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Barrel Mounted Chronograph

Post by Slartybartfast on 3/14/2018, 3:50 pm

Sure looks funky and would probably make shooting a pistol "interesting" if it could be fitted to one.
Wonder how well they work.

https://magnetospeed.com/pages/how-it-works

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Post by MarkOue on 3/14/2018, 4:00 pm

Two words:

Lab Radar

http://www.mylabradar.com/

Lab Radar just plain works!  Search for magnetopeed on the rifle forums and judge for yourself.

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Post by dronning on 3/14/2018, 4:03 pm

MarkOue beat me to it.
Works great on a rifle, but LabRadar works for all firearms plus archery/cross bows (with a trigger device) without having anything downrange.
- Dave
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Post by Wobbley on 3/14/2018, 10:44 pm

The work very well on a rifle and some revolvers.  Autoloaders are a problem.  LabRadar work very well.
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Re: Barrel Mounted Chronograph

Post by Slartybartfast on 3/15/2018, 12:05 pm

Wobbley wrote:The work very well on a rifle and some revolvers.  Autoloaders are a problem.  LabRadar work very well.
 Seems it can be done.


I agree the LabRadar is undoubtedly much more user friendly and better featured.
Been wondering about the "perfect" analysis set-up:
- live fire SCATT
- target Camera
- RadarChrono

Superimpose all that data and you should be able to tell exactly what you're doing wrong.
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Post by willnewton on 3/15/2018, 7:58 pm

I borrowed a Magnetospeed to use on a rifle a few weeks ago.  I have to say that it did a very good job and was quite small and easy to manage and operate.

It is definitely a step up from the traditional chronographs, but as noted above, it is not a “do everything” chrono, but what it does do, it does well.

The main advantage I noticed was that you can just mount and shoot with it, even on a busy range.  You never have to walk out in front of the firing line or worry that it may be tracking other folks shots or varying due to the ambient lighting.  It is also very compact to carry around, no tripod or stand needed.

This was just borrowed for an hour of shooting, not owned, so I can’t say much more about it, but my initial impression was positive.

I have never used a LabRadar, but heard good things about them as well.  

I do have experience with a Shooting Chrony and after using the Magnetospeed, the Chrony just seemed a bit prehistoric and finicky.

Personally, I recommend having several friends with a variety of nice chronographs that you can borrow.  That has been the perfect solution for me!
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Post by Slartybartfast on 3/16/2018, 8:34 am

willnewton wrote:Personally, I recommend having several friends with a variety of nice chronographs that you can borrow.
Always best to have friends with nice things you can borrow.
Tools.
Sports equipment.
Cottages.
Wives.
To help with renovation projects of course. What were you thinking of? lol!
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