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Thread: Barrel droop on BSA Hornet, help please.

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    Default Barrel droop on BSA Hornet, help please.

    My lad's Hornet barrel has droped down to the stage where there is a micron clearance between the silencer adapter and air reservoir. There was never much clearance in the first place but now it is actually touching.

    Accuracy has gone. Grub screws holding barrel are tight, but if I move the barrel I can see the oil moving where the barrel fits in the housing ( did I explain that right?).

    Please help.
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    Viagra............will help the droop
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    sounds like you will need to bend the barrel slightly upwards so it does not vibrate against the air reservoir upon firing...perhaps just loosen the barrel and reposition it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HGS View Post
    Viagra............will help the droop
    Andre as always one of us came through with a solution to the problem. I like your style..
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    We help where we can
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    HGS,
    I know you allways carry a supply in your wallet, spare us a few please!

    Guido,
    Barrel slots in, no room for adjustment. Maybe a 4lb hammer?

    Poor bloke shot a 26/40 on sunday and was distraught to put it lightly.

    Removed silencer and adapter and shot 15 premiers at 50m in a light breeze now. Didn't bother to zero scope, just looking for groupings. Silencer is problem, OK without it for FT but don't know about hunting.

    What about locktight in the barrel housing??

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    Not much wrong with that grouping! Glad to see you got it sorted. Most probably not a good idea but I would try a little piece of carpet tape beween the silencer and reservoir or maybe between the barrel and reservoir. At least then its not metal to metal contact.
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    get a HW100 silencer
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    Yea, you probably right Allan.

    Got one of those SAS silencers that tips the scales at over 200g, nearly 250 with the adapter. Not light is it?

    What do the HW ones weigh and will they just screw in? Dunno what thread is on the adapter.

    Actually one of those carbon fibre ones would be good but being a scotsman with deep pockets and short arms is a problem.

    mitchejc,
    What you say would probably help, but negates the whole free floating barrel system.
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    Sorted!

    Locktighted (is that a word?) barrel into housing, only two tiny grubscrews holding barrel, so maybe wear and tear caused barrel to become slightly loose.

    Hornet shooting great now, even with silencer. Still only about 2mm clearance, but thats how it was before.

    One very happy boy!
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    well done
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