Canadian Airgun Forum

The #1 Community for Airguns in Canada!
It is currently Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:47 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours


The Canadian Airgun Forums are a place for people to discuss and learn about airguns and the airgunning sport in Canada. There are lots of discussions about airguns, airgun accessories, reviews, modification and repair information, airgun events, field target and free classifieds!

 

You need to register before you can post: click the register link to proceed. Before you register, please read the forum rules. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own pictures, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free! To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.








Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:39 pm
Posts: 54
Location: LaSalle, Ont
Looking to purchase a chronograph, any recommendations on which one to buy? Would really like one that is wired or Bluetooth via app for easier data recordings.
Just asking because after reading some reviews on a couple that certain ones have are inconsistent or have trouble detecting the pellet (even in good lighting).
I plan to use this mainly outdoors but don't want to be limited to only sunny days.

Thanks in advance

_________________
Air Arms S510 .25
Hatsan Torpedo .25
Beeman QB Chief .22
Benjamin Phoenix .22
Stoeger Atac .177
Diana Chaser rifle .22
Benjamin Classic .22
Beeman QB78S .22
Weihrauch HW40
Webley Alecto .177/.22
Sig Sauer P226


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:49 pm
Posts: 1246
Location: Southern Ontario
My Shooting Chrony F-1 has served me well for years. The remote display on mine is really handy. No lighting issues outdoors, though I usually use it it indoors with a lights on the diffusers...

_________________
Air and springs and CO, too


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:46 am
Posts: 4116
X2 on the F1

_________________
"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:23 am
Posts: 2778
Location: Somewheres near the Atlantic
I use a Shooting Chrony F1 in a pretty dim basement. And I have no issues with it reading when I use LED lights.

I glued a washers to the bottom of the diffusers. So I can stick on a battery operated pod lights.

Here is my setup. Just so happened to catch a Prometheus pellet, separating in flight.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:52 am
Posts: 2926
Location: Caronport, Saskatchewan
I like the little chronograph from AliExpress. Only thing is the bracket for mounting on the barrel is unprotected metal. I covered it in electrical tape, now it's a bit less dangerous for scratching.
Works perfectly inside, has its own lights. Cheap too! Doesn't have Bluetooth though.

Sent from my EML-L09 using Tapatalk


Attachments:
247453002953759788.jpg
247453002953759788.jpg [ 89.91 KiB | Viewed 351 times ]

_________________
Website: https://airgunarcheryfun.ca/
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:52 am
Posts: 2926
Location: Caronport, Saskatchewan
Even with infrared lights my caldwell still gives errors half the time. Decided to switch to this little guy :D

_________________
Website: https://airgunarcheryfun.ca/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:23 am
Posts: 2778
Location: Somewheres near the Atlantic
wesb2007 wrote:
Even with infrared lights my caldwell still gives errors half the time. Decided to switch to this little guy :D


That's weird. The day I shot 500+ pellets trying to tune my PP700SA. I might got 10, if that, Errors. With my F1 setup..

Then again, I run a laser down the stand, then line up the chrony with a template I made. So it shoots over the center every time.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:52 am
Posts: 2926
Location: Caronport, Saskatchewan
That's a great idea. I have used a gun vise and still have had intermittent success, not saying it's not my fault though, I'm sure it's just a matter of doing more investigation into what is causing the problem.
Anyway this little guy works every time.

Sent from my EML-L09 using Tapatalk

_________________
Website: https://airgunarcheryfun.ca/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:39 pm
Posts: 54
Location: LaSalle, Ont
wesb2007 wrote:
Even with infrared lights my caldwell still gives errors half the time. Decided to switch to this little guy :D


Ya, the caldwell specificaly seemed to have a lot of "errors" in the reviews. That being said could be faulty unit or not using properly. Seems like over all good unit but still looking for possible Bluetooth or wired app capabilities.

_________________
Air Arms S510 .25
Hatsan Torpedo .25
Beeman QB Chief .22
Benjamin Phoenix .22
Stoeger Atac .177
Diana Chaser rifle .22
Benjamin Classic .22
Beeman QB78S .22
Weihrauch HW40
Webley Alecto .177/.22
Sig Sauer P226


Last edited by yannicksjh on Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:15 am
Posts: 3575
Location: Edmonton
I think most will agree the Chrony (brand name) F1 is the standard by which all others are compared. They are not the cheapest option, and may not be necessary for your usage if it's for casual curiosity. If you're tuning airguns, however, many would recommend the F1 Master, which includes the proprietary designed light attachment. Some have had success with cheaper light solutions - some have not (Replica Airgun followers will have witnessed this). All I know is I rarely got a light-related false reading with my Master set-up.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:39 pm
Posts: 54
Location: LaSalle, Ont
Edmonton<500 wrote:
I think most will agree the Chrony (brand name) F1 is the standard by which all others are compared. They are not the cheapest option, and may not be necessary for your usage if it's for casual curiosity. If you're tuning airguns, however, many would recommend the F1 Master, which includes the proprietary designed light attachment. Some have had success with cheaper light solutions - some have not (Replica Airgun followers will have witnessed this). All I know is I rarely got a light-related false reading with my Master set-up.


ya, definately would just be for casual curiosity for personal data with my different rifles and pellets. Just looking to explore another aspect of the hobby. I definately want an app feature for the ease of logging info and records.

_________________
Air Arms S510 .25
Hatsan Torpedo .25
Beeman QB Chief .22
Benjamin Phoenix .22
Stoeger Atac .177
Diana Chaser rifle .22
Benjamin Classic .22
Beeman QB78S .22
Weihrauch HW40
Webley Alecto .177/.22
Sig Sauer P226


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:36 am 
Offline
Supporting Member 2009

Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:41 pm
Posts: 997
Location: GTA
leadslinger wrote:
I glued a washers to the bottom of the diffusers. So I can stick on a battery operated pod lights.



That's a brilliant idea. Much better than struggling with rubber bands.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:04 am
Posts: 778
I have a Competition Electronics Pro Chrony. LED lights and Bluetooth adapter available but sold separately. Not the cheapest option but in my experience has worked flawlessly.

_________________
I have some airguns.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:35 pm
Posts: 6000
Location: P.G. B.C.
I use LED light pucks from Canadian Tire - $5.00 seems to me and came with batteries.
The pucks already had a weak magnet, so I put rare0-earth magnets over the pucks on the plastic diffusers, to hold them in place
for indoor shooting. Works very well. Just make sure you are shooting parallel to the sky screens of you will record lower than true speeds.
The picture is demo only, not aimed at my pellet 'box', obviously.


Attachments:
P1012739_01.JPG
P1012739_01.JPG [ 124.23 KiB | Viewed 274 times ]

_________________
Best Wishes
Daryl
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:04 am
Posts: 778
Daryl wrote:
I use LED light pucks from Canadian Tire - $5.00 seems to me and came with batteries.
The pucks already had a weak magnet, so I put rare0-earth magnets over the pucks on the plastic diffusers, to hold them in place
for indoor shooting. Works very well. Just make sure you are shooting parallel to the sky screens of you will record lower than true speeds.
The picture is demo only, not aimed at my pellet 'box', obviously.


You are an amazing shot but that chrony looks a little beat up. :lol:

_________________
I have some airguns.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

phpBB SEO