February 1999

Chronographs: Buy Oehler’s 35P For Reliability, Handiness

Oehler’s $225 Model 35 Proof model provided tight data groupings with easy-to-use functions and readouts—better performance than the Alpha Chrony or ProChrono Plus.

Shooters often need to know the actual velocities of the loads they’re using. Whether to know the downrange energy of a particular hunting load, or to plot the trajectory of that new match-grade load, knowing what it is actually doing once it leaves the gun’s barrel is essential. A chronograph should be a simple, painless source for this information.

We selected three models for testing, choosing some that had some evaluative capability, but without printers or computers attached. Most models can be upgraded with software that downloads load performance results to your computer, and can be converted to accept a dedicated printer for instant hard copy readouts. The models we tested were: t...

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