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Building a Ballistic Chronograph in 1940

Today's reloaders have it easy with Magnetospeed, Caldwell and Oehler chronographs. For handloaders in the 1940s, measuring bullet speed wasn't quite so easy.

Product Preview: Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph G2

Catching the speed of a bullet is simple in theory, yet involves relatively complex calculations, like a stopwatch starting and stopping in fractions of a second triggered by the bullet’s passing. As shooters we rely on chronographs for accurate information that we then use to compute ballistics, adjust handloads or compare one load to another.

Still Marveling Over the Chronograph

To this non-technical handgunner, a chronograph is an almost magical device. I've been using them for about 35 years and still wonder at what they produce.

Review: LabRadar Chronograph

This cutting edge Doppler radar chronograph provides features and functions that just can't be found on other commercial systems.

Throwback Thursday: A Simple Chronograph

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this article from February 1940, the author points out that measuring the speed of a bullet is easy, and the outlay for equipment is almost negligible. To begin with, it is necessary to have a fairly good Model T Ford coil, an electric switch, two pieces of gas pipe and your car battery.

Throwback Thursday: A Simple Chronograph

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this article from February 1940, the author points out that measuring the speed of a bullet is easy, and the outlay for equipment is almost negligible. To begin with, it is necessary to have a fairly good Model T Ford coil, an electric switch, two pieces of gas pipe and your car battery.

RCBS Ammomaster Chronograph

Few items can be as important to shooters, hunters and handloaders as a chronograph.

RCBS AmmoMaster Chronograph Preview

RCBS AmmoMaster Chronograph Preview

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