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Chronograph

Thread in 'Reloading' started by jeep78, Dec 2, 2016.

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    I have been reloading since the early 80s, and have wanted to get a chrono for some time. Got one a few weeks ago.

    Why did I wait so long?

    It is 2nd in importance only to a press for a reloader, IMHO.

    I got one of the ProChrono units from Amazon on a scratch and dent deal. 85 bucks delivered. This thing far exceeds my expectations. Easy to use, and works fine even without the sky screens.

    I found most of my loads did what the manuals said they would, but one needs to be toned down a bit. For loading bullets with no exact match in the load tables, the chrono is invaluable.

    Plus, I have data I can count on for my ballistics tables for my scope and various bullets.
     
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    I bought an Oehler yrs ago- definitely an important piece of equip for me. Now all of your buddies will want to borrow it.
     
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    Thanks. I'm a new reloader and a chrono is on my list.
     
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    I learned from reading, the number one failure mode for these things is a low shot through the front. Mine sits behind several bricks when in use.
     
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    My buddy from NC put a .270 round right thru the center of his. There was about 7 or 8 of us shooting that day. We all laughed & laughed...except my buddy from NC.

    I set mine up too close on day & fired my 300 RUM thru it- blew the wings up in the air but didn't hurt the unit. Really scared me.

    In short, be careful like you mentioned.
     
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    Waiting on my magnetospeed to get here. if you have your own land to shoot, Labradar is where it's at.
     
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    2 very interesting, but different technologies in measuring projectile speed.
     
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    IMO a chrono is a reloading necessity.... I love my Beta Master for the price and compact size.
     
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