Chrono help

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  1. Shaun

    Shaun Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi all,

    I have purchased (on behalf of the BFTA) a pro-chrono digital chronograph.

    I wanted to trial this alongside the usual chrono at GP2.

    Unfortunately home trials have not been successful. Occasionally I can get it to read my S400 but have failed to get a single reading from my EV2- with and without diffusers. (I'm hoping that this is because that in my garden there isn't a clear view of the sky)

    Does anyone have experience of using this chrono hence provide advice on how to get the best results from it.

    Thanks Shaun
     
  2. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Ive no experience with the pro-chrono digital Shaun but my shooting chrony alpha is really sensitive to light conditions.
     
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    Shaun Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Paul,

    any suggestions at to what position it is best to set the chrono in the field?

    Shaun
     
  4. Brian.Samson

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    I had an alpha chrony and that was accurate, but very sensitive to light - there's no way you'd get much of a reading in a wood.

    I have heard that they will work with LED strip lights put on the diffusers - that might be a worth a try, you can pick up LED lights for peanuts these days
     
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    Shaun Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Brian,

    I am out tomorrow and will, hopefully, set it up with a clear view of the sky and not near trees (like most FT courses :D).
    Fingers crossed

    Shaun
     
  6. PaulD

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    With mine it doesn't want to work on clear blue sky days (whatever they are :rolleyes: ) even with the diffusers in place, it seems ok as long as it can "see" the cloud cover. It will also give different readings if you don't shoot across the sensors from exactly the same position each shot, ie not at an angle.
     
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    Yeah that was the same with mine - didn't like it in the woods, didn't like it in bright sunshine. Best results on cloudy days.

    I'd imagine if it's under a white gazebo and not in the woods it'd probably work quite reliably even when it's sunny (not that there's much chance of that)
     
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    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Hi shaun,
    We have one and i can not rate it hogh enough. better than any skan i have used!

    We build a box for ours, but that was mainly to stop it being Shot. Will post pics later.

    Readings are very consistant in al out door lighting situations, high sun or crey cloud, consistancy is excellent.
    Works best with the diffusers attached.
    does struggle indoors, for which the lighting strip is needed.

    Only thing that has caused the unit not to read is poor battery. i have found that cheap 9v dont work propoerly in it, we only use duracell. Other than that it should be fine. Best £100 chrono i have seen.
     
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    You did remember to switch it on Shaun?:p
     
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    Thanks Simon,

    it's going for a field trial today so I'll report back later

    Shaun
     
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    Shaun Moderator Staff Member

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    Is that why all my readings are blank? :D
     
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    nemesis 55yrd standing expert, or was it 8 or 9?

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    Hi Shaun,
    The best chrono's are the one's that work by breaking magnetic fields,have a look on March scopes website.These are not affected by light and are apparently the most accurate you can buy.
     
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    Shaun Moderator Staff Member

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    Field test today was very encouraging - thanks to all those that offered advice.

    At GP2 we'll have the usual chrono out and this one alongside for a full field trial.

    Shaun
     
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    Are these really only £100 Shaun :confused: if they are better than my very hit and miss shooting chrony I might just give one a try. After your exhaustive field trials of course :p
     
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    Shaun Moderator Staff Member

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    Paul,

    £115 + £28 for the tripod to mount it on. Have a look at GP2

    Shaun
     
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    bfta chrono

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    At GP2 we'll have the usual chrono out and this one alongside for a full field trial.

    Shaun

    Which one do we have to pass on?
     
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    Both :D:D:D:D
     
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    Shaun Moderator Staff Member

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    The black one.

    The purpose of the trial is to see if the ProChrono is a potential replacement.

    Shaun
     

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