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    Quote Originally Posted by 308mate View Post
    @dannyb @gadgetman @chainsaw yeah I would not mind a magnetospeed but they are about $1000?
    The sporter model is $450 or there about's in NZ, it has exactly the same accuracy as the V3 model which is around $950. The downside is the sporter doesn't work so well with a suppressor and needs the Bayonet modified for best results.
    As mentioned previously you can buy the sporter and a V3 Bayonet for an extra $338 and it comes out cheaper than a V3
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    Cheers for all the info guys. As the place where I shoot is over an hour from where I live it will be a bit of a pain turning up and finding I can't use the Chrony due to the sun etc.

    So I am leaning towards the Magnetospeed or Labradar, may just have to sell a couple of things.

    Does the magnetospeed.com site ship to nz?

    Are there ever sales on the Labradar? Eg Sika Show etc?

    Seems like it is pretty pricey - $1300 for the base unit, plus 200 for the case and 200 for the stand...$1700!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 308mate View Post
    Cheers for all the info guys. As the place where I shoot is over an hour from where I live it will be a bit of a pain turning up and finding I can't use the Chrony due to the sun etc.

    So I am leaning towards the Magnetospeed or Labradar, may just have to sell a couple of things.

    Does the magnetospeed.com site ship to nz?

    Are there ever sales on the Labradar? Eg Sika Show etc?

    Seems like it is pretty pricey - $1300 for the base unit, plus 200 for the case and 200 for the stand...$1700!
    See if you can hire a Chrony. There was / is a forum one somewhere ???. Hire one and see how it goes and if you can, get to the range really early - before any mirage or wind and that will help groups regardless of a chrony
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    See if you can hire a Chrony. There was / is a forum one somewhere ???. Hire one and see how it goes and if you can, get to the range really early - before any mirage or wind and that will help groups regardless of a chrony
    I think someone is using it still from the thread with people waiting in line.

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    Buy a 2nd hand Chrony and build it into a light box so that you don't have problems with variable atmospheric effects (cloud/sunshine/etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rupert View Post
    Buy a 2nd hand Chrony and build it into a light box so that you don't have problems with variable atmospheric effects (cloud/sunshine/etc.).
    Excuse my ignorance but what is a 'light box' for a chrony ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    Excuse my ignorance but what is a 'light box' for a chrony ??
    I would assume it would be a box made out or corflute or similar to shield the chrono from direct sunlight
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    dannyb is correct - a box made of light-weight materials which shields the Chrony from variable ight and has fixed lights over the sensors (battery driven LED's are very cheap) so that the environment for the Chrony to operate in is constant, and the results are consistent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rupert View Post
    dannyb is correct - a box made of light-weight materials which shields the Chrony from variable ight and has fixed lights over the sensors (battery driven LED's are very cheap) so that the environment for the Chrony to operate in is constant, and the results are consistent.
    Never thought about it before but I guess that a Chrony would work inside a building with artificial lighting, which is what a light box is duplicating ?
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    Greetings All,
    My son chronographed his rubber band gun using a early chrony I had borrowed and a couple of incandescent lamps back in the eighties. He did it at night and got a reading of 142 feet per second from memory. Clearly not much danger area was required. You used to be able to get light fixtures that clipped to the sky screens for the purpose, possibly still can.
    Regards Grandpamac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 308mate View Post
    Cheers for all the info guys. As the place where I shoot is over an hour from where I live it will be a bit of a pain turning up and finding I can't use the Chrony due to the sun etc.

    So I am leaning towards the Magnetospeed or Labradar, may just have to sell a couple of things.

    Does the magnetospeed.com site ship to nz?

    Are there ever sales on the Labradar? Eg Sika Show etc?

    Seems like it is pretty pricey - $1300 for the base unit, plus 200 for the case and 200 for the stand...$1700!
    Fuck prices have gone through the roof. Used to be about a grand. Don't buy the stand just use a tripod. The case however is nice. I got mine in Canada ended up a bit under a grand here with case and archery trigger. They don't go on sale here but the labrador website does ship to NZ and has. Pretty good black friday sales (15-20%). If you go magneto just accept that you won't be able to check velocity until development is done. That's why I sold mine. I do care about velocity and accuracy so not being able to do them ant the same time cost me time and extra reloading components. Sold it quite quickly.
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