Chronograph Recommendation (indoor)

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    jp_over
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    Friends,

    I’m back into PCP with both feet and as such need a chronograph so I can work up a decent range card.  A few years ago I had a Competition Electronics Pro Chrono Pal but it didn’t always read reliably and was finicky about the light source.

    For this next chronograph, I’d like one that can work indoors without issue.  Any recommendations?

    Thanks!
     

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    NoLandBeyond
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    I have had an Alpha Chrony in Red and was not very pleased with how picky it is about lighting and proximity of projectile in order to get an accurate read.
    I went ahead and purchased the Competition Electronics ProChrono with the indoor LED system for under $150 shipped from Amazon. Great performance and can now reliably shoot indoors at night with no problem.

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    NoLandBeyond – thanks, that looks like a good deal.  I had read about needing the light kit for that model to work well indoors but at the time didn’t want to spend the extra $.  For the price, that combo looks tough to beat.

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    Brian10956
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    Ive had 4 or 5 over the last few years this Caldwell upside down unit is the best I tried .

    https://www.dvor.com/caldwell-caldwell-ballistic-precision-chronograph-g2-720002.html
     

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    “Brian10956”Ive had 4 or 5 over the last few years this Caldwell upside down unit is the best I tried .
    https://www.dvor.com/caldwell-caldwell-ballistic-precision-chronograph-g2-720002.html
     

    
Brian – thanks, that looks like a nice one.  I read some mixed Amazon reviews about the tripod but I really like the idea of being able to bluetooth/export the data.

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    zeus
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    Hola, uso chrony master m1, puse algunas bombillas en serie y no tengo ningún problema.
    Hice una publicación en una página en español para más fotos y detalles.
    Pregunto si el enlace no está permitido, elimínelo o comuníquemelo,
    https://www.armas.es/foros/customizacion-y-bricolaje/usar-chrony-en-interiores-facil-1056056
    un saludo

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    “jp_over”

    “Brian10956”Ive had 4 or 5 over the last few years this Caldwell upside down unit is the best I tried .
    https://www.dvor.com/caldwell-caldwell-ballistic-precision-chronograph-g2-720002.html
     

    
Brian – thanks, that looks like a nice one.  I read some mixed Amazon reviews about the tripod but I really like the idea of being able to bluetooth/export the data.

    The tripod does suck but you can use any other or it’s easy to upgrade to a better head 

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    jp_over
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    zeus – mucho gracias!  I found that model here:  https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1015308554/shooting-chrony-m1-master-chronograph-metric

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    Thanks all – I think I’m going to try out the Competition Electronics ProChrono Digital with light kit & bluetooth kit.  I’ll post a review once I get some testing done.

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    Brian – I just saw your second post.  The wife has a fancy camera tripod that I can use so if I have any troubles with the ProChrono Digital I’m going to check out the Caldwell.  

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    bowwild
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    I’ve had a ProChronograph for years,. I bought a Caldwall upside down one last year.

    I’d definitely recommend the Pro.  I’ve knocked it off a 6′ high shelf twice and it is still fine.  

     

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    jp_over
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    “bowwild”I’ve had a ProChronograph for years,. I bought a Caldwall upside down one last year.
    I’d definitely recommend the Pro.  I’ve knocked it off a 6′ high shelf twice and it is still fine.  
     

    
Thanks for the confirmation – I should be able to start testing on Monday (19 Feb 2018)!

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    Quad82
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    I too have the Pro. Spend the extra $50 on the lights. I have had it for a couple years and use it inside and out. No errors on arrows or pellets. It does screw up sometimes when I shoot PBs over it. But I am sure that’s from the blasts. I made a ShoeBox size cut-out in my shooting bench that it drops down into. This has helped on the muzzle blast not tipping it over or trashing the screen. 

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    “jp_over”

    “Brian10956”Ive had 4 or 5 over the last few years this Caldwell upside down unit is the best I tried .
    https://www.dvor.com/caldwell-caldwell-ballistic-precision-chronograph-g2-720002.html

     

    
Brian – thanks, that looks like a nice one.  I read some mixed Amazon reviews about the tripod but I really like the idea of being able to bluetooth/export the data.

    
I will second this recommendation on this Caldwell unit. And the tripod is not the best but while you are on Amazon you can order a $35 tripod that will fix that issue. It will work indoors or out, no matter the lighting conditions and it uses your smart phone for all the calculation and recording of data that you can email to anyone. The data it sends is in a *.csv format that can be opened in most spreadsheet programs.
    Of the many I have had including Ohler, it is the best. 

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    “jp_over”

    “Brian10956”Ive had 4 or 5 over the last few years this Caldwell upside down unit is the best I tried .
    https://www.dvor.com/caldwell-caldwell-ballistic-precision-chronograph-g2-720002.html
     

    
Brian – thanks, that looks like a nice one.  I read some mixed Amazon reviews about the tripod but I really like the idea of being able to bluetooth/export the data.

    
I will second this recommendation on this Caldwell unit. And the tripod is not the best but while you are on Amazon you can order a $35 tripod that will fix that issue. It will work indoors or out, no matter the lighting conditions and it uses your smart phone for all the calculation and recording of data that you can email to anyone. The data it sends is in a *.csv format that can be opened in most spreadsheet programs.
    Of the many I have had including Ohler, it is the best. 

    
I’m with Brian and Tvanpool on the Caldwell Ballistic Chrony. I’ve had 4 different chrony’s and this upside down one is hands down the best. I don’t use the tripod. I just lay it flat on the table and shoot from there.

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    jp_over
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     Brian, Tvanpool & CampFussell, I will definitely try the Caldwell if I run into any issues.  So far, I’m very impressed with the ProChrono digital but I’m glad to have a fall back recommendation if I have trouble with the ProChrono.

    I would have replied sooner but I think the e-mail notification is still disabled.
     

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    jp_over
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    For those who are interested, here are my initial observations on the ProChrono Digital.

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/prochrono-digital-chronograph-indoor-light-system-bluetooth-adapter/#post-269042

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    I bought the complete ProChrono Digital set up, everything worked perfect the first time I used it. Now the Digital Link doesn’t work, it shows up on my Fire and and the green light showing a connection is made is on, but no data. I called Competition Electronics tow weeks ago and was instructed to send the chrono and Digital Link back. They seem to think there was a problem in the chronograph. I hope to get it boxed up and sent back by the end of the week.

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    jp_over
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    “1BadDart”I bought the complete ProChrono Digital set up, everything worked perfect the first time I used it. Now the Digital Link doesn’t work, it shows up on my Fire and and the green light showing a connection is made is on, but no data. I called Competition Electronics tow weeks ago and was instructed to send the chrono and Digital Link back. They seem to think there was a problem in the chronograph. I hope to get it boxed up and sent back by the end of the week.
     

    
That stinks! How long have you had it?

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    1BadDart
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    I ordered it on 11/27/17, used it one time and put everything back in the box. The next time it didn’t work.

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    jp_over
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    Thanks – that sounds pretty lousy.  Hopefully they’ll get you squared away.

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