Dumb Question (or not)

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by steveRS, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. steveRS

    steveRS New Member

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    Well they say if you don't ask........................ :)

    If you remove the action (scope still mounted) from a stock and then put it back does it alter the zero ?

    (said it was dumb lol)

    The reason I ask is I ride a bike (see avatar) and its a pain carrying a 55" bag on my back

    (was going up a bypass at a certain speed ;) and nearly took off due to the wind catching the bag)

    If i split the stock from the action i can then put in smaller gun bag.

    (Made my point in the end)

    Thanks Steve
     
  2. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    You shouldn't, but many do, because it depends on how the stock is attached to the action, and how bolting it back together causes stresses and strains on the action. And if you are going to, i'd advise learning how to use a torque wrench (which you should know if you're a biker ;))
     
  3. peadar_911

    peadar_911 Too old to die young.

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    Hi Steve

    I regularly remove the stock from my guns for cleaning and have never had a problem with zero shift. That said, it would be best to strip it and reassemble it a few times and then check your zero, for your own peace of mind if nothing else.

    Hope this helps.

    Peter
     
  4. alan-aitch

    alan-aitch I'll practice tomorrow...............

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    As Rob says, it depends on the gun and how the action is fixed. I have guns that I can drop out of the stock, pull apart for cleaning and when I put it all back the zero is still there, bang on. I also have guns that shift if I so much as move one of the bolts a quarter turn. Suck it and see..........

    Alan.
     
  5. steveRS

    steveRS New Member

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    Thanks for the quick reply's !

    It's a Pro-Target

    Torque wrench sounds a good idea

    Also, try it a few times and see !

    My other worry was always being pulled over by the Police and the million dollar question........

    "Morning sir, whats in the bag? "

    :) Steve
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2010
  6. luger

    luger Malta's GOS!!!

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    I personally have had no zero problems in all 4 of my guns when removing the action from the stock for cleaning purposes even on my springer which are very sensitive to such movements.

    But as Peter said, best if you do some testing a few times just to make sure there is no POI shift.
     

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