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    range etiquette in chch

    Hey all. At the handloaders tues nights, is it appropriate to shoot groups thru a chrono? Or is it frowned on because of numbers etc???
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    I wouldn't think they would allow you to do it .. due to the high numbers ,and very limited time you have in the bay ,you could always contact them to ask in advance maybe be allowed set up early ...
    Or if no luck Hit me up and come down with me some time and we will jack up a time/day

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    Shouldn't see why not. If you're not a member and are paying to use the range, why couldn't you.

    The problem I have at the HL range is they rush everyone through and so you don't get a very good chance at doing anything. That's my only gripe with public night though.
    Easier if you can tag along with a member at another time, and then you can take your time
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    Do chrono's work in the dark?

    It's not something that's come up before? I'd say probably not, with public nights we have to cater for all sorts of shooters, some just want to plink with a .22, others are sighting in, others doing load testing, etc.
    Some shooters are very organised some not so..... Which chews up time, we do our best to get everyone thru but sometimes we need to limit the time people can have in a bay, if we let everyone have an hour we'd be lucky to get a dozen people thru in a night and some nights we have to turn people away, especially pre-roar!

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    Thanks guy's.
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    Huh , I would have thought that testing handloads without a chrony would almost be a waste of everything , save even more time and don't bother with a target.
    In the dark ? there is nothing to stop you mounting your chrony on its side, diffuser screens angling towards some light source.....if there is no moon . I have an old F1 Chrony that works well with low level artificial light

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    I can get you into the range as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamsav View Post
    Huh , I would have thought that testing handloads without a chrony would almost be a waste of everything , save even more time and don't bother with a target.
    Most people I know who hand load don't have a chrono.
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    Yeah , I guess consistency is the main thing when reloading , use Nick's starting load , it goes bang ( reliably ) , the deer falls over .....it doesn't need to be any more complicated than that ........for some peeps , but I need to know . Every load I have ever seen in a published reloading manual , has quoted a velocity , a lot of factory blurb quotes V and some even put it on the box, some projectiles are designed to work above or below a certain velocity.........how can you not want to know

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    I was hoping to do some load development on Tuesday night, but it will take some time as me and my mate are working up loads for both our rifles (30 odd rounds a piece). I would rather not be too rushed and I don't want to spoil it for everyone else. Is there any chance a friendly member with an evening free would be willing to come down with us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky1000 View Post
    I was hoping to do some load development on Tuesday night, but it will take some time as me and my mate are working up loads for both our rifles (30 odd rounds a piece). I would rather not be too rushed and I don't want to spoil it for everyone else. Is there any chance a friendly member with an evening free would be willing to come down with us?
    I'm normally available other than Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
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    Thanks gadgetman PM sent

 

 

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