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yfdcap

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Shot my Chrony.
« on: June 15, 2016, 02:10:33 PM »
What a dope  :-[  Was testing some recently loaded 10 and 45 when I got careless and put one across the bow taking out the second sensor.   I guess I figured it could or would happen to me someday.  I have tried not to judge or laugh at others when they did it.  Not sure if I should fix it or replace it.  I have a spare Caldwell that I am not in love with. 
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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 02:11:06 PM »
The culprit.

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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 02:18:19 PM »
I have done it.  Luckily mine was just sheet metal damage.  It still works fine.

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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 02:20:05 PM »
Bad 20, BAD!  No Underwood for you!

Not that I've ever done that...   :o

I'm partial to my MagnetoSpeed V3...  Harder to accidentally shoot, in my experience...
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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 03:59:19 PM »
I have done it.  Luckily mine was just sheet metal damage.  It still works fine.
Ahhh bullet proof.  I need that model.
Bad 20, BAD!  No Underwood for you!

Not that I've ever done that...   :o

I'm partial to my MagnetoSpeed V3...  Harder to accidentally shoot, in my experience...
That's funny.  Can't punish the gun though.  She was just doing what the dummy behind her was telling her to do.  ::)

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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 04:37:45 PM »
Yup, been there, done that ;D
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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2016, 07:53:43 PM »
If the LED under the sensor window is not damaged then it should be OK.  The parts are not too badly priced but shipping is outrageous...Good luck!  :D
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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2016, 08:43:06 PM »
I popped my chrony this weekend as well. Testing an old 45acp Witness, sights were a little higher than poi. I would offer you some parts but there isn't much left. This is the 3rd in 3 years so I am on the waiting list for a Labrador chronograph.

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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2016, 09:57:33 PM »
been there, done that. twice! :-[

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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2016, 05:59:24 AM »
Look in the archives for my setup after killing one. I actually grazed my Steel plate I put in front last time out. It has saved it about 6 times now!

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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2016, 02:30:56 PM »
Thanks for the support guys and the cool tips to prevent this in the future.  I will start working on my new setup before the new Chrony even gets here.  I have everything in the shop.  I like the ironing board too.  Wife might fight me on that one though.

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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2016, 03:41:24 PM »
Yours looks fine. New clear lens, black housing and bend the aluminum back into shape.

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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2016, 07:19:02 AM »
Tell your wife this is why you need to buy a LabRadar chrony. Can't do that with a LabRadar.  ;D

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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2016, 08:15:43 AM »
Just a flesh wound. It'll probably work fine if you do nothing to fix it. They're fairly simple and very forgiving. Call Chrony, parts aren't expensive. I've hit mine a few times over the years, mostly bullet fragments and sabots on the rods, but a few direct hits. It was always repairable, with a bit of sheet metal straightening and Gorilla tape. The last one finally killed my original. Full power 230 gr. .460R right down main street (10mm hit was tame, by comparison). Chrony shipped a new housing, sensors, rods, diffusers, and cable for less than 70 bucks. Give them a call.
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Re: Shot my Chrony.
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2016, 10:18:41 AM »
Ow. :(
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