Shooting Chrony F-1 Chronograph (green)
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I have sometimes thought that a fancier model would be nice to have, but these devices have a rather dangerous job. As long as they can last, within a year or two of use a shooter could possibly be less than accurate with a shot. Although my oldest chronograph has been slightly grazed a number of times and still works fine, hitting one of the posts might chip or break the plastic housing that holds it in a way that can be repaired. Meanwhile, shooting low and hitting the unit solidly is very likely to stop the show. Shooting when slightly tired, flinching, or firing inaccurate or difficult to aim (e.g.Read more ›
Size, function, and easy of use are great with these. They work well and I like them, just make sure you buy a Master chrony so it can be repaired if it is shot. I used chrony's for years and years without ever shooting one, but eventually my luck ran out.
4 stars for the battery issue... I had that happen with my last 2, but never with my 1st one which I had bought back in the 90's and used for many years.
The chrony still has issues that should be worked out, but I've learned how to operate it more reliably, which obviously makes it more enjoyable to use.
I use it almost exclusively indoors and refused to buy a $60+ light kit for it. I've found that any normal table lamp, with a 100w incandescent bulb will work fine, as long as you place it next to the Chrony, between the two diffusers. Take the lamp's shade off, too. After I figured that out, almost every single shot is recorded.
Also, using a rifle rest is almost necessary. The chrony requires such an exact window for your shot, that taking the time to pause and aim is a pain in the butt. Set it in a rest, aim once and pull the trigger.
I have also masking taped the rods together from their 8 individual pieces to the 4 connected pieces to hold the diffusers. I've also taped the diffusers together (just at the edges, though). Now that there are less parts falling all over the place, it's easier to handle, albeit it takes up a slightly larger footprint.
My other gripes, listed below, are still issues for me and should be considered as such.
The last line of my original review states $90 ($95) is too much for this. That is still very true. This should be a $40 device, especially with its flaws.
I've wanted a chrony for quite a while and finally bit the bullet, no pun intended.
At its current cost, I am very disappointed.
My gripes. Which is all they are.... YMMV:
The device is way too finicky to casual use. It seems like you need a very exact environment for this to reliably register your shots.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Generally words well. I am using inside with reflected light on ceiling without diffusers, so some days there are lighting issues than need to be tuned. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Craig C. Hopewell
Returned this item, as it did not give consistent readings. Often it would read way higher than even possible.Published 9 days ago by madmax2011
I bought this to use with my .177 air rifle. It works pretty good, but is has difficulty detecting the small pellets. Read morePublished 3 months ago by The Answer Man
Everything was as advertised, well done. It has worked well right from the start. Easy to use does the job it's supposed to do and at a good price.Published 5 months ago by jerry