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Best thing on the end of a barrel?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bemused, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Bemused

    Bemused Engaging Member

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    So what are your opinions on the best thing to stuff in the end of a barrel.

    My wolf, with cut down shroud (ie just decorative now) used to have an Airstream 6.
    Replacing with a Weihrauch improved bench groups slightly. It is now is devoid of screw on thingies and shoots better.

    A niggle at the back of my mind says I could try a splitter but experience so far with this wolf so far says best thing on the end is nothing.

    Regards
    Tony
     
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    On my HFT setup (BSA Ultra) I have a functional carbon shroud, my FT setup (S400 MPR) has an air stripper,so does my other S400.
     
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    So how do they variously improve your groups?
     
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    Shroud VS nothing,there is no difference.

    Air strippers VS nothing or a silencer,there is a definite difference once you're shooting past 40-45 yards.
     
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    Thanks, my wolf shroud was rubbish and shot better without there again the whole barrel / breach / shroud thing was poor and gave trouble, hence its now cut back with solid interfacing. Gone are Daystate rubber bits and silly barrel - breach nonsense.
    Its now trouble free and keeps zero even I deliberately abuse her.

    You have just increased my stripper itch.
     
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    if you go down the airstripper route, give ukneil a pm. he makes adjustable ones, far superior and cheaper than the likes of Rowan
     
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    Just been in touch with UK Neil who seems a very respectable chap and does not want to just take your money and run. He said a stripper would serve no purpose on an Airwolf shrouded barrel.

    I explained how mine is chopped and now just a pretty barrel sleeve and he is happy to make me one.
     
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    Neil's a top bloke, and I'd go with what he says then
     
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    best thing to have is your crosshairs is a magpie and then blow its brains out
     
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    Looks like a hellfire launcher mate!

    My experience with such matters is fairly limited, I use a hogan firearms air gun silencer as I only shoot vermin.
    i use it on my ratty, Diana 280 and smk 208. All .22 by the way.
    All group very tightly, we are talking cloverleaf groups out to 40 yards with the rifles, the ratty is sighted in at 20 yards and is almost pellet on pellet off the bag prone.

    i honestly cannot see any improvement in terms of accuracy, with any of my rifles using or not using a silencer.

    What is the measurable advantage of an air stripper in terms of accuracy?

    I.E. What were your groups measuring before you fitted an air stripper and what are they now?
     
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    Well Neil sure is fast, the stripper is here.

    View attachment 98610

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    Had a quick play and settled on 7mm for now.
    Grouping well at 45 yards, good groups for me anyway lol.
    A little wind giving the half inch spread perhaps and one shot high which is most likely my poor marksmanship.

    But I do wonder if expectation bias has any play on the results...

    View attachment 98612

    Anyway I'm a happy bunny and many thanks to U.K.Neil for helping me out.

    Tony
     

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