i have read on here about semi-floating the barrels from the foreend by putting a rubber oring around the lug..where do i get this o-ring...and is that all i need to do is just get it and slip it over the lug before putting the foreend back on?
I wouldn't tighten it down as hard as I could. I would stop when its snug. I would try shooting your handi with out the O ring first then try it with the O ring. I free floated my handi with the O ring on my .243. My .223 I cut some post card to fit behind the barrel (stud 3" long doubled the card piece) and 1 1/2" long in front of the stud and it works great. I am going to cut some hard plastic to replace the card even though the card works; I just feel the plastic wont have as much give. My .243 likes the O ring and my .223 dose not.
well when i get the .223 back with my .308 barrel and get my scope back from simmons since i had to send it in for loose insides....i will shoot without..then with an o-ring and see how it works..thanks guys
If you get the rifle to shoot good groups with the O-ring I question whether you will be able to maintain POI from shooting session to shooting session. Follow Quick's advice and support the rifle under the hinge pin( ie. under the center of gravity) and not the fore-stock!!! It worked well for me.
Heh heh, I'd like to take credit for the idea of placing the forward rest under the hinge, but that's an old Handi-holic trick that I learned from the veteran Handi-holics here, I just passed it on as they have done for me. :wink:
I put a dab of shoe goo in front of the hole... (idea derived from 0-ring).
On the 99. I have a 99f. The barrel is real thin. I have not shot it a lot at the range. It has less than 30 shots through it... (50 years) Mostly into deer, for which it is used. My m77 light weight Ruger walks like crazy after 2 shots, but is a terrific deer gun. My point is that I believe that thin barrels heat up quickly, and there goes range accuracy... until cool down.
I'm not a range guy, but the time I do spend there getting my deer rifles
sharp, has been greatly enhanced by those of you who shoot a lot and
share on this board!!! Thanks, Scotty
That's why I think a 2 shot group is most important on a hunting rifle, because you usually never fire more than that hunting. If your rifle will do good with a 3, 5 , or 10 shot group, then all the better.Of course target rifles need to .
We were shooting a relatively new .22 K Hornet barrel using the forend that came with the .280. Vertical stringing was awful. Didn't have an O ring but did have masking tape. Here's what I did with about five layers of tape fore and aft of the forend screw slot:
The next 5 shot/50 yard group went instantly to .5 " all shots touching. And we were fire forming brass with a cast bullet.
Yesterday when shooting the 338-06 Ultra, it was vertical stringing, added a fat 1/8" thick "O"-ring to the forend stud and tightened the forend down tight, groups immediately quit the vertical stuff.....sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, just depends on the rifle, they can be as individual as people!!! :grin:
Ain't that the truth. I tried the o-ring yesterday on my 223 Ultra. My gun went from a 1/2 to 3/4 shooter.......to a 3" group It didn't do well the first time I tried it, but I thought I would give it a try with the WWB 45 JHP. From now on I'll leave mine alone...
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