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Huggett issues

Postby grumpyoldman » 07 Feb 2016, 21:09

Well finally got round to doing some serious testing of my Ranger after getting it back from the factory
re barreled polished internals
fitted a bushnell elite BKL mounts
Should be spot on
First sign of an issue was having to wind the elevation to max on the scope
all good at 30 yards but after moving the target to 40 yards its all over the place
What i found was the shroud is not centering on the barrell so the silencer when fitted pulls the barrel out of line
On removing the shroud fitting the silencer and sliding it back on it catches on the allen bolt securing the plate below the barrel , so it is pushing the shroud out of line taking the barrel of centre !!
Is this normal all i can think to do is route a slot out of the plastic insert in the shroud so it seats true
what i would like to do is put the bloody thing in a vice and turn it into a cube :twisted:
but i cant find my origonal shroud so i had best not
Any suggestions appreciated as this has got me pulling my hair out !!!
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Re: Huggett issues

Postby brennan » 11 Feb 2016, 19:26

Have you given the hugget guy's a call, and did you send it to daystsat with the hugget on as they might be able to help.
you don't hear of many problems with the huggets

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Re: Huggett issues

Postby grumpyoldman » 11 Feb 2016, 21:54

brennan wrote:Have you given the hugget guy's a call, and did you send it to daystsat with the hugget on as they might be able to help.
you don't hear of many problems with the huggets

Brennan
Yup went back with the Huggett fitted
There was a wear mark where the bolt head was rubbing the shroud
An hour later with a Dremmel tonight i Very carefully ground a slot to allow the bolt head to clear
barrel is now centered in the shroud and there is no resistance when fitting the moderator
Fingers crossed its sorted , il find out at the weekend
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Re: Huggett issues

Postby Mantonflint » 12 Feb 2016, 10:08

That sounds hopeful Grumps, fingers crossed for an end to your teething issue.
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Re: Huggett issues

Postby grumpyoldman » 12 Feb 2016, 23:54

Mantonflint wrote:That sounds hopeful Grumps, fingers crossed for an end to your teething issue.
Brian
Hi Brian if its sorted and doing what it should im probably selling it
A friend wants it and to be honest im over Daystate rifles
I thought i was buying one of the best rifles on the market
I have tried to stay loyal but i think Daystates glory days are over
Think i will be going for the Vulcan tactical
There are far superior guns on the market for less money than DS
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Re: Huggett issues

Postby Mantonflint » 13 Feb 2016, 09:48

"Hi Brian if its sorted and doing what it should im probably selling it." This is where I differ from a lot of air rifle enthusiasts, Grumps; it is most unlikely that I could ever see good reason to buy another PCP. Once I have a sorted rifle that does the job I use it and keep it, I have never sold a PCP.
I have two Daystate's and three Ripley's, all have barrels with a high figure of merit and I can rely on their consistent performance within their individual limitations. My Air Wolf CDT is the only one unregged.
You have put a lot of effort into modifying your Air Ranger, I feel pretty sure you would regret parting with it in the long term. ;)
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Re: Huggett issues

Postby grumpyoldman » 13 Feb 2016, 17:29

You are probably right ,
The issue was the shroud alignment after machining the groove for the bolt head to slot in the rifle is spot on
I had to wind the elevation down by 15 clicks to re zero and that is about centre of the range on the Bushnell elite
it is just a hunting tool now
Dont forget those lovely SKAN rifles you have
If you had forgotten about them maybe time to find them a new home :)
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