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bipod and sling fittings on a springer barrel

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by allrightscud, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. allrightscud

    allrightscud Well-Known Member

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    I got a webleycub for my son but its a little heavy for him to carry cradled in his arms andhold steady when he’s shooting. He’s only 8 but is showing some promise withthe gun already off a bench rest. I would like to fit a strap and a bipod butwith it being a springer the woods not long enough to attached screws to theforeend for a sling fitting. My question is, does it affect the zero ofthe gun if you attach a barrel mount for a bipod and sling? I don't like theidea of them but see a few on various sights as a solution for slings and bipods for air guns. Saw a few pictures on here of barrel mounted slingattachments as well. Are these barrel attachments OK?

    Tom

     
  2. Tripleteer

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    Never put a bipod on a springer, the gun needs to recoil and a bipod will hamper this. No problem with sling swivels, but no bipod! atb Paul.
     
  3. allrightscud

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    Thanks Paul
     
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    Best thing to do for a support would be to use sandbags and only rest the rifle on it without gripping it at all. I know it seems like the front hand is not used but it really does work with springers. That way the rifle can recoil as it should and not spoil the aim by being rigid.
    Only other way would be to buy him a cheap CO2 like a QB78 (I have 2 as plinkers) on which there is no recoil at all and operates very similar to a PCP. My wife cannot hit the target with my SMK XS19-18DL springer but hits every time with the QB78!
     

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