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 Post subject: Re: Long Awaited Range Report
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 2:45 am 
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Thanks for posting about your chronograph - I'm always interested in others' experiences and opinions.

I need to buy a chronograph but dither about which to purchase.

What I really want:

http://www.mylabradar.com/#FAQ

But so far it's vapor ware and if it ever becomes available it'll probably be too expensive for me to justify.

Amp, I clicked the "Buy Now" button and entered my email address.
They sent me an email to confirm, which I did.
I'm signed up on My Gun Culture now. They did a review on it but apparently not available yet.
Looks like a $500 price tag on it.

If it does what they says it does - it's one super-dooper chronograph!!!

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I might be a cynic but I have as much faith in their product working as advertised as I do of the price being accurate IF this ever becomes available.


I have never been accused of having much faith.

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 7:36 pm 
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ampersand wrote:
Thanks for posting about your chronograph - I'm always interested in others' experiences and opinions.

I need to buy a chronograph but dither about which to purchase.

What I really want:

http://www.mylabradar.com/#FAQ

But so far it's vapor ware and if it ever becomes available it'll probably be too expensive for me to justify.



Amp, Here ya go!! :D
Maybe by August we can have one...

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/523157 ... uctFinding

But, then again, I found this one....
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/626107 ... ctFindingI
might just order this one - What the hell!!

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Maybe ... right now it's still vaporware.
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Amp, Here ya go!! :D
Maybe by August we can have one...

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/523157 ... uctFinding

But then, if they still have them when I get my next paycheck I'll probably order one of these! Let me go count my pennies and see where I sit in relation to next payday.
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But, then again, I found this one....
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/626107 ... ctFindingI
might just order this one - What the hell!!

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As I understand Caldwell makes some decent stuff, I'll look at that one better.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:03 am 
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That is a hell of a price!!
I've used several things made by (sold by??) Caldwell and they've all been very good.

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Rained again yesterday off and on.
I have another 100 rounds of 223 loaded up.
If I get a chance - and the weather is decent - I'm figuring on going to the range.

But, my out-of-town SIL is going to be here today - we're assembling his AR!!
So when we get that together... I am pretty sure he'll want to test that baby out!!

Hope he brings some ammo....

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For those thinking about getting the Caldwell chrono, here's a review just posted by a gent over on the Firearms Forum. Of course he could have gotten a bad one, YMMV.

I bought one of these because of all of the hype. It came with a tripod and a cable to hook into my phone and feed data to an app

I got it in and evidently Mr Chang built a piece of crap that wouldn't work out of the box. The company promised to send me a new one out but they lied and didn't follow through.
I got my money back from Cabelas, they were really good about it.

I just wanted to warn others that they are Chinese crap and if you got a good one your lucky.

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 Post subject: Re: Long Awaited Range Report
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:37 pm 
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That is never a bad idea - go see how something is rated!!
I like Midway for that - Letting folks rate the products...


Well, even with the busy company filled weekend, I still managed to go to the range and run another 40 rounds through the 24" SS upper.
I would say I had some "mixed results". No great targets - but getting used to the new set-up.
Shot from a bench with a rest and sand-bags - still not the greatest rest...

These are the 1st two targets I shot - 10 rounds at each target - shot the bottom target 1st.
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I made no adjustment with the bottom.
I adjusted up and left for the upper target...

Now, when it says "1/8 clicks" or what ever on the scope - doesn't that mean 8 clicks = 1 inch??
I think they are actually 1/4 clicks as it went twice as far as I wanted it to go...
So I tried to get it adjusted back with the top target.

I shot 2 more targets - 5 shot this time - bottom one 1st...
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That upper target has a higantic flyer on the left - All skill here... And the one on the right is a screw up too...
The circle in the middle is one inch and I managed to get three in there!!

Next, I've been saving a bunch of 20 oz. plastic bottles...
8 inches high and about 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

I fill them with water so the wind won't blow them around and I get a nice splash when I hit one!!
I set 4 of them up at 200 yards. 2 on top of the bullet stop, one on a rail-road tie on the ground, and the last on top of a pile of dirt.
Figuring a 3.5 inch bullet drop from a 100 yard zero, I would just aim at the top of them and I should be good.

After shooting the last 100 yard targets, I turned that side focus knob to focus on the bottle 200 yards away on top of the dirt pile.
What came into focus was 2 black birds on top of the dirt pile...
Hmmm... OK what the hell!! Aim just slightly over the top...
watch the breathing - watch the heart-beat - squeeze that shitty trigger and take up the gritty slack - and BOOM!!

One sadly dead black bird...
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The next 200 yard target is a 20oz plastic bottle - the one on top of the rail-road tie.
Same as above - careful aim - squeeze and Boom!! Splash!!
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Woo-Hoo!! This 200 yard stuff is a piece of cake!! :great:

The next is a 20oz bottle full of water is on top of the bullet stop.
Same thing - careful aim - Boom!!
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Another splash!! Call me Quigley Down Under!!! :yes2:

Alright - the 2nd 20oz water filled bottle on top of the bullet stop.
Well - that one wasn't so simple...
About 5 shots later...
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Splash!! Got it!!

The bottle on top of the dirt pile was behind the 100 target/backstop - so I couldn't see it!!

So, I'm getting familiar with how this baby shoots - but want to spend some more time target shooting with it.

But - I still had troubles with it feeding rounds. It still wouldn't chamber one out of the mag.
I put a fully loaded mag in it, pull the charging handle back, and let 'er fly!!
Click.. No round in the chamber... It wouldn't strip one out of the mag and chamber it.
So I loaded each round by hand and single shot the damn thing again - which really takes the fun out of shooting an AR!!

I have another post going as to why - We'll get it figured out!!

Had a blast shooting it anyway!! Can't wait to do it again!! :great:

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 Post subject: Re: Long Awaited Range Report
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Gas leak somewhere? What buffer are you using in it?

Scopes usually say one click =1/8" at 100 yards, I rarely find it to be so.

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Those target all seem to be "in the zone"! Distance/caliber aside...
Nothing a little tweaking won't solve. That barrel and set-up would
seem to be capable of a tighter pattern though!

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Ex_ISP wrote:
Those target all seem to be "in the zone"! Distance/caliber aside...
Nothing a little tweaking won't solve. That barrel and set-up would
seem to be capable of a tighter pattern though!



I didn't want to be the first to day anything, but my $130 `6" barrels are shooting tons better than that, but then I've also worked up a load that works well in all of them. The 25.5grs of 8208XBR behind either 55gr FMJ or SP set at 2.22 will shoot a 1" bull out of the target at 100 yards off a rest in both 1:8 Anderson barrels as well as the JSE Surplus 1:9 one.

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mogunner wrote:
Ex_ISP wrote:
Those target all seem to be "in the zone"! Distance/caliber aside...
Nothing a little tweaking won't solve. That barrel and set-up would
seem to be capable of a tighter pattern though!



I didn't want to be the first to day anything, but my $130 `6" barrels are shooting tons better than that, but then I've also worked up a load that works well in all of them. The 25.5grs of 8208XBR behind either 55gr FMJ or SP set at 2.22 will shoot a 1" bull out of the target at 100 yards off a rest in both 1:8 Anderson barrels as well as the JSE Surplus 1:9 one.


I agree!! But hell, this is only the 2nd time I've ever shot it...

I had a good breeze -take a shot -take it off the sand bags-pull back and hold the charging handle
drop another round in there and finger it in the chamber with the left hand-release the charging handle
put it back on the sand bags-reaquire the target-take a shot-Repeat...
Just not the ideal situation... :(

I did that a 100 times the 1st time I shot it. :shock:

The 2nd time I had to do it 40 times...
And after doing that a 20 times or so - the hands and fingers get a little shaky!!

I probably should have spent a little more time figuring out why is doesn't cycle right...
But I just wanted to shoot the damn thing!!

And it's going to use IMR-3031 powder, as I have an 8 pound jug of the stuff...
And I'm using 52gr Hornady BTHP Match bullets.
Sounds like you a customer of Wes Sage!! $85 for a 1,000 bullets...

This SS barrel is a 1:8 twist too !!
And what might help the cycling...
I'm thinking I might need to tip that can a little more - I started towards the low end with my 1st loads.
These 2nd ones are just a 1/2 a grain more...
If I try some closer to the the max, that might help the cycling and maybe the accuracy too...

I'll find out pretty soon!!

I need to clean it again, and I wanna double check the gas block on it.
When I put an upper together, I always put a hose over the end of the
gas tube and blow air through it.
I'm pretty good a telling if I have it lined up right or not!!
I'm pretty sure it's lined up good - but I sure could have done something wrong!!

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