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reloading and chronographs
« on: November 16, 2011, 12:25:34 PM »
I am just getting into reloading. Mainly to cheapen up my practice ammo. The other reason is I am an absolute gadget nut! If it moves, goes bang or burns gas....I am all over it!! ;D
I am just wondering who out there uses a shooting chrony?
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 12:41:21 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 01:22:24 PM »
Welcome.

I have a shooting chrony, actually two of them.  One without a bullet hole in it. ;)

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 01:59:22 PM »
Welcome.

I have a shooting chrony, actually two of them.  One without a bullet hole in it. ;)


Hmmm ::)  Did you get upset at that one?   :o

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Re: Re: reloading and chronographs
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 04:17:15 PM »
I am just getting into reloading. Mainly to cheapen up my practice ammo. The other reason is I am an absolute gadget nut! If it moves, goes bang or burns gas....I am all over it!! ;D
I am just wondering who out there uses a shooting chrony?

I reload and use a Chrony brand Alpha with remote display. So far it works great. As mentioned above,  be sure not to shoot it. ;)
I also am a gearhead and love exploding ,burning, and fast moving things.

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Re: reloading and chronographs
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 08:23:57 PM »
I am just getting into reloading. Mainly to cheapen up my practice ammo. The other reason is I am an absolute gadget nut! If it moves, goes bang or burns gas....I am all over it!! ;D
I am just wondering who out there uses a shooting chrony?

I used that same excuse some time ago for Reloading... ha ha ha  "save money"
Now I just SHOOT MORE!!!  Oh well, just means I have MORE fun!  ;D
I have never used a chrony... maybe someday.

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Re: reloading and chronographs
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2011, 09:53:19 PM »
Do not have a Chrony brand , but I do use my Oehler Model 33 in load development and testing.  They are great to determine how far you should go when developing loads for non-standard weight bullets.

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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2011, 04:49:18 PM »
There are at least 6 or 7 chronographs owners in my club and I find that there is always someone bringing one to a match. They usually do their testing after the set up or after the match. Thus I check my loads when they are finished.
Since I only load 45 ACP and 30-30 my needs are limited but this works for me.
I decided right at the beginning that I was reloading to save money so I am limiting myself on purpose . . . . . Saving money that way.
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Re: reloading and chronographs
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2011, 04:21:06 PM »
I've had a chronograph for years.  Didn't need it so much when I was making pistol caliber target ammo but it became a real asset when I started loading specific hunting loads.  I'm a mess now when I go to our big range: guns, ammo, targets, spotting scope, lead sled, chronograph, computer and notebooks.  It's an all day party.
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2011, 09:57:43 PM »
So far I load for four pistol and four rifle cartridges and have gotten by without one because I don't compete, so I don't have to worry about power factor. My approach to rifle reloads are to just start out low with a couple powders and work up till I get good accuracy with one powder and stop there. All three of my .270 Win rifles are capable of sub MOA with the same reload, so I don't feel the need to go any further. My .223 reloads for my ARs are all capable of sub-MOA also and I have about five of those loads. By the reloading tables, I can tell roughly what the MV is, so I can figure my bullet drop for certain ranges. Most of my pistol reloading is for training and plinking, so I use as much powder is needed to cycle the action reliably and stop. I see no need to batter me or the gun by going any further.