FTP weight loss

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Barry, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Barry

    Barry Member

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    Turns out you can put an FTP900 on a diet! :D

    Plan is to lose 2 pounds in weight (I might have put a bit of that on the gun fitting the butt hook :eek:o )

    The current muzzle brake weighs half a pound.
    My attachment arrangements for the butt hook weigh one and a half pounds all up including AAs dovetail post.
    The thing that holds the hamster and ball jointed posts weighs half a pound.

    Believe it or not, the gubbins that links the barrel support, including the support and the horrible shroud weighs nearly half a pound!

    There will be a slight loss in that the hamster will only adjust up and down due to fixed posts.

    I reckon the replacement parts might weigh less than a pound.

    Happy days
     
  2. Welsh Wizard

    Welsh Wizard My Backs Gone! Staff Member

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    Ftp does look a lot better stripped down, plus it handles better for me



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  3. Barry

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    Looks like you have a similar arrangement to mine for attaching the butt hook. I'm ditching all the ironwork, Gemini straight to a new aluminium adjuster post/plate.
     
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  4. Gary.r

    Gary.r New Member

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    Hi chaps, whats the best butt hook replacement for my standard FTP one.
     
  5. Sake-San

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    No doubt a good approach but, looking at some of the shooters I rather fancy they should start with themselves before the gun ;)
     
  6. maddog

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    Hoo hoo you now Simon then:D:D
     

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