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Barrel alignment

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Welshdean, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Welshdean

    Welshdean Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, I've just got a air arms s410 classic and today I zeroed my rifle for the first time and was happy with the grouping. Then somebody mentioned that another thing I should check is the barrel band on it. I was told that sometimes they take a knock and can push the barrel in a different direction. So I undone the two grub screws really loose and let the barrel rest in it's natural position. I then very very slowly turned the one until I could feel it very slightly start to tighten. I repeated with the other screw. Then I turned each one bit by bit until they were tight. I done them nice and tight but didn't yank the **** out of them. I then re-fired and it was well off to the right. So I adjusted my scope and re-zeroed. Could anyone tell me if this was off target because the barrel took a knock and was out of line the first time. Or am I likely to have over tightened the screws and done something wrong after faffing about.
    I'm hoping it's not me
     
  2. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    Mostly likely been knocked and the pressure from grub screws has kept it locked in the skewed position.

    loosen them and tighten 1 slightly,then the other like you have done and it should be fine.
     
  3. Seanalf

    Seanalf Engaging Member

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    You will probably find it's a bit of both, it is possible to over-tighten, but if you are confident you haven't, then see how your zero holds for the next couple of trips. If it's still good, you sorted it!
     
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    Sometimes screwing the filler cap on too tight can make the barrel band twist slightly if the grub screws are not tight.....finger tight on the filler cap is sufficient in my experience,,,
     

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