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?
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.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.
Over a several year period tuning in multiple bp/substitute powder guns with various load combinations the shot numbers quickly add up to the point of damaging a chrony. For the occasional shooter.....likely no adverse impact. A chrony box is cheap protection.so, what might those "harsh effects" from BP be? 4 digit range? no need to run that many through it. new gun, settle on the load and done. I don.t run every shot I fire through a chrony, no need. to each his own.