I have the V3, bought it before they came out with the sporter. It has a fancier case and a few extra shims and a little 1/4 square rod you lay on the bayonet and get the top shimmed to about 1/4 under bore. (as far as I can tell from the adds) If you dont have it pretty close to correct distance it has problems reading. You can load with it on, with a very long range rod, but the cord and big magnetic bayonet pretty much makes it easier to remove and replace it. (a pretty quick and painless process really) You dont have to go downrange and set up that box on a stand in just the right spot like most others. A big plus for public range guys. It takes true at the barrel readings and so far, Im very happy with performance. After I shot and wad wrecked several box style, I gave the magnetospeed a whirl, and im not dissapointed so far. Its pricey, but I figured wrecking a box chrono every so often adds up also. It would be really great for the centerfire crowd. Mines is a little over a year now with occasional use. So the jury is still out for true bottom line, But so far Im very happy. They all have pros, and cons, you just have to balance out whats right for you.
I really like my magneto speed.. I would suggest to bit the bullet and buy the V3... If the Sporter version doesn't come in a box that will protect it and it's missing that 1/4 square bar then it ain't a good deal.. You will need that bar to set it up correctly. Taking it on and off for loading is easy... I have an old style crony but it only works half the time, the sky has to be just right or you get errors, you don't with a magneto speed. It will work on sunny days, cloudy days or even in the dark,,,
I would say buy one with confidence and you'll be happy with it.
Did a quick search. the 1, 2, 3, and sporter all have different display units. the sporter is a one button loop style program. the 3 has a 3 button deal. the bayo is different too (im really not sure all how) but the 3 has an all upgraded aluminum mount and many more spacer options. The 3 is supposedly for airguns, shotguns and muzzleloaders, and has rapid fire features, where the others dont. (It never said why, or if the others worked for ML...etc
I have the V1 which also works on pellet guns, .22's, varmint rifles, muzzle loaders, thin-barreled, thick barreled.....anything I've tried. I'm thinking the Sporter is a variation of the first model, V1. It may not have all the bells & whistles, but it has yet to fail me on anything, not once.
Perhaps they are like scopes. I thought my Bushy 3200's were pretty clear prior to getting a 4200, and that it was pretty clear prior to getting a Vortex Viper (well, the 4200 is a darned close 2d). I'm not EVEN going to handle a $2,000 scope, or a V3! OR a radar unit!!
Post by 1coyotemaster on Apr 6, 2022 19:45:53 GMT -5
The only complaint I had with bayonet type chronographs is they do affect barrel harmonics, at least in cartridge rifles with smaller contour barrels. I had a bit of a problem in very cold weather with battery life. I went back to the Pro Chrono and as long as there's decent light it reads fine.