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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:52 pm 
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Never used a chronograph before and would like to test pellets in my HW80 .22 800fps rated.
Where can I buy a budget price chronograph that would be descent for me to use in backyard (want to determine velocity and ft/lb power).


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:18 pm 
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I have a Shooting Chrony, but I just tried to find them online and instead I found that they are out of business. I believe they were made in Canada too- but I guess technology with bluetooth and phone apps must have cut into the sales in favor if the phone app chronies like FX.
Anyhow, search the forum for posts on this topic you'll find there are some extensive discussions and recommendations.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:13 am 
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I have been happy with the caldwell chronograph


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:20 am 
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I have 3.. A clamp on muzzle one from China that cost me about 30$, a Chrony F1 and a FX radar. All seems to be accurate plus or minus a few FPS.

I haven't had any issues with my F1 and shooting Chrony been around for 30 years. But the rumors are true, that they shut down. So if you shoot it, you no longer can exchange it for a new one. ANY chrony with sunshade, ditch the metal rods and replace them with wooden dowels. That way if you shoot the rods, it shatters, and doesn't transfer the energy thru the rods into the sensors. Ask me how I know?

But I'm really liking my FX radar, and cannot wait for them to come out with the FX radar firearm edt. Quick to setup, compact, and no longer required to write down the numbers on piece of paper.

If you are not going to use it alot, and want just a quick check. The Chinese clamp on muzzle one or the tripod on is the best.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:22 pm 
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leadslinger wrote:
I have 3.. A clamp on muzzle one from China that cost me about 30$, a Chrony F1 and a FX radar. All seems to be accurate plus or minus a few FPS.

I haven't had any issues with my F1 and shooting Chrony been around for 30 years. But the rumors are true, that they shut down. So if you shoot it, you no longer can exchange it for a new one. ANY chrony with sunshade, ditch the metal rods and replace them with wooden dowels. That way if you shoot the rods, it shatters, and doesn't transfer the energy thru the rods into the sensors. Ask me how I know?

But I'm really liking my FX radar, and cannot wait for them to come out with the FX radar firearm edt. Quick to setup, compact, and no longer required to write down the numbers on piece of paper.

If you are not going to use it alot, and want just a quick check. The Chinese clamp on muzzle one or the tripod on is the best.


I am tempted to try one of the cheap chinese one's, as I have an old Competition Electronics chronograph, that's over 20 years old. some days, I wonder how well it's actually working, as it doesn't always pick up .177 cal pellets.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:48 pm 
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Another vote for the FX :drinkers:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:54 pm 
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FX Easy Peasy,works in bright daylight,or dark You can do about 200 hundred shots,before the next round[gun]


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:20 pm 
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I would suggest the FX, or a Caldwell if you want to chrono. PB's as well at some point.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:26 pm 
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Daryl wrote:
I would suggest the FX, or a Caldwell if you want to chrono. PB's as well at some point.


FX radar ATM is kind of finicky with PBs. And only goes to 1300 FPS. They said they are coming out with a firearm soon. It took alot of T&E for it to register 10 shots with a 9x19, that I know is sub 1100 FPS, and sub 800 FPS 22LR.. Might be because the powder smoke.

But been flawless with my airguns, in my darker basement. My F1 barely comes out to play now.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:16 am 
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I wouldn't be using it much, just want to shoot in the backyard to test different pellets and calculate what ft/lb my HW80 is shooting.
Right now, I'm having a hard time learning it and suspect it's because of the big recoil. I suspect I could tune the power down to help but need a chrono to test first.
$75 budget would be nice if I can stay around that price... any suggestions and links would be appreciated !
Again, I wouldn't be using it a ton.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:38 pm 
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Would something like this work for .177 BB's & .177/.22 cal pellets?

https://www.acetk.com/products/59199163dcb23e0b91000001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLSkbHEjVM0

Seems to work in the video. Specs. say it will work for 4.5mm which is equal to .177.


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