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Title: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: james828 on December 05, 2018, 12:25:08 PM
A simple meter to measure the muzzle speed for airguns, small easy setup very affordable, using infrared sensors. Measures in meter per second  we can convert to FPS easily

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32954736508.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32954736508&aff_trace_key=&aff_platform=msite&m_page_id=3281amp-1LSq7tPdruyaWNqcr1qZaQ1547193621676 (https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32954736508.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32954736508&aff_trace_key=&aff_platform=msite&m_page_id=3281amp-1LSq7tPdruyaWNqcr1qZaQ1547193621676)


Here is the video about this chronograph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEXELR1zvdg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEXELR1zvdg)

Good Luck !
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 05, 2018, 01:42:10 PM
I like the looks of this.
Please post your views.
Does it work inside?
This one seems easier to use on the bench than the ones that clamp on the gun barrel.
Just be careful that you do not shoot it.
It says hold the muzzle 4 cm to 8 cm = 1.5" to 3.1" from the meter.  Is that true?
$28.92 - $4 if this is your first order?  WOW!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: james828 on December 05, 2018, 02:34:34 PM
I like the looks of this.
Please post your views.
Does it work inside?
This one seems easier to use on the bench than the ones that clamp on the gun barrel.
Just be careful that you do not shoot it.
It says hold the muzzle 4 cm to 8 cm = 1.5" to 3.1" from the meter.  Is that true?
$28.92 - $4 if this is your first order?  WOW!


I just ordered today it will be here in about 3-4 weeks via epacket from China. Will post a review once I got it.  According to the review video link that I posted, it should work inside, and looks like the reviewer holding the gun muzzle very close to the meter. I like its simple setup and compact size. For $28 i would like to take the risk. There area wide range of shooting chronograph on the market from $28 to $500 ( LabRadar) just pick whatever it suit your budget and requirement

Best regard !
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 05, 2018, 03:25:39 PM
AliExpress also has this one that clamps to the barrel.
Does anyone know which is best?
Will a break barrel rifle recoil damage the one that clamps on the barrel?

Jimmy, I ordered this one today.  I will post the results when I get it and try it out.
I already have a ProChrono Pal plus a Caldwell Kit, so this is just something else to play with.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Shooting-Speed-Tester-16-37mm-Muzzle-Velocity-Meter-Velocimetry-Measuring-Tool/32914509919.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.2.3c1472acLwBi3x&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4_10065_10068_10130_10890_5730315_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_5729215_10307_537_536_10059_10884_10887_100031_321_322_10103-10890,searchweb201603_2,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=c74a4036-1971-4a8a-b2dd-fa4f1f2b40c9-0&algo_pvid=c74a4036-1971-4a8a-b2dd-fa4f1f2b40c9 (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Shooting-Speed-Tester-16-37mm-Muzzle-Velocity-Meter-Velocimetry-Measuring-Tool/32914509919.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.2.3c1472acLwBi3x&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4_10065_10068_10130_10890_5730315_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_5729215_10307_537_536_10059_10884_10887_100031_321_322_10103-10890,searchweb201603_2,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=c74a4036-1971-4a8a-b2dd-fa4f1f2b40c9-0&algo_pvid=c74a4036-1971-4a8a-b2dd-fa4f1f2b40c9)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: truck on December 05, 2018, 05:39:17 PM
I have one but the charging cord is a USB plug that can charge off my desktop computer.
I wouldn't trust myself to shoot at a target through the chrono.
I set it up on the tripod and  keep the rifle on a bench rest and eyeball the barrel to the chrono then shoot.
It worked perfectly and recorded a string of 25 shots.
No instructions come with it, just play it by ear.
It's very small and I like that,
Pictures of it and a Gamo .177 barrel.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: gendoc on December 05, 2018, 06:46:45 PM
got one on the way...... 8)
just a simple equation is all you need  ;)
x3.28=fps
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: saxpride on December 05, 2018, 07:52:27 PM
I'd love to know how accurate it is compared to a well known brand. Please post results if you can compare!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: subscriber on December 05, 2018, 08:57:00 PM
Compact is cute and handy; but the shorter the distance between sensors, the harder the chrono and the user have to work to produce accurate results.  While very fast clock speeds and sensors help, angular errors are more easily induced, where the pellet has travels perhaps 10% further, giving false low readings.

Even just mounting sensors in the device with a millimeter or two spacing error can start producing greater than 2% "fast" or "slow" results.  If the manufacturer has a name brand chrono, he can calibrate his product by shooting through both at the same time.  Else, you just need to check that.

That said, I am absolutely flabbergasted at what the Chinese can produce now, at such low cost.  Good for the American consumer, but not so good for the American engineer and factory worker.  Unfortunately, the American consumer used to be an engineer or factory worker, before they lost their jobs.  Quite the conundrum...

If some clever Chinese company would only produce JSB quality pellets at 1/4 the price, they could rule the world :)

Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cootertwo on December 05, 2018, 10:38:24 PM
How in the heck do they make any profit at these ridiculous prices? I know their labor is dirt cheap, but come on ??? :-\
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 07, 2018, 07:17:25 AM
Cyclops Videos Joe W Rhea has several good airgun and scope videos on YouTube.
I am looking forward to trying the little airgun chronograph.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on December 07, 2018, 09:52:49 AM
 I got one for $20. and also ordered some burst disc, and pressure gauges to have on hand.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Troy A. on December 07, 2018, 05:09:01 PM
I just ordered one, thanks for the tip.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: archellas on December 07, 2018, 05:39:09 PM
How in the heck do they make any profit at these ridiculous prices? I know their labor is dirt cheap, but come on ??? :-\
Funny you should ask ..... a lot of people think industries make profits (or SHOULD)..... I sell cars for a living, and with competition, offers, specials, truecar (BS), Carvana (BS) etc., my personal take on a sale is often down to $100 on a $35,000 car! And people think I make $1000 per sale! The dealership doesn't even make that sometimes.
The cost on that chrono unit is about $3! add some labor cost, marketing and shipping etc., they make a profit. Just not huge, they depend on multiple sales to make their money.
Remember, it is easier to sell ONE million items for a buck that to sell ONE for a MILLION!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 09, 2018, 03:20:24 PM
Multiply meters per second by 3.28 to get feet per second.
Examples: 
200 meters per second times 3.28 equals 656 feet per second.
222 m/s x 3.28 f/m = 728 f/s
250 x 3.28 = 820
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Geoff on December 09, 2018, 04:54:56 PM
since i dont really need another one, the lack of FPS is a deal killer for me.

thanks for the heads up though
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 22, 2018, 06:47:49 PM
AliExpress also has this one that clamps to the barrel.
Does anyone know which is best?
Will a break barrel rifle recoil damage the one that clamps on the barrel?

Jimmy, I ordered this one today.  I will post the results when I get it and try it out.
I already have a ProChrono Pal plus a Caldwell Kit, so this is just something else to play with.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Shooting-Speed-Tester-16-37mm-Muzzle-Velocity-Meter-Velocimetry-Measuring-Tool/32914509919.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.2.3c1472acLwBi3x&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4_10065_10068_10130_10890_5730315_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_5729215_10307_537_536_10059_10884_10887_100031_321_322_10103-10890,searchweb201603_2,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=c74a4036-1971-4a8a-b2dd-fa4f1f2b40c9-0&algo_pvid=c74a4036-1971-4a8a-b2dd-fa4f1f2b40c9 (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Shooting-Speed-Tester-16-37mm-Muzzle-Velocity-Meter-Velocimetry-Measuring-Tool/32914509919.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.2.3c1472acLwBi3x&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4_10065_10068_10130_10890_5730315_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_5729215_10307_537_536_10059_10884_10887_100031_321_322_10103-10890,searchweb201603_2,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=c74a4036-1971-4a8a-b2dd-fa4f1f2b40c9-0&algo_pvid=c74a4036-1971-4a8a-b2dd-fa4f1f2b40c9)

The above Chinese chronograph was delivered today.

The GOOD:
It works.
It is accurate.  Maybe more accurate than my Caldwell which I don't think is very accurate.
It works inside or outside in shade or sun.
It gives a velocity reading every time.  My Caldwell gives some errors.
It is very small and portable.
It is inexpensive.
It is rechargeable from a computer USB port.  Red means it is charging.  Green means it is fully charged.
It has an automatic shut off or you can shut it off with the button.

The BAD:
The instructions are ALL Chinese.  The aliexpress.com website above has the only instructions that I can read.
I have not figured out all the things that it does because I don't read Chinese.
It is difficult to connect to some guns that have a front sight.  I turned it 90 degrees so the front sight was to the side.  The one with the tripod will be better for these guns.
I would not bolt it to a break barrel.  If I test a break barrel I will just lay the muzzle in the grove on a piece of felt and not use the screws to bolt it down.  The vibration may damage the unit.  The tripod one will be better for break barrels.
I think it only reads in meters per second.  Multiply by 3.28 to get feet per second.
When I turned it off, it clears out all the information.  I don't know if it clears itself when it shuts itself off.

If someone knows how to use this chronograph better, please tell me.


Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: james828 on December 22, 2018, 07:25:00 PM
Quote from Earl

The above Chinese chronograph was delivered today.

The GOOD:
It works.
It is accurate.  Maybe more accurate than my Caldwell which I don't think is very accurate.
It works inside or outside in shade or sun.
It gives a velocity reading every time.  My Caldwell gives some errors.
It is very small and portable.
It is inexpensive.
It is rechargeable from a computer USB port.  Red means it is charging.  Green means it is fully charged.
It has an automatic shut off or you can shut it off with the button.

The BAD:
The instructions are ALL Chinese.  The aliexpress.com website above has the only instructions that I can read.
I have not figured out all the things that it does because I don't read Chinese.
It is difficult to connect to some guns that have a front sight.  I turned it 90 degrees so the front sight was to the side.  The one with the tripod will be better for these guns.
I would not bolt it to a break barrel.  If I test a break barrel I will just lay the muzzle in the grove on a piece of felt and not use the screws to bolt it down.  The vibration may damage the unit.  The tripod one will be better for break barrels.
I think it only reads in meters per second.  Multiply by 3.28 to get feet per second.
When I turned it off, it clears out all the information.  I don't know if it clears itself when it shuts itself off.

If someone knows how to use this chronograph better, please tell me.
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Thanks Earl for the review I am still waiting for mine . IMO this is a very good and inexpensive way to measure the Airgun muzzle speed. Its simple and I only want to know the fps dont need the fancy features

Sincerely
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: gendoc on December 22, 2018, 07:41:02 PM
AliExpress also has this one that clamps to the barrel.
Does anyone know which is best?
Will a break barrel rifle recoil damage the one that clamps on the barrel?

Jimmy, I ordered this one today.  I will post the results when I get it and try it out.
I already have a ProChrono Pal plus a Caldwell Kit, so this is just something else to play with.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Shooting-Speed-Tester-16-37mm-Muzzle-Velocity-Meter-Velocimetry-Measuring-Tool/32914509919.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.2.3c1472acLwBi3x&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4_10065_10068_10130_10890_5730315_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_5729215_10307_537_536_10059_10884_10887_100031_321_322_10103-10890,searchweb201603_2,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=c74a4036-1971-4a8a-b2dd-fa4f1f2b40c9-0&algo_pvid=c74a4036-1971-4a8a-b2dd-fa4f1f2b40c9 (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Shooting-Speed-Tester-16-37mm-Muzzle-Velocity-Meter-Velocimetry-Measuring-Tool/32914509919.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.2.3c1472acLwBi3x&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4_10065_10068_10130_10890_5730315_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_5729215_10307_537_536_10059_10884_10887_100031_321_322_10103-10890,searchweb201603_2,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=c74a4036-1971-4a8a-b2dd-fa4f1f2b40c9-0&algo_pvid=c74a4036-1971-4a8a-b2dd-fa4f1f2b40c9)

The above Chinese chronograph was delivered today.

The GOOD:
It works.
It is accurate.  Maybe more accurate than my Caldwell which I don't think is very accurate.
It works inside or outside in shade or sun.
It gives a velocity reading every time.  My Caldwell gives some errors.
It is very small and portable.
It is inexpensive.
It is rechargeable from a computer USB port.  Red means it is charging.  Green means it is fully charged.
It has an automatic shut off or you can shut it off with the button.

The BAD:
The instructions are ALL Chinese.  The aliexpress.com website above has the only instructions that I can read.
I have not figured out all the things that it does because I don't read Chinese.
It is difficult to connect to some guns that have a front sight.  I turned it 90 degrees so the front sight was to the side.  The one with the tripod will be better for these guns.
I would not bolt it to a break barrel.  If I test a break barrel I will just lay the muzzle in the grove on a piece of felt and not use the screws to bolt it down.  The vibration may damage the unit.  The tripod one will be better for break barrels.
I think it only reads in meters per second.  Multiply by 3.28 to get feet per second.
When I turned it off, it clears out all the information.  I don't know if it clears itself when it shuts itself off.

If someone knows how to use this chronograph better, please tell me.

Earl, how was it shipped to you ??
USPS final delivery or Fedex ground ?
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on December 22, 2018, 08:10:09 PM
 Mine came USPS will report back on it tomorrow for sure :)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 22, 2018, 09:57:59 PM
Mine came USPS and was delivered in my mail box today.
I ordered on 12-5-2018 and it was delivered on 12-22-2018 = 17 days.
Mine is the one that clamps on the barrel of the gun.
Getting the muzzle velocity is easy.
I do not know how to do the other things that it is supposed to do.
There is a way to put in the weight of the pellet and get the energy but I am not interested in the energy.
I would like to be able to tab back thru the shots and get the velocity for each shot and not have to write each one down.
I may figure that out later.  I think it is supposed to hold data for 40 shots.
When you get one with the tripod, please tell me how it works.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: rdwilson on December 22, 2018, 10:39:00 PM
I received mine yesterday(Friday), it is still in the package, have not had time to use it, it is the one with tripod, it came usps..
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 22, 2018, 11:38:44 PM
This is the operating procedure for the one that clamps on the barrel.
Turn it on by pressing the button 1 time for 2 seconds.
It runs thru a check and then it is ready for the first shot.
The velocity shows on the display for a few seconds.
Then it is ready for the next shot.
It holds 40 shots in memory.
To review the shots, holding the button 2 seconds goes back to the previous shot number and velocity.
Pressing the button 1 time advances to the next shot number and velocity.
Holding the button down 3 seconds turns it off.
The memory is clear when it is turned back on and it is ready for the first shot again.

I am very happy so far with this little chronograph.

Please note:  The one with the tripod may operate differently.  Please post it to help others.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on December 24, 2018, 04:28:39 PM
I have one but the charging cord is a USB plug that can charge off my desktop computer.
I wouldn't trust myself to shoot at a target through the chrono.
I set it up on the tripod and  keep the rifle on a bench rest and eyeball the barrel to the chrono then shoot.
It worked perfectly and recorded a string of 25 shots.
No instructions come with it, just play it by ear.
It's very small and I like that,
Pictures of it and a Gamo .177 barrel.

(https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=151661.0;attach=251132;image)
That's the same one I got, just came today 19 days from when I ordered it, cost was $24.92 TL w/free shipping.

Seems to work fine in my early testing. Lost a string before I found that to review the shots in memory just takes a quick press of the single button, repeat to see next shot. Memory erased if turned off. Will mess w/it more later, if any more functions are found I'll post them.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: james828 on December 25, 2018, 10:52:56 AM
Mine ( model with tripod) came in on Monday 24th I am very happy to report that the little chronograph is working fine as advertised. It functions the same as the model with the clamp. Make sure that you level your gun as flat as you can when you shoot, and aim closer to the bottom where it has all the sensors to ensure accuracy. Other than that this little meter is excellent I am very satisfied.

Sincerely
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 25, 2018, 11:14:46 AM
The model that clamps on the barrel changes the point of impact of of the pellets on the target.
My .177 Gauntlet groups are 1/2 inch lower at 54 feet with the little chronograph clamped on the barrel.
This is both good and bad.
Good that you will not shoot it.
Bad that you cannot keep target shooting while you chronograph.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: YEMX on December 25, 2018, 12:17:03 PM
Do y'all that have this chrono in hand- do you think the build quality is such that it could handle the air blast of big bores?  "Big bore" meaning 120 fpe- 300 fpe+, anywhere from .243 up to .357?  Do y'all think this chrono is accurate enough for tuning?  This price is much better than say, a Magnetospeed Sport!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on December 25, 2018, 12:29:24 PM
 I think I paid the leist for mine got it for @22.00 shipped, it is the gun mount version. I do want to test some slug velocities in my Wing Shot... OK  I'll be the guinea pig  ;) If I can cure this hang over ill try today  ;D
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on December 25, 2018, 12:59:10 PM
Do y'all that have this chrono in hand- do you think the build quality is such that it could handle the air blast of big bores?  "Big bore" meaning 120 fpe- 300 fpe+, anywhere from .243 up to .357?  Do y'all think this chrono is accurate enough for tuning?  This price is much better than say, a Magnetospeed Sport!
The chrony only weighs 6 oz. w/o tripod so as long as it were mounted securely so the blast didn't blow it around it should be fine. The tripod is basically useless- only a few inches tall and too narrow of a base footprint and too flimsy. I don't know why they included it other than to say it had a tripod. Mine is gong on the camera tripod that I used for my C E ProChrono Digital.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: YEMX on December 25, 2018, 03:47:24 PM
...so as long as it were mounted securely so the blast didn't blow it around it should be fine.

I was going to ask what threads it had, and whether or not it could go on a normal tripod... 

The plan would be to use two tripods- one for the gun and one for the chronograph. 

...OK  I'll be the guinea pig  ;)

That would be amazing!!   ;D
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on December 25, 2018, 03:55:24 PM
 the clamp on version can be drilled and tapped to fit any tripod mount, the barrel mount is removable.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on December 25, 2018, 04:46:36 PM
The chrony tripod mount is female 1/4-20 so it's plug and play on my tripod.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: YEMX on December 25, 2018, 10:01:43 PM
The chrony tripod mount is female 1/4-20 so it's plug and play on my tripod.

Sweet- 1/4-20 is the standard tripod thread!!  I may have to pick one of these up...  I'll wait 'til after we hear back from Back_Roads, shooting with his wingshot and slugs!  If all goes well, this is a MUCH more economical way to go than the Magnetospeed!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: El Greco on December 26, 2018, 01:10:41 PM
Has anyone compared the results with a second crony? I wonder how accurate it is
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: soupyyy on December 26, 2018, 01:41:16 PM
Has anyone compared the results with a second crony? I wonder how accurate it is

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=151814.0 (https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=151814.0)

Nova Liberty 0.22 at low power setting - HT-X3000 vs Caldwell (1' away) chronograph
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 26, 2018, 05:19:51 PM
I think my little Chinese chronograph that clamps on the barrel is more accurate than my Caldwell with the light kit.
The Caldwell with the light kit averages about 2% higher fps than both my Chinese and my Pro Chrono Pal.
The Caldwell is more inconsistent and gives more Error messages(Err2 and Err3).
The Chinese model has given a velocity reading every time.
I have shot about 100 shots thru it with different .177 guns and different pellets and velocities from 472 to 1017 fps.
All this shooting was inside my home.  I have not tried the Chinese model outside yet.
I am VERY happy with the little $20 Chinese "clamp on" model!!
I might buy one of the Chinese models with the tripod just for fun.
Yes, I am an old retired engineer and gun nut that likes his toys.
Life is good!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on December 26, 2018, 06:28:57 PM
 Well I did it ... tested the budget crono on my Wing Shot, and it worked, and still does.  8) I was tempted to try a shot shell, but decided I would wait on that until it could be videoed  :o 

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/MGalleryItem.php?id=6160 (https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/MGalleryItem.php?id=6160)

Weight (grains)   
310
Velocity (fps)   
524.934
Muzzle Energy = 189.73 foot-pounds

Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: El Greco on December 26, 2018, 07:01:18 PM
Has anyone compared the results with a second crony? I wonder how accurate it is

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=151814.0 (https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=151814.0)

Nova Liberty 0.22 at low power setting - HT-X3000 vs Caldwell (1' away) chronograph

Thank you, i might " splurge" and give it a try, just to compare with the chrony that I already have.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 26, 2018, 10:16:30 PM
When I set rifles on sand bags, the barrels are 8 or 9 inches above the bench.
Will the little tripods hold the chronograph that high or do I need to set the tripod on a book?
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: james828 on December 26, 2018, 11:35:45 PM
When I set rifles on sand bags, the barrels are 8 or 9 inches above the bench.
Will the little tripods hold the chronograph that high or do I need to set the tripod on a book?

Hi Earl
I have the model with tripod, they (the tripod legs) are about 5-6" long I think you will need to raise the chronograph higher even when you attached it to tripod IMO

Sincerely
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 27, 2018, 12:43:35 PM
Thanks to james828 for posting this bargain.
Everyone seems to like the little chronographs.

The sharp edges on the barrel clamp need to be smoothed so your gun barrel finish is not damaged.
This is for the model that clamps on the gun barrel.
I also reamed the bolt holes in the top clamp so barrels with front sights can be turned at 90 degrees.
On some guns with front sights, the top clamp needs to be tilted a lot with the front sight pointed to the side.
On guns that the clamp will not fit on the barrel(Crosman 1377 pistol) you can take the top clamp off and lay the barrel in the bottom grove and shoot.

I think the model with the tripod may be the best buy.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: gendoc on December 27, 2018, 07:39:32 PM
i'm still waiting for mine to come in....i ordered it on the 5th like several of you guys that have received them.

hopefully soon..... ???
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on December 27, 2018, 08:33:16 PM
John, I paid on the 5th and on the 7th I got an email saying it had shipped. Same for you?
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: gendoc on December 27, 2018, 08:45:18 PM
John, I paid on the 5th and on the 7th I got an email saying it had shipped. Same for you?

i believe so, i cant remember what day i got the shipping notice but it was soon after i had paid.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on December 27, 2018, 09:09:27 PM
That's good, then it probably just got bogged down in the Christmas rush.

I'm liking mine, it's small enough that I can pack it in a range bag plus it's totally tolerant of bad lighting. I can go on the deck in the middle of the night and shoot with it using the outside bug light so I don't accidentally hit it and it records fine.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: BountyHunter1976 on December 28, 2018, 12:29:29 AM
Well I did it ... tested the budget crono on my Wing Shot, and it worked, and still does.  8) I was tempted to try a shot shell, but decided I would wait on that until it could be videoed  :o 

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/MGalleryItem.php?id=6160 (https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/MGalleryItem.php?id=6160)

Weight (grains)   
310
Velocity (fps)   
524.934
Muzzle Energy = 189.73 foot-pounds

James, just to make sure before I order one, you tested the clamp on model or the tripod model? Just want to make sure. The air blast from my Condor is almost like the big bore rifles with it cranked up and a new hiflo valve in it. Would hate to blow the little thing apart on its first time.
Allan
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on December 28, 2018, 08:38:06 PM
 Clamp on version, I had to clamp it upside down to clear the fill probe, other than that was flawless.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: gendoc on December 28, 2018, 08:46:14 PM
That's good, then it probably just got bogged down in the Christmas rush.

I'm liking mine, it's small enough that I can pack it in a range bag plus it's totally tolerant of bad lighting. I can go on the deck in the middle of the night and shoot with it using the outside bug light so I don't accidentally hit it and it records fine.

mine showed up today, i'm not going to use the tripod and attach the 
device to a 4x6 wood block so i dont have to worry about my big bores launching it into orbit  :o !!!!
going to review it tomorrow if the rain takes a break.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: DLP on December 28, 2018, 11:03:39 PM
I have shot through mine a few times. Pita to have to convert each shot. But it is fairly accurate.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: BountyHunter1976 on December 28, 2018, 11:50:19 PM
Clamp on version, I had to clamp it upside down to clear the fill probe, other than that was flawless.

Thank you, I think I will give one a try.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: YEMX on December 29, 2018, 12:50:05 AM
Clamp on version, I had to clamp it upside down to clear the fill probe, other than that was flawless.

Thank you, I think I will give one a try.

Ditto
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: PaulT58 on December 29, 2018, 09:35:43 AM
I have one of these that clamps to the barrel.  It is super easy to use and I built a simple Excel spreadsheet that automatically does the conversion from MPS to FPS when I enter the speed, however, I'm not so sure it's accurate.  For example, shooting .177 cal 8.49 grain H&N Sniper Mediums from my ATI Liberty shows an average 1065 FPS on my Magnetospeed chrony and I get an average of 1030 FPS from this bolt on Chinese Chrony.   But, these were not done on the same day, so there may have been some variables that impacted the results.  Once the weather clears a bit, I may try some back to back tests with both and see if the results are closer.  Convenience and price wise, the little Chinese chrony definitely has the others beat hands down!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on December 29, 2018, 10:51:35 AM
 Not that much of a variance, and way better than guessing by shooting a phone book IMO
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: PaulT58 on December 29, 2018, 02:53:04 PM
Not that much of a variance, and way better than guessing by shooting a phone book IMO

LOL!  Very true and for under $30, you really can't go wrong!  It's so small and easy to use, since I made a spreadsheet to convert to FPS, I have been using this one more than my more expensive chrony when tuning.  It may not be dead-on accurate, but it does give me a good reading on the bell and shows me where I'm at when tuning a regulator.  They are definitely worth the money!  I'm using the standard formula of FPS=(MPS*3.28084).  I'm sure I could tweak the multiplier and get the reading closer to what my Magnetospeed is showing, but for my purposes, it's good enough.  Quite honestly, I really don't know if the Magnetospeed is accurate either...   :o
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: SoCalZac on December 29, 2018, 03:09:56 PM
I have been wanting to get a chronograph so I can start tuning my guns. So you guys think it is good enough to use for tuning a gun? I would eventually buy a better one but with the holidays etc I need to keep spending in check for a bit.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: gendoc on December 29, 2018, 03:30:54 PM
an example of my testing this china speed meter with my caldwell and my alpha chrony.

the speed meter averages about 9fps slower than the caldwell and 2 fps faster than the alpha....which brings up what Pault28 brought up earlier......
which is most accurate ?? who knows ::)

this is what my newest project air rifle did.....

Benjamin bulldog with chopped 24" barrel and some porting work from what i'm told.
 performed after calculation,...905fps with 81 gr polymags.
not too shabby, but was told it was avg 850fps with 125gr bullets.

all 3 chronies showed between 720-729fps.

so take it for what its worth.....$29 well spend for a chinaspeedmeter thats very portable and works well 8)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Lonewolf54 on December 29, 2018, 03:51:17 PM
Well I purchased one of these Chinese meters as well and it arrived a few days ago. I have not had much time to test it but I decided to try and translate the Chinese user manual. With some help from Google translate and adding in some text after playing a bit with my meter I now have a pretty good translation. Who knew it can apparently calculate energy as well as speed? I will attach it here but if anyone wants the manual and cannot get it here just send me a PM with your email address and I'll send it to you.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: gendoc on December 29, 2018, 03:56:35 PM
WOW !!!
thanks very much for that translation !!! 8)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Lonewolf54 on December 29, 2018, 04:02:55 PM
WOW !!!
thanks very much for that translation !!! 8)

Glad to help!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Frank on December 29, 2018, 04:11:09 PM
WOW !!!
thanks very much for that translation !!! 8)
Yes you helped all of us here on GTA, and I think you really helped the Chinese. (Bet their sales just jumped)

Have one on order....
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on December 29, 2018, 04:41:01 PM
Big help, Doug- thank you!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 29, 2018, 05:35:41 PM
THANK YOU DOUG (Lonewolf54) FOR THE TRANSLATION!!!
That helps us a lot!
You might want to offer it to your supplier and ask them for a free chronograph.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: PaulT58 on December 29, 2018, 07:36:46 PM
Thank you Doug!  I had contacted the seller I got mine from and asked if he had the manual in English.  He responded within a day saying he'd look and see.  Haven't heard a word from him since, so I'm guessing he didn't....  But, now we do!  Thanks again! 
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on December 29, 2018, 09:23:31 PM
 Sure beats the repeated button pushes it would take to crack the codes  ;)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Lonewolf54 on December 29, 2018, 09:48:27 PM
Sure beats the repeated button pushes it would take to crack the codes  ;)

Took me a while to first make an exact translation and then figure out exactly what the verbatim translation meant. Not to mention the steps they leave out. So after I would figure out how each step actually worked by pushing buttons, I rewrote the step to try and make it more understandable. Hope it works for all of you. It can be tricky if you don't push those buttons at the right time or you hold it too long. I did eventually get everything to work on mine.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 29, 2018, 10:17:41 PM
You did good Doug!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: james828 on December 30, 2018, 05:30:06 AM
Thanks Doug for the manual ! So glad you can help other members Beautiful job sir !

Sincerely
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on December 30, 2018, 09:43:59 AM
 Yes very much appreciated, I save it to the cloud, so now no matter what device I am using, I will never be able to find it   :D
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Lonewolf54 on December 30, 2018, 03:02:09 PM
Glad to help out as I have gotten quite a bit of help from others on this forum. Just glad I could contribute.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: HunterWhite on December 30, 2018, 04:58:36 PM
The GTA is a good place to get information about airguns, but it's great to give something back.
I'm hoping that will happen to me someday.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: PaulT58 on December 30, 2018, 06:43:02 PM
Here's a MPS to FPS conversion spreadsheet I made to ease data conversion for these cronies.  The shaded areas can be edited, so you can change the information in these areas, but the formulas are protected to prevent accidental deletion of the formulas.  I hope some find it useful, I know i do...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qx5dxwp9dj9om9j/MPS-FPS%20Conversion.xlsx?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/qx5dxwp9dj9om9j/MPS-FPS%20Conversion.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on December 30, 2018, 08:37:08 PM
That's slick, Paul- thanks!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 31, 2018, 10:37:03 PM
How do I get the speed to display more than 5 seconds after each shot on the clamp-on model?
I usually write down the meters per second with each shot.
5 seconds is not enough time for me.  I am old and slow.
15 seconds would be good.
My Caldwell and ProChrono Pal display the speed until the next shot is fired.

It would also be nice if the automatic shut down time was 20 minutes instead of 3.25 minutes.
Can I disable the automatic shut down on the clamp-on model?
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Frank on December 31, 2018, 10:44:44 PM
Page 7 of Doug's instructions shows that. I think the maximum is 10 seconds....
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 31, 2018, 10:48:45 PM
Page 7 of Doug's instructions shows that. I think the maximum is 10 seconds....

I think his instructions are for the tripod model.
I tried to put 10 in the clamp-on model and I think it was the weight of the pellet because it displayed the speed then another number which I assumed was joules.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Lonewolf54 on December 31, 2018, 11:04:49 PM
I do have the tripod model but I thought the instructions were the same. To change the display time is tricky. Max is 10 seconds. You need to push the function key after you turn on the unit right after the count up and 999.9 shows on the display but before the -SU. Timing is critical as if you wait too long and the -SU shows before you push the button, you will end up in the weight setting setup. If this happens, you must shutdown the unit and then turn it back on to start the count again and get to the 999.9.  It took me a while to figure this out but I finally figured it out and have been able to change the display time both faster and slower than the default. Unfortunately, on it is shutdown it goes back to the default of 5 sec. It does save the data up to 40 records so you can go back and look at the numbers after you have shot as long as you don't shut it off.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on December 31, 2018, 11:24:01 PM
I do have the tripod model but I thought the instructions were the same. To change the display time is tricky. Max is 10 seconds. You need to push the function key after you turn on the unit right after the count up and 999.9 shows on the display but before the -SU. Timing is critical as if you wait too long and the -SU shows before you push the button, you will end up in the weight setting setup. If this happens, you must shutdown the unit and then turn it back on to start the count again and get to the 999.9.  It took me a while to figure this out but I finally figured it out and have been able to change the display time both faster and slower than the default. Unfortunately, on it is shutdown it goes back to the default of 5 sec. It does save the data up to 40 records so you can go back and look at the numbers after you have shot as long as you don't shut it off.

How do I disable the automatic shut-off?
I think my clamp-on model is 3.25 minutes to shut-down, which is too fast for me.
I will gladly mail my Chinese Manual to you if you want it.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Lonewolf54 on December 31, 2018, 11:58:44 PM
I will gladly mail my Chinese Manual to you if you want it.

The biggest problem I have is that I don't have the unit to play with. The chinese manuals love to skip steps and can be hard to understand when using the translation verbatim. It's more like it gives you clues but you have to figure out the clues to find how it really works. It's like a puzzle. Without the unit, you would get the word for word translation and you would have to work out the puzzle yourself if you can.

By the way, I don't think the tripod models have the auto off "feature" so I have not had to deal with it.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: kerplunk on January 03, 2019, 12:03:19 PM
Ordered mine (tripod model) Dec. 11th, it arrived yesterday, I just went and picked it up from the PO this morning. A quick 3 shots shows my Trail NP2 in .177 shooting 10.5 gr CPDs at ~800 FPS, which seems about right to me, although I've never chronied it before.

I always wanted a chrony but couldn't bring myself to shell out the dough for one, so this is perfect! Thanks to Jimmy for the original post and to Doug for all the helpful documents!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Lonewolf54 on January 06, 2019, 05:11:53 PM
How do I disable the automatic shut-off?
I think my clamp-on model is 3.25 minutes to shut-down, which is too fast for me.
I will gladly mail my Chinese Manual to you if you want it.
Well, Earl sent me his Chinese manual for the clamp-on model and it is very similar to the tripod model. It does not mention any auto shutdown and the basic difference is it tells how to properly clamp the unit to your gun (has two photos at the end which the tripod model does not need). I'll attach it here for anyone who wants to look at it.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on January 06, 2019, 06:31:54 PM
My clamp-on model has an automatic shut off.
If I just turn the chronograph on and do not shoot thru it, then it shuts down in 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
If I shoot thru it and it stores velocity information in memory, then it will stay on for 15 minutes, then it will shut itself down and the shooting velocities will be cleared from memory when it is turned back on.

My clamp-on model has this on top:

Chinese words

Model : jiajukuan
Charger: 4.2v
Range : 1-999m/s

Chinese words : 2015301472698

My opinion:
The clamp-on model is a bargain at $22.
The tripod model is a better bargain at $29.
I like the idea of setting the tripod model on the bench 2 or 3 inches from the muzzle and using it while I am target shooting with sand bags.  Yes, I understand that at some point I may shoot the chronograph.
My Gauntlet and Marauder shoot 1/2 inch lower at 18 yards when the clamp-on model is on the barrel.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Airgunhunter73 on January 06, 2019, 07:57:13 PM
Just ordered one today got it for $27.05 with a $2 off coupon for a returning customer, big Thanks to Doug  for the manual
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on January 06, 2019, 09:49:47 PM
 I am liking the clamp on version for my Sam Yang big bores. I clamp it upside down and it is out of the way of the scope. Just shoot away, standing off hand or whatever, then toggle through and note the speeds.
 I will be testing some tin bullets, will see if the sensors can deal with the shine of the tin.  8)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: soupyyy on January 06, 2019, 10:19:22 PM
I really like this speed meter.  It is accurate and the setup is easy for any airgun.  No more light issue which is a big problem for the Caldwell chronograph.  I can use this anywhere usually in the garage with the typical lighting in the room and no error.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on January 07, 2019, 08:22:40 PM
I think the clamp-on model is accurate to within 1 meter per second.
I wish it measured in feet per second but multiplying by 3.28 is easy.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: kerplunk on January 09, 2019, 04:07:35 PM
I don't think my tripod model is accurate. I'll post data later (I'm travelling now) but it shows my "magnum" .177 springers shooting at only about 13 FPE, and my Hatsan 125 at 22 or 25 FPE depending on the pellet. The Hatsan was measured by the previous owner (Rui here on GTA) at around 30 FPE using the same pellets.

I also measured a supersonic shot at only about 1030 fps at around 50 degrees temperature, so that clearly isn't right either.

I do think the precision is pretty good, but accuracy seems to be lacking.

Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: james828 on January 10, 2019, 05:49:39 PM
My tripod model seem to be ok with accuracy i measured all my guns indoor under lighting condition, this meter doesn't need ambience light, here are the reading from my airguns

******Crosman

**Titan H&N FTT 8.64

Hi: 932
Lo: 908
ES: 24
AVE: 920 fps
FPE: 16.58

**Prowler JSB 18.13

Hi: 652
Lo: 645
ES: 7
AVE: 648 fps
FPE: 17.12

**Maximus .22 H&N 14.66

Hi: 748
Lo: 691
ES: 57 ??
AVE:
FPE: 16.41 ??


******Daisy 1101  H&N 8.64

Hi: 912
Lo: 909
ES: 3
AVE: 910 fps
FPE: 15.86

******GAMO

**G-Force RWS Diabolo Basic 7.0

Hi: 487
Lo: 468
ES: 19
AVE: 477 fps
FPE: 3.73

**Fusion Whisper Elite .177  JSB 8.4

Hi: 933
Lo: 926
ES: 7
AVE: 929 fps
FPE: 16.10

**Fusion Whisper Elite .22 H&N 14.66

Hi: 715
Lo: 706
ES: 9
AVE: 711 fps
FPE: 16.46

**Accu 177 JSB 8.4

Hi: 867
Lo: 842
ES: 25
AVE: 854 fps
FPE: 13.57

**Accu 22 JSB 18.13

Hi: 635
Lo: 625
ES: 10
AVE: 630 fps
FPE: 16.24

**Hunter 220 16 years old JSB 8.4

Hi: 695
Lo: 688
ES: 7
AVE: 691 fps
FPE: 9.01

**Shadow 1000 15 years old JSB 8.4

Hi: 841
Lo: 833
ES: 8
AVE: 837 fps
FPE: 13.20

**Urban 22 JSB 18.13

Hi: 780
Lo: 760
ES : 20
AVE: 770 fps
FPE: 24.44

******Gauntlet 22 JSB 18.13

Hi: 816
Lo: 793
ES: 23
AVE: 804 fps
FPE: 26.04

******Hatsan

**Edge 177  spring JSB 8.4

Hi: 970
Lo: 956
ES: 14
AVE: 963 fps
FPE: 17.37

**Edge 25 vortex H&N 20.06

Hi: 666
Lo: 640
ES: 26
AVE: 653 fps
FPE: 19.11

**Sniper 125 spring 22 JSB 18.13

Hi: 850
Lo: 843
ES: 7
AVE: 846 fps
FPE: 28.85

**Sniper 125 vortex 25 H&N 20.06

Hi: 773
Lo: 753
ES: 20
AVE: 763 fps
FPE: 25.94

*** Model 135 spring 177 JSB 10.34

Hi: 1084
Lo: 1060
ES: 24
AVE: 1072 fps
FPE: 26.39

**Flash 22 JSB 18.13

Hi: 895
Lo: 880
ES: 15
AVE: 887 fps
FPE: 32.04

****** RWS

** Model 48 .22 JSB 15.89

Hi: 759
Lo: 744
ES: 15
AVE: 751 fps
FPE: 20.22

**Model 34 .177 JSB 8.4

Hi: 932
Lo: 924
ES: 8
AVE: 928 fps
FPE: 15.93

with the exception of the Maximus the spread for this one seem little high, all others they look normal IMO, for now the hatsan Flash is the most powerful 32FPE in my collection according to the chinese  meter reader !











Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on January 10, 2019, 06:57:32 PM
I have a lightly used Shadow 1000 I bought about 2003, it does 875 fps with 7.9 gr. CPHP so it and your Shadow are on the same page.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: kerplunk on January 10, 2019, 07:23:59 PM
So I did a bunch more testing today. Im not gonna share the spreadsheet (PM me if youre a super-nerd and would like to see it), but these were my conclusions:
-Speeds seemed to be higher today. The day is more overcast, although I was shooting from the shade before. Ill have to test this variable more in the future.
-As a reference I shot a string of 5 CCI Quiet 22LR rounds from two different rifles. These are advertised at 710 FPS and I measured them at an average of 714 FPS and 718 FPS with about 3% CV, so I think the accuracy of this chrony is pretty darn good, at least today.
-The three .177 springers I tested all showed lower FPE with 10.5 gr CPDs versus 7.8 gr CPHPs; 0.5 FPE, 0.8 FPE, and 1.25 FPE for Gamo, NP2, and Winchester respectively (see my sig for more details on the rifles). FPEs with 7.8 gr CPHPs were 13.0, 15.6, and 14.5.
-My 30 FPE Hatsan 125 was shooting about 28 FPE with Benjamin 14.3 gr HPs and 14.3 gr CPDs, closer to what I expected. It only shot about 25 FPE with H&N Barracuda Match 21.14 gr. CV was actually a tiny bit higher too, which surprised me and goes against my results from the last test.
-I can test velocity and aim at the same time! Another person mentioned this, and I tried today, and although I wasnt shooting for groups I was able to use scopes and open sites to aim. As the other poster also mentioned, this will likely result in me shooting the chrono at some point, but based on todays results Im strongly considering buying another pre-emptively, as Im pretty happy so far.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: james828 on January 10, 2019, 08:54:13 PM
They just raised the price up to $39.79 !!!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: SoCalZac on January 10, 2019, 09:28:01 PM
Wow that is quite a jump in price I guess we were buying to many of them. I got my muzzle mount one in today and I just really want to say thanks to Doug for the translated instructions which made it a breeze to use and to Paul for the spread sheet which makes it super easy to translate MPS to FPS. It seems to work great, I had no problems getting it going and recording the info off of it. Thanks everyone!

Edit: I found the tripod model for $29 still https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32955979809.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32955979809&aff_trace_key=&aff_platform=msite&m_page_id=129amp-HkzI61mE5rcRudTvM21mSw1547170371309 (https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32955979809.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32955979809&aff_trace_key=&aff_platform=msite&m_page_id=129amp-HkzI61mE5rcRudTvM21mSw1547170371309)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: james828 on January 11, 2019, 04:06:35 AM
I have a lightly used Shadow 1000 I bought about 2003, it does 875 fps with 7.9 gr. CPHP so it and your Shadow are on the same page.

My Shadow has about 10K shots and still accurate with original spring , but my 220 is really slow I need to change out the spring, so the meter from china is working and accuracy seems to be ok . 

Jimmy
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on January 11, 2019, 10:28:57 AM
I agree accuracy seems okay. I have compared several guns that had been previously measured using a CE Pro Digital and there's no more variation between the Chinese tripod meter and the CE that what I've see between different sessions using the CE.

I noticed when I was first testing it out using a Daisy Red Ryder that if I shot too close to the first sensor, the reading was very low. Could be because there's some oil mist from it. As long as I keep the muzzle back, it's fine. I've taken to shooting about a foot behind it just to be sure. 
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: kerplunk on January 11, 2019, 10:43:57 AM
Here's a little table I made that you can save on your phone or print. For in-between numbers multiply the remainder by 3 for a very close approximation. For example, if you get a reading of 255 MPS, the table shows 250 MPS = 820 FPS + (5 x 3) = 835 FPS, which is very close to the actual value of 836.6 FPS.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: kerplunk on January 11, 2019, 10:52:45 AM
I just realized most airgunners will find a table that goes below 500 FPS more useful than one that goes above 1100 FPS. Updated version attached.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Ultramarine on January 11, 2019, 11:35:51 AM
I finally bought one and I can just thank everyone here for this fantastic opportunity to move from the water filled food tin device to a more considerable method. I had tried some Android apps, too, but adjusting them to the environment noise revealed tricky.
Now I'm getting used to it - I've got the barrel clamped one but I don't use the clamping device, and I found the modest rifles and pistols I own are not as powerful as I thought...

 For example, with .177 CPHP pellets :

> Crosman 1377 10 pumps (stock version:) : 508.5 FPS
> Crosman 2100 12 pumps : 643 FPS
> Artemis LR 700W (aka Seneca Dragonfly) 8 pumps : 692 FPS
> Airstrike (Webley Rebel) 10 pumps : 669 FPS

And two surprises in opposite ways :

> with 6.94 gr pellets, I couldn't get more than 361 fps from my Beeman P17. Doesn't seem to leak, though.
> but with 8.80 gr pellets, my Crosman Vantage NP delivered a pleasant 863 fps, which provides 14.47 FPE what is more than powerful enough for me.

So, yes, I'm having fun. Thanks again ;)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on January 11, 2019, 02:54:12 PM
The metal burrs needed to be smoothed off the edges of my top clamp to keep it from scratching the gun barrel.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Ultramarine on January 11, 2019, 03:32:57 PM
I put some common black electric tape on it to prevent any scratches, even if I don't actually "clamp" my barrel .
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on January 11, 2019, 11:46:44 PM
I finally bought one and I can just thank everyone here for this fantastic opportunity to move from the water filled food tin device to a more considerable method. I had tried some Android apps, too, but adjusting them to the environment noise revealed tricky.
Now I'm getting used to it - I've got the barrel clamped one but I don't use the clamping device, and I found the modest rifles and pistols I own are not as powerful as I thought...

 For example, with .177 CPHP pellets :

> Crosman 1377 10 pumps (stock version:) : 508.5 FPS
> Crosman 2100 12 pumps : 643 FPS
> Artemis LR 700W (aka Seneca Dragonfly) 8 pumps : 692 FPS
> Airstrike (Webley Rebel) 10 pumps : 669 FPS

And two surprises in opposite ways :

> with 6.94 gr pellets, I couldn't get more than 361 fps from my Beeman P17. Doesn't seem to leak, though.
> but with 8.80 gr pellets, my Crosman Vantage NP delivered a pleasant 863 fps, which provides 14.47 FPE what is more than powerful enough for me.

So, yes, I'm having fun. Thanks again ;)

 Looks like your guns are shooting in their ranges, one thing to check is cycle to cycle consistency.

 My suprise is when I see a low MPS reading :-[ then convert it to FPS  :o
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: kerplunk on January 12, 2019, 10:53:13 AM
Am I the only dummy that didn't realize the tripod legs extend a few more inches? I just realized it when looking at the product page again. Doh!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: YEMX on January 12, 2019, 11:46:40 AM
Well, all the good reports from this thread made me do it.  I bought one.  It's much cheaper than my initial plan of getting a Magnetospeed...  So thank you!  Y'all are a bunch of enablers!   ;D
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on January 12, 2019, 11:59:06 AM
 Buy these for general use, if you need to advance save up for a Lab Radar  ;)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Lonewolf54 on January 12, 2019, 12:12:08 PM
For those trying to get energy readings, make sure you are converting your projectile weight from grains to grams. I believe the conversion from grains to grams is 1 grain = .0648 grams.  In some cases in the manual it only shows the weight as (g) but in others the translator specifically said grams. I would think this would make quite a difference in the readings. This is just a FYI as I had to look up this conversion myself.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: YEMX on January 12, 2019, 12:26:00 PM
Buy these for general use, if you need to advance save up for a Lab Radar  ;)

I don't think I'll ever NEED a Lab Radar...  Even a Magnetospeed is too much, if I'm being honest.  I just need a Chronograph that can be used inside or outside without the need for separate lights, or be finiky because of sunlight and such.  I LOVE my Combro for ease of use, but it's not large enough for .30 cal on up.  I also am not sure I could even use the Combro w/a .25 slug shooter.  This is a MUCH cheaper (and accurate enough) solution than even the Combro.  If it can handle the blast from a Wingshot, I'm sure it'll handle anything I can throw at it.     
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on January 12, 2019, 03:13:18 PM
Bullet energy calculator:

http://www.ballistics101.com/muzzle_energy_calc.php (http://www.ballistics101.com/muzzle_energy_calc.php)

The formula is E = (M x V) 450,435

The energy of an 8.44 grain pellet at 900 fps = 8.44 x 900 x 900 / 450,435 = 15.2 foot pounds

The energy of a 7.33 grain pellet at 496 fps = 7.33 x 496 x 496 / 450,435 = 4.0 foot pounds
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on January 12, 2019, 04:05:12 PM
PA has calculators as well:
https://www.pyramydair.com/airgun-resources/widgets/convert.php?Units&u=14 (https://www.pyramydair.com/airgun-resources/widgets/convert.php?Units&u=14)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Frank on January 13, 2019, 01:38:02 AM
Here are a couple of energy calculator programs. I use the second one, V1.0. Saved it to my desktop where it is always available quickly as needed.        http://www.airguns.net/software_downloads.php (http://www.airguns.net/software_downloads.php)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: kerplunk on January 13, 2019, 10:21:05 AM
I just ordered another. When I'm feeling particularly bored and overconfident I may just do some ballistic coeffecient testing :D
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on January 13, 2019, 10:25:18 AM
 You are brave, I was thinking of doing that , but using my full size crono at the far end . . .
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on January 13, 2019, 11:10:53 AM
I'd definitely need a blast shield for the second unit! lol
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on January 13, 2019, 11:33:50 AM
 Make it more fun , mount it behind a field target target !
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: mcoulter on January 16, 2019, 09:51:29 AM
I just received my AliExpress chrony yesterday.  It took 17 days to arrive.  This is the one I ordered:

https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/0.html?spm=a2g0s.9042647.0.0.74224c4doQdAiJ&orderId=97504425266196&productId=32954736508 (https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/0.html?spm=a2g0s.9042647.0.0.74224c4doQdAiJ&orderId=97504425266196&productId=32954736508)

I have not tested it yet, but it does turn on, it takes a charge, and the manual is 100% Chinese.    :o

BTW, my main reason for ordering was to have a backup to my ProChrono which has a really hard time getting readings on gloomy Central New York days (and also on bright days when there is snow on the ground).
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: DLP on January 16, 2019, 01:09:20 PM
Buy these for general use, if you need to advance save up for a Lab Radar  ;)

I don't think I'll ever NEED a Lab Radar...  Even a Magnetospeed is too much, if I'm being honest.  I just need a Chronograph that can be used inside or outside without the need for separate lights, or be finiky because of sunlight and such.  I LOVE my Combro for ease of use, but it's not large enough for .30 cal on up.  I also am not sure I could even use the Combro w/a .25 slug shooter.  This is a MUCH cheaper (and accurate enough) solution than even the Combro.  If it can handle the blast from a Wingshot, I'm sure it'll handle anything I can throw at it.     

Good luck with that! I blew the sky screens off my Pro 3 times trying to record my wingshot. It was too sunny out to test with out them. This little unit Needs Velcro on the bottom to keep it on the table. But for $25 it does work pretty well.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: YEMX on January 16, 2019, 05:50:09 PM
Buy these for general use, if you need to advance save up for a Lab Radar  ;)

I don't think I'll ever NEED a Lab Radar...  Even a Magnetospeed is too much, if I'm being honest.  I just need a Chronograph that can be used inside or outside without the need for separate lights, or be finiky because of sunlight and such.  I LOVE my Combro for ease of use, but it's not large enough for .30 cal on up.  I also am not sure I could even use the Combro w/a .25 slug shooter.  This is a MUCH cheaper (and accurate enough) solution than even the Combro.  If it can handle the blast from a Wingshot, I'm sure it'll handle anything I can throw at it.     

Good luck with that! I blew the sky screens off my Pro 3 times trying to record my wingshot. It was too sunny out to test with out them. This little unit Needs Velcro on the bottom to keep it on the table. But for $25 it does work pretty well.

But the unit survived the shots from the wingshot, right? 

My plan is to mount the Chrony on a camera tripod (old, heavy Manfroto), and mount whatever airgun I'm tuning to another Manfroto tripod.  I was planning on weighing down the tripod w/the Chrony.  I'm sure that would be fine, yeah?
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: HunterWhite on January 19, 2019, 11:50:46 AM
Matt
" I have not tested it yet, but it does turn on, it takes a charge, and the manual is 100% Chinese. "

Would you photograph the manual and send it to me? I know someone who might be able to read it.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on January 19, 2019, 12:47:57 PM
Doug(Lonewolf54) translated the Chinese Manuals to English and posted them here.
For the tripod model see Reply#55 on Page 3.
For the clamp-on model see Reply#78 on Page 4.

Click on:
Speedometer Manual.pdf
Speedometer Manual Clamp on.pdf
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Lonewolf54 on January 22, 2019, 02:12:05 PM
OK, for all of those who are still trying to figure out exactly how these speed meters are suppose to work even after reading my manual translation, I have a revised edition now available.  I knew that the timing of holding the function button was at times a key to certain settings, I never saw too much about it my original translation. Well thanks to Earl sending me a copy of a translation he received (I assume from his vendor) I now understand the significance and have edited my manual to reflect this. Attached below are the revised editions so you don't have to go back and find the original posts even though I will update them as well.  I hope this helps others as well as it helped me. Thanks Earl!!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: mcoulter on January 22, 2019, 02:22:11 PM
Wow, thanks for taking the time to do this and share it with us Doug!

 ;D
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Hack21 on January 22, 2019, 03:53:36 PM
Doug. Thanks for the translation. It was the thing that finally tempted me into joining gta.

This bargain gate is a dangerous thing.

Here is an obvious tip that may have already been shared... I used two layers of heat shrink tubing on the U-clamp to reduce the stress on the shroud and give it some grip.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: PaulT58 on January 22, 2019, 05:32:51 PM
Doug. Thanks for the translation. It was the thing that finally tempted me into joining gta.

This bargain gate is a dangerous thing.

Here is an obvious tip that may have already been shared... I used two layers of heat shrink tubing on the U-clamp to reduce the stress on the shroud and give it some grip.

Thanks again.

I used some small diameter rubber air tubing on the U clamp, but I did it more to protect the barrel or shroud from being scratched.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on January 22, 2019, 10:52:55 PM
You did good Doug!
The rubber tubing idea sounds good.
I smoothed the sharp edges on the clamp. 
I clamp the unit with the display 90 degrees to the left(at 9 o'clock) so the display does not shine into the scope.
I shoot at targets with the chrono clamped to the gun, but it changes the point of impact.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: mcoulter on January 23, 2019, 01:53:05 PM
I finally had the opportunity to compare velocities between my Prochrono and the AliExpress and they were spot-on.  I was getting 950 to 960 fps over the Prochrono and 290 to 293 mps over the "Alichrono".  I can't ask for anything better than that!  Next up will be to shoot through it from inside my shed.  This is where the lighting was giving my Prochrono fits.

 8)

Here is a link to google's converter:

http://bit.ly/mps2fps (http://bit.ly/mps2fps)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on January 23, 2019, 02:16:48 PM
Can't complain with that!

I took mine out 2 nights ago and shot through it at 10 pm without any lights except the porch light 40' away and a full moon. Worked fine.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Airgunhunter73 on January 24, 2019, 03:58:06 PM
Well fellows I received my speed meter in just 16 days finally got a chance to try it out today I was a little disappointed, I set it up in front of my blue chrony  and there was a difference of 19 to 41fps I'll be trying it again when I can set it up a little differently but I thought shooting thru it first would be better maybe not what do you all think.
Thanks Terry
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: truck on January 24, 2019, 04:04:51 PM
Were the speeds off by the same amount on both chronos on each shot?
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Airgunhunter73 on January 24, 2019, 04:43:44 PM
No Sir my chrony was consistent in the 920ish fps and the speed meter was any where from 19 to 41fps off and not consistent in the difference it was showing if that makes sense I can post the speeds if that will help :(
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on January 24, 2019, 06:25:15 PM
Mine showed low fps if I shot through it with the muzzle too close.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Airgunhunter73 on January 24, 2019, 07:09:04 PM
I was wondering about that I'll try again and see what happens Thanks for the info, update I shot my P15 25 thru it and it's doing better my bad I didn't measure the distance but the first 3 shots less than 10fps difference shooting through it and then going straight thru my chrony moved back 11 inches from it an 21-22fps difference moved in to 1.5-3 inches per instructions 14-15fps difference so I can live with for a $27 chrony ;)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Robert Feddeler on February 01, 2019, 11:21:59 PM
Well, I broke down and bought the tripod version today. I've never had a crony before but wanted it to check the Mod 48 I've had for close to 30 years. Want to see if it's performing like a stock standard  m48 should. Thank you to all who have wrote programs to do conversions and translated the chinese manual.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: darkcharisma on February 02, 2019, 02:44:42 AM

If some clever Chinese company would only produce JSB quality pellets at 1/4 the price, they could rule the world :)
  I believe some Chinese individuals produced swaging molds for custom pellets and it's probably getting close to JSB quality already. Just not at 1/4 price haha
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: mcoulter on February 04, 2019, 10:02:09 AM
FYI - if you're shooting through the table-top version of the AliExpress chrony you'll find that the sensor will likely be blocking your view through your scope.  I have found that a basic tripod with a head that can angle 90-degrees worked great with it!

It's quite a treat to be able to use the chrony in dim lighting conditions!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_lB1JzWkIKj8fVA6xqlgyQbGh5oB1n9muKJCKW7dcWjF4ViukdUcPEGoC0gzHmAdS7g9yd56mlOCPVICft5NbDldqKSBYDBfJ-rehpOO9LyiEg3c_Z70hJWVHRrhqNUIZeNfC5ByXQmNw7EPyi7nYr4e3pIQU5UkTTtnSK75e9zVdDlP9gT66xCmYFKbPyk1MSder_kb8AzMmDMKQFS5nzqtVfi0ZV7VAbauqHTeESl5c5RDkIUZvqw7Mi0Mn5s7U10yTtD3iP9FAyk63XFIcSpfFf24SMJdsGa3xVO4qIe2NyZVN8zMnirGl4GM2AfrHWCOZx7SgMRWdnaExdp9B16YKzadYmbj_ST_G7hn6lMV7DF8RNJCogfOBefEHP4miMYSTUg6z_o7s7mYY7isAoLfYFm-j3jb1yIbmnAdpQNwKFxqRawWY1BiB5YnGmPrZmvyu2iJBl5u1wkWTmx6MxsMdUbyY5sHiJRZj9g8E4qW9RESWXtkH_6vHgHlX1txRRZmH9tQZG-2FAYW6mlsfoUGyAD56ANhmCUM1sIbXhFu16YuACszPG4PF5lCnSTM2_gHzKLgjuQa8C0ZWmwKVMeIFb0OGnqPdJ3-NDscJ4VJfXT8KJQh5N-QvbTKppGkRWrb7UaVI8SF29S8XA704huadlMUFb-v2LYYFCUmUAoQ6-UDcCsAT6zZO6R403To2oBkfeT4D7rhbZQ8s3C7G_jWNA=w1250-h937-no)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on February 04, 2019, 08:10:22 PM
I shoot with the clamp-on model turned to the side like that but it changes the POI of my Marauder and Gauntlet down 0.5" at 54 feet.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Verminstalker on February 06, 2019, 12:50:12 AM
I've been watching this topic for awhile to see if everyone that bought one of these chronys was happy with it. Looks like it does what it says and reads in most any lighting condition which is really important to me. I always get several errors when using my Alpha Chrony indoors so I just took the plunge and ordered the barrel clamp model for $19.09 shipped. You guys have been a bad influence again!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Wayne52 on February 06, 2019, 04:22:37 AM
I'll continue using my F1 ;D
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Robert Feddeler on February 06, 2019, 06:31:44 PM
Just got a email telling me that my tripod speed meter had shipped and to expect it in 35 days. WTH, I guess it's on a slow boat from china. lol
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cadenseegers on February 06, 2019, 09:34:19 PM
I might order one soon!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on February 06, 2019, 09:54:25 PM
 Has anyone shot one yet ???
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Frank on February 06, 2019, 11:08:52 PM
I ordered one 28 December, estimated delivery date is 16 February.  It will get here I am sure...
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: BountyHunter1976 on February 07, 2019, 05:03:53 PM
Shipping must have really slowed for some reason. It did take a while tho. I ordered I think was 12/30 and it arrived in my mailbox on 1/18.
Mine seems to work pretty good. Tested it a day or two after it came in and had no errors during the tests and seem to be in the same ballpark as my Caldwells.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: mpbby on February 08, 2019, 10:48:48 AM
Doug, congratulations for the patience and accomplishment, and thank you very much for sharing.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Lonewolf54 on February 08, 2019, 10:56:03 AM
Doug, congratulations for the patience and accomplishment, and thank you very much for sharing.

You're quite welcome.  ;D
Title: SCAM EMAIL ALERT
Post by: cobalt327 on February 08, 2019, 05:14:22 PM
Just a heads-up that yesterday I received the most authentic scam email I think I've ever seen! It claimed to be sent from Ali Express, and indicated that payment for my recent purchase of a tripod chrony (2nd. one, gift for a friend) had not been finalized and the order was cancelled. There were various links throughout the email including the obligatory link to reorder, presumably asking for CC info, etc. The senders address was disguised pretty cleverly to look like it originated from Ali Express, and had I not been paying attention I might have clicked on something in the email to see what was going on. That surely would have injected (or attempted to, anyway) spy/mal/whatever ware into my 'puter. Instead, I deleted it w/o opening anything then logged on to Ali express and checked my order status there. All was fine.

So just be careful is all.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: StevenG on February 12, 2019, 08:45:33 PM
I want to thank everyone in this thread.

I just started using my $30 chrony and it's great.

Smaller than anticipated, but large enough for my use. At $30 I can afford to shoot quite few of them.

Works great in my basement which had LED lights. I was not sure it would.

For anyone on the fence, Buy It!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Frank on February 12, 2019, 10:44:32 PM
I have not received mine as yet. And, thank you Mark for posting that scam alert. Will watch for something like that especially since i have been waiting such a  time....
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: HunterWhite on February 13, 2019, 05:37:00 PM
I wonder if "Ali express" is the same as the old "Ali baba"
I just can't recall what he was famous for
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Frank on February 13, 2019, 11:25:35 PM
I wonder if "Ali express" is the same as the old "Ali baba"
I just can't recall what he was famous for

"Ali Baba" and the forty thieves...
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: HunterWhite on February 14, 2019, 08:24:39 AM
Yep, I looked it up.
AliExpress is owned by Alibaba.
It's like Ebay since it just advertises to consumers from private business.
Any seller to any buyer.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Verminstalker on February 14, 2019, 01:50:55 PM
Got an email from Aliexpress a couple days ago saying my speed meter has shipped. Looking forward to trying it out and seeing how consistent it is..
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Robert Feddeler on February 16, 2019, 01:18:43 AM
I got the same Email on the 5 of Feb. No package yet.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: HunterWhite on February 16, 2019, 11:11:49 PM
I just saw the same one on Amazon for $30.
Search for muzzle speed meter.
I did not find the American version.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on February 19, 2019, 03:40:30 PM
I was looking at the Ali Express store where I bought my tripod chrony and happened to see a more traditional looking chrony with a 20 shot memory, averaging, and reads m/s and fps for $51.22. Might be cheaper somewhere else. It's HERE (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Velocimetry-Slingshot-Speed-Measuring-Instrument-Speed-Measuring-Speed-E9900-x-Professional-Level/32958410435.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000013.1.3e671e350hQN63&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreThisSeller&scm=1007.13339.90158.0&scm_id=1007.13339.90158.0&scm-url=1007.13339.90158.0&pvid=0c4ae362-6bcb-4485-85d9-1e85dd6ceff2).
 
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: packard8 on February 19, 2019, 04:46:47 PM
I was looking at the Ali Express store where I bought my tripod chrony and happened to see a more traditional looking chrony with a 20 shot memory, averaging, and reads m/s and fps for $51.22. Might be cheaper somewhere else. It's HERE (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Velocimetry-Slingshot-Speed-Measuring-Instrument-Speed-Measuring-Speed-E9900-x-Professional-Level/32958410435.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000013.1.3e671e350hQN63&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreThisSeller&scm=1007.13339.90158.0&scm_id=1007.13339.90158.0&scm-url=1007.13339.90158.0&pvid=0c4ae362-6bcb-4485-85d9-1e85dd6ceff2).

Interesting, same one for a few bucks less:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Velocimetry-Slingshot-Speed-Measuring-Instrument-Speed-Measuring-Speed-E9900-x-Professional-Level/32954894683.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000014.2.5a8b259184RKCI&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.13338.112281.000000000000000&scm_id=1007.13338.112281.000000000000000&scm-url=1007.13338.112281.000000000000000&pvid=eb6536f4-71b1-46d4-8258-5dcd2a88801f (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Velocimetry-Slingshot-Speed-Measuring-Instrument-Speed-Measuring-Speed-E9900-x-Professional-Level/32954894683.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000014.2.5a8b259184RKCI&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.13338.112281.000000000000000&scm_id=1007.13338.112281.000000000000000&scm-url=1007.13338.112281.000000000000000&pvid=eb6536f4-71b1-46d4-8258-5dcd2a88801f)

I like the fact that it has its own light source.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: HunterWhite on February 19, 2019, 05:11:10 PM
Did you notice that it already has a LED light bar on it?
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: X_Marine on February 20, 2019, 08:49:42 AM
Have one of tripod ver on the way. The original link from THR shows a price of about $42 now but with careful comparison I found same unit with 6 leds top and bottom, front & back for a total of 24 I believe, for bout $28.00  Just a heads up.

And I finally got my download privileges and grabbed the PDF that Doug was so kind to share..
Kudos for that Doug..

Now the waiting game.. lol
 
Many thanks
X/BillyD..

Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: 3 at 8 on February 20, 2019, 09:06:54 AM
That's awesome for one with a light source too. Everyone can have a chrony now.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Hawkeye51 on February 24, 2019, 09:05:46 AM
Well after 8 pages of constant harassment & torture, I'm in too. $23.00 includes shipping. Not sure of the exact model number, they all look similar, but it is a clamp on. Now all we have to do is learn to read Chinese.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on February 24, 2019, 12:06:17 PM
Well after 8 pages of constant harassment & torture, I'm in too. $23.00 includes shipping. Not sure of the exact model number, they all look similar, but it is a clamp on. Now all we have to do is learn to read Chinese.

See Page 4 Reply #78 to download Doug's instructions in English for the clamp-on model.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: K.O. on February 24, 2019, 03:33:05 PM
I just may pick this one up...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DCQTXK4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DCQTXK4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on February 24, 2019, 04:54:31 PM
This one looks like all the rest and is cheaper.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Shooting-Speed-Tester-16-37mm-Muzzle-Velocity-Meter-Velocimetry-Measuring-Tool/32901390337.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.126.4e6272acpVioQF&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_7_10065_10130_10068_10890_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_10307_537_536_10902_10059_10884_10887_321_322_10103,searchweb201603_51,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=ef750b2b-9268-437d-871f-35647eed462a-19&algo_pvid=ef750b2b-9268-437d-871f-35647eed462a (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Shooting-Speed-Tester-16-37mm-Muzzle-Velocity-Meter-Velocimetry-Measuring-Tool/32901390337.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.126.4e6272acpVioQF&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_7_10065_10130_10068_10890_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_10307_537_536_10902_10059_10884_10887_321_322_10103,searchweb201603_51,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=ef750b2b-9268-437d-871f-35647eed462a-19&algo_pvid=ef750b2b-9268-437d-871f-35647eed462a)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: K.O. on February 24, 2019, 05:38:55 PM
would rather pay extra and deal with amazon.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Lonewolf54 on February 24, 2019, 09:39:50 PM
would rather pay extra and deal with amazon.

While I would normally agree with you, you will be dealing with an Amazon vendor and if you check, the vendor is shipping from China anyways and only has a 71% positive rating.  Something to think about anyways.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Hawkeye51 on February 24, 2019, 10:21:44 PM
I'll let you know how well the cheap one works when I get it. I think $19.95 & 3.50 shipping., but they had a 4+ star rating & 145 sold. I like those odds. May be summer befors it arrives, who knows.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Verminstalker on February 25, 2019, 02:15:51 AM
Got my speed meter in the mail on fri. Came in a box within a plastic bag. Box was smashed a bit on the corner but the meter was wrapped in bubble wrap so it was safe. Was exactly as described on Aliexpress and I shot a couple pellets from my Marauder through it and it looks to be pretty darn close to my other chrono. Pictures of what came with it and the reading after test shot.

Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Ultramarine on February 25, 2019, 08:51:19 AM
It's been mentioned somewhere before but with the clamped one, you get higher velocities shooting a few inches away from the chrony ; barrel unclamped, of course. Can't fancy why.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: mpbby on February 25, 2019, 09:37:42 AM
I received mine and I'm just resting the muzzle on the open clamp.  My objective are only the speed measurements.

Worried to have proper horizontal alignment and 'reasonable' leveling, the 'E' (ERROR) occurred sometimes due the wrong position mentioned at the end of the manual (air flow..).  Once you learn how to deal with the 3 variables, it seemed fine.

Just to let you know, I did some math and I am presuming that a wrong leveling within +- 10 degrees would cause less than 2% of error.

In general, the results are being plenty compatible with my past measurements in other brands/models.

Let's see about the lifespan.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: truck on February 25, 2019, 11:14:07 AM
It's been mentioned somewhere before but with the clamped one, you get higher velocities shooting a few inches away from the chrony ; barrel unclamped, of course. Can't fancy why.
I think it has something to do with the air blast being too close to the sensors.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Robert Feddeler on February 25, 2019, 06:49:26 PM
Well mine finally arrived on the slow boat from China. Haven't had a chance to try yet as I'm having to repair the drip system AGAIN! 83 trees and the repairs never seem to stop, lol!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: archellas on February 25, 2019, 08:16:51 PM
Well, mine came in today! Clamp on from AliExpress ... shipped at $21.50! Actually in a little over two weeks - not too shabby.

Looks cheap, parts a little crooked, display is skewed, so I shot a 10 round mag through ..... WOW,  ;D   it works AND it's fairly accurate. On days like today (high 18 degrees, with some wind) I cannot set up for chrono work, so this does great job - and it's dark out!

Many thanks to Doug (lonewolf54) for the translation - mine had NO instructions at all ... And thanks Paul (PaulT58) for the nice worksheet to make things quick and easy!

Cheers
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Ultramarine on March 01, 2019, 02:19:37 PM
Ready to laugh ? I've just joined a famous club...

Went outside this afternoon and began checking my airguns' speed  consistency. Amazing with a Crosman Vantage NP (.177) with 4 shots at 266 m/s and 2 at 265. Tried with my Beeman P17 and found unpleasant dispersion (111, 113, 109 , 102)... now it's time to do something. Checked the faithful Crosman 2100 at 4 pumps : 153, 150, 150, 150. Ok, now let's try the Webley Rebel clone, 4 pumps too :  157m/s, 154...and  nothing to read but hey, that shot was a bit noisy. So I kept shooting  4 other pellets, NO MORE RESULTS, not even the famous "err". But isn't here something missing in the "speedometer" ?... WHOAAA!!! :o >:( :-[ :-X

I just ordered a new one. 8)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on March 01, 2019, 02:33:44 PM
What, did you accidentally shoot the chrony?
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Ultramarine on March 01, 2019, 04:38:29 PM
Though I plead guilty, I'll still remain silent >:(
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on March 01, 2019, 06:12:00 PM
lol Well, I'm in good company then. Mine still works fine, though. Miracle considering the BB actually hit the IR emitter hard enough to do what's shown below...
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: uglymike on March 01, 2019, 08:24:35 PM
Ready to laugh ? I've just joined a famous club...

Went outside this afternoon and began checking my airguns' speed  consistency. Amazing with a Crosman Vantage NP (.177) with 4 shots at 266 m/s and 2 at 265. Tried with my Beeman P17 and found unpleasant dispersion (111, 113, 109 , 102)... now it's time to do something. Checked the faithful Crosman 2100 at 4 pumps : 153, 150, 150, 150. Ok, now let's try the Webley Rebel clone, 4 pumps too :  157m/s, 154...and  nothing to read but hey, that shot was a bit noisy. So I kept shooting  4 other pellets, NO MORE RESULTS, not even the famous "err". But isn't here something missing in the "speedometer" ?... WHOAAA!!! :o >:( :-[ :-X

I just ordered a new one. 8)

I shot my Alpa crony also with my Diana 350 .22   :P  @23 ft/lbs, it was a quick and painless death.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: UhClem on March 02, 2019, 04:58:51 AM
lol Well, I'm in good company then. Mine still works fine, though. Miracle considering the BB actually hit the IR emitter hard enough to do what's shown below...
You really dodged a bulBB. By "still works fine", I assume you mean that even straight-on shots, just left of center, still register fine. If so, that makes me think that the emitters are not finely/tightly focused; but, instead, each emitter/receiver pair might be frequency-unique. Or, are the emitters all same freq, but wide-dispersal (like typical remote controls), laying down a continuous "beam-curtain", but the receivers are tightly focused (and being recessed) to allow detection of a "crossing". Hmm, might have to experiment (non-destructively, I hope).

Every picture tells a story; mine is attached. Note, that isn't glare--.jpg name tells it all.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: cobalt327 on March 02, 2019, 06:25:25 PM
I would say the emitters are same and give a curtain effect, but that's a guess.

I'll see your skid mark and call!
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Td_boy on March 03, 2019, 06:15:30 AM
Bullet energy calculator:

The formula is E = (M x V) 450,435

The energy of an 8.44 grain pellet at 900 fps = 8.44 x 900 x 900 / 450,435 = 15.2 foot pounds

The energy of a 7.33 grain pellet at 496 fps = 7.33 x 496 x 496 / 450,435 = 4.0 foot pounds

I think maybe there is an error in your formula? - I'm pretty sure the divisor is 450,240

If it helps using the equation below can convert the m/s readings directly into ft/lbs...

speed in m/s x pellet weight in grammes 2710.5 = ft/lbs

Note: pellet weight is in grammes which most scales measure and decent brands of pellet put on their tins.

BTW I just received mine and testing yesterday with a Crosman 760 and a Chrony F1 got the same results from 270fps to 750fps

And lastly another big thank you to Doug for that translation - you're a 🌟
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: PaulT58 on March 03, 2019, 10:15:36 AM
The formula I use in my spreadsheet is:  Energy = (Average Feet Per Second)2 X (Pellet Weight in Grams )/ 450240, so I believe Td is correct with the 450,240 divisor.

=(M4)^2*(G4)/450240 in the spreadsheet...
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Td_boy on March 03, 2019, 11:47:58 AM
The formula I use in my spreadsheet is:  Energy = (Average Feet Per Second)2 X (Pellet Weight in Grams )/ 450240, so I believe Td is correct with the 450,240 divisor.

=(M4)^2*(G4)/450240 in the spreadsheet...

For that formula the pellet weight needs to be in grains  ;)

For clarity...

Using imperial units : speed in FPS x pellet weight in grains 450,240 = ft/lbs energy

Using metric units : speed in m/s x pellet weight in grammes 2710.5 = ft/lbs energy
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: K.O. on March 05, 2019, 03:36:22 AM
ordered the amazon unit feb 24 got here today... it works.. ;)

My BSA Buc .22 is tossing the 30g BBT at 30 fpe JSB 18.1g  at 29... factory stock... need to see if spring preload can be turned up or if it already is...
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: darkcharisma on March 06, 2019, 06:28:48 AM
ordered the amazon unit feb 24 got here today... it works.. ;)

My BSA Buc .22 is tossing the 30g BBT at 30 fpe JSB 18.1g  at 29... factory stock... need to see if spring preload can be turned up or if it already is...

That is fast shipping. May I have the link?
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: K.O. on March 07, 2019, 03:23:24 PM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DCQTXK4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DCQTXK4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Earl on March 08, 2019, 11:05:58 PM
I bought the clamp-on model from Aliexpress for $22.
I like it better for airguns than my Caldwell Kit with lights and a tripod.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: only1harry on March 09, 2019, 01:12:29 AM
ordered the amazon unit feb 24 got here today... it works.. ;)

My BSA Buc .22 is tossing the 30g BBT at 30 fpe JSB 18.1g  at 29... factory stock... need to see if spring preload can be turned up or if it already is...

Nice.  I was working on my Condor .22 today which also likes the JSB 18.1 (what gun doesn't?).  After I put it back together I was checking to make sure I put everything back the right way, including the power wheel to make sure the hammer spring compresses.  So I go to the Chrono take the 1st shot and get a supersonic crack.  Still suppressed, but much louder than usual.  I am thinking I messed something up..  I looked at the Chrono and it read 1,147fps!  What the hey?  I forgot to bring the power wheel back to 0 from 8.  That was a relief :)

Harry
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: DamonZ28 on March 17, 2019, 12:18:14 AM
Ugh, I'm starting to get a little annoyed. I ordered one of these on 2/21, and it's been shipped, but according to the tracking it hasn't even left China yet. No tracking updates since 2/24.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: truck on March 17, 2019, 12:26:01 AM
My tracking worked the same way. It'll probably be delivered Monday without warning like mine was.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: DamonZ28 on March 17, 2019, 09:29:44 AM
My tracking worked the same way. It'll probably be delivered Monday without warning like mine was.

Ah, okay, thanks truck. That makes me feel better.
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Back_Roads on March 17, 2019, 09:38:48 AM
 When I order from China , I just forget about it , then when I totally forgot that I ordered anything , it shows up  ;D
Title: Re: Muzzle speed Meter with tripod $28.92 @ AliExpress
Post by: Hawkeye51 on March 17, 2019, 12:28:22 PM
Got mine a week ago & have only had time to put a dozen or so pellets through it.

Light, compact, exactly as pictured. Didn't miss a single shot. For what I do & need, this is perfect. Ground a few rough edges from the top peice that is stamped. Covered inside of clamping area with thin foam tape, to protect barrels. Looking for some longer bolts to accommodate LCDs, not crazy about the "U" Clamp.  No biggie.

All in all, I'm totally satisfied so far, and this little box should be in every "home tuners kit" as a starter, or back up. I wish I had it 2 years ago, would have saved me a lot of frustration.... = err =... = err =...

Only time will tell how well it holds up, but for the price of a movie ticket & popcorn, it's very entertaining! Gets my thumbs up.