Convincing test of the SuperChrono at the National Proofhouse in Italy
The national proofhouse at Gardone, Brescia employs a STAS IRBA to test bullet velocities. This is a state of the art chronograph that comes at a price of €30,000 ($40,500). On October 28th it was used to test the precision of the SuperChrono along with two PVM 21/BMC 18 from Kurtzzeit. These are priced at €760 in Europe and $750 in the US.
The image below shows the setup with a SuperChrono in front followed by the IRBA and two PVMs.
Below are the data from the test shooting:
As you can see, the SuperChrono readings are on the average just .3% from the STAS’s. The PVMs show a slightly higher deviation than the SuperChrono. Where the SuperChrono has a deviation of 7.4 ft/s below the average of the STAS, the PVMs are respectively 13.6 and 10.5 ft/s above.
The SuperChrono has a higher precision than the PMV 21. A great bargain, considering it cost only half as much. The STAS costs almost 100 times more than the SuperChrono and the difference in speed readings is only .3%!
This proves again the validity of the acoustic principle and tallies with the convincing test in the German weapons magazine Visier.
You can read that test here: http://www.steinertsensingsystems.com/visier-the-superchrono-comes-out-on-top/
You’ll find information about the national proof house here: https://www.bancoprova.it/index.php/en/home.html
Follow this link for a post on the test on the website for the National Rifle Association Italy: http://www.nrai.it/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=etd75h9vk3s37da1bvgeinc2a6&topic=8581.msg107663#new
Information on the IRBA: http://www.stas.it/Pdf/Catalogue/irba.pdf