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Chronograph- Magnetospeed #6953091
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When pursuing accuracy...

1. How useful is a chronograph in general?

2. Any thoughts or opinions on specifically the Magnetospeed product?
http://www.primaryarms.com/magnetospeed-sporter-ballistic-chronograph-sporter

Re: Chronograph- Magnetospeed [Re: Korean Redneck] #6953123
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I used to be a stickler for chronographing during load development, and used an optical. Then realized, when I gwt one shooting tight, it tended to also have a low ES. I never cared how fast it went, as long as it was consistent.

As far as the Magnetospeed, they give dang accurate numbers, but I don't want anything touching my barrel, especially during load development. "They" say all it does is shift POI, but I don't buy it. Its got to change harmonics. If that was the chronograph I had, I would develop a load without it, find the winner, and chrono after the fact.



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Re: Chronograph- Magnetospeed [Re: Korean Redneck] #6953132
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^^+1. Would love to have a good chrono but consistent velocity is much more important. Once you have a load you like you can use ballistic app(s) to calculate your velocity. P_102


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Re: Chronograph- Magnetospeed [Re: Korean Redneck] #6953184
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I moved to a Magnetospeed from optical this year. I only use at the end of load development to gather data of final product not during for all the reasons stated above.

Re: Chronograph- Magnetospeed [Re: Korean Redneck] #6953207
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Pretty dang nice to have a Magnetospeed to assess which factory ammo is the most consistent, and have a solid MV to plug in a ballistics calculator. Saves a lot of time and money coming up with a dope chart the ole fashioned way. Once all that is accomplished, it gets put away until there’s a new situation to assess.

Re: Chronograph- Magnetospeed [Re: Korean Redneck] #6953274
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I love mine. Like others, I use it after I find a good load to know the velocity.


Re: Chronograph- Magnetospeed [Re: Korean Redneck] #6953340
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I like my magnetospeed and use it more then my Labradar.

Re: Chronograph- Magnetospeed [Re: Dien] #6953419
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Originally Posted By: Dien
I like my magnetospeed and use it more then my Labradar.


You get ready to sell that LabRadar, holler at me.



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Re: Chronograph- Magnetospeed [Re: Korean Redneck] #6953469
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One way to get around it touching your barrel


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Re: Chronograph- Magnetospeed [Re: Korean Redneck] #6953774
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I would be blind without a chronograph. I chrono almost every shot I shoot on the range. I use a Lab Radar. Used it again today.

The main thing I need to know is where my velocities are in relation to the powder and powder charge I am running. And where my accuracy node should be with the speeds. I seriously would be loading ammo blind without it. It's a necessary tool for me.



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Pard has sent his back (3) times.

I'd of shot it and thrown it off a cliff............

Re: Chronograph- Magnetospeed [Re: daniel1381] #6956385
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I'm a control system / instrumentation specialist and can't see how something like that so close to the barrel can take that kind of repetitive abuse and be consistent.



Originally Posted By: daniel1381


One way to get around it touching your barrel

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Ummm...they don't,because they can't.

Hint..............

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Originally Posted By: Busheler
Ummm...they don't,because they can't.

Hint..............


I didn't say they couldn't just amazed how they can keep measuring with enough accuracy to get you in the ballpark to build a range chart to get you on paper down range.

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Pard has sent his back (3) times.

I'd of shot it and thrown it off a cliff............

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