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

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    My old shooting partner got his with a M95 Marlin .45/70. Chrony fixed it but it wasn't cheap.

    Even after I armor plated mine with Lexan, it kept taking GCs. Anybody blast one and need the housing only, I got one./beagle
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    I was shooting through my chrony with a .40 cal pistol when the guy next to me let go with a 45-70 just as I was pulling the trigger. Startled me just enough to cause a flinch. Goodbye chrony, hello dead chrony club.
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive".

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    With all of these Chrony's being shot, you would think they would sell 'em with scoring zones printed on them.

    10 points for the screen out to 1 point for the diffuser.
    John, a.k.a. Tiny or Stretch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigjohn View Post
    With all of these Chrony's being shot, you would think they would sell 'em with scoring zones printed on them.

    10 points for the screen out to 1 point for the diffuser.
    You should start a "Upgrade" custom shop!

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    Chrony Armor Designer Series?

    Bob T

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    I have really enjoyed this thread. After seeing Jbunny's armored chrony, I know how to get those 100 and 200 yard ballistics readings. I never had the nerve to try it without.
    I hope to stay a virgin in this catagory though.
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    Tippet was with me when i blasted mine, 125 grain .308 strolling at 3200. looked good through the scope but the bullet kissed the case. couldn't believe the frag damage... Chrony is a great company with outstanding customer service.
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    Yep guaranteed customers HEHEHE. I think there is an invisable bullseye on the front.
    Bob T

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    I fear the day I shoot mine. I have been very careful so far, however I am fully aware that one day I will put a bullet through it. Hopefully that will keep me from doing so. But I also thought I would never have a negligent discharge, and unfortunately I have had 3 over the past 17 years. Thankfully I always follow the keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.

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    They say that there are 2 kinds of M/C riders. Those that have gone down and those that will go down.

    There are 2 kinds of duelly pichup trucks. Those with fenders knocked off and those that will be knocked off.

    And, evidently 2 kinds of chronographs.
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    It's a wonder they bother putting the display on the unit at all. I'm gonna spend the few extra buck for the one with the remote display.


    The best way to NOT shoot it is to probably put a bullseye over the display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazman1602 View Post
    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.

    Art
    Quite a few years ago a friend was shooting woodchucks with a 22-250. Quite some distance. Had the misfortune of using the railroad rail for a rest. Put little bits and pieces of a 55 gr bullet all over when it hit the other rail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trk View Post
    Quite a few years ago a friend was shooting woodchucks with a 22-250. Quite some distance. Had the misfortune of using the railroad rail for a rest. Put little bits and pieces of a 55 gr bullet all over when it hit the other rail.
    OH MAN that could have HURT!!!!
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    When I get my replacement I am going to find a way to put the rods at a different location also. As was mentioned here , if you hit one it will take out the sensor.
    Bob T

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    Now you guys are making me nervous for my chrony!

    My buddy reloads shotshells and wanted them clocked but didn't have the guts to shoot over my chrony himself. I did the honors and just taped a double layer of cardboard over the front to protect from a wayward wad. I've got the model with the remote readout. Chrony survived just fine... perhaps I was only lucky.

    Seeing Jbunny's bullet-proofing made me think... What about a tube (or two) of ballistic gel in front of the chrony's face? Save the chrony and get some bullet expansion data in the process!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwt101 View Post
    When I get my replacement I am going to find a way to put the rods at a different location also. As was mentioned here , if you hit one it will take out the sensor.
    Bob T
    Use wood dowels instead of the steel rods. When you hit one they just shatter and leave the Chrony intact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C A Plater View Post
    Use wood dowels instead of the steel rods. When you hit one they just shatter and leave the Chrony intact.
    Yes I think that is a good idea.

    Bob T

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    I've never shot my chronograph, but I have executed a few skyscreens.

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    I blew a hole through my 1st one with a Grease Cookie on top of 85 grns of elaphant 2f black. No wads, nothing. Right on top of the powder!
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    Always use a rest, always use a target and your Chrony will live a long and happy life.

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