiss watch. Because all my non junk box AR's built are so finely tuned with adjustable gas, same Tubbs Flatwire buffer spring, buffers swapped multiple times from standards to Slash Heavy Buffers till rifle shoots softly as possible, cyclic rate is low as can get it reliably, rifle runs 100% with 100% of loads can often notice powders that act oddly.

CFE223 was extremely odd and while my rifles ran 100% with it and grouped well enough with it something just wasn't right. Could push loads from bottom of chart to max recommended load and had no signs of pressure with fired cases but gas systems just didn't seem to be running smoothly. Cases were ejecting way farther than same weight/velocity loads with other powders leading me to believe it was one of those powders where pressure curve created excessive port pressure before signs of excessive chamber pressures begin to show. Slowed my roll, did some research to find others noticing issues using piston guns of different flavors and calibers. Were complaints about all sorts of port pressure issues leading to bent op rods, chasing brass down into the woods. Worked with it a little more, shot all the rounds had used it in and before had burned half the can just decided I didn't like it due to odd pressure at gas port in both short and long AR's. Traded the unopened pound and the four pound keg to a buddy who said had been trying to find it for months. I "lucked out" and was the first person I knew with it and only load data available was the manufacturers. Thought I would get a jump on the world and be a CFE223 guru with all the pet loads tweaked before anyone else. Instead, it became a "tried it, didn't like it" and moved on down the road with other propellants that I have a track record with along with some newer ones that perform very well. As time has gone by have read of others experiencing high port pressure issues with the stuff and folks that are 100% pleased with it. Even tried it in bolt guns and 7.62×51 before totally gave up on it as just couldn't find anything liked it for enough to warrant keeping it in inventory. But do have half a pound so if decide to execute one of my chronographs know what powder to load for the job. Luckily with my Ohler 35P the sky screens are all you can kill unless decide to pull the backup and shoot it in the brain as it sits on shooting bench next to rifle.
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Ya I've heard similar complaints about cfe223. I've never really tried to tweak a .223 load to perfection I basically just crank out mid power loads. If I can get 1.5-2 moa out of the 6920 that's good enough for me.
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