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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Wash-ar15, Apr 23, 2010.
when you set it up,do you level it? does it work better if one does?
Yes, I do. Now I don't actually get out the leveler, but I make sure it's not tilted.
Actually, I try to tilt mine so the bullet will pass over the chrony parallel to the top of the sensors.
I just eyeball it. My tripod has spiirt levels on it, but I don't bother. It is probably better to make sure it is truly level and shoot level over it.
That's what I do...also to help minimize the chances of killing it.
I eyeball it.
If you calculate what 5 or 10 degrees actaually makes for difference in velocity, you wont be too worried.
That said for every last bit of accuracy from the number, yes, you should level it.
The reason i ask is that i keep having problems with mine. Today for the first time I leveled it, and it seemed to help.
Funny thing is that tilting it affected the reading by about 50fps.
No matter how much scotch I drink mine always looks tilted. I guess I'm just not mechanically inclined.
As long as the plane of the eye sensors is parallel withthe bullet path, you will get an accurate reading. At the distance your chrony will be from the muzzle, bullet drop will not be applicable.
Make some alignment marks that all need to be aligned before firing,,,, helps with consistent shot placement over the screens.
Also helps when setting up to verify straight shot from shooting position into backstop.
Errant bullet holes from a couple shooters who bummed my chrono.....
Scotch is your problem. Switch to Bourbon, Kentucky, Jim Beam; Black Label. You'll get better results.
Pretty sure thats still going to ruin the stove.