Posted by OTM Tactical on 11/26/2017
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Why Serious Precision Shooters Need a Ballistic Chronograph
The quest for perfect accuracy has been a part of firearms history since their invention. In the beginning, guns were clumsy, unreliable devices that usually had as much of a chance of blowing up in your hand than actually hitting your intended target. We're much more fortunate today— advances in technology and ballistics have provided us with firearms that people a few centuries ago couldn't picture in their wildest dreams.
Of course, the first gunsmiths knew what they wanted and over time figured out the science behind it, but the manufacturing techniques at the time were insufficient. Today, not only do we have advanced, reliable, and effective firearms, we also have the ability to upgrade, customize, and test our own rifles to an unprecedented level, all with the goal of ultimate precision shooting.
A ballistic chronograph is one such testing tool. You use it to determine muzzle velocity— the speed of a bullet when it's fired, which can help you nail down the best ammunition for your rifle's maximum effectiveness.