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    kyler2643
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    Any recommendations on a chronograph? I’ve never used one but I’m gonna get one to better understand how my rifles shoot. What do I look for in one? What works for you?

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    linsfreak
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    Go on any website even pyramid air sells them, but like I said a lot of sites sell them. Do a Web search.

    enjoy

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    ajshoots
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    I have had Oehlers, Shooting Chronys, and Pro Chronos. I prefer the Competition Electronics Pro Chrono with IR screens. Has been by far the most reliable and with the IR screens, I have had absolutely zero errors!! I have used other products made by CE and they are a great company in all regards and make a great product.

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    bowwild
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    I have these two items. I use them for archery and air guns. I’ve been using it for archery for 7-8 years with ZERO issues. It is lots of fun to tinker.

    The Bluetooth attachment is AMAZING! It is a wireless connection for my iPhone.  You need the light kit for the Pro Chronograph.

    I would also check out the brand new chronograph by Caldwell. 

    Competition Electronics ProChrono Digital ChronographCompetition Electronics Bluetooth Wireless Digital Link and Purchasecorner Polish Cloth Bundle

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    sharroff
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    I have the Caldwell unit with the IR screens.  It connects to my iPad to record strings and perform analytics.  Zero issues with my indoor shooting.  Haven’t had a chance to take it outdoors yet.  

    Watch Midway for sales on this item….

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    JWilson
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    I have a Shooting Chrony F-1. I would not ever recommend these. They are very finicky on light. I have yet to get a lighting combination that will let me measure a string with more readings than errors.

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    sunnyside
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    I have had a Shooting Chrony Gamma model with printer for over 10 years and it has been great.  I got it mainly for powder burners but it works well for air guns and arrows as well.  I occasionally  think about getting an Oehler 35P but cannot justify since the Chrony is so reliable.  I originally had the basic Chrony F1 low end model which worked fine but I upgraded to the Gamma with printer since the company has a pretty fair trade in policy.  Other chronographs may be good as well but my experience with the Shooting Chrony has been really good.  I’d buy another if mine broke.

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    npunk42
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    “ajshoots” I prefer the Competition Electronics Pro Chrono with IR screens. Has been by far the most reliable and with the IR screens, I have had absolutely zero errors!! I have used other products made by CE and they are a great company in all regards and make a great product.

    Okay I can’t find any reference on the CE Pro Chrono site that speaks of  “IR Screens” . Could you put up a link. I have the Pro Chono and it is quite light picky. The diffusers are useless unless the light is directly above. It does work though under the right conditions. I shot mine all apart one day, (who hasn’t?) they sent me another for 70 something bucks.
     

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    jimreed1948
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    I have the ProChrono and like it a lot.  At first I had issue with it not reading all the time. The problem was the light reading.  Since I upgrade to their light system it never misses a shot now.  This is the 2nd ProChrono I’ve had.  The first one died a sudden death when a .308 PB round went through it.  I made a carrying case that keeps all the parts together.  This way it not only protects your chrono, but when you get to the range, you know you have all the parts needed.  I like the software that comes with it.  Easy to use and good displays.

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    ajshoots
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    jimreed1948
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    “ajshoots”Here you go npunk42  http://www.competitionelectronics.com/product/indoor-lighting-system/

    
Thanks for posting the link.  A lot of folks make up there on system, but I chose to go with what they sell and I’m glad I did.  Whenever I use the chronograph, I always used the lights.  Great setup.

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    tsp3355
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    Another vote for the CE Pro Chrono.  I have the software and cable to connect mine directly to my laptop.  It just works. I use LED puck lights from Lowes on mine.  They work well, but it does miss a shot every once in a while.  I will probably buy the CE light kit for mine eventually. If I used it more, I would just go ahead and get them.  

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    Beach-gunner
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    Kyler, IMO the Pro Chrono from CE is the way to go.  I just posted a string I did today of my Vulcan .25 with my Pro Chrono, with Vid.  No complaints here about my Pro Chrino from CE.

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    Nathaniel
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    My vote goes for the caldwell precision ballistic chronograph. Simple and very accurate. Very good price and additional functions thanks to the free phone application that records your strings…
    Also had a chrony beta but I definitely prefer the caldwell!

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    hsnmz
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    Have used F1 chrony and Caldwell chronograph. Caldwell chronograph is very accurate and never misses a reading. I think their bundle offer on amazon is unbeatable. It includes with chronograph a tripod, IR lights, shades, cable to connect your mobile (using their free app) and a carrying bag.

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    zebra
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    Do all chronographs require special lighting control to function or are there some cheap ones I could get away with using in my garage?

     

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    DrippinLead
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    I just found out that there is two different models for Pro Chrono from CE. There is a digital model and a non digital model. Which one are most of you recommending? I am thinking it is the digital if your using a the bluetooth attachment to work with your phone.
     

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    ajshoots
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    The digital as it has many more features.

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    Cookie
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    My advice, for a first Chrono, is to buy an inexpensive “Chrony” because if like me (don’t want to think how many thousands of pellets every year) you’ll shoot one every couple of years and regret the expense.

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