Yay, my new LabRadar is here......
Even though I've had my Pact II Pro for years I've been very interested in getting a LabRadar unit and I made sure it was on the top of list of Xmas wish list. My wife surprised me when I found a package at the front door from LabRadar, so the cat was out of the bag. (She knew how much I wanted one, and I'm sure that the fact they were on sale pushed it over the edge)
I look forward to hours of playing with it alongside my old Pact Pro.
Merry Christmas to you all.
I'm considering one. My Combro has been generally OK but without the remote screen/phone, recording data sucks. Past shooting Chronys seemed super hit or miss on angles and lighting and became frustrating.
I like the design of the ones where you shoot through a square opening, the LMBR - http://chrono.lmbr.pl/products.html. No USA distributors.
I would recommend you look into the Air Chrony:
It is the official Chronograph for the World Field Target Federation. And it has been used already for three years in all weather/lighting conditions.
When 41 countries agree on something, it cannot be that bad, LOL!
There are quite a few in the US and Canada and I have not heard a single instance of failure or lack of responsiveness from the manufacturer.
I feel that LabRadar is still too "green" (Inmature) for airgunners.
If you really want the best bang for your buck, then get a Caldwell with the Infrared screens. It will provide you with bulletproof numbers.
Or, if you have a Pro-Chrono digital, then get the IR screens.
And if you are REALLY into trying to get good ballistic figures at distance, then consider that you can buy THREE complete Caldwell Premium Kits for one Lab Radar.
Thanks Hector. Air Chrony looks like a good call - if it works for the WFTF and in the UK with their weather and shooter demands should be fine for me.
I saw this chrono when they first came out and thought I would read some more today
the one interesting fact that I saw is the range has to be free of anything moving, no brush per say
and that Czech model would be about 275 bucks to get to the states, so about half the price
Thanks for replying,
But I'll take either one of my chronographs against it. The main reason is I've never been keen on the idea of shooting through the machine itself. The ole chrony was/is a prime example. Where a misplaced shot (which usually happens when allowing someone else to shoot) is capable of destroying your machine in its entirety. The Pact Pro uses separate sky screens, and the worse that can happen is someone shoots one of them out. Replacing a skycreen is far cheaper than the entire unit. The chrony also did not offer the same information either. The Labradar dose not suffer from shooting even sky screens as it is parallel to the muzzle of your gun. Plus the added feature of giving multiple velocity's you choose out to 100 yards.
I sincerely doubt that the LabRadar you get will be able to pick up a 4.5 mm's pellet at 100 yards, there's nothing wrong with the technology itself, it's just that the power level allowed for civilian use is simply not there.
Hope you can prove me wrong.
Keep us posted!
I agree and don't plan on using it for 17's at longer ranges. First the 17's peter out pretty quickly and as you mentioned don't present much for the radar to bounce back from. I did shoot 17's out of my Steyr LG110 that pushes the 10.34 grain JSB pellets out of the muzzle at 1130 FPS thru the LR and it tracked them out to the 50 yard range I was shooting on.
Hope you have a great Christmas