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11th May 2008, 15:54
Does anybody know anything about the Chrony F1? I saw one on the net for About $78. Was wondering if they are any good. Just trying to get the speed of some of my handloads.
Thanks for any input.
12th May 2008, 09:27
The F1 should be fine, but I think you might want to spend an extra few bucks for more memory & functions, and a remote readout.
I think you will get tired of walking down to check each shot.
You can get the Chrony Alpha or Beta with the remote for around $110 or if you watch the sales at Midway. Just looked the Alpha Master (with remote) is on sale at Midway for $99
Your $ your choice...
12th May 2008, 09:27
I've got a Chrony brand master, it's been great and I've got nothing bad at all to say about it. I would suggest buying the one that has the remote readout.
17th May 2008, 12:34
I use an F1 master, and it does all that I need.
The "master" part is the remote readout, which you'll really want.
I don't need all the math functions of the higher end units, since I take a lot of notes anyway, and it's easy enough to do the math while I'm at it.
Tom in Arizona
5th July 2008, 16:28
I have been using an F1 for a lot of years now (probably close to 20+ and I can't really remember when I got it), for shotgun, pistols, rifles, muzzleloaders and arrows. I has worked perfectly and did everything I wanted.
Never felt the need for the remote as I could always read the display and if I placed it out far, just use your binos.
Instead of onboard memory I just record the speeds on a piece of paper than enter them later into a spreadsheet to play with the numbers. Never felt it to be a disadvantage.
6th July 2008, 02:22
Another vote for the remote readout. Not everyone shoots as good as Tom in Az. Sometimes my shots go low. I'm on my 3rd Chrony. It's a lot cheaper to replace it if the readout doesn't have a 1/2" hole in it. All my units (F1 & Beta Masters) have worked fine until the low shots.
The extra memory isn't necessary, but can be handy. I always have a notepad anyway, but not having to write down velocities saves time and reduces errors. I record the data on the computer when I get home. The Beta has enough memory for 60 shots. As I remember, for about $10, the Beta can be upgraded to 1000 shot memory. It is factory upgradeable only, tho.
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