The newest technology in the world for measuring the projectile velocity of rifles, shotguns (just slugs), handguns, pellet guns, BB guns, bows and arrows, crossbows, and paintballs is called LabRadar.
Minimum/maximum velocity, extreme spread, average velocities, and standard deviation of a shot series are all provided by LabRadar. Speeds are continuously monitored and recorded along the flight path at various distances. The user can specify the spaces for which he wants the rates to be shown.
Other rounds fired into your beam path will not influence the accuracy of your LabRadar Chronograph. The system has some technology that enables it to distinguish whether the shot was fired directly at the radar unit or from a distance.
It is almost impossible to get a velocity from a close shooter because the radar monitoring is only active for a brief period. Additionally, your device includes a setting that allows it to “turn off” the majority of adjacent gunfire while still allowing your shot to control the device. Another person’s muzzle blast can activate your device in highly unusual circumstances. You can quickly remove that shot from your files if this happens.
LabRadar Chronograph typically measures a 7.62 mm projectile’s velocity from the muzzle to 100 yards. After testing with various calibers, you can anticipate getting speeds in the Regular Power Mode.
- 1 LabRadar device
- One warranty card
- One user manual
- 1 Quick Setup Manual
- 1 USB micro-cable for data transfer.
When chronographs were developed, older optical systems started to seem dated. Instead of storing data in memory, high-end models are printed by adding machine tape. Only a few had RS-232 PC connectivity, and the artificial lighting was made up of appliances and light bulbs in a metal box with minimal memory and software. With quick surface-mounted fully integrated circuits (ASIC), non-volatile memory to store data, a sizable custom LCD, a multi-function keyboard, and an excellent infrared illumination option, it could operate in complete darkness without AC power, the CED was the first device to catch up to PC technology.
Even while the first CED device was technically sophisticated and packed with features, it was complicated and groundbreaking as the original Oehler. It took years before it ultimately found a home in a crowded market. The official tournament chronograph for SASS, IPSC, and IDPA is now the CED M2.
LabRadar Optical systems
All optical systems have the same flaws, especially when no artificial lighting is present. Missed shots and mistakes can be caused by inadequate or excessive lighting, light falling on the optics from strange angles, and other factors. The CED fitted with infrared lighting does away with most of these issues, although it is not entirely foolproof.
Two new chronographs claimed they could completely use magnetic or acoustic sensors to solve ALL illumination issues. They do, but the alternate technology also brought new problems and restrictions. Similar to optical systems, but with a different method to detect the passing bullet, both systems measure the time a shot travels a small distance.