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 Post subject: need more weight
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:15 pm 

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on my daughters RIFLE, not on ME...

currently shooting an 8002S2, and shooting it lights out...

it tips the scales NOW at 4.7kg. 800g under the max of 5.5kg...

we have 3 barrel weights on it, and every last nook and cranny under the cheek piece filled with wheel weights...

its a wooden stock so im thinking of milling out a pocket in the bottom of the stock (the rail only runs 1/2 the length of the stock and there is about 7" of space for this pocket) and filling it with an ingot of lead. there's a 1-3/4lb (28oz) difference in current v maximum weight so im leaning toward 1lb to start. Id prefer to have some wiggle room, in case someone's scale is off...

whats everyone think about this? i know the daughter would love a new air rifle but thats not in the budget in the near future. i think if she had to choose, she would pick the "old" air rifle and continue to have insurance on the car she drives v "new" rifle and having to walk or bum rides...

 Post subject: Re: need more weight
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:24 pm 

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Location: A new global Great Britain
I would have thought the 8002 S2 air rifle is unbeatable for all but the most elite.
Just wondering why extra weight in the middle will help with stability. I prefer to load equally front and back as you have done and it seems plenty heavy enough already.

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