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Old 12-04-2006, 10:24 AM
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chronograph recommendations

Anyone have suggestions for a good, reliable chronograph they would recommend that wouldn't cost more than about $150?
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:34 AM
Nick A Nick A is offline
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Shooting Chrony F1 goes on sale (Midway, Natchez, Cabela, etc.) every once in a while. The basic unit is about $65 and the unit with remote is less than $80. More costly units come with lots of memory and other functions, which can be pretty cool. Like any toy you can get as much or as little as you want. But you'll get the same velocity readings as the basic Shooting Chrony. They all use the same technology, just different programming for extra functions.
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:38 AM
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Save your pennies and get a CED.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:32 PM
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I have the Chrony Gamma Master and have been very happy with it. It's a little above your $150 but the Beta Master should work quite well. The remote screen makes it very easy to keep track of what you are doing. The Gamma comes with the printer as well which I didn't think I'd use. Fortunately it gets a lot of use and if I had to do it over I'd surely get the same setup.
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:32 AM
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I have a Competition Electronics chrono I bought for $175 about 20 years ago. It is still going strong with no problems whatsoever. The new model of this unit goes for about $100. I fairness to the competition I must say that I have heard few complaints about any of the top name brands on the market. I have had problems with PACT customer service and won't touch ANY of their products.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:09 AM
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Shooting Chrony.

Priced right and made in North America.
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:40 AM
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Got a Pact Model 1, which I've had for some years. Always worked OK.
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:11 AM
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Ditto on the Chrony. I have the Gamma, but dont' really use the printer either. The Beta is very nice, comes with the remote display and can even be hooked up to a laptop. I saw software on the web that also allows you to hook the Chrony to a Palm, but it costs as much as a chronograph.

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Old 12-06-2006, 10:00 PM
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+1 for the CED, did have a problem and their customer service was excellent. My CED replaced a older Oehler M-33 that was tempermental and finally died.
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:34 AM
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I have an old Chrony Beta that I bought 6 or 7 years ago. Used it a lot, loved it! Put in in the barn and forgot about it. I just pulled it out last week, slapped a new battery in it, and it fired right up and works like a champ!

Any of the Chrony's would be my choice for bang for the buck and toughness.
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:19 PM
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Haven't tried the others mentioned, but I'm very happy with my Chrony. Most of their models will fit under your budget.
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