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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2021, 01:42:19 PM »

About a year and a half or so ago, Amazon had the more complete package for $89.00 (a great deal at the time), so I bought that one as an upgrade, and gave my basic model to my son.

That one is now $127.49 as of this posting - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HTN5290/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I scored this back when they were on sale.
With the tripod and the LED lights it was an awesome deal.
outdoors th e tripod adjusts for uneven terrain and the shades help in the sun to get consistent readings.
If you are shooting indoors under florescent lights the LEDs are a must to avoid errors.
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2021, 11:47:35 PM »
For the ProChrono Digital....
You don't need to buy the one with onboard Bluetooth.... this is what is on mine..... works great.
http://www.competitionelectronics.com/product/bluetooth-adapter/


Edit:.... I know see the adaptor is discontinued.... sorry for the mis info.
Yep. Discontinued when they built it into the chrony. The new version with built in bluetooth shows up on Dvor every now and then for like $109. Not one bit a bad deal considering back then the chrony was $100 and  the bluetooth add-on was something like $65 extra. I have one myself but never bought the light kit since I never shoot indoors.
I use the smartphone app for mine and email myself the shot files after every string. By the time I put everything away, they're all waiting in my inbox to download :)
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2021, 06:58:13 PM »
Folks thank you for all the help and education. I began studying based on replies here and found this and ordered it:
Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph
$84.99 from Amazon with my free shipping and returns.
 This one received very good reviews and several users stated specifically that it worked very well and reliably with air guns from .177 up to .45, as well as with a broad spectrum of powder burners. My nephew I think has a camera tripod I have asked to buy or borrow. keeping my fingers crossed.
Thank you all again. It shall be wonderful to have the tool needed to help assess performance of the different weight pellets I shall be trying with my springers, and understanding the relationship between pumps, velocities and pellet weights on my pumpers. Heck. Looking forward to knowing the velocity of BB's out of my Red Ryder for that matter! And I craft slingshots so there's another thing I can check out. Hey. Just how fast can i spit????
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2021, 09:53:40 PM »
Outstanding, Don! Hope you enjoy it.
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2021, 11:48:49 PM »
Thank you so much. I'm sure it will be great to be able to compare pellet weight performance. Along with perform some diagnostics on my guns. Don
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2021, 12:38:55 AM »
F1. Cheap, cheap to replace if you shoot it, easy to use, easy to carry around. I can get the numbers from Pyramyd or AoA's computer. I never use a light or those white things over it. I just wait for clear weather.

You need one. If not it's like being at a football game without a program. You don't know who to cuss.
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2021, 01:12:29 AM »
That's the same one I have Don. I works great and never had a problem with it, I think you'll like it.
Also, I got a real nice tripod for mine at Goodwill for $3.
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2021, 02:44:01 AM »
Tater thanks for the good words! I'm excited. But I admit that a simple mind such as mine is easily amused! My wife put me in a round room and told me to sit in a corner and I was confused all day. Don
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2021, 02:46:31 AM »
Tater thanks for the good words! I'm excited. But I admit that a simple mind such as mine is easily amused! Don

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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2021, 02:49:27 AM »
I did see tongue-in-cheek references to chronographs curiously "exploding' when being shot through LOL. Don
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2021, 09:16:23 PM »
Competition Electronics’ Pro Chrono- American made, blue tooth works well. Results coincide with my Oehler 35P, something the Chinese made Caldwell didn’t.
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2021, 01:25:39 PM »
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
HW95L .22 (stock) FPS Pellet testing. 
Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph & iPad APP

Created: 03/21/21 11:08 AM
Description: 10 shot test for H&N FTT 14.66 gr Notes 1: 25 yard target
Notes 2: Distance to Chrono(FT): 5.00
Ballistic Coefficient: 0.021
Bullet Weight(gr): 14.66
Temp: 51 °F cloudy day
BP: 1030.00 in Hg
Altitude: 495 feet, Cary, NC 27511

Shot #      FPS        FT-LBS         PF
10          679         15.01      9.95   
9           694         15.68      10.17 
8         692         15.59       10.14 
7           691         15.55       10.13 
6          688         15.41       10.09 
5           695         15.73       10.19 
4           681         15.10        9.98   
3          687         15.37       10.07 
2           694         15.68       10.17 
1           686         15.32       10.06 

Average: 688.7 FPS
SD: 5.5 FPS
Min: 679 FPS
Max: 695 FPS
Spread: 16 FPS
Shot/sec: 0.0
True MV: 702 FPS
Group Size (in): 0.00

Created: 04/02/21 11:38 AM
Description: 10 shot test for Exact Jumbo Heavy 18.13 gr Notes 1: 25 yard target
Notes 2: Distance to Chrono(FT): 5.00
Ballistic Coefficient: 0.026
Bullet Weight(gr): 18.13
Temp: 46 °F partly cloudy day
BP: 1030.00 in Hg
Altitude: 495 feet, Cary, NC 27511

Shot #      FPS        FT-LBS         PF
10          611        15.03       
9           613         15.13   
8         614         15.18       
7           615         15.23        
6          616         15.28       
5           615         15.23       
4           620         15.48         
3          616         15.23       
2           621         15.53       
1           624         15.68   

Average: 616.5 FPS
SD: 4.0 FPS
Min: 611 FPS
Max: 624 FPS
Spread: 13 FPS
Shot/sec: 0.0
True MV: 617 FPS
Group Size (in): 0.00

24 shots without any errors.  Excellent unit.


 
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2021, 01:40:00 PM »
Just read some reviews and it seemed to be a good deal.
I did buy the light kit for it, it is a must for indoor readings.
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2021, 12:23:39 PM »
Since nobody has mentioned it yet, Combro CB-625 mk4

Attaches to barrel, no external lighting issues. Can be connected to laptop via usb for automatic string recording, fits in a shirt pocket.

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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2021, 06:22:13 PM »
I went with a Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph, and added a light kit for indoor testing.
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2021, 07:45:14 PM »
Some other things I like about the simple F1 is it folds in half and fits in my gun bag with my other stuff. I took some old Chinese cleaning rod section and cut them so they fit in side the folded chrony for the up rights. Along with a couple of batteries with tape on them to keep them from shorting. Got an ink pin and little note book in there also.

I painted the up rights red so I can see them down range when I want to measure velocity at 25 yards. I put bricks in front of the chrony so I want shoot it with a shoot and see target behind it. Get's a little old walking down range to see the numbers but it works for me.
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2021, 09:06:42 PM »
I got a Caldwell a few years ago when amazon dropped the price to the low $70s.
Its been good, some errors but mostly due to operator error.
9v batteries are the pits and I plan to rig up something with Li ion batteries soon because I keep killing the batteries.


2 1/2 weeks ago what was left of Ida blessed my family with 6' ow water in my garage.  My Caldwell unit was mostly submerged but only briefly.  I took it upstairs, shook it out and put it in the sun the next day, let it sit in with the dehumidifiers for a few days and powered it up.  I was sure it was done like my rangefinder but it is 100%.  pretty cool. 


I am not saying it is waterproof or water resistant but certainly not so fragile that it was immediately toast.
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Re: What chronograph did you buy and why that one please?
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2021, 02:13:16 PM »
The cheap clamp-on from China is my favorite for airguns.
I have 4 chronographs.
I might be the only person here with 2 bad Caldwell Kits.
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