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#1 gcw360

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 06:57 PM

Can anyone give me their opinion on the various chronographs that they have used so that I can finally settle on one that does the job well.  I'm interested in FPS and ROF measurements. Just as an FYI. I have used a number of chrono's with varying results over time.  I currently own a Chrony F1 shooting chronograph which is a great tool.  It's not convenient to use though especially inside and does not give ROF.  I have also used Fidragon and Madbull version II chrono's.  The Fidragon doesn't have ROF options and the Madbull, as good as it is touted to be, I have found to be inconsistent.

I need your opinions on the various chronographs that you have used so that I can finally settle on one that does the job well.  I'm interested in FPS and ROF measurements.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:38 PM

View Postgcw360, on 27 August 2009 - 06:57 PM, said:

Can anyone give me their opinion on the various chronographs that they have used so that I can finally settle on one that does the job well.  I'm interested in FPS and ROF measurements. Just as an FYI. I have used a number of chrono's with varying results over time.  I currently own a Chrony F1 shooting chronograph which is a great tool.  It's not convenient to use though especially inside and does not give ROF.  I have also used Fidragon and Madbull version II chrono's.  The Fidragon doesn't have ROF options and the Madbull, as good as it is touted to be, I have found to be inconsistent.

I need your opinions on the various chronographs that you have used so that I can finally settle on one that does the job well.  I'm interested in FPS and ROF measurements.

Thanks

I would go with the Madbull chrono for FPS.
http://www.airsoftgi...roducts_id=2943

Its relatively inexpensive and its accurate.

As for RoF, you can't really get a good reading on it with a chronograph. The best way to do it is to download audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/), record the sound of your gun shooting a 2 or 3 second burst, and use the time-line thats built into the software to determine exactly how many shots your gun fired in a second. Audacity gives you a profile of the sound, so every peak in volume represents one shot. It should look something like this:

http://4.bp.blogspot.../audacity_1.jpg

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:46 AM

View Postvsquared, on 30 September 2009 - 10:38 PM, said:

I would go with the Madbull chrono for FPS.
http://www.airsoftgi...roducts_id=2943

Its relatively inexpensive and its accurate.

As for RoF, you can't really get a good reading on it with a chronograph. The best way to do it is to download audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/), record the sound of your gun shooting a 2 or 3 second burst, and use the time-line thats built into the software to determine exactly how many shots your gun fired in a second. Audacity gives you a profile of the sound, so every peak in volume represents one shot. It should look something like this:

http://4.bp.blogspot.../audacity_1.jpg

Thanks.  I actually went with the Xcortech x3200.  It is more in line with the shooting Chrony F 1 (regarding FPS) that I have used and gives fewer misfires and a more accurate reading than the Madbull V2.  Even the guys at ASGI said that they had run into some pro problems with the Madbull v2 reading low which was consistent with what I saw.




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