Best round for shooting a chrono?

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  1. Joe Cortesi

    Joe Cortesi Active Member

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    I bagged my first one. Perfect shot, dead center on the display with a 168gr BTHP. Personally, I thought it'd do more damage, but just a clean entry and exit wound. Killed it for sure, but it got me wondering what one of the big boys woulda done to it.
    Rifle, or pistol, anyone ever bagged one with a big caliber? What kind of results?
     
  2. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 Well-Known Member

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    My bestest shooting buddy bagged his with a .45ACP. Drilled it through cleanly. Dead right there! :D
    I have managed to keep missing mine.
     
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  3. ms6852

    ms6852 GUNZILLA Supporting Member

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    I ain't confessing, as it is an admission of guilt, but I was trying to chrono a .450 marlin. Recoil got me.:rolleyes:
     
  4. TRAP55

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    Mine took two hits from a 9mm. First one from my buddy as I watched it happen. Then I was going to prove he screwed up, and I drilled it.:oops: Both rounds missed anything vital, and it was still working.
    We had just cut up a surplus F-16 canopy for the drag boat capsule, and I kept some scraps. Cut out a piece and screwed it on the front to bullet proof it. Good stuff, resists a .50 BMG AP round right?
    A 220grn .300WM sent the whole works downrange, tripod and all, and it took it's last scan. On the plus side, it barely scuffed the bullet proof canopy piece.:D
     
  5. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    I killed the only Chrony I owned with a 45-120-3 1/4. 110 grs. of Ffg and a 520 gr. cast bullet puts paid to a lot of things. Parts rained down for about 15 seconds. Bought a Pact after I killed the Chrony and so far it has eluded me shooting it.
     
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  6. Patches

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    I am assuming that the beasts were in season at the time they were harvested and that you folks had the appropriate licenses and such.
    :gunner:
     
  7. One Shot

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    More reasons to not buy one! :)
     
  8. LDBennett

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    I got my chronography in its wings without a clean kill. multiple wing hits and it was still running.

    LDBennett

    PS: must have scared it as it has been in hiding for nearly two decades!
     
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  9. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    Heck no! It was standing out there in my pasture, on a tripod just asking for it so I gave it to it! I ain't payin' any attention to any chronograph season laws or regulations.
     
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    Another reason to only use LabRadar.:rotfl:
     
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  11. Bigdog57

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    So, once you've bagged one, how do ya clean it? Skin it?
    And the best cooking method? :confused:
     
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  12. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

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    NO!! Another reason not to use a Chronograph at all. The "Standard Deviation Data" offers little help in developing loads so skip using a Chronograph. All that counts is accuracy on the target and not any info you might get on a Chronograph.

    But, of course, you can do whatever you like.

    LDBennett​
     
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  13. accident

    accident Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I get chill bumps whenever I shoot through one.Especially since they aren't mine.
     
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  14. ms6852

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    I never did buy another either, I just loaded my loads that grouped best at 100, 200 and 300 yards.
     
  15. dbcooper

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    I’ve never shot mine.....yet
     
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