Here I thought I was finished with projects for this year but not so. Setting up equipment at the range sometimes almost takes the joy out of a shooting session. While examining my last visit to the range a light flashed between my ears and a plan formulated to make setup time quicker and easier. No I wasn’t struck by lightning, or on drugs, chuckle, but having a lazy mans streak I like to find simpler ways to do things.
Now my last session, my Chrony was positioned about 1ft below my muzzle and 3” back from the perpendicular line of my muzzle position. Beautiful, as every shot had a reading. Now to do this I had to take my homemade rest right back to the end of the table and sort of stand/crouch shooting. This was no fun and I thought if I could only reposition the Chrony further out on this plane would be the ticket. As I was momentary pondering on this a light flashed in my cranium and a plan was formulated.
Today after work I stopped at a metal shop and got the material I needed to get started.
Long weekend coming and I know how I want to spend it. And the beat goes on, chuckle.
Will do. Update is that there will be a slight change in overall length. The housing of the Chrony has a threaded hole in the middle for mounting the unit on a tripod. Originally I was going to put a bolt through it and then use the holes to keep the unit in position with holes in the extension bracket. For some reason I had a synapses blockage but once that blockage broke open I realized I could employ a wing nut that would allow me to hold the unit at the end even if there's any overhang. So 6"s is coming off at the end. In this case I can utilize the cut-off to make my final piece needed. I call this stupid lucky, chuckle.
Another synapses blockage broke open that produced an improvement idea. If I should go elsewhere and the shooting table has a slightly longer front I won't be able to bring my Chrony as close as I would want. Not Good. To remedy that one I just need some additional chamfered holes to relocate the channel clamp bracket further down the guide. No problem as I don't need to modify anything else. This at the moment is no rush so it will be down the road.
I hope you get up and running. I am thinking about bringing my .50 Savage out this Fall for something different. So awaiting to see what you come up with the .50.
Jim I've never had such a problem getting started before but attenuating circumstances seems to keep throwing a monkey wrench into the works. Second last visit my friend forgot his key to unlock the gate to get into the range. Last visit I barely got off a few shots when asked to leave because I wasn't wearing my visitors badge. My friend forgot to bring it. Each member gets a visitors badge to bring a friend along. Weekends are usually reserved for competitions. And so on. All I can do is wait for another opportunity to come along and be patient until then.
I'm glad our club has a combination lock and we get visitor's badge at the clubhouse once on site. Your chrony holder looks like a great idea.
The rules at ranges up here are getting more stringent as time goes on but to enjoy the benefit of a range you have to follow set rules. With the Chrony extension from the table I should now be able to sit down and shoot. Also setup time should be faster and easier. Maybe now I can also focus on some targets.