Recommendations for a Chrony

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  1. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    I would like to start testing the speeds of various ammo. Everything from 177 air rifle, various shotgun loads, and big game centerfires.
    What is a good bang for the buck unit.

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  2. Dave in AZ

    Dave in AZ Senior Refuge Member

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    Chrony F1 with the remote panel. Bought one at Cabelas. Seems pretty accurate, at least loads are repeatable, and I get expected velocities or close.
     
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    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Most of your standard Chronographs usually won't measure every type of projectile you want to fire over them.

    Competition Electronics chrono is made for shooting everything from arrows to large caliber rifles over, extremely accurate I've had one for years.
    http://www.competitionelectronics.com/product/prochrono-digital/
     
  4. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the replies. Hope I do not regret buying either of your recommended models.

    Based on some research, reviews and a great price from Amazon I ordered a
    Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph Premium Kit for $126 shipped.

    I will be posting up some velocities of shotgun ammo and report how well this chrony works.
    I am playing around with accurizing/upgrading a .177 pellet rifle and fps will come in handy in developing accurate, heavier pellets that still stay sub sonic.

    I also plan to test some duck hunting factory loads to compare with factory advertised velocities.
     
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    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    But remember tho , it's the Standard Deviation you're after as the Chrony (we can afford) are more for averaging velocities so groups of 5 shots are good
    and groups of 10 shots are better ! I think my F1 manual says this units capable of reading 0 to 7000 fps......maybe !
     
  6. dla

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    Shooting Chrony Alpha-Master. The design is a bit old, but it is still a good chronograph. Remote display is a must - I wouldn't consider one without it.
     

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