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    crowski
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    I have this Cadwelll chronograph Not impressed at all. Out of 10 shots I might get 2 good readings. With .177 forget it. I tried this five or six times and it just seems to be the same disappointment. This is going back!

     I’m looking for a nice accurate chronograph that’s going to last me. 
    Does anybody have any good recommendations?
    Crow 

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    coolbananas
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    I have a similar Caldwell, with similar results … struggle to get readings, maybe 75% if the light is perfect.  It's very frustrating to use.

    So I bought a cheapie from china (Aliexpress):

    Shooting Chronograph Bullet Speed Tester Multifunctional Chronograph for Shooting Speed Meter Ball Velocity Energy Measurement
    Item# 8129818867292081
    $26.29 USD    

    Works perfectly so far, I'm really happy with it.  Unsure how long it will last – but so far so good. 

    Very easy to setup, hasn't missed a single shot.

    I've already used it more in 3 weeks than I used the caldwell in 3 years.

     

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    vinny
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    Lmbr Chrony  best I’ve used yet , I have yet to have an error while using it,  sold by company in florida.  Google   ishootconsult 

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    vinny
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    john8
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    Glad to know it's not me.I've got one also, gives me fits. Added a FX Chrony to the tool stash, much easier to use.

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    crowski
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    This piece of junk had a great rating on internet. This is my second, took back the first, and the owner of shop is shooting elastic bands through it,showing me how great it works. Felt like an idiot. I’m glad I posted this. Maybe I should buy a rubber band gun. Mr. rubber band getting his crony back. Thanks everyone. Crow 

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    bltefft
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    crowski

    I have this Cadwelll chronograph Not impressed at all. Out of 10 shots I might get 2 good readings. With .177 forget it. I tried this five or six times and it just seems to be the same disappointment. This is going back!

     I’m looking for a nice accurate chronograph that’s going to last me. 
    Does anybody have any good recommendations?
    Crow 

    I have the same chronograph and it's sitting on the floor in my garage.  Totally agree with what you said about it.  Piece of junk.  My goto chronograph is the Caldwell Precision Chrony.  I also have an FX chrony, but tend to grab the Caldwell Precision chrony more often

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    Saltlake58
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    I have the Combro, Caldwell and the FX.  for airgun use, hands down, the FX.  Simple, easy to use, and small.  If I'm at the range, the Caldwell is a hassle to setup, and if you accidentally leave the thing in the ON position, drains your battery in a heartbeat.  The Combro requires an even barrel to attach to and requires you to look at the end of the gun, so just not as convenient.

    Built a rod for the FX Crony out of a half inch PVC pipe and a straight connector on each end.  wrapped the ends with duct tape to give it some grip, and added a spare scope ring to attach to the side Picatinny rail.  Out of the way, doesn't impact point of impact and so easy.

    If at the range, setting up the FX is no big deal.  It just sits beside the barrel on the PVD extension.  No setting up the chronograph while the range masters glare at me.

    For me, just works better.

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    MrP
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    Weird i have the same one and it NEVER fails to measure a properly placed .177 or .25 shot.  
     

    you probably know this but you cant just send a pellet through anywhere and at any angle. there is a pretty big "sweet spot" they have to pass through and there has to some reasonably close alignment so pellets pass over both sensors. 

    Bluetooth is seamless and its awesome to just walk in the garage, turn on my phone, and have the data just stream right to me while i shoot.  It is my third chrony and by far the easiest to use  

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    OTmachine
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    crowski
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    MrP i’ve always shot straight into the Crony. I’m shot every way you can with mirrors behind my back even ricochets. The more I tried tithe worse it got. Found it very frustrating  after a while. I would just like a quality crony. We are in a lockdown, so a little wait is necessary.

     I saw an earlier post don’t know who, but they had an orange box, looked serious. I would like to check that one out as well. Don’t know name. Crow 

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    RANGER94
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    LabRadar. Pricey. But worth it. 

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    gendoc
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    ive had the shooting chrony, the pro chrono, the caldwell and the cheap china one.

    none compare to my fx pocket radar in setup, operation and end results.

    i even got a spare in case the original one soils the bed🤘

     

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    crowski
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    gendoc the fx looks awesome Using the FX is there a problem with the brake barrel or the under lever in the Springers to attach it and cock it.

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    Fullmag
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    I went from the Caldwell to the air chrony and really like it never a problem

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    gendoc
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    crowski

    gendoc the fx looks awesome Using the FX is there a problem with the brake barrel or the under lever in the Springers to attach it and cock it.

    i really cant tell you about using it on BB or UL spring guns. sorry

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    crowski
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    gendoc I got the fx today. 20 rounds not 1 miss reading. Works on all. Totally satisfied. Thanks Crow 

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    JRisBundyboyz
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    The only thing I like with Caldwell 1st version is how it saves data on iPad. On one screenshot I have all the info I want. Can the fx or another product do that? Because you’re correct if it’s not a bright day you get those errors. 
     

    I post a lot of chrono data to help guys as I have access to a fair number of rifles. 

     

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    crowski
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     here’s 2 screen. I shot 25 rounds through, it read all. That’s all I had time for. Message gendoc I sure he’ll know more. Crow 

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