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    so there i was.........walking around in PnP........thinking about all those nice FT rigs i saw on sat. then i saw one of those "blackboard dusters", you know the same ones my science teacher used to throw at me......a quick walk to the hardware section......i was ready to start my mini DIY hamster project.

    perhaps the job was rushed a bit...........it makes no difference though, it positively a functional only add-on. i now can shoot-off the knee, more stable, less shake/strain on body parts...etc hopefully the improvement will be reflected in the next club shoot...........

    so,

    the cost of duster, washers, bolts, nuts...etc R20
    time spent: 1 hr

    the enjoyment/experience i got out of it...........priceless

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    Very clever.
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    Ahah,

    but now I want to know, is it removable, adjustable, can it tilt in different directions ???

    Hardy, looks good for R 20 !
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    well, i used exsisting holes.......so it's just matter of undoing the bolts/nuts, so it's removable.
    it's kinda adjustable for height.....very limited though. and i didn't manage to drill the holes 100% dead-on...so there's a bit of "built-in" tilt.
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    Man Oh Man ! You are certainly an inventer of note !
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    Make slots instead of holes, that will give you some more adjustability!
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    It just goes to show that a little ingenuity can go a long way.

    Dale
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    nah........it's more like laziness.
    ideally i wanted to make something out of beech......with the same finish as the stock, multi adjustable, and above all something that will "accentuate" (i think i've been watching too much oprah) the curves of the stock...............but it's just too much mission.

    had a test run yesterday (one of the air arms zeroing spinners with quad plate thingie-ma-jig @ 35m) i'm now getting the same hit/miss ratio on the top (smaller disc) as the bottom (bigger) disc previously........maybe just got lucky/placebo effect...etc
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    Will start working on mine on the weekend, I just love stealing ideas.
    Urabus, better not be copying any of my ideas ....
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    hey neilg.......are you gona mount on the accessory rail???? any chance you will make 2, send one to me.........so i can tell you if it's good or not.
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    To shoot off the knee you should try and add a curved edge either to press or pull against and perhaps wrap your hand around....see pic.
    Also you can glue a thin rubber sheet underneath to make it slip proof.



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    Urabus,
    on the first one it won't be mounted using the accessory rail.
    When I've made my new stock (1-5 years) it will run off the accessory rail. The plan is to have a FULL length accessory rail !
    As for the rubber like Guidos, already busy with that one, but it will only be a flat surface ...

    Myabe I'll send you a "evaluation" version ...
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