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    Chronograph to borrow Southampton area

    Good Morning All!

    An apology first, I didnít know whether this post should go here, or in wanted section

    Iím looking to borrow a chronograph - for a quick check in my rifle following the fitting of a short stroke kit, and then again in a few weeks time (19/4/21) for a few days for some extensive testing with different pellets

    More than happy to leave a deposit, I just canít justify buying one! Southampton area would be perfect, but I travel daily to and from Andover/North Hants/Wiltshire

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper View Post
    I just canít justify buying one!
    I think you just have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill57 View Post
    I think you just have.
    Justify/afford....... tomato/tomato

    If I was going to constantly be fettling with rifle there would be justification to buy one, but in this instance need to prove that the modification hasnít put me over 12ft/lb (be very surprised if it has) and later just to prove there has been no change, and that it remains legal with a variety of pellet

    But thanks for the input.. just to add clarity to my original post Iím looking to borrow because I am tight, and would rather rely on helpfulness and generosity to be repaid with a suitable vote of thanks than spend a significant sum of money on an item that will then go unused

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    Fair enough.

    In Scotland, unless you're purely hunting, most of us have to be in a club to be granted a license, so there's always a chrono accessible (although I have my own). But it's like working on cars or bikes without the proper tools, when you finally invest, you wish you'd done it earlier. If you're planning to tinker with airguns, the same applies.

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    You can get a chrono for the price of a few tins of pellets.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roeam-Balli...graph+&sr=8-15

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    You can get a chrono for the price of a few tins of pellets.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roeam-Balli...graph+&sr=8-15
    Thanks - Iíd seen those on Amazon and the other auction site, thatís Plan B if I canít borrow one.. have you got/seen/used one of those type? My biggest concern would be ease of operation, especially if the instructions are translated as poorly as some of the adverts Iíve seen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper View Post
    Thanks - I’d seen those on Amazon and the other auction site, that’s Plan B if I can’t borrow one.. have you got/seen/used one of those type? My biggest concern would be ease of operation, especially if the instructions are translated as poorly as some of the adverts I’ve seen!
    No not got one but others on here have bought them or similar.
    http://www.airgunbbs.com/showthread....Chinese+chrono

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    If you don't take Phil up on his cracking offer above, you're welcome to come over my workshop, borrow the chrono and send some lead downrange. Been ages since I had a good target session.

    What rifle did you short stroke?
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    Caldwell chronograph

    Quote Originally Posted by clipper View Post
    Thanks - Iíd seen those on Amazon and the other auction site, thatís Plan B if I canít borrow one.. have you got/seen/used one of those type? My biggest concern would be ease of operation, especially if the instructions are translated as poorly as some of the adverts Iíve seen!
    FWIW I just got a Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph & iPad APP to test my HW95L .22. Easy peasy to setup & use with no problems. 24 shots and no errors and the iPad/iPhone APP is great for creating your chrono files for reference. You should be able to get this model for about $100.

    Here is a pic of my test setup.


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    Thanks for all the offers, I've been kindly offered the loan of a chronograph by a member from on here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doobin View Post
    If you don't take Phil up on his cracking offer above, you're welcome to come over my workshop, borrow the chrono and send some lead downrange. Been ages since I had a good target session.

    What rifle did you short stroke?
    TX200 - was good before, but now better

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper View Post
    TX200 - was good before, but now better
    No finer air rifle in my book. I have a mk3 short stroked but in the mk2 stock and itís just perfect.
    And day by day and dauntingly, Our anger does increase. While you ruin us through ignorance,
    How can we keep our peace?

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    I got my Caldwell chronograph from the Bass Pro Shop in rapid city.
    I tested it in our motel room with paper wads in a straw.
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    If you're still looking, I've got one of the combro ones you attach to the end of the barrel (Combro CB625 mk4) - Welcome to borrow but if you make me a reasonable offer I'm sure we can sort something out. I'm in SO30

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