Originally Posted by PeteM
I have to say that I agree with the above.
From the Skan website:
ANNUAL CALIBRATION TEST WITH CERTIFICATE PRO1S3 £65 +£9 p&p
ANNUAL CALIBRATION TEST WITH CERTIFICATE FOR MK10 & 9 = £115 + £24 p&p
So, it's not going to make a massive dent in the BFTA budget to have 2 certificated chrono's at a competition.
I quote these prices because BFTA uses Skan Chrono's.
It would give everybody confidence in the system, simple really.
In fact why not buy 2 new units of the latest model say a the SKAN PRO1 SERIES 3 DIAMOND CHRONO which are £179.00 (inc p+p)
worth remembering, if i do correctly, that both the BFTA chrono's are certificated for the start of each season.
still doesn't stop them going on the wonk though
i run 20fps off the limit -5 anyway... however the wally has had an odd trick of jumping 5-10 fps now and then, seemingly after a fill (prob needs a strip)... at scotland, i was over on 2 shots by 1-2 fps... but it was bad rain and the muzzle vapour cloud was huge... last pellet went in under... but most were disagreeing with the chrono by at least 10-20 fps including springers... i enquired afterwards and was told it wasn't the correct chrono.
it's not perfect, i think most will agree with that, but it's better than none in my book... just needs to be treated with due respect
... 20fps off the limit aint a bad margin to play with, makes next to naff all difference to the wind and trajectory... i don't like being any closer than that... 15 off is the closest i ever usually get.
not sure it's causing that much bother these days... have suggested that gp's should have a chrono marshall... but it's another body to find, perhaps 2 + relief... as ever, many hands make light work.