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    Dirte
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    After listening to this podcast. https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/ft-podcast-episode-16-review-of-the-labradar-chronograph/
    I am intrigued by how easy it is to setup. Every time I target shoot I set my Caldwell to watch inconsistencies in shots.  Caldwell works good, it is just a pain to set up the tripod every time. I even pounded tent spikes into the ground to use as markers.
    The Labradar looks easy to set on the bench with me. I see a few have them on their wish list here. I kind of have it on my list…… Just wishing the price would drop at least $150 to the $400 range.
    Do any of you have some more experience/reviews with airguns? Sounds like you need an external mic for moderated guns.

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    ClearedHot
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    No experience personally with this yet, but I had one with all the needed accessories on on backorder. Yes, they have a special mike setup for airguns and bows that you’ll need. Some other financial demands arose back then, so I canceled the order. But I still very much want one and can well afford it now.  So what’s the problem? 

    Like you, I have a Caldwell but the newer G2 system. It’s much more robust, easier set up and fully wireless now. It’s a pure joy to use. And with that is the Caldwell App which couldn’t be easier to use! Seamless really on my phone, iPad or computer. Before I invest that kind of money in a LabRadar, I want a similar cross-platform software package incorporated utilizing the LabRadar’s bluetooth capability,which to my knowledge, no one has touched yet. Yes, you can down load the raw data in a crude file to a spreadsheet  cabled over but over time I would end up using my G2 just for simplicity and convenience.

    Wish I could be more helpful but I would encourage you to call the US LabRadar distributer/ representative. I think they are in KS. They are very helpful and will take the time to really go over details with you.  

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    Dirte
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    “ClearedHot”No experience personally with this yet, but I had one with all the needed accessories on on backorder. Yes, they have a special mike setup for airguns and bows that you’ll need. Some other financial demands arose back then, so I canceled the order. But I still very much want one and can well afford it now.  So what’s the problem? 

    Like you, I have a Caldwell but the newer G2 system. It’s much more robust, easier set up and fully wireless now. It’s a pure joy to use. And with that is the Caldwell App which couldn’t be easier to use! Seamless really on my phone, iPad or computer. Before I invest that kind of money in a LabRadar, I want a similar cross-platform software package incorporated utilizing the LabRadar’s bluetooth capability,which to my knowledge, no one has touched yet. Yes, you can down load the raw data in a crude file to a spreadsheet  cabled over but over time I would end up using my G2 just for simplicity and convenience.

    Wish I could be more helpful but I would encourage you to call the US LabRadar distributer/ representative. I think they are in KS. They are very helpful and will take the time to really go over details with you.  

    
I agree……At this price point it should come with software and Bluetooth capability. Sounds like this is something most companies would release as their second generation. May be a while, if the current model has been on back order so long.
    Hard to beat the price point of the Caldwell.

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    ClearedHot
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    My understanding is that it does have bluetooth incorporated within the current models already. It’s just not being utilized yet.   

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    bltefft
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    “ClearedHot”No experience personally with this yet, but I had one with all the needed accessories on on backorder. Yes, they have a special mike setup for airguns and bows that you’ll need. Some other financial demands arose back then, so I canceled the order. But I still very much want one and can well afford it now.  So what’s the problem? 

    Like you, I have a Caldwell but the newer G2 system. It’s much more robust, easier set up and fully wireless now. It’s a pure joy to use. And with that is the Caldwell App which couldn’t be easier to use! Seamless really on my phone, iPad or computer. Before I invest that kind of money in a LabRadar, I want a similar cross-platform software package incorporated utilizing the LabRadar’s bluetooth capability,which to my knowledge, no one has touched yet. Yes, you can down load the raw data in a crude file to a spreadsheet  cabled over but over time I would end up using my G2 just for simplicity and convenience.

    Wish I could be more helpful but I would encourage you to call the US LabRadar distributer/ representative. I think they are in KS. They are very helpful and will take the time to really go over details with you.  

    
I, too, have the Caldwell G2 Chrony and I second everything you said about it.  It is really user friendly.

    I leave mine on a tripod on my garage.  The lights made it really nice.  I was getting some speeds for my .22 FX Royale and it was getting dark and I was starting to get “Error 3”.  After I turned the lights on, I never got that message again – just kept chronying the .22

    Bobby

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    bltefft
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    After watching several YT videos on the unit – I’ll pass.  It appears that you have to have a long range of like 100 yards to get it to work, because it gives a series of velocities out to 100 yards.

    I think that using ii in my yard (60 yards is my longest shot), like I do my Caldwell G2, would not be possible – need a longer range.

    Anyone else think this.

     

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    Dirte
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    “bltefft”After watching several YT videos on the unit – I’ll pass.  It appears that you have to have a long range of like 100 yards to get it to work, because it gives a series of velocities out to 100 yards.

    I think that using ii in my yard (60 yards is my longest shot), like I do my Caldwell G2, would not be possible – need a longer range.

    Anyone else think this.

     

    
I’m curious what videos stated 100 yards? LabRadar claims 50 feet. That would be a deal breaker for me also. I’m about at 100 yards max at home.

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    bltefft
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    “Dirte”

    “bltefft”After watching several YT videos on the unit – I’ll pass.  It appears that you have to have a long range of like 100 yards to get it to work, because it gives a series of velocities out to 100 yards.

    I think that using ii in my yard (60 yards is my longest shot), like I do my Caldwell G2, would not be possible – need a longer range.

    Anyone else think this.

     

    
I’m curious what videos stated 100 yards? LabRadar claims 50 feet. That would be a deal breaker for me also. I’m about at 100 yards max at home.

    
Here’s the video that made the biggest impression on me:

    Be sure to watch the whole video and see the trouble the shooter experiences with the Labradar.  The Ladradar didn’t work at the short distances of the shooter’s pistol range.  The shooter called the owner (he had borrowed the chrony) and was told to take it to a field.  At the field the shooter got it to work.  The field, to me, looked at least 100 yards long (he said it was the road leading to the pistol range) – it sure was longer than a pistol range (or my yard).

    The Ladradar has the ability to show the the bullet speeds downrange, at various distances, up to 100 yards.  I wonder if you’ve got to be able to shot a bullet that far for the Labradar to give you your measurements.

    I don’t think it has the bluetooth capably to “talk” to your phone or IPAD – I would think for what it costs, it would have that feature.

    I’ve used several different brands of chrony’s over the years and currently use a Caldwell G2 – best one I’ve found so far – it has bluetooth and pairs easily with my cell phone.  As I shoot, the data shows up on my phone – I haven’t got to move to the G2 chrony to read and record the shots.  I also found the Caldwell app to be fairly user friendly.

    On a cloudy day (or even inside my garage), I can still use the G2, because it comes with two rows of lights that provide a shadow of the passing bullet.  I don’t know if it can read a small pellet like a .177, but I know it reads a .22 pellet every time.  The only time it was failed me was when it was getting dark outside and I got ERROR messages – but when I turned the G2’s lights on, it never failed to read a passing projectile.  I can also read the speeds of my arrows shot from a vertical bow or a crossbow.

    I’m thinking it would give an Oehler 35P a run for its money.

    Bobby

     

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    Dirte
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    I think I better wait a bit until they have the “next” generation. They need to iron out some of the issues. I do like the idea though.

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    bltefft
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    “Dirte”I think I better wait a bit until they have the “next” generation. They need to iron out some of the issues. I do like the idea though.

    
I agree.

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    srserl
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    there is a review on hard air magazine, and they didn’t mention anything about a mic, and they were shooting at 55 yds.
    https://hardairmagazine.com/reviews/using-labradar-record-airgun-pellet-velocities/

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    Strever
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    i have one and use it at 27 yards just fine with an airgun
    and it will read the additional distances at what you put into it
    5, 10, 15, 20yds etc

     

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    Yrrah
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    A couple of misconception in responses above.
    Mine works happily under 25 m even past a number of objects in the yard. It will of course work to longer ranges.

    No you don’t need the acoustic trigger. Mine works 100% of the time using the doppler trigger. I have been using it for 2 1/2 years so I am writing from field experience.
    It takes me about two minutes to bring it out and set it ready to shoot. … regards, Harry in OZ.

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