RN10 barrel length

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  1. el tel

    el tel New Member

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    Hi Guys,
    Some advice needed.
    Have recently purchased an RN10 as a back up gun to my EV2 Mk2.
    The EV2 fitted with an Anschutz 4765 butt hook is 45 inches long from barrel end to butt hook end.
    The RN10 fitted with an Anschutz 4765 butt hook is 48 1/2 inches long from barrel end to butt hook end.
    I have 2 Gunguard rifle cases .
    The EV2 fits in with around 2 inches to spare.
    The RN10 with the butt hook fitted is around 3 inches to long.
    It will fit if i remove the bottom arm from the butt hook.But this is a pain every time.
    The barrel length of the RN10 is around 3 inches longer than the EV2.
    I have removed the shroud from the RN10 and it would be quite easy to remove 3 inches from the loading end and re-drill the 2 holes for the 2 grub screws to fit back in to secure the shroud.
    I have also removed the barrel and had a good look at it.
    At the air stripper end there is an "0" ring set in a small groove.
    This is to ensure the barrel is a good fit in the outer shroud.
    I dont think there would be a problem re-cutting this groove for the "0" ring.
    Here comes the big question is there any problems of removing approx 3 inches from the end of the barrel.
    I have a small workshop with lathes etc.
    Before i attemp the above has anyone got any thoughts ?
    Or would it be better to see if i could purchase a shorter barrel and shroud.
    Thanks in advance for any help on this matter.
     
  2. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    I'd be more inclined to buy a case that fit the gun than bugger about and potentially ruin a good barrel.

    The 21" original RN barrels were exceptional.;)
     
  3. dave croucher

    dave croucher FT, the sport where simple becomes complicated

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    Id be inclined to keep it as is,just slacken off the butt hook bottom arm and swivel it round so its under the stock
     
  4. holly

    holly Well-Known Member

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    Why not get a soft box type bag to put it in ? far better than a hard case . ??? HOLLY:)
     
  5. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

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    I just slide the butt hook off the gun. I have knob man knobs on my carrier plate so it comes off in seconds :)
     
  6. holly

    holly Well-Known Member

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    Own ?

    This is not something we all like to own up to hotshot ??? HOLLY:):D
     
  7. Delphinus

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    If you cut the from the loading end 3 inches you will loose power, to regain it the gun will consume more air and jump more, don't do it.
     
  8. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

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    Nothing new to you at your age mate ;)
     
  9. paul4be

    paul4be Why do I bother????????

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    Really???????????????????????????

    You would risk screwing up a decent rifle because your case is too short? Unreal.

    Get another case!
     
  10. TonyF

    TonyF SWEFTA FT Champion 2006

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    Don't do it, the gun will not shoot as well after. ;)

    Instead do as Hotshot said , " just slide off the butt hook" .... I have to do this on one of my EV2's to get it inside the hard case and it is no trouble at all, only takes seconds!
     

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