October 13, 2007 at 2:32 am #538triggermanParticipant
Tonight I removed my baffeling and barrel, drilled holes in the front bushing along with holes in the frame underneath the forearm. Put everything back together and shot the gun to discover my zero had shifted drastically, low about 3 inches and left 1 inch @ 30 yds.
Spent the next few minutes re-zeroing the rifle. Is this something that will happen when the barrel is removed and then reinstalled ?October 13, 2007 at 2:34 am #25678shadohParticipant
yesOctober 13, 2007 at 2:40 am #25679teflontronParticipant
Yes, it will always shift (might be big, might be small). It’s due to the small and subtle changes such as different torque on the screws, etc.October 13, 2007 at 2:46 am #25682triggermanParticipant
OK thanks. Any other do-it-yourself tricks I may can do to make it quieter? It is way better than when I first got it, but still a bit loud. Shooting on about the 8 dial setting and getting an average of about 780-790 fps with Kodiak heavies.
So far now, I have drilled the front bushing, perforated some holes in the bottom of the shroud underneath the forearm and have made baffels out of some hair rollers with green brillo pad wrapped around them, filling up the space from the front bushing to the end cap.
Thanks to all you guys and the info I am getting here.October 15, 2007 at 12:22 am #25769walkonkingParticipantquote Triggerman:
You probably have it as quiet as it will get until you add a shroud.
Well if I put this shroud from Tony on my SS it does add 8″ but the gun is totally silent. All you hear is the hammer….no air..October 15, 2007 at 12:37 pm #25780airgunnerParticipant
Hmmmmm, wonder if something like this would help with the consistency of screw tightness…
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=347661October 15, 2007 at 1:28 pm #25783tom-kirkmanParticipant
It would definitely help in always getting everything back to the same place.
We’re shooting guns with tiny pellets to what amounts to long distances (for the size and scale) and even a very, very slight difference in positioning of the barrel when it’s removed and reinstalled can throw the POI way off once you get downrange.
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