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    k_h_d
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    Anybody use this chronograph?  Can plug an iPhone into it to log and chart data.  Is it an accurate chronograph?

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/626107/caldwell-ballistic-precision-chronograph

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    Scalf
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    I have two of them. I also have a Chrony. They are within 3fps of each other. They aren’t made real sturdy but they work just fine. Well worth 85 dollars. The light kit works really well indoors.

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    Dirte
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    I do……. Works good so far. I only use it outside, and never had needed a light kit.

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    ClearedHot
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    Love mine using it with my iPhone 6 with zero issues, so much so, I recently bought the Caldwell G2 model. I simply wanted to go wireless. I need to put the older but pristine kit on the classifieds.  

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    I just pulled the trigger on one from Amazon. Plan on using it with my iPad Air, wireless isn’t really needed. Will post pics and mini review when I get some time with it.

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    unionrdr
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    I just got the Caldwell deluxe kit delivered last Friday. Has tripod, wall wart, battery pack for IR LED lights in a compact carrying bag. If I can get a lane open Tomorrow at Gun Hub, I’ll be putting it to the test on HD stereo video.

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    Sam63
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    If your shopping for a chrony check out the Air Chrony. Small footprint, attaches to a tripod and works in almost all lighting conditions. They sell a kit for plugging the info into a computer, not sure about a phone or tablet. All self contained no lights or wires, it runs off 3 aaa batteries. 

    Altaros company has been making high quality regulators and airgun equipment for years. I shot my MK2 chrony and bought the MK3 this past summer. The MK3 is state of the art. For $200 you will not find another Chrony close in features and accuracy. You can buy direct or on ebay.

    https://www.air-chrony.com/cs/

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    Just got the Caldwell today. Setup was a breeze: Unpackage, assemble, install 9V battery, plug in cable, install iPad app, shoot! Shooting indoors out an open french door with overhead lighting and ambient lighting from outdoors (lots of light reflecting off of snow), no issues. iPad app works great. Very happy with this purchase. First shot string after adjusting the top hat on my Talon SS and installing a flat neoprene washer behind the tophat to tune for quiet pesting @ 15-35yrds. Very happy with the results! 10¢ poor man’s regulator!

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    Created: 02/13/17 11:41
    Description: Talon SS
    Notes 1: Power Wheel 6-4 Tophat 0.13″
    Notes 2: 1900psi start
    Distance to Chrono(FT): 0.00
    Ballistic Coefficient: 0.033
    Bullet Weight(gr): 18.10
    Temp: 29 °F
    BP: 29.49 inHg
    Altitude: 0.00
    #    FPS     FT-LBS      PF
    10  718      20.72    13.00
    9    713      20.43    12.91
    8    715      20.55    12.94
    7    718      20.72    13.00
    6    719      20.78    13.01
    5    720      20.84    13.03
    4    716      20.61    12.96
    3    717      20.66    12.98
    2    716      20.61    12.96
    1    716      20.61    12.96
    Average: 716.8 FPS
    SD: 2.0 FPS
    Min: 713 FPS
    Max: 720 FPS
    Spread: 7 FPS
    Shot/sec: 0.1
    True MV: 717 FPS

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    Argat
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    I have this chronograph and must be doing something wrong tried it outside and indoors with light kit. Always getting error 3 then continues to give reading on my iPad. Heck shot twice got 23 reading 21 errors. Anyone know what I might be doing wrong?

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    Scalf
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    Make sure the pellet is going over both of the slits on top of chronograph. Shoot about 3 inches above the slits. Should work like that. It has to pass over both slits.

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    bowwild
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    I’ve had a Pro Chronograph for years, I used it only for archery.  I bought the Caldwell (under unit model) about a month ago.  I wanted both to check accuracy.  I found them very close, within 5 FPS in readings but….and this is a big but…..!  The Caldwell is very undependable in terms of consecutive readings.  If I run 20 shots through the Caldwell I’ll get at least 5 no reads.  The Pro Chromo will read all 20.  So frustrating I’ve considered returning the thing.   I’ve tried to determine if it is user error. I’ve moved it around the front of the muzzle, up to 10′ away as per instructions. I’ve shot through it closer and further from the sensors, etc. Nothing seems to matter. 

    I have to report I regret the purchase and I think I paid around $179.  

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    Scalf
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    You must have gotten a defective unit. Mine works about every time. Try putting a thick board about 1 ft behind chronograph,that way you can see if the pellet is in the center where it needs to be. If pellets are off center it will error.

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    Mine’s working indoors with ambient light from open windows with occasional errors if the room isn’t really bright. Can’t complain about that, pretty good performance without the indoor light kit. Anyone try DIY led light strips like these for indoors?

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    “Argat”I have this chronograph and must be doing something wrong tried it outside and indoors with light kit. Always getting error 3 then continues to give reading on my iPad. Heck shot twice got 23 reading 21 errors. Anyone know what I might be doing wrong?

    
From Amazon’s page:

    My Chronograph is displaying ERR2/ERR3 errors after it has been turned on and in standby mode.Caldwell Shooting Supplies has identified an issue with electronic components on a small group of Ballistic Precision Chronographs that were shipped to our dealers and distributors in late 2014 and January of 2015. The defective chronograph inventory has been identified, isolated and repaired. If your Chronograph is displaying an Error2 and/or an Error 3 code in normal outdoor light conditions your Chronograph could be affected. Please contact Caldwell’s Customer Service Department directly for repair or replacement at [email protected] or 1-877-509-9160. Caldwell remains dedicated to supplying high quality accessories; we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

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    Argat
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    Thanks guys I will contact them, then hopefully tune my new Marauder.

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    “Argat”Thanks guys I will contact them, then hopefully tune my new Marauder.

    
Good luck, let us know how it goes.

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    bltefft
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    Over the years, I’ve used several chronographs, in the beginning it was because I reload my own ammo.  But, I also like to know the speeds of my various bows, crossbows and air rifles.

    My newest acquisition is a Caldwell G2 chronograph – not so much for the wireless aspect, but for its lights that allow me to shoot in dim light – it really works great.

    Bobby

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    Rchr
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    This Caldwell chrono is awesome. Only a couple of times I haven’t had an error mark on mine and I was pretty sure that it was the lack of light ( it was late in the evening) I put on the red light adapter that came with the kit and the problem was solved.
    I would recommend it. 

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    Argat
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    I want to thank you guys for the information on this chronograph. Ballistic you turned me on about errors, phone numbers and email but sadly couldn’t’ tell get a response back from them.But that being said I did further research. Found that the problem was related to sensors receiving too much light. So you gunna laugh,I had a old golf towel light brown draped it over shades and tried it that way,never had a error what so ever after that so I’m good now. Going try to make something that looks better got it working so thanks everyone.

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    “Argat”I want to thank you guys for the information on this chronograph. Ballistic you turned me on about errors, phone numbers and email but sadly couldn’t’ tell get a response back from them.But that being said I did further research. Found that the problem was related to sensors receiving too much light. So you gunna laugh,I had a old golf towel light brown draped it over shades and tried it that way,never had a error what so ever after that so I’m good now. Going try to make something that looks better got it working so thanks everyone.

    
Glad you got it working, kind of stinks that they haven’t responded yet.

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