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Thread: Shot my chrony today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I gleaned somewhere to use chopsticks , I started hi & got all kinds of errors then get nerve enuff to shoot lower.

    I marked the chopstiks with a magic marker where the errors stopped , I needed the screens once so I made some cardboard ones to fit my chopstiks .

    Oh yeah I place a brick in front of it, maybe it`ll deflect it some!!
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    Man, that really sucks.
    I could see it if it was an old one, but a new one!
    Bummer indeed.
    I hope it gets resolved, and if not, there is enough to make one that cannot be shot out.
    Hopefully you missed the goodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbunny View Post
    u should take a look at my post boolit proof my chrony.
    jb
    I just looked at that post. Looks good. I'll have to do something.

    Bob T

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    I'm not gonna say a thing.
    I shot the screen for my Ohler M33 and just the screen was $85.
    You'da thunk they would make these things out of tougher material.
    You aren't going to carry it around all day so five cents worth of 1/2" steel plate on the front would be nice.

    Jack

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    Any way you sell it,
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    When you start to smell it,
    BO Stinks!

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    This ain't rocket science, folks.

    1.) ALWAYS shoot from a rest when chronographing, whether shooting handgun or rifle.

    2.) Once you get your firearm positioned on the rest, look toward the target along the SIDE of the barrel to ensure the barrel is aligned above the sky screens (sensors) and below the sun shades (diffusers). Look along the TOP of the barrel to be sure the barrel is aligned between the sun shade supports.

    That's all there is to it. No more perforated chronographs, though those shooting gas checked boolits might want to put some Lexan over the front of the display to deflect checks that separate from the boolit. With a unit that allows separation of the display from the sensors so it can be placed on the bench, this isn't needed, either.

    Regards,

    Stew
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    So if I ever get a chronograph, I will build a shield for it - something that will absorb the bullet.

    That MIGHT be a problem though - designing something that will absorb fast bullets like 22-250's and big bullets like 500 gr .458WM.
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    Been there done it, twice. Once with a .22-250Ackley, was comical, the neat little hole thru everything. And the second time with a shotgun slug, the wad/gas seal did it in. They make it pretty clear in the instructions it can happen, but hey it can be replaced. Eye, ears, fingers, and other body parts cant.

    Pete

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    I've been told that there are only two types of Chronys. Those that have been shot and those that will be. Sorry for your bad luck. RD
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    my deflector is 1inch mild steel and the ding in the deflecter is 375 h&h.
    a thick piece of scrap grader blade which is heat treated would deflect a 50
    BMG if set at a 45deg
    jb

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    I have a piece of 1.5 inch armor plate that I welded legs to and place it infront of my crony. I however did kill 2 before I finally built it.


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    The good news is - they have a very liberal trade-in policy.

    "USE ANY CHRONOGRAPH AS A TRADE-IN
    We accept even damaged, shot-up, or any make chronograph. "

    http://shootingchrony.com/products_TTIYC.htm
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    u have to remember to relace the aluminum guide rods as well as haveing a deflecter
    plate. if u hit the aluminum rod it will brake the photo eye. i have seen it happen.
    thats why i have straws.
    jb

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwt101 View Post
    I already called. $49.95 for the unit complete less the remote screen.

    Bob T
    Bob it happens to all of us. In 1990 my wife and I moved into our new house we'd built from the ground up, nice 44' long back deck right off the kitchen and dining room with French doors and the kitchen sink overlooks the back woods.

    Got one nice buck in '91 out the kitchen window, great shot that I am and was shooting 20-06 at the time.

    '92 and another nice buck comes walking by. Look at me, I'm an expert marksman. Haul out the '06 and WHAM! Lots of smoke I couldn't figure out, wonder what that was, better go get the deer....

    .....no blood, no hair, nothing. What is up? I don't miss with the '06???? I tracked the deer for MILES in the snow without finding any sign of a wound.

    THREE YEARS later wife and I are having a raging argument and I walk over to the sink and lean with my arms crossed looking out the back admiring the back deck I built trying to get my mind off the argument..........but WHY did I drill that hole on the railllliiiiinnnggg................................ ....and I realized I'd rested the rifle on the window sill and the barrel was about 1.5" lower than the scope.............three years earlier........and walked miles through the snow tracking that deer...............

    .........and yup, that hole is .308 diameter and wife will NOT let me fix it......................

    Glad Chrony is going to take care of you, they've been AWFUL good to me over the years.

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    Well that is a good one. I really thought I was high enough to clear it. I hate getting old!!
    Bob T

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    I don't have that excuse since I was 34 and didn't need glasses in '92........................
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    It feels so good to not be alone!
    I never had to explain to my 2nd exwife.
    Good thing.
    Never did fix the hole.

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    Next time don't tape the target to the skyscreen rods!

    I had a Hornady gas check off a 22 cal boolit go thru the display on my first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leadman View Post
    Next time don't tape the target to the skyscreen rods!

    I had a Hornady gas check off a 22 cal boolit go thru the display on my first one.
    You mean those rods are not there to hold the target?

    Now you tell me.

    Bob T

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    Been there done that. A 220 gr RN from a Krag. Sent the remnants in to Chrony for the 10% deal on any non working chronograph towards a new one.

    I'd like them to post pics of some of the ones they get traded in

    Shiloh
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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