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Posted: 12/29/2005 10:38:48 PM EDT
Ok looking at getting a basic chronograph to use. What is a good one to get to start with? Just looking at a basic one now, dont need the printer or anything extra like that.

Thanks,
FA Gunner
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 11:24:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 11:28:17 PM EDT by FishKepr]
I have a Chrony Beta Master and it works just fine for occasional use. They're on sale through 12/31 at MidwayUSA for $120.

ETA: You'll need the auxillary light set when chronographing indoors. I had to use them before I joined an outdoor club.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 11:29:54 PM EDT
I have the CED Millenium, it's an awesome Chronograph.

If all you're ever going to do is get .fps readings, and not often at that, then get a cheapo but if you don't mind spending $180+, the CED is AWESOME. It's got all the features on the remote, stupid easy to use, has a PC interface, even voice readout so you don't have to look up to hear your data. Superb unit, well worth the $70 more than the basic models.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 7:19:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
I have the CED Millenium, it's an awesome Chronograph.

If all you're ever going to do is get .fps readings, and not often at that, then get a cheapo but if you don't mind spending $180+, the CED is AWESOME. It's got all the features on the remote, stupid easy to use, has a PC interface, even voice readout so you don't have to look up to hear your data. Superb unit, well worth the $70 more than the basic models.



Who are the venders for these? ( I need stupid easy)
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 7:29:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Maddog_44:

Originally Posted By swingset:
I have the CED Millenium, it's an awesome Chronograph.

If all you're ever going to do is get .fps readings, and not often at that, then get a cheapo but if you don't mind spending $180+, the CED is AWESOME. It's got all the features on the remote, stupid easy to use, has a PC interface, even voice readout so you don't have to look up to hear your data. Superb unit, well worth the $70 more than the basic models.



Who are the venders for these? ( I need stupid easy)



Dillon sells them, that's where I got mine.

Found this googling it...

www.cactustactical.com/ced/shooting.html
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 7:32:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 7:35:04 PM EDT by FishKepr]

Originally Posted By Maddog_44:

Originally Posted By swingset:
I have the CED Millenium, it's an awesome Chronograph.

If all you're ever going to do is get .fps readings, and not often at that, then get a cheapo but if you don't mind spending $180+, the CED is AWESOME. It's got all the features on the remote, stupid easy to use, has a PC interface, even voice readout so you don't have to look up to hear your data. Superb unit, well worth the $70 more than the basic models.



Who are the venders for these? ( I need stupid easy)



$169 at MidwayUSA. They're backordered right now though. Search around and you'll probably find one.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:04:38 PM EDT
I've just ordered a Pact Model 1 XP, the brains sit on the bench so you can't mess them up with a bad shot, ready to run for $129.95, and made in USA.

www.pact.com/mod1.html

Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:55:24 PM EDT
Pact Professional on sale for $199.95 w/built in printer, ballistic computer, lifetime warranty. Never buy another one.

www.pact.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi?product=specials

Link Posted: 1/4/2006 10:26:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jwrig:
Pact Professional on sale for $199.95 w/built in printer, ballistic computer, lifetime warranty. Never buy another one.

www.pact.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi?product=specials




I had one of those, and returned it for the CED. The printer quit after about 1/4 roll, and the whole unit kept screwing up, giving random errors and it seemed to need SUPER bright days to work correctly to begin with. I might have gotten a lemon, but the CED that replaced it is SUPERB.

Also, the PACT advertises that it works with the PC, but there's no software out for it (or at least there wasn't as of 6 months ago when I had mine). I was extremely pissed that they marketed it for a feature that didn't exist as PC interface was a big selling point.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:19:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:

Originally Posted By jwrig:
Pact Professional on sale for $199.95 w/built in printer, ballistic computer, lifetime warranty. Never buy another one.

www.pact.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi?product=specials




I had one of those, and returned it for the CED. The printer quit after about 1/4 roll, and the whole unit kept screwing up, giving random errors and it seemed to need SUPER bright days to work correctly to begin with. I might have gotten a lemon, but the CED that replaced it is SUPERB.

Also, the PACT advertises that it works with the PC, but there's no software out for it (or at least there wasn't as of 6 months ago when I had mine). I was extremely pissed that they marketed it for a feature that didn't exist as PC interface was a big selling point.



Don't know what to tell you. You've had bad luck with Pact. I've had bad luck with CED.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:24:41 AM EDT
I have the basic PACT and it has been a good porduct backed up by superb customer service. 2 years ago I had a component replaced free.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:18:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jwrig:

Originally Posted By swingset:

Originally Posted By jwrig:
Pact Professional on sale for $199.95 w/built in printer, ballistic computer, lifetime warranty. Never buy another one.

www.pact.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi?product=specials




I had one of those, and returned it for the CED. The printer quit after about 1/4 roll, and the whole unit kept screwing up, giving random errors and it seemed to need SUPER bright days to work correctly to begin with. I might have gotten a lemon, but the CED that replaced it is SUPERB.

Also, the PACT advertises that it works with the PC, but there's no software out for it (or at least there wasn't as of 6 months ago when I had mine). I was extremely pissed that they marketed it for a feature that didn't exist as PC interface was a big selling point.



Don't know what to tell you. You've had bad luck with Pact. I've had bad luck with CED.



What went wrong with your CED? If you don't mind elaborating. Also, does PACT now have PC software for their unit?
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