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« Reply #15 on: 09:35 AM, 07/02/12 »
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  • Just what I need, another "Must Have" piece of gear to upgrade what already works fairly well (CED).  Great information on the tests.  I think the biggest benefit from my point of view will be easy set up.  Getting a chrony positioned properly at a busy range takes a while. 

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    « Reply #16 on: 08:20 PM, 07/02/12 »
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  • First time I used the Magnetospeed on an Annie 17hmr pistol & it would not register. Changed the bullet type to shotgun/slug & it worked flawlessly. Found that the 12 inch barrel versus a 24 inch barrel, the mv loss was less than 150fps. POI moved 1/2 to the left @ 100 yds. with the unit on the barrel.  Elevation remained the same. Setup is so easy, switching between different guns is a non event. I checked some loads on a 6BR, an AR and the pistol in a few hours.
    "How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct."
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    « Reply #17 on: 12:39 AM, 07/11/12 »
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  • I ordered one yesterday, I have a Oehler 35P also ordered. Will compair it to my CED, and Chrony. I need a chronograph I can trust and that has been a problem. Hopefully it will be resolved and there will be some used chronographs for sale in the next three weeks.
    Nat Lambeth

    Have you had a chance to test things yet Nat?


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    « Reply #18 on: 11:03 PM, 07/25/12 »
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  • Thank you Heavies for your reviews. Since Nat has not gotten back to us with his testing against the 35P and lesser chronos, I will ask if anyone has had any negative experiences with the magneto unit?
    Jason

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    « Reply #19 on: 12:16 AM, 07/26/12 »
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  • You are very welcome. I just hope that the info was useful. I have not got to test working up a accuracy loads with the unit attached as of yet.  I have been busy playing with my recently acquired Garand. ;) 

    The only problems I have encountered thus far are, 

    Unit failed to read because I didn't have the plug inserted into the display completely, easy fix and my fault completely.

    The unit failed to read when attached to a 1" diameter 6mmbr barrel, fix was I had to play with the sensitivity a bit, after that no problems, velocity was right in line on the known load that we where shooting.

    The point of impact with the unit attached was not predictable with the known loads zeros. Not a big deal IMHO

    So far so good. :)  it also worked great on the garand, I just attached it at the 10 o'clock position in back of the front sight. The device clocked every shot. :)

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    « Reply #20 on: 09:17 AM, 07/26/12 »
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  • Been using my Magnetospeed for several weeks now, and it's operating 100% perfect.

    Have a Case Guard pistol case (sized for one pistol), have not been using it, and found it to be a perfect fit for the entire contents of the cardboard box that the Magnetospeed came in. The foam padding easily peeled off the cardboard box,  and the glue spots peeled off the foam without any damage.

    I now have a secure box for transportation and storage.

    Point of impact shifts about 1" to 1.5" high at 100 yards, but still have not verified that it does or does not effect group size.

    The Shooting Chrony1 that I attempted to use for years, usually with more failures than reliable results, is "gone".
    Civilian Marksmanship Program/ Distinguished Pistol, 1982


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    « Reply #21 on: 10:02 PM, 08/09/12 »
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  • Recently had some issues with my Magnetospeed using it on a 17FB.  Speeds on one load ranged from 1799 to 3854.
    Previously shot it with everything from .17HMR to 6BRs and did not have a problem.  Anyone else see this?
    Have not replaced the batteries since new. Will be interesting to see if that's the answer.
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    « Reply #22 on: 06:05 AM, 08/10/12 »
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  • Recently had some issues with my Magnetospeed using it on a 17FB.  Speeds on one load ranged from 1799 to 3854.
    Previously shot it with everything from .17HMR to 6BRs and did not have a problem.  Anyone else see this?
    Have not replaced the batteries since new. Will be interesting to see if that's the answer.

    One other issue I had was I tried to chronograph some old surplus ball, caliber 30-06.  I didn't realize that the bullet had a steel core.  All I needed to do was to change the sensitivity to 'Magnetic bullet'  and the problem was resolved.

    Try playing with these settings and I think your problems may be solved.

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    « Reply #23 on: 06:17 AM, 08/10/12 »
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  • When I spoke to a rep at Magnetospeed he said a trouble shooting guide is in the works.
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    « Reply #24 on: 07:24 AM, 08/10/12 »
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  • It was a little frustrating seeing 600+ fps changes in muzzle velocity but bugs are to be expected with a new product. You don't know them all until you get them in the field and put 'em through the ringer. Still when it was working properly, it was a great tool. Heavy rain here on the east coast today, so re-testing with new batteries will have to wait. Looks like an all-dayer at the reloading bench.  :D
    "How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct."
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    « Reply #25 on: 07:35 AM, 08/10/12 »
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  • Has any body tried using it in an indoor rifle range?
    Regards,
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    « Reply #26 on: 10:14 PM, 08/10/12 »
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  • I got mine today and with very minimal testing it seems to work just fine. Velocities were right with previous results from shooting chrony and POI was +4" at 400yd versus without it attached. Hopeful that durability holds up. Pretty nice when compared to setting up a conventional chronograph.
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    « Reply #27 on: 12:14 PM, 08/14/12 »
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  • Just wanted to provide some feedback on Magnetospeed customer service.  They are absolutely *excellent*.  See the email chain below.  Despite the time hacks shown, the real time between my email and theirs was less than an hour....

    I now never go to the range without it.   Best.  Gadget.  Ever.

    Greg Jennings

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    RE: Replacement Part Question
    1 recipientsCC: recipientsYou MoreBCC: recipientsYou Hide Details FROM:MagnetoSpeed TO:Greg Jennings Message flagged Tuesday, August 14, 2012 12:58 PM Greg,


    Sorry to hear that the click cam broke.  We will get a new one in the mail to you ASAP.


    We have a redesigned system in the works and are getting tooled up to make them.  It should be a pretty easy retrofit to the existing design.


    Thanks,
    Weston Petersen
    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Replacement Part Question
    From: Greg Jennings <gregs_shell_account@yahoo.com>
    Date: Tue, August 14, 2012 9:44 am
    To: "info@magnetospeed.com" <info@magnetospeed.com>


    My MagnetoSpeed choronograph is terrific.  My only problem is that the latch that locks the web band around the barrel is fragile.  Mine broke the second time that I used it.
     
    What can I do to replace the latch?   Is there a more robust version of the latch available?
     
    Best regards,
     
    Greg Jennings
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    « Reply #28 on: 06:15 PM, 08/14/12 »
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  • +1 on the customer service. After installing new batteries, mine started acting up again, readings all over the map on tight groups. Emailed them today, explaining the problem in detail and they emailed me a shipping label to return the unit for exchange.
    "How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct."
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    « Reply #29 on: 11:12 PM, 08/19/12 »
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  • I had my first problem yesterday. I couldn't get any readings on two different Ar-15 rifles. One is a 24" bull  barrel with no muzzle device and the other was a 16" heavy barrel contour with an A2 flash hider. Both shooting 53 Vmax with the same load. Still reads on bolt guns, not sure what's going on. Am I missing something?
    Jason


     

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