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#12263750 - 09/11/17 LabRadar Chronograph: How do you like yours?  
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I received an unexpected bonus from work and I'd like to use some of it to get something fun. I was thinking of getting a new firearm, maybe a 9.3x62 (just because) and even thought about trying to find it in a Ruger #1 as I don't own any single shots. The idea is still tempting, but I've also really loved the idea of the LabRadar chronograph and that's where I'm leaning. I'd love to be able to measure velocity without setting up an optical chronograph down range. The Magnetospeed was a little tempting in that regard, but I don't like how it can affect POI and has to be setup for each firearm if you want to test more than one.

For those of you that have purchased or used a LabRadar, how happy are you with it?
How easy is it to use?
How reliable has it been?
Do you regret the purchase at all?
How long do the batteries last?

Lastly, what mounting option do you prefer; tripod or bench mount?

Thanks.


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#12264224 - 09/11/17 Re: LabRadar Chronograph: How do you like yours? [Re: Azar]  
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Originally Posted by Azar
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For those of you that have purchased or used a LabRadar, how happy are you with it?
How easy is it to use?
How reliable has it been?
Do you regret the purchase at all?
How long do the batteries last?
Lastly, what mounting option do you prefer; tripod or bench mount?
Thanks.


In the same order..
I am very happy with it.
Very easy, and I am not specially skilled regarding electronics.
Totally reliable. I used it with well known loads I had measured with my MagnetoSpeed and got almost identical readings.
No, in fact, I regret not buying it before.
Batteries have a very short life, and would be gone in two-three shooting sessions. I now use a Power Bank of 20000mAh.
I mount it on the bench, using its own platform, but had to set up a bench extension in the front in order to stand it at the right level against the muzzle,

#12264365 - 09/11/17 Re: LabRadar Chronograph: How do you like yours? [Re: Azar]  
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Cool, thanks.


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#12265148 - 09/11/17 Re: LabRadar Chronograph: How do you like yours? [Re: Azar]  
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Has difficulty with small projectiles
Won't measure over about 3800fps

#12265606 - 09/12/17 Re: LabRadar Chronograph: How do you like yours? [Re: Blackbrush]  
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How has your luck been with .224 projectiles? That's currently the smallest thing I shoot.


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#12265634 - 09/12/17 Re: LabRadar Chronograph: How do you like yours? [Re: Azar]  
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I shoot 40 grain Sierra Blitz Kings from a 20 inch barrel Savage Axis and it reads them no problem.

#12265819 - 09/12/17 Re: LabRadar Chronograph: How do you like yours? [Re: Azar]  
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I love mine.
Reliable.
Set up was easy for this technically challenged grandpa...just followed instructions. When I had questions about installing latest update I called them and service was excellent.
I tried the bench base but like the tripod better and use it exclusively. The bench base would be good for prone shooting.
I will use three different rifles at the range, to keep from overheating barrels and I don't have to change / mount the unit from one rifle to the next.
I am with chamois and use the power pack.
Wonderful unit, excellent service, and well worth the extra cost.

#12266259 - 09/12/17 Re: LabRadar Chronograph: How do you like yours? [Re: Azar]  
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Never tried with .17 or .20 calibers, but mine reads .22 bullets from my 22-250 perfectly well,

#12266974 - 09/12/17 Re: LabRadar Chronograph: How do you like yours? [Re: Azar]  
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I love mine also very easy to use and wish they were available years ago money well spent!

#12279788 - 8 hours ago Re: LabRadar Chronograph: How do you like yours? [Re: Azar]  
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Where does the muzzle have to be (with/without muzzle brake) in relation to the unit?





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#12279828 - 8 hours ago Re: LabRadar Chronograph: How do you like yours? [Re: Azar]  
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So far I've only used mine with my 9.3x74R, and I love it. Still have to try it with the .223 and .219 Zip Imp, before I put my 35P on the classifieds.

Jeff


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