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It seems like just yesterday I was in the middle of a loooooong waitlist for mine . . . and now it's on sale. icon_eek

The chronograph-killer Labradar is on sale for $499.99 (down from $560) at MidwayUSA:
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/52315 ... hronograph

I have one and love it.

My advice: If you already have a chronograph and love it, then great. Stay with it. However, if you don't have one yet but need one, don't spend money on a traditional chrony, just pony up the bucks and buy the Labradar.

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That IS a good deal! I love mine as well....although I still use my Magnetospeed at times too...


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it's too plastic, even for me.
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I just got an email from Labradar . . . looks like they'll be selling it for $499.95 from November 17 - December 3 here: https://buymylabradar.com/products/labradar

(So yes, if you're looking at this prior to November 17th, it still shows the regular price.)

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Is the thing bullet proof?

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Is the thing bullet proof?


It doesn't need to be, because it doesn't sit downrange. That's the best part. :bigsmile:

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MadPick wrote:
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Is the thing bullet proof?


It doesn't need to be, because it doesn't sit downrange. That's the best part. :bigsmile:

That is why Steve has not has to replace his yet. :ROFLMAO:

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MadPick wrote:
jukk0u wrote:
Is the thing bullet proof?


It doesn't need to be, because it doesn't sit downrange. That's the best part. :bigsmile:


Yes but those known for killing the regular types will probably kill this one with a richochet

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lionhrt wrote:
MadPick wrote:
jukk0u wrote:
Is the thing bullet proof?


It doesn't need to be, because it doesn't sit downrange. That's the best part. :bigsmile:


Yes but those known for killing the regular types will probably kill this one with a richochet


If they are having that kind of ricochet problems, they run a bigger risk of killing the shooter on either side of them or taking out a window on someone's nearby pickup.

The Labradar is a neat tool but it's not foolproof. If you have overhead safety baffles like many ranges have, good luck getting multiple speed readings. A lot of shooters that use ranges vs "Pits" have had to build extensions to the bench to get the unit out farther so only their muzzle blast triggers it.

If I didn't already have three Chrono's and parts for two more, I'd buy one. Just be aware that like everything else, it has it's quirks.

For those that just want to know how fast their load is going and aren't changing ammo a lot, a Magnetospeed Sporter is the ticket. Slip it on, shoot a few sighter/foulers, take it off, and just shoot. For my serious load development I use my old Pact XP Pro with printer. No POI shift, a printer so I don't have to write anything down, and an extra $200 in my wallet :bigsmile:

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If you have overhead safety baffles like many ranges have, good luck getting multiple speed readings.


I'm not following . . . what do you mean?

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For those that just want to know how fast their load is going and aren't changing ammo a lot, a Magnetospeed Sporter is the ticket. Slip it on, shoot a few sighter/foulers, take it off, and just shoot.


Yes, the Magnetospeed works well . . . for some guns. You can't use it with others, and that's the big drawback that it has.

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MadPick wrote:
I just got an email from Labradar . . . looks like they'll be selling it for $499.95 from November 17 - December 3 here: https://buymylabradar.com/products/labradar

(So yes, if you're looking at this prior to November 17th, it still shows the regular price.)


That's cool because Midway sucks crusty ass.

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Still, Madpick, I'd get the AR500 armor plating option.


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MadPick wrote:
deadshot2 wrote:
If you have overhead safety baffles like many ranges have, good luck getting multiple speed readings.


I'm not following . . . what do you mean?

deadshot2 wrote:
For those that just want to know how fast their load is going and aren't changing ammo a lot, a Magnetospeed Sporter is the ticket. Slip it on, shoot a few sighter/foulers, take it off, and just shoot.


Yes, the Magnetospeed works well . . . for some guns. You can't use it with others, and that's the big drawback that it has.


One of the appeals of the Labradar is it's ability to obtain multiple speed readings as the bullet travels downrange (up to 100 yards I believe). This allows a shooter to get somewhat of a real world read on the actual BC of the bullet he's using.

The problem arises when there isn't a clear, reflection free, view of the bullet as it travels. Many ranges have added safety "Baffles" in order to keep even the most careless from sending bullets off the range and into nearby neighborhoods. Kenmore is one such range. About every 10 yards there are double panels filled with 1" river rock, set just high enough so that a shooter can send a bullet downrange to his target at 100, 200, or 300 yards, depending on which one of the ranges they're on. If you are at the firing line you look downrange and can't see any "sky", just bullet stop berms.

A non issue at ranges located in primitive areas but ranges like Kenmore, that have houses built right up to their perimeter fences) either have these baffles or are installing (I believe Machias either has or is in the process of doing so after a nearby house got hit).

If all you want is a single muzzle velocity, no problem. If you want to use all of a Labradar's capabilities, make sure you have a wide open range.

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Understood, thanks.

Yeah, the ability to give you velocity at multiple ranges is one of those Labradar features that I played with once, then promptly started ignoring. Give me muzzle velocity, I'm good. :bigsmile:

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