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Alan

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Lab Radar
« on: March 26, 2017, 06:42:31 AM »
Does anyone here have one of these, or experience with one?

http://mylabradar.com

Addendum:

I have been doing some additional research on the Labradar. I have managed to speak to one person who owns one, but I wasn't impressed with what he told me. For airgun use, you have to buy a special microphone, a bracket to hold it, and even move the unit close to the muzzle (≈3 to 6 inches). Even then, it will not pickup a .177 caliber pellet, is a bit iffy with a .22 caliber, and misses too often with a .25 caliber. It might be better with larger bores, but I have no data on that.

I've also been told that using internal batteries limits operating time, so the user I spoke with suggested a rechargeable battery pack, like those used to recharge cellphones.

Surrounding objects (trees, buildings, interior walls, etc.), interfere with its operation. This negates using the unit at an indoor range, and some tree-lined outdoors ones too.

By the time you buy what you need to make the unit work with a pellet gun, you've spent over $700 plus freight. And you still don't get a carrying case!

I still want to talk with a couple of other users, but as it stands now, I'm rather leery.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2017, 02:51:13 PM by Alan »


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Re: Lab Radar
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 08:27:03 AM »
Nope, but I sure WANT one....  ::)

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Re: Lab Radar
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 01:20:03 PM »
Talk to Nick Nielsen.  He has one.

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Re: Lab Radar
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2017, 06:41:53 AM »
Bob, save your money! Unless you're speaking ONLY of bullets. Even with the optional microphone (with the required special bracket to hold it), and set up per the instructions, it misses every .177 pellet. The echoes the on-line complaints. It can't "see and or hear" .22 caliber pellets very well either, and when it does, the speed doesn't match my Crony Alpha (about 10% slower). Shooting my .25 caliber, it missed about one in three. And when it does see the .25 caliber pellet, past 30 yards, it loses sight of it! The owner, fellow gun club member Tom Wright, says it won't see his .22 LR if there is any breeze at all (apparently that effects the microphone). Personally, I'm glad I didn't spend the monies! And thanks to Tom for the use of his LabRadar.
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I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.