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Thread: Chrony - Which one to buy?

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    Default Chrony - Which one to buy?

    I didn't want to hijack Kw2112 thread but if I had to buy a Chrony locally which one should I get and who sells them?
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    Chrony F1/Alpha/Beta models are popular. I used a Chrony Beta for years until I accidentally killed it with my 6.5 Swedish not long ago. I replaced it with a Caldwell Ballistics chronograph which comes with some nice smartphone features, however I have sadly not used it that much yet to can say whether I like it more or less than my dearly departed Chrony. Check out you local gun shops for options as there are various makes available, your budget will be the main controller here.
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    Chrony F-1 [NIC/CH-1] - R2,052.85

    Haven't bought anything from them... Best price in south Africa.
    I've been using the f1 for many years without issues.
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    the best chrony for air rifles at the moment is the air chrony
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    Quote Originally Posted by Froggy View Post
    Chrony F-1 [NIC/CH-1] - R2,052.85

    Haven't bought anything from them... Best price in south Africa.
    I've been using the f1 for many years without issues.
    I have purchased from them a few times before and have had no issues apart from slight shipping delays. They do not always carry stock even though their website indicates there is stock. It seems to be more of an indication that stock is available, either with them or their suppliers or both. Depending on what you buy it may take a few days to a week for them to get stock from their supplier before they ship out to you.
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    The Air Chrony is a very neat little unit - are they available locally?

    Shooting chrony (chronograph) - Air Chrony
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    The best Chronograph is one that you cannot shoot the electronics ie has a remote display.
    Also protect the face/sensor panels with thick perspex screens.

    The best Chronograph at the moment is a Labradar
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    Quote Originally Posted by africansky View Post
    The Air Chrony is a very neat little unit - are they available locally?
    Also looking for one of these locally.
    Importing is just such a palava lately, seems like nothing is getting through.
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    What about something like the R2H? From what I have read so far they seem to be great. Friend of mine has one, although I haven't tried it yet. You can use these indoors without additional lighting. You can calibrate them using a few different methods, if needed.

    R2H CHRONOGRAPH - Pellet Gun

    One thing that frustrates me about standard Chronies is that they sometimes differ greatly depending on lighting conditions and calibration. I have shot over multiple chronographs, back to back, with variances of up to 20fps between them. In HFT/FT terms where a power limit is enforced, that's huge.
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    Riaan, at the price being asked for the R2H chrono, I would much rather go for a Magnetospeed https://magnetospeed.com/collections...ospeed-sporter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo View Post
    Riaan, at the price being asked for the R2H chrono, I would much rather go for a Magnetospeed https://magnetospeed.com/collections...ospeed-sporter
    What about the effect of a barrel mounted chrony on barrel harmonics and the effect of that downrange? If I am troubleshooting a problem or simply monitoring an air rifle while engaging targets I wouldn't want anything to affect the rifle to an extent that it may change the poi or open up groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen K View Post
    Definitely going to do a bit more research on these.
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    Air Chrony is the best. They arenít available here even but they offer free shipping so I just bought one. They are really nice and compact so itíll travel easy and come with a bag plus all the cables and such for like $300.

    I had a Combro and everyone here has one. They swear by it but mine sucked. I just tried it on my steyr and it wouldnít read. I couldnít even try it on my red wolf because it is 55ft lbs

    The lab radar is nice, yes. But they do miss read airrifles a lot because the microphone attachment is not 100% yet. Heinri has one. They also now have a neat stand for it. Everything at a cost ofcourse. They are from Cananda but here itís common to find the complete kit for around $650. Not a price Iím willing to pay for something that isnít as effective with Air rifles.
    Also they have some difficulties indoor.
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