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MagnetoSpeed V3 Ballistic Chronograph
Take the barrel-mounted MagnetoSpeed® V3 Ballistic Chronograph to the range and easily record your rifle's ballistics. It works on barrels and suppressors 0.5" to 2" in dia. and has additional clearance in the blast zone to account for barrels with a muzzle brake or flash hider up to 3" long. 3-button menu system for simple navigation. Screen displays your ballistic information and rate of fire. Improved shooting modes includes compatibility with air guns. Advanced data logging and troubleshooting capabilities. Bayonet sensor attaches to your barrel with a strap, metal buckle, and triad thumb nut. Dual data connection points and downloadable firmware updates available. Also includes retractable cable, 6' cable, stainless steel blast shield, V-block spacers, micro SD card with adapter, polymer spacer kit with hardware, Allen wrench, and alignment rod. Uses one 9-volt battery (included). The MagnetoSpeed V3 Ballistic Chronograph comes packaged in a convenient hard case with custom-cut foam for easy transport and safe storage. Manufacturer model #: MS_V3_HC.
Easy-to-use barrel-mounted chronograph
Works on barrels or suppressors up to 2" in dia.
Blast-zone clearance accounts for muzzle brakes
Screen displays ballistics and rate of fire
Upgraded system is compatible with air guns
Comes packed in a padded hard case for easy transport
Web ID: 100123774
Rated 4 out of
Data Collection Made EasyI’ve had another brand of chronograph for about 20 years. It served its purpose, but because you have to shoot through sky screens, it was tough to set up correctly, and I would get errors on about 10% of my shots. The Magnetospeed is so much easier! Strap it to your rifle, make sure the depth is set correctly, and shoot away. Plus you can then download the data to a spreadsheet. One other bright spot is that unlike my other chronograph, the menu is super intuitive, and easy to navigate.
My only reason for four stars is that you have to keep tightening the strap every few shots. Not a big deal.
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 5 out of
Awesome ChronographThe Magnetospeed V3 is a fantastic product. Easy to use, accurate and convenient. It is a product that goes to the range with me every time! The XFR app is awesome as well and a great tool for managing multiple series of velocity readings by exporting them to an easy to use spreadsheet. Love my Magnetospeed V3!
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 5 out of
MagnetoSpeed V3 ChronographThe MagnetoSpeed V3 is a great chronograph. It is easy to set up and very intuitive to use. I have compared it to other optical style chronographs and found it to be as good or better at reading velocities while being more convenient at the range. Swapping the unit from one firearm to another is a quick process with the included adapters. I have not used the new phone adapter, but may be picking one up for future use. I definitely recommend the MagnetoSpeed V3 for anyone considering purchasing a chronograph.
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 3 out of
Room for improvement, but better than the restUsed it today for the 1st time. I used it on 2 rifles one with a slightly tapered barrel. Generally the strap does not have enough tension to ensure a tight fit. On my 375H&H, I had to tighten it every 4 shots. I also tried to download the data to my iPad but without success although it indicates that the V3 and my iPad is connected (used the additional cable). Frustrating.
The spacing bar should perhaps have clips on it so that it does not fall off on the slighest bump.
From a functional perspective it is better that the traditional chronographs, but need some final finishing touches, given the price that one pays.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of
Accurate and Excellent ChronographUsed this on about 4 different loads between a 223 and 308. With factory ammo gives great results and output of SD for shot strings. Simple to use, once you know your space thickness to use you can take on and off the gun of your choice in less than a minute. The only down side is that it does, for my two guns I've tested so far, have a point of impact shift on a group. This can be a slight hamper since it's hard to do accuracy testing and chrono results for the same test string. I still give 5 stars though, since no other chronograph could you test velocities only in a closed environment. I say this that, if you have a bullet trap or barrel you could put this on your rifle/hand gun and get velocities in your barn/garage to obtain velocity data, Faster than setting up traditional chronographs, less expensive than radar. Also can use in an indoor range.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of
Magnetospeed V3It works as advertised I had a question I submitted by email, and they answered my question the same day.
I recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of
Best design on the market today.After owning and using optical Chrono's for over two decades it was time for an upgrade.After hearing about the Lab Radar I was very excited to for it's release. I'm not an Early Adopter so I waited for it to be released and waited a bit longer for all the others to buy them and try them, Well it came down to two things in my decision to buy a Magneto speed over a new optical unit or a lab radar and cost was not a factor.
1. Lab Radar has a max velocity of 3500 FPS. magnetospeed has a max velocity of 7000FPS
Normally this would not be an issue but I shoot a .220 swift that can quite easily send a round over 4000 FPS so that was one issue.
2. The ease of which a Magneto speed can be set up and the reliability in the readings. From reading and watching reviews guys have had issues getting a Lab Radar to work simply due to set up issues. Reminds me of the old optical sensed units, Don't get the correct amount of light on the skyscreens and no readings, and it has to be the correct amount of light within a narrow window, slightly brighter no good, slight dimmer no good,.But anyway.
So I was at a match having some difficulty with my accuracy and a fellow shooter suggested I check my ammo. said I could use his magnetospeed. My gear was already on the firing line and as I turned to get my ammo and rear bag Rich had the magneto speed mounted on the barrel and was checking clearance. it's that quick. he plugged in the cord, and said I was good to go. so I fire off a few rounds asked if it was picking up the shots, he said yeah, without even looking at the screen, Confidence that it was working...
The Chrono mounted quick and easy, no tripod to set up, No walking down range to set, and a very low potential of shooting your chrono if mounted as per the instructions. Readings are quick reliable and so far I have not had any shots missed except for when I tried it with a Red Rider BB gun. the Velocity is to low to be picked up. magneto speed needs at least 300 FPS to read. a Red Rider can do 300 FPS on a good at best.
Another great feature is everything packs up in a case little larger then a pistol case. Where my old chrono took a small gym bag to haul around. IR lights, Tripod, battery pack, cables. sunshades, and the chrono itself.. took up a bunch of space. this is compact and will fit in my range bag.
SD card for storing your shots, the display performs all calculations for you. SD, ES, and Average velocity. So you really don't need to download anything just right down your SD and be done. thats the whole reason for measuring velocity is to get the SD number. Yes the unit is on the expensive side. at $380 for the V3. But the sporter can be had for much less, and the only difference is the max barrel diameter screen functions and the muzzle brake clearance.
I bought the V3 because I need to mount this on a wide variety of barrels diameters.
The only fault the Magnetospeed has is that it is barrel mounted and if you are trying to work up loads doing a ladder or optimal charge weight you are going to have to shoot twice the ammo to get correct readings of accuracy and velocity.
For those that don't know your barrel vibrates every time it's fired and these vibrations effect where the bullet lands on the target. if you change anything about how that barrel vibrates it will change your grouping. adding the magnetospeed to your barrel will effect the point of impact of the bullet and the group size. but. I don't mind. If I have to fire two shots to get a proper reading both accuracy and velocity I'm fine with that. Think about all the wasted ammo you'll save not having to worry about how well lit the optical chrono is?? You waste more ammo playing with the screens then you will firing two shots for ever one velocity reading. I spent a weekend in the desert and my optical chrono refused to work, It was just to bright, We tried and tried wasted probably 50 rounds of 300 win mag over the course of three days. Not fun when you're trying to work up loads.
As you can see I highly recommend the Magnetospeed, I've found my chrono, and if this one ever dies I'll buy another with out blinking.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 5 out of
My Favorite ChronyUsed on my rifles with Suppressors and Muzzle Breaks. I have yet to encounter a reading that is out of line. It is very nice being able to chronograph and not worry about the angle, quality or quantity of sunlight. Has not loosened up after a 10 shot string. It's very easy and quick to set up and takes up a lot less space in my trunk.