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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:33 pm 
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Looking for clever, economical ways to add about 2.5 lbs. to a Anschutz 8002. I would like to add to barrel and rear stock for a good balance.
Thanks for you ideas in advance!!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:08 pm 
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2.5 lbs is a lot of mass, but you could make a lead weight (you'll need lead, sand, oil, an old steel pot and a hot fire) to put inside the handle of a plastic pistol grip, you could use some stick on wheel weights along the rifle stock, and that should get you pretty close to 2.5 lbs.

Stick on wheel weights, it's a pity the lead ones are going the way of the dodo:
http://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Weights-0-2 ... 89&sr=1-14

There are plenty of videos on how to cast lead available.

Jimro


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:53 pm 
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2 or 3 oz fishing weights work and are cheap


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:31 am 
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Auto supply, wheel weights, stick on. Easy, cheap, bendable and you can move them around to suit you. Check rules for placement


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:09 pm 
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I'm also looking for a way to add weight to my 8001's that are used by our junior shooting team. I had considered using stick on wheel weights, but the ISSF 2017 rules prohibit the use of tape to attach weights. Anyone ever attach weights using another method or find a way to put lead inside of the stock?

Ranb


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:52 am 
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What I ended up doing for the 8002, was I made a custom mold out of a 2x4 and poured lead. I allowed for the buttplate holes and painted. I was then able to screw the weight onto the rifle with holes already provided.

For the 1914 walnut stock I made a custom mold so the weight was the correct size and weight. painted the weight and attached with 3m double stick tape. The tape from the side is white so I colored it black for overall clean look.

Give me your email address and Ill send photos. I cant seem to figure out how to add them in my reply.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:03 am 
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Don't forget the ISSF rule of 5.5 kg max for air rifles


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:05 am 
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Shaft collars is an economical way to add weight to barrels and the shafts supporting butt plates and cheekpieces. Since they are available in steel and aluminium its easy to taylor weights to fit.

http://www.ruland.com/shaft-collars.asp#about

Another easy trick is to cut a piece of steel or aluminum to fit between the butt blate and carrier, or as a dummy carrier depending on make and model. This chunk of metal can function as the weight itself, or allow you to sandwich other weights (like wheel weights) between them.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:31 pm 
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I was reading on another post/website about a guy who made wood molds to pour weights for his FWB. I did the same thing a few days ago. I made a half pound weight that will fit in the adjustable comb of an 8001 and a 1.8 pound palm rest. I left them at the range for the kids borrowing my air rifles; I'll know what they think of them this Saturday.

Making the mold was easy; I just put a block of wood on my combo lathe/mill and bored it out with an end mill. I plugged in the lead pot then poured lead into the mold. I knocked out the ingot, drilled holes to fit the risers then painted it. For the palm rest I machined out the interior of a 2.5" by 6" piece of wood, filled it with lead, knocked out the ingot, painted it then placed it back in. The palm rest is held in place on the rail by two 4mm hex head screws and ground down flush fit nuts.

I'm fairly certain that the young lady wanting weight added to her rifle is going to want a longer and narrower palm rest than the one I made, so I'll end up cutting apart/melting down the one I made and redoing to her specifications. I also have to take more measurements to ensure I did not exceed 120 millimeters from the center of the bore to the bottom of the palm rest.

I can make more barrel weights, but for now I want to keep most of the added weight near the balance point of the rifle.

I'm looking to bring the 8001 up to 10 to 10.5 pounds for now. It will be at least another year or two before the girls using my 8001's are ready for a 12 pound rifle.

You can send photos to ranb40@yahoo.com


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