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Old 04-23-2018, 06:38 PM
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I've been thinking about buying a Chronograph. No more than I would use it I'm looking for a used one. Does anyone have one that they would part with? I do mean sell one, not looking for a hand out.

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Old 04-23-2018, 06:50 PM
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Same here if it were a great one...

Otherwise, and I'm sure I'll take some slack for this but I think a Caldwell and, well built, bi-pod likely will be my solution.

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Old 04-26-2018, 06:59 AM
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For a GREAT and frugal choice this is the best

competition-electronics-prochrono-digital-chronograph you can get it at Midway USA for around 100 dollars. I have owned them all.


I have it. It never let me down. I have this and the labradar!
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:35 AM
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Pick up a ProChrono Digital. I have the Prochrono, a Shooting Chrony, a Magnetospeed Sporter, and a LabRadar. The Sporter is a great value but limited in what it fits. The LabRadar is supreme, but it's super expensive. I used the ProChrono more often than the Shooting Chrony for years. I keep the Sporter in my range bag now, and drag the LabRadar out more often than the ProChrono, and leave the ProChrono set up in my shop for archery.

The ProChrono can be bought cheap enough that shipping doesn't make sense for used + shipped vs. new price.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:50 AM
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Pick up a ProChrono Digital. I have the Prochrono, a Shooting Chrony, a Magnetospeed Sporter, and a LabRadar. The Sporter is a great value but limited in what it fits. The LabRadar is supreme, but it's super expensive. I used the ProChrono more often than the Shooting Chrony for years. I keep the Sporter in my range bag now, and drag the LabRadar out more often than the ProChrono, and leave the ProChrono set up in my shop for archery.

The ProChrono can be bought cheap enough that shipping doesn't make sense for used + shipped vs. new price.
I will soon buy a Magnetospeed unit for use when it is not convenient to set up another chrony at club's range. The V3 is $200 more than the Sporter and it seems to get better reviews. It is hard for me to determine if there is a real difference or if it is just the chirping of the fanboys that paid the extra cash and are proud of their purchase. I do occasionally shoot rifles that have fairly heavy recoil. I do not shoot normally shoot with suppressors and I am an anti-muzzle brake guy. Most barrels are sporter configuration, but not all. What is your opinion about the V3 vs the Sporter?

As a general comment on the subject of chronographs, I have seen a few fellows blast their all-in-one ProChrony units with bullets and sabots, etc. so it is a good thing they are inexpensive. I use different brands of chronographs with the main unit on the bench but I have had to replace a couple of sky screens myself.

EDIT: I do not really need the Magnetospeed for my heavy barrel rifles. I can test their velocities on my private range with other chronographs. It's main purpose would be sporter barreled rifles at other ranges and for testing velocity difference when traveling to hunt.

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Old 05-16-2018, 09:17 PM
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Big Uncle - I bought the Magnetospeed Sporter instead of the V3 because I already had the other chronyís and just wanted another option for ďbehind the firing lineĒ set up.

If I only had ONE chronograph, it wouldnít be a Magnetospeed, as they donít work for archery, but if a guy just wants one for rifles, theyíre great, and if I only had one chronograph for firearms, it would be a V3. The V3 is far more versatile for mounting - I canít put my Sporter on a pistol or on an AR with a long handguard, whereas the V3 could be. I donít use my chronoís to store multiple strings or do my SD or ES math for me, and my iPhone X doesnít accept the XFER gear, so thatís not a realizable advantage for the V3 to me. It is for some guys - I know some guys like to shoot multiple strings, then go home and analyze the data later. The build on the V3 is a LOT better than the Sporter, aluminum body on the V3 vs. cheap plastic for the Sporter, and the V3 mounting set up is much better. If I didnít have the LabRadar, I would have bought the V3. The interface is a lot better in the V3, the Sporter head unit controls are not at all intuitive - I have to keep the instructions on hand every time I use it, lest I forget how to clear and initialize it.

Iím also expecting to shoot the tip off of my Sporter someday, just as Iím expecting to shoot my shoot-thru chronyís someday. Hasnít happened to me yet, but as much as I use them, I expect itís statistically inevitable to mess up eventually. Canít happen with a LabRadar, but itís also WAY more expensive than a guy needs.

One AWESOME feature of the Magnetospeeds, most guys wonít use, is the ability to move among targets. I can dial off my corrections for the POI shift, then shoot multi-target strings with the bayonet mounted. Canít do that with a LabRadar or any shoot-through model.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:41 PM
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Thanks for the information and opinion. I was leaning towards the V3 before and that sealed the deal. V3 it is.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:59 PM
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🤠👍 Glad to be of service!
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