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Old 01-10-2017, 03:07 AM
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They are $595 for the whole kit:
Model 35 Proof Chronograph, Complete

And I will say that the actual velocity can mean quite a lot but would prefer not to get into an argument about it.
We can all massage our data as we see fit.
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Along with the instructions, it even came with a schematic of the unit.
My 1st chrono was sim, used foil screens & a conversion book. Yeah that got old fast. I love my oehler, always works, low light or bright sun, but you need shades in brite sun. I would buy a labradar if i want something "better", but i really want a pressure trace.
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but i really want a pressure trace.
Yeah that would be my next one too if it ever occurs.
The main problem would be calibrating my thick custom Encore bull barrels.
I know it's possible and would be an interesting challenge.
PressureTrace II
BTW there are some cool tech articles there even if you don't get their gear:
RSI Technical Articles
I don't necessarily agree with everything they have to offer but it's all a good read.
For instance I think measuring case expansion is worth doing even if it doesn't tell you the exact pressure.
It's data. It's worth something even if only a little.
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Resurrecting the old thread: so after shooting my 2nd chronograph instead of working on my technique I've decided to bite the bullet on labradar Hope as a bonus I can use it at my indoors range instead of driving 90 min to outdoors range.
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My LabRadar works fine at the indoor range.
That's the primary reason I got it.
Everything from short barrelled revolvers to double rifles are easy to chrono.
The only thing it won't do is shot shells.
Those little lead balls don't reflect back enough energy to use.
Flat base bullets return more signal than boat tails.
Large calibers work out to longer range than smaller ones.
The display actually has a little indicator showing how much "confidence" or signal each shot produced.

One main trick I learned is to keep the LabRadar unit itself absolutely still during firing.
I put mine on a tripod and separate it from our shooting stands which are not exactly motionless.
My results got WAY more reliable and I am not dropping shot results any more.
The closer the muzzle is to the unit (and just slightly out in front), the more reliable things get as well.
You will have to play with the settings.
I find the 12" setting works best for me even if the barrel is closer than that.
Sensitivity should be set to 1.
I can't get it to work at all at "2".
That must be for 50 BMG or 20mm!

Let us know how this works out for you!
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Thanks for sharing your experience, Nemo288 ! Mine supposed to be shipped next week, so hopefully by the next weekend I'll be able to try it out.
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