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    Sharp Shooter
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    Thought you might be interested to have a look at my latest project - fitting a heavy BSA match grade barrel to an S400 action:

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    Close up of barrel showing crown and heavy profile.

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    Initial accuracy tests are encouraging with this 5 shot group fired off a bench rest at 50 metres (the coin is about the same size as a R1 coin). There was a slight wind blowing hence the small amount of lateral stringing.

    With a tuned action the rifle is delivering 95 shots with an ES of 19 fps and shot to shot variation around 7fps from a 180 Bar charge.

    Dale
    <span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited ]</span>

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    Marksman
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    could you not achieve that with the standard barrel?

    Tomorrow I am putting a 24" Weihrauch .20 cal barrel on an S400ERB....I shall report back...

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    Sharp Shooter
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    Yes the standard barrel is as accurate, but the BSA barrel was lying around doing sweet FA, I got a new lathe recently and felt like tinkering.

    Also I wanted to see what the heavy barrel would do to the 'feel' of the rifle - the balance it gives is similar to the long action variant but in a more compact package.

    If the opportuninty to acquire any other long heavy barrels turns up then I will give them a try - all part of the fun.

    Dale

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    Marksman
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    Yeah...looks a lot better with that heavy barrel.

    The HW barrels I get from Mac1 airguns in .20 are awesome.
    At 16mm OD they slip directly in the barrel support collar of the S400ERB which has the heavy look shrouded barrel [16mm OD too]
    I want to try and make an interchangeable system between .177 and .20

    A lot of people swear by the BSA and HW barrels...

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    Sharp Shooter
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    Was it woth your while Dale or will you go back to the old barrel ?

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    Sharp Shooter
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    Hi Allan,

    I will make up my mind when I have had a chance to do a full test.

    Dale

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    Interesting .

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    Sharp Shooter
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    I finally got up the courage to do a couple of modifications to Lewis's old stock (I don't like working with wood as I'm not very good at it). These were inletting a nice brass bushing for the main stock bolt that was flush to the underside of the fore-end:

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    Also cutting an upright thumb rest on the pistol grip:

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    All it wants now is a few more coats of oil to match the finish up.

    Dale
    <span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Wed Feb 08 2006, 09:51AM ]</span>

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    nice :thumbsup

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    Dale, You do a damn fine job for somebody that don't like wood work. Vey nice job indeed.

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    Marksman
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    S400ERB in .20 is done....busy testing

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    Sharp Shooter

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    Good job Dale. Might buy that stock back one day.

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