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    I just ordered a Cronograph and need to figure out how to support it. The instructions say 15 to 20 feet from the rifle so I will need some kind of independent mount. It is threaded for the standard camera 1/4-20 thread.

    Is a camera tripod the best way to go? Or do you have some other setups or ideas that work well?

    I would like to be ready to go when it shows up but would hate to buy a tripod and then find a better idea.

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    I use inexpensive (read Wal-Mart) camera tripods and they have worked fine for twenty years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Cor15:19 View Post
    I use inexpensive (read Wal-Mart) camera tripods and they have worked fine for twenty years.
    Same here, but with one important modification. I hang a sandbag from the base of the center column of the tripod so wind can't tip over the works. If the ground is soft enough rather than frozen, I just drive a tent stake into the ground, then run a line up to tie off the center column. Take it from me.... Chronographs make a nasty sound when tripods tip over, whether from wind or bumps.

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    I agree with both but I use a pretty sturdy and adjustable tripod. I expect you will have lots of fun. J.

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    I also use a photographic tripod - maybe made for a camcorder? I have also heard it said that chronies make a sickening sound when shot - can't say from personal experience but would also expect a bit of nausea!

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    Neat thanks for the advice I have never used a chronograph before so I am sure it will be a learning experience. I will get a camera tripod and something to hang below.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandhmo View Post
    .... and something to hang below.
    Next time you're in a sporting goods store, look for small mesh stuff sacks. I picked up one about the size of a gallon ziploc at REI for around $5. I just stuff a few rocks in it or boxes of ammo for weight. Then when the range session is over I empty it and shove it into my chrono box. Easy and works well, plus one less thing to remember on each range trip.

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    I betcha a tater sack would work too.

    You have a lotta good ideers. You must do a lotta stuff.

    Thanks again.

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