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Old 05-18-2018, 2:45 PM
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Default Labradar?

I have blasted more than my fair share of Chrony's. A lot more. In fact, I think I'm out of chronographs right now.

I haven't seen much mention of Labradar here. I imagine many of you use a Magnetospeed, but I want to be able to clock handgun loads too. I know Labradar is big bucks, but I like the idea of not slinging bullets at my equipment. Also, times have changed in this area and it looks like most/all of my shooting is going to be done on a range. Downrange chrono's are a pain in that situation.

Any comments on reliability, apparent accuracy, etc of the Labradar?
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Old 05-18-2018, 2:49 PM
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I can honestly report that the Labradar is worth every penny. I had a Caldwell Precicion chrono that I hated having to wait for seize fire to take out and position, sometimes getting wrong or have terrible "help" from a RSO trying to get it just right. Lots of errors and missed readings. Not mention light issue. I like not having a point of impact shift due to something hanging off of my barrel. The Labaradar is not hard to position for your shots at all, I got mine right on the first try.
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Old 05-18-2018, 3:27 PM
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I agree with firefly.

I love my Labradar. I dont really even like to shoot anymore unless i have measured/radar'ed (what is correct word) the ammo I am using.

Everyone who sees it in action falls in love with it!
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Old 05-18-2018, 6:25 PM
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I imagine many of you use a Magnetospeed, but I want to be able to clock handgun loads too.
I know you were asking about the Labradar in here, but I just thought I would mention that the Magnetospeed has a rail adapter for the V3. I use mine to clock my 9mm loads.
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Old 05-18-2018, 6:38 PM
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I have a Magneto and a Labradar, while the Magneto is a fine chrono I find myself using the Labradar more often, highly recommended.
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Old 05-18-2018, 8:08 PM
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I know you were asking about the Labradar in here, but I just thought I would mention that the Magnetospeed has a rail adapter for the V3. I use mine to clock my 9mm loads.
There are also ways to rail mount the sporter. I made a printed insert for my sporter to rail mount.

But you know, itís less money, more effort compared to the v3 and labradar.
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Old 05-18-2018, 9:54 PM
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Thanks all, appreciate the comments.

Using a rail adapter for the Magnetospeed sounds like I would still need to shoot over it. Not only is it a hassle at the range, but I'm sure I would find a way to blast it like I did all my Chronys.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:42 PM
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I have a Magneto and a Labradar, while the Magneto is a fine chrono I find myself using the Labradar more often, highly recommended.
Same here. Have both but use labradar almost always now. Def worth the money.
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Old 05-19-2018, 4:44 AM
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If the Labrador catches your shots it's a very convenient setup.
Mine struggled to capture
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Old 05-19-2018, 9:44 AM
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Does your Lab Radar capture shots on targets that are set up past 100yds ?
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Also will in capture a 4,300 fps bullet? From a 22 Dasher using 40gr V-Max's?
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I thought this thread would be about a hi-bred dog. Half lab half ???
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If the Labrador catches your shots it's a very convenient setup.
Mine struggled to capture
Do you know why? Are there some situations where it's known to struggle?
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Old 05-19-2018, 5:08 PM
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I sent mine back but haven't used it yet to see if it works better now.
The posters that go by WhiteMamba and Focus both use them and Focus who is an electrical engineer couldn't get mine to capture shots.
I don't think they will record the high velocity wildcats if that's what your after. I have a 22-06 with a 15 or 16 twist barrel in the closet I could test but I think 4000 FPS is the upper limit.
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Maybe it was the combination of velocity and only being a .22 that made it hard to pick up.

I'll be doing very ordinary stuff, probably never over 3000 fps.
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Does your Lab Radar capture shots on targets that are set up past 100yds ?
Most real world results will give you readings up to 90yards from what I have heard. Though I have only really cared enough to get a muzzle velocity reading.

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Also will in capture a 4,300 fps bullet? From a 22 Dasher using 40gr V-Max's?
Yes.
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Old 05-19-2018, 7:46 PM
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Batteries Included
No
Accuracy
.1%
Maximum Velocity
3900 Feet Per Second
Minimum Velocity
65 Feet Per Second
Country of Origin
Canada

This is the spec sheet that comes with the Labradar. How are you measuring 4300 FPS?
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Batteries Included
No
Accuracy
.1%
Maximum Velocity
3900 Feet Per Second
Minimum Velocity
65 Feet Per Second
Country of Origin
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This is the spec sheet that comes with the Labradar. How are you measuring 4300 FPS?
Thank you
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Old 08-17-2018, 9:37 AM
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I see there is now a Magnetospeed Sporter for about 190 bucks. How is this different from the "Pro"?

The cost difference between the full blown Magnetospeed and the Labradar makes the Labradar worth considering. But I can get a Sporter version and a whole bunch of Chronys to blast with handguns for somewhat less than a Labradar.
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I see there is now a Magnetospeed Sporter for about 190 bucks. How is this different from the "Pro"?

The cost difference between the full blown Magnetospeed and the Labradar makes the Labradar worth considering. But I can get a Sporter version and a whole bunch of Chronys to blast with handguns for somewhat less than a Labradar.


The biggest difference is that the sport or has a very kludgy control panel. It is also limited in some of the aftermarket options.

Honestly the best set up is to get a supporter and the labradar


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I bought the LabRadar in 2016. Great chronograph.

But I did buy a Magnetospeed V3 earlier this year to mess around with the chassis mount setups. I think the Magnetospeed is actually pretty good as well.

I have a consistent 10fps skew between the Labradar and the Magnetospeed (Magnetospeed reads faster).



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After buying my labradar I will never go back to a regular chrony. I do not miss messing with canopies in the sun/shade. Plus I like being able to use it in the indoor range with my pistols. It measures between 8-13 FPS different from my PACT chrony.
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If the Labrador catches your shots it's a very convenient setup.
Mine struggled to capture
this right here^^^ ive seen the LR miss shots time after time in 3 separate units my V3 has never missed a shot and for almost $600 bucks ill pass...thats a new barrel chambered.
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