Labradar

After a frustrating Range session with my older PACT optical chrono, I said to hell with this!
And I ordered a LabRadar!
I found that with a chrono with its optical elements set at 24”, a error as little as a 1/4” out of parallel will produce a velocity error of 120 fps. And that optical chronos typically only have a accuracy of 2 to 5%, that’s not accurate enough for long and extended range ammo.
The Labradar claims a accuracy of 0.1%....
I will report back latter after the range trip.....
 
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walterbunning

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Radar units are all prone to atmospheric error, and hence their claim to 0.1%. I think that LabRadar lets you input atmospheric temp and pressure to compensate. I read some tests that compared MagnetoSpeed, LabRadar and various opticals, and LabRadar tends to float to the top. I have a magnetosped, and it works for me. I’ll be interested to hear your summation after you get some good trial time.
 
After a frustrating Range session with my older PACT optical chrono, I said to hell with this!
And I ordered a LabRadar!
I found that with a chrono with its optical elements set at 24”, a error as little as a 1/4” out of parallel will produce a velocity error of 120 fps. And that optical chronos typically only have a accuracy of 2 to 5%, that’s not accurate enough for long and extended range ammo.
The Labradar claims a accuracy of 0.1%....
I will report back latter after the range trip.....
It all sounds good! Only thing I have never heard of is a "frustrating range session!" Just going there takes the frustrations away.
saludos
Janito
 
It all sounds good! Only thing I have never heard of is a "frustrating range session!" Just going there takes the frustrations away.
saludos
Janito

I had one a couple years ago at a new and very modern range. I called and asked if they allow reloaded ammo. The guy on the phone said yes. I asked him if he is sure, so he talked to another employee and confirmed it.

I show up after a 1 hour drive, stand in line for 30 minutes for the membership application, pay the fees, go to the lane, unpack all my stuff, and the female range officer walks by and asks my what my LarRadar is good for. I explain that I'm going to test a few reloads, and she tells me that I can't shoot reloaded ammo at their range at all.

Asked for the manager and told him that he screwed up training his employees correctly, asked for my money to be refunded and my membership application to be shredded.

Left a bad review on Google warning other reloaders.
 
I will report back latter after the range trip.....
I'm watching this thread for your review GT.

I had one a couple years ago at a new and very modern range. I called and asked if they allow reloaded ammo. The guy on the phone said yes. I asked him if he is sure, so he talked to another employee and confirmed it.

I show up after a 1 hour drive, stand in line for 30 minutes for the membership application, pay the fees, go to the lane, unpack all my stuff, and the female range officer walks by and asks me what my LarRadar is good for. I explain that I'm going to test a few reloads, and she tells me that I can't shoot reloaded ammo at their range at all.

Asked for the manager and told him that he screwed up training his employees correctly, asked for my money to be refunded and my membership application to be shredded.

Left a bad review on Google warning other reloaders.
Sadly, that seems to be the case more and more these days it's appaling!
 
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