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Question chairgun pro

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by AirArms456, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. AirArms456

    AirArms456 Junior Member

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    Just wondering if anyone uses chairgun pro and to what degree of success? I have always wanted to use it but have never had the right information such as velocity, but after this wednesday i will do!

    So thoughts and opinions please

    Cheers

    Isaac
     
  2. Chinnymonster81

    Chinnymonster81 Busy Member

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    It's pretty good gives you a good idea of where your aim points are and rangefinder data. Not 100% accurate as every shot varies in velocity but good enough that you can go straight out and use the info and then refine. Available on your smartphone as well.
     
  3. mark112

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    Hi,

    I do use it and find it very useful especially for comparing various setups (different scope mounts, pellets, ft.lbs levels etc). The accuracy of the data you get out of it will depend on how accurate the data is you put into it. I use the facility to generate the ballistic coefficient based on drop at various ranges. Having done this I find the data certainly good enough for my needs. There are other 'Tools' available also such as a fill calculator and a facility for analysing full and partial shot strings (if you can't or don't drive a spreadsheet). Its well worth a look at (and the smartphone stuff) especially as it is FREE!

    I was about to send them an e-mail about a trick I think they are missing with one of the tools. Have e-mailed them before and they do listen to input so fair play to the guys.

    Anyway try it. I think it can be a excellent addition to the shooting toolkit even if you only use 10% if it's functionality.

    Mark
     
  4. stevemandm

    stevemandm Honorary Member

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    i think its a great tool, and as said above, its as accurate as the data you put in.
    it may need a 'slight tweak' for the real world shooting, but its quite an accurate starting point and comparison program
     
  5. Dag

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    Agree with everything Steve says . It is a great way to see what you can do and then go out and try it in the range etc. If you are a bit of a nerd like me you can work through so much teccy stuff and get info on velocities, ftlbs at impact, time to impact, pellet drop etc. The best thing for me though is seeing how little or much the pellet varies from the zero point and the related "kill zone". Without it it would have taken me so much longer to "visualise" the trajectory of a pellet or to have recognised the double zero point.
    It has its critics and those who wouldn't touch it with a barge pole but it has added so much to my interest in the sport.
    When you have tried it then get out on the range and test what you have discovered.
    atb
    Dag :)
     
  6. Soximus

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    Great for setting up scopes.

    It has a wealth of features but as previously mentioned if you only used 10% of them its worth its weight in gold for a freebie..
     
  7. UrbanFox

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    Another good program is the free version Strelok. has loads of different rets from scope makers, MTC AMD and SCB are in there, except Hawke?
    You do need to setup certain parameters as its also used for high power rifles. Versions for Android and I think Iphone.

    atb
    Bri
     
  8. terry1001

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    The only limitation is that it is designed for Hawke scopes, since they give it away you can't really complain. There are generic mil dot reticles as well. There is a sister program called Hawke BRC2 which is also well worth a look.
    Once you have your pellet identified a a reliable value for velocity all you need to do is measure your scope height - the distance from the centre of the scope to the centre of the bore - and you have access to a lot of information and calculations. It will give you the best distance for zeroing for your combination, show the effect of changing scope height etc etc.
    You will still need to verify the answers by shooting but you will probably find it to be very accurate, just as long as you input accurate data.
     
  9. Dag

    Dag Pro Poster

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    Whilst Terry is right about Hawke scopes nevertheless the pellet performance data provided is applicable to any rifle/scope combination. As Terry says, so long as you have the info re muzzle velocity obtained via your chrono and set the correct pellet size and make ( all provided within Chairgun) you can play for hours setting different zero points and trying out different pellets with what will now be your known ft lbs info.
    Remember, your first visit with a known pellet and your chrono fps will give you your rifle's ftlb info. Everything thereafter can be seen from your ftlbs and pellet info, and you can try any variation of pellet from their database to see what effect the change might make.
    Dag
     
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    I should have made it clearer, I was only referring to the reticles/aim points etc which cover pretty well all the Hawke reticles but also include mil dots.
    The data on drop, holdover, wind deflection etc is, as Dag says, applicable to anything with the same pellet/velocity. Also helpful for calculations on shooting up/down steep slopes, shimming scopes and covers a lot more than just air rifles. It does take some time to find all the helpful bits in there and you can take it out in the field on your phone.
     

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