Stabiliser

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  1. Rich3344

    Rich3344 Member

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    Can anyone explain to me exactly what the stabiliser in the Steyr bolt does?

    I am assuming it's a recoil absorber, but how does it actually work?

    Cheers,

    Richard.
     
  2. Tench

    Tench WHFTA World Champion 2016.

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    When the gun is fired the air pressure behind the pellet operates a sear which releases the stabiliser weight, the action of it flirting backwards is intended to create an equal and opposite recoil to the pellet to balance the forces reducing the felt recoil.

    I don't think it improves accuracy but it does help with maintaining the sight image allowing you to follow the pellet to the target. This can show you information that could help you understand the conditions and might help you put more points on your card. And if that scores you an extra point over the year it is worth having!
     
  3. Rich3344

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    Very cunning! So the cocking lever cocks the stabiliser as well as the hammer.

    Thanks for the explanation.
     
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  5. Rich3344

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    Thanks for the link.
     

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