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    I shot my chronograph today

    I took a few different rifles out today and near the end of my session I clipped one of the rods and the screen with a 55gr FMJ. My SPARC was working intermittently (I'll get to see what Vortex warranty is like) and on one of the shots where it went dead I clipped the chony. Maybe that is what BUIS is for. It still works though so it won't be too costly to fix.



    I tried my 17FB through it and then realized I was 1gr under my pet loads (still getting over 4000fps) so I'll have a bunch of bullets to pull. My .257 Roberts AI was faster than I guessed with a 5 shot average of 3735fps with 75gr V-Max bullets and 45gr of XBR and Winchester magnum rifle primers. Some good and some not so good today.
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    I've heard a wooden dowel from the hardware store works
    well as a replacement.
    Much better to shoot a sunscreen, as opposed to a
    display screen.

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    Should work since the system is optical anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rory McCanuck View Post
    I've heard a wooden dowel from the hardware store works
    well as a replacement.
    Much better to shoot a sunscreen, as opposed to a
    display screen.

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    Excellent idea. I think I might even have some in a similar diameter.
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    You only clipped it. I put one through the heart of my CED M2.

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    Another Sparc not working properly?

    Well so much for that idea.

    As far as the chrony goes, thats just a flesh wound.
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    That sucks man It still work fine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlehto View Post
    Another Sparc not working properly?

    Well so much for that idea.

    As far as the chrony goes, thats just a flesh wound.
    Mine was one of the first ones here in Canada. I haven't been keeping up, has there been issues with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonanddad View Post
    That sucks man It still work fine?
    It seems to. I put some more FMJ through it and then clipped it again with a 124gr plated bullet. Duh. Still seems to work and I called it quits after that.

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    Thats good, and you hit it again
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