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Whats the best way to protect a chronograph while shooting a muzzleloader over it? I have a pro chrono, and at what distance would you set it up from the end of the barrel?
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I have a box(pic below) I bought from a member(Grouse) on the Modern Muzzleloader Board. Not sure if he's still on site but remember he lived in Western PA. It has a clear plexi-glass top & works great in protecting my Chrony from the harsh effects of black powder & substitutes. Prolly be fairly easy to make one. I set Chrony 10'-12' from end of bbl.


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The shooting chrony brand sold a plastic cover that snapped over the chronograph to be used during loose powder firings. Maybe pro chrono sells something similar. The box does look like a good idea.

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Here’s the box I have. Could give you a reference in case interested.

https://www.chuckhawks.com/muzzleblaster_chrono_box.htm
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I have some "leftover" treated plywood that is likely enough to build one of those. I (or you) can pick up a piece of Lexan at the home depot for under $10 for the top.

Great idea!!
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I set mine at 12-15 feet out and it has had hundreds of rounds shot through it without any problems. once in awhile I will get a strange number out of it, but I think that is the smoke or patch or a combination of the two. I think it has only seen one or two smokeless guns shot through it.
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Thank you for all the replies, The box looks pretty simple and I have every thing but the LEXAN. I will get that at home depot next week.
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Pic below of 325WSM's homemade chrono box. Looks great 325wsm!!!!




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I set mine at 12-15 feet out and it has had hundreds of rounds shot through it without any problems. once in awhile I will get a strange number out of it, but I think that is the smoke or patch or a combination of the two. I think it has only seen one or two smokeless guns shot through it.
You really need to start shooting more & up that shooting to the 4 digit range.... then you will be onboard as to the needs of chrony protection from the harsh effects of black powder. I thought the same thing when I was first starting out and ruined a few Chronys.
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