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    Gunnertrones
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    MagnetoSpeed Sporter
    Is this suitable for airguns? Anyone on AGN who uses it?

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    Ronin001
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    From what I know you would want the “V3″ model it allows for more operating modes ( sensitivity ) for air guns.  

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    30cal
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    I looked at these and seems like it would work good. The only drawback I can see is that because it attaches to the gun you can’t measure velocity down range such as if testing down range retained energy. May not be an issue for most folks but may for some. Just something to think about.

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    Zephyr
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    http://www.combro.co.uk

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    Gunnertrones
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    Thanks guys. Have to look into this. 

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    fr8rbum747
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    If you buy the Magneto Chronograph you will need to get the V3.  The adjustable sensitivity is necessary for the chronograph to sense the small pellet.

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    Gunnertrones
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    The seller told me it would register the .22 and larger……
    Haven’t used it yet, but will check it out one of these days and report back. 

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    fe7565
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    Anyone tested the Sporter version? The company says that you need the v3 version for airguns.  $300 is too much, but I am considering the Sporter for $180 if it can register .22 and above pellets. 

    EDIT: did some searching and found this: “…What’s the downside? The manufacturer says the Sporter is limited to 1″-max diameter barrels. In actuality, it can go a bit bigger than that. We have used it successfully on a 1.15″ straight contour barrel — but “your mileage may vary”. Second, the manufacturer says the new Sporter is NOT designed for use with airguns or shotguns. We have tested the original MagnetoSpeed with air rifles and it successfully recorded .177 and .22 pellet velocities, once we adjusted the sensitivity..”

    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2015/07/magnetospeed-sporter-179-99-at-brownells-com/

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    Gunnertrones
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    Did not work for me. The thing is collecting dust in my appartment. I was warned….

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    cootertwo
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    Just got the sporter model, and have not got it to work with 22 pellets, “YET”

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    fe7565
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    It works with .22 pellets, but have to place it carefully to make sure it’s within the recommended distance and the correct angle.  Too close or too far will not work.  Avbout 1/4 inch to 1/3 inch should work.

    Also, I experimented with some rare earth magnets (cheap, easy to find).  If you stack one or two on top of the two magnetic sensors on the bayonet, it will not only increase the height above the bayonet (so you don’t need a larger spacer in case of using a mod on the barrel) but also will increase the magnetic field’s strength giving you more sensitivity to detect objects passing over them.

    Sorry the pics are gone.  Will check if I can still find them:

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/magnetospeed-sporter-working-wairguns-large-diameter-shrouds-moderators/

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    Gunnertrones
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    FE,  that was a genius move.  You really made the thing work!

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    fe7565
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    Thanks Gunnertrones, I like the setup because I can just add/remove magnets to meet the different diameter shrouds/moderators. 

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