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    I cut a piece off a aluminum arrow and taped it in the sight groove ,works perfect . A dab of epoxy would permanately set in place.

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    I like the plastic straw idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerat View Post
    I like the plastic straw idea.
    Getting excited -- I just got the "We're getting your order ready" email from MidwayUSA -- and from what I've read/heard/been told thus far, the plastic drinking straw makes a lot of sense. Thank you! After someone (named George?) shot a chronograph sensor, I started using a 24" length of plastic pipe to view through as a "sighter" for my 35P Oehler. I had bought the up-grade where it is all together on an aluminum 4' frame; and, the plastic pipe is the "cat's meow" (albeit it was a PACT part which moved just as I pulled the trigger in my bullet's path ). Thank you!
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    george....i use the 2nd tripod for my crony ......i set the framed paper tripod 15 feet away ....it has a 1' red sticker in its center.
    at 15 feet i put 3 rounds on the red dot just to make sure of were the gun is gonna hit at 15 feet.

    then i put the tripod with the chony on it in front of the tripod with the paper frame. this is to insure that i won't blow holes in my chrony.

    that why the 2 tripods and when one blows over ....they usually both do.....but with 20 pounds of weight on the 2 of them they stay pretty stable.

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    mozeppa -- makes sense, now that you explained it -- Thanks!
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    It looks like a good product.
    I've seen a few at the range.
    I'm hoping someone is working on making it smaller and cheaper.

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    Labradar update: Three-fold, 1st - with pretty much "everything" seeming ever so slowed down both from supply shortages and the Pandemic affects -- USPS delivered my LabRadar yesterday -- four days from my order to MidwayUSA! Second, all I ordered was in box; intact; and appeared to be OK -- no shipping damage . I noted NO SD card was in the box -- kind of a remembrance to the night-before-Christmas expletive-preceding search for batteries for kids' toys, many years back -- but, I have a couple SD cards I saved from an old Kodak digital camera, which work -- whew! Annnd, the #3 is I made a quick trip to a range, set it up, and fired a few .22 (pistol) l.r., and a few .45 Colt's -- both working quite dandily.
    ALL I did was set up the LabRadar, turn it on; used a length of soda-straw to "aim" at ~52 foot target -- and shot away. Yippee yippee -- it seems to work, right out of box!
    My next trip to range with it, God willing, I will be a tad more "sophisticated", typing in bullet weights and the like, as well as recording Series (what each is) on paper.
    All in all -- I'm both impressed, and quite happy with the unit! (As a side-note, I noted it is not made too far from my location -- "Three Rivers" (Trois-RiviŤre) is less than 90 miles from Montreal, in Province Quebec -- with me being roughly the same distance, albeit "the other way".)
    I thought I'd share an update on this purchase/use.
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    There have been multiple firmware updates over time. Might want to see what yours shipped with. That being said Iím not running the most recent version. Havenít had any issues and donít want any that inevitably pop up when updating firmware.

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    Using the app on your phone is a lot easier.

    There are 2 trigger settings sound and doppler.

    For airguns and supressors there is a separate airgun adapter kit for 50 bucks.

    Once you figure it out it works great. Be sure to set your velocity ranges and bullet weights.

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    I wish their app would allow "sharing" data with a computer, cause even though I use the app to configure a string (pistol/rifle, bullet weight), I still have to take SD card and copy it to my computer for record keeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon813gt View Post
    There have been multiple firmware updates over time. Might want to see what yours shipped with. That being said I’m not running the most recent version. Haven’t had any issues and don’t want any that inevitably pop up when updating firmware.
    I checked this afternoon, and the version in mine is " 1.2.4 ". Interesting to me (???) the copyright is 2015. They haven't updated in five years?

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    Maybe I am running the newest version then. I was part of the initial run and there were a few firmware updates early on. If it ainít broke donít fix it, which the firmware apparently is.

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    1.2.4 is the latest version, just checked on Labradars site.

    https://mylabradar.com/download/
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    I just ordered this trigger for the Labradar they are in stock and operate on the recoil of the firearm being used. Here's the link: https://jklprecision.com/product/labradar-trigger/

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    Thank you, minerat, and fjruple! Albeit I own the FX chrony for airguns -- https://fxairguns.com/accessories/pocket-chronograph/ -- I am hoping the LabRadar will work with, at least, my three .22 Benjamin Marauders (two are the pistol version). Possibly complemented by my 72 year old ears, these PCP airguns are both incredibly (imho) quiet and recoil free -- which, without an add-on like this, from jklprecision -- may be too quiet for the LabRadar to trigger. I've only shot .22 lr and .45 Colt past it, with most successful results. (I used minerat's soda straw aimer suggestion)
    Perhaps, Monday at camp I'll see what it does with one of the pistols, and the Marauder rifle. If it works as is -- great -- if not, however -- you provided an add-on which may hopefully enable its use with these.
    Thanks again!
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    George , thanks for the credit on using a straw but it was winelover's idea he gets the credit, but I fully expect to borrow it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerat View Post
    George , thanks for the credit on using a straw but it was winelover's idea he gets the credit, but I fully expect to borrow it.
    Oops and apologies to winelover vis my lack of correctness ! I referenced Minerat's post #22, which was what I -- no harm intended -- referenced. Regardless, bion I amassed a fair collection of soda straws when I purchased my RCBS electronic powder dispenser years back, and one of the oft discussed "improvements" was the addition of a small length of plastic straw... (Those from Taco Bell were the favourite, but, for my dispenser, Burger King's "won out".) Anyhoos -- I used a Burger King straw, cut to about a four inch/10 cm. length -- and every shot was recorded. Granted, I was at very short distance from target, at the Pistol Range.
    My thanks to ALL who have so productively helped me make this buying experience a great one!
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