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Old 06-22-2021, 09:53 PM
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A longtime shooting buddy stopped over to show me something. He has shot guns pretty much his whole life (70's now) competed in all types of disciplines, teaches CCL classes and runs rimfire matches.

He was shooting a sig pistol a buddy brought to the range and they decided to run it over the chronograph. He keeps his pact there since they do a lot of load development.

First shot pieces went everywhere, looks of astonishment and disbelief it happened. Blew the chrone apart with a well placed (just not the right place) shot.

Oh well, no biggie. His buddy that owned the gun had brought his Chronograph with him and after carefully setting it up and double checking everything got ready to start again.

Bang, again a well placed (just not in the right place) went thru this one too. Two chronographs in 15 minutes. They have both shot thousands of rounds over a chronograph with no incidents.

Sometimes its just best to pack it up and call it a day.

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Old 06-22-2021, 10:34 PM
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:46 PM
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Wow expensive Oooops X 2!

Might want to check that sight alignment.
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Two chronographs in 15 minutes.
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Which is why I have a Lab Radar chronograph!

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Old 06-25-2021, 10:26 AM
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Which is why I have a Lab Radar chronograph!

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Just saw my first one a few days ago, friend had one at the range. Pretty slick.
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Old 06-25-2021, 03:45 PM
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I was lucky with my chrono. When it got hit by a bullet ( not saying who did it ) there was a warrantee. It only cost my $35 to replace the hole unit. Competition Electronics. But this was years ago.
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Old 06-25-2021, 03:58 PM
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I'm genuinely curious how you shoot even one, let alone two.

They seem to have fairly large openings for the projectiles to traverse..
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Old 06-25-2021, 04:03 PM
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I'm guessing not large enough!

How is that lab radar thingy? I heard you can get readdings at any distance at the push of a button and such. Is that true that it tracks velocity at total distance? How well does it work, accurate? Easy to set up?
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Old 06-27-2021, 08:47 PM
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most every sig i have shoots better than that - im thinking there is more to this story , ive never - ever heard of that happening , something is radically wrong and id be looking at people first with a very serious concern ,
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I'm guessing not large enough!

How is that lab radar thingy? I heard you can get readdings at any distance at the push of a button and such. Is that true that it tracks velocity at total distance? How well does it work, accurate? Easy to set up?
I really like the Lab Radar. It writes the data directly to an SD card and then I can load that directly into Excel to keep track of all my chrono results. It has been very reliable with everything from .22lr up. Set up takes just a couple of minutes and works in all light conditions. Since the muzzle blast triggers the radar to start reading, you set the unit facing the target so the gun muzzle is just slightly beyond the Lab Radar on (for me) the left side of the gun within 10-16 inches of the gun.

It can be set to record velocities as various intervals from 10 yards to 100 yards, but that only works well for .30 caliber and larger. Mine is inconsistent beyond 50 yards with .223 or .22lr.

https://mylabradar.com/labradar/

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Old 06-28-2021, 12:53 AM
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most every sig i have shoots better than that - im thinking there is more to this story , ive never - ever heard of that happening , something is radically wrong and id be looking at people first with a very serious concern ,
It's pretty easy to do, especially with optic mounted guns. People forget about the scope offset at close range. There are plenty of videos of people shooting the hood of their truck/car/etc...

Also depending on the light conditions, some chronos won't pick up the shot unless you shoot pretty close to the sensor.

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Old 06-29-2021, 09:16 PM
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OK i get that - i remember some deer hunters shooting the front out of their boat in an opportunistic moment by forgetting that offset ,
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Thanks for the lab report, I have been wanting to research more before pulling the trigger on one(pun intended). Sounds like a neat idea and very good at keeping info stored for reference, ashame it can't keep be good with the 22cal at long distance but 50 is still a good read.
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