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I am looking at chronographs to test my hand loads. If I can get a good average speed I can use a ballistic calculator to get on target at long range. The more I look the more I lean toward the one that hangs on the barrel. I am not liking the ideal of trying to step out in front of the firing line to see the read-out. Also I might shoot the chronograph by accident . I also don't want to have to haul an extra tripod for the chronograph.
My question then is has anyone used one of the chronographs that hook to the barrel? I read a lot of reviews from people that love them, but I would like to hear from people on this site. Yes, I know they cost a lot of money, but I don't like the range master sending me home for stepping out in front of the firing line to read the little LED. :confused::confused::confused:

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The gun range where I shoot said that I could only use the chronograph in front of the firing line if no one else was there because of safety reasons. I checked on a black powder site. Several people said to go with the magnetoSpeed unit. They average groups about 1 1/4 to 2 inches lower when using it but all said that group size was not affected out to over 400 yards. Also said that trying to shoot through the screens had some effect on there group size at times. Just shoot for zero or check bullet speed, the MagnetoSpeed was easer to use over all. Sold a gen 2 Colt black powder pistol at the gun show Sat. and bought the MagnetoSpeed today. Will try it out soon. :):):)

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