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I have one of these:
http://www.cedhk.com/ced-m2-chronograph

I like the modular design. If you shoot it accidentally you only have to replace the damaged piece.

I like the remote data collector module and the software that comes in it and with it. It's easy to use and gives nice reports that can be downloaded onto any computer that uses Excel type spreadsheets.

I have had trouble with it sensing bullets and I get error messages consistantly. It may be lighting conditions or a problem with the sensors; I'm not sure which. CED does offer alternatives that are supposed to make the light sensors more sensitive.

All in all it's a good piece of kit, when it works right.
 

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Which chronograph do you use or recommend? Thank you for your thoughts.
Excellent question. I'm going to be getting one too, so I'm in.;)
 

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I use the Shooting Chrony
http://ads.midwayusa.com/product/53...FF6GMhI-t2_Ia0VHVsVu0aOzA096o9ilgMaAnFo8P8HAQ

It works great. I built my own remote switch for it so I can click through the menu without getting up

previously, I bought a Caldwell Chronograph and it was bad out of the box. They had a whole bunch of them go bad due to bad chinese optical sensors.
I sent it back and got the Shooting Chrony and never looked back
 

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If you're on a budget and think "That kinda money for a chrono could have bought another gun!" then go cheap.

Honestly, once you've worked out your "Golden loads" for reloading, a chrono will gather dust.

Cadwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph
I paid $49 for mine on an Amazon lightning sale last fall.
 

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I have a shooting Chrony but if I was getting a new one, it would be a MagnetoSpeed.
Almost the same here, have a Shooting Chrony but did buy a MagnetoSpeed a few years ago. It's the only one I've used since.
 

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Chrony I've had mine for at least 40 years all I have ever had to do is change the 9 volt battery and make new screens. I made them myself out of really thick paper.
But it just depends how much you want it to do and how much you want to spend. All mine does is record the FPS and that's enough for me. It doesn't have a memory. I'd buy another Chrony when this one pukes.
 

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I have this.
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/306796/shooting-chrony-alpha-master-chronograph
Currently on sale, it was under $100 when I bought it (it was on sale then, too). Get a lot of error messages, but seems to work okay. Would love to have the Doppler (LabRadar), but don't think I'd get my moneys worth out of it. If any of you remember the chronograph protector thread, I have hit the protector's steel plate twice, one 300 BO sub, the other a 7 Mag, 139 grain soft point. Didn't knock it over, and didn't penetrate.:)
 

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I have had 3.
RCBS Ammomaster - total junk
Caldwell - nice unit, inexpensive and hooks to your phone to store data - sold it.
MagnetoSpeed - love it, works at an indoor range and on all my guns, rifles, pistols, semi, bolt etc. tons of data in an Excel file for easy access.
 

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I have an old Pact purchased some 20+ years ago immediately after putting a 520 gr., 45 cal. bullet through my first Chrony. A lot of features have been added to them since then but mine gives me all the info I need at my fingertips. It has always given good, consistent readings regardless of the light and whether shooting arrows or bullets. I don't know if Pact still offers a chronograph. If they do I'd sure recommend one.

My son has a Caldwell and I forget which one. He has been more than pleased with it. I'm glad as I bought it for him for Christmas one year!!!
 

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I bought same one that gdmoody has, but I paid a little more for it cause I bought it at Bass Pro. Once I had checked my loads for bullet speed, I had no more use for it. If for some reason I have to change components, then owning one would be a good thing.
 
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