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Offline Baggawind

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Born out of frustration
« on: June 08, 2017, 01:35:47 PM »
I,m gradually getting p...ed off with my back luck when it comes to buying new air rifles. I,m still waiting for my new HW110 to come back from HC. I doubt it will be right even when it does come back. I,ve been contacted by a guy on another forum who says he knows two people who sent back 110,s due to low power issues. When they got them back they were still running, according to their chronos, at 10.5, despite having test sheets from HC stating they were running at 11.3  ??? I,ll have to wait and see. So, I have decided to make another rifle , using a rifle I have just decommissioned. Given that the most reliable guns i,ve owned over the years are those that I have made, it seems the right thing to do. It will incorporate either a hand indexed magazine , like the one I made for my " Mapid " or a clockwork one like a BSA mag. I haven,t made up my mind on that yet . It will have a free floating , shrouded barrel. The breech and filler cap will be anodised either red or blue. ( votes please ) I now have to source a barrel , the expensive bit . The alloy has just arrived , so i,m off , into the mancave . Watch this space folks.

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Re: Born out of frustration
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 01:53:43 PM »
.......... I have decided to make another rifle............

Always good news! It's like waiting for Christmas wondering what the end product will look like.

Have you got a pic of your Mapid and its magazine mechanism?

What's a "free floating, shrouded barrel"?

I'm inclined towards Red for the anodised bits but what colour stock will you go for?

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Re: Born out of frustration
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 02:12:50 PM »
A free floating barrel is one that,s held only at the breech end . As in this piccy of my "Mapid ".

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Re: Born out of frustration
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 02:19:37 PM »
The barrel is inside the carbon fibre tube and is fitted with a deflector to channel some of the air backwards , down the tube. The stock will stay its natural walnut colour. Here,s a piccy of the mag.

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Re: Born out of frustration
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 02:24:28 PM »
That's a lovely looking gun.

Applause to you.

What's the advantage of a free-floating barrel? Is there one?

Does your hand indexed mag "click"? Have you devised some sort of mechanism to align the pellets?

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Re: Born out of frustration
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 05:32:32 PM »
It,s all to do with harmonics. It allows the barrel to vibrate at its natural frequency. Although with the shroud on it probably doesn,t. The other reason is , without a barrel band if it gets a slight knock it will centralise itself. The magazine has a small ball bearing that clicks into place on each chamber. You can just see the de-tents below the pellet holes.

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Re: Born out of frustration
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 04:28:11 PM »
Looking forward to this. :) :)