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Do I want to build another parts-bin MPR-based rifle..?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by cloverleaf, Sep 30, 2014.

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Should I build another MPR-based target rifle before it's too late?

  1. Yes - get in there while you still can!

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  2. No - You already have too many guns - idiot!

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  1. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Honorary Member

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    Some will remember that recently I've been droning on about my S400 parts-bin mongrel; put together from redundant Air Arms bits - including an MPR barrel and breech assy.

    In short I'm very happy with this rifle, but could see how it could be further improved and don't really want to mess with it (seriously) any more so am considering building another regged rifle in a similar vein and given that the MPR (FT) has just been discontinued suspect that now would be the time to buy bits before they become unavailable (if they haven't already).

    For the format of the new gun I'm thinking:

    - Early, pre-AT action
    - MPR breech and barrel assy
    - Export (520mm) cylinder
    - Air stripper (set back from cylinder end due to cylinder's length)
    - All the usual polished bits
    - Shimmed trigger
    - Twin regs
    - Target - oriented stock; either HFT500 / Ultimate Sporter (if I can get my hands on one) or whatever chunky alternative I can turn up

    Yes, with the exception of the twin regs it sounds a lot like the HFT 500 - in answer to those asking "why not just buy one of those?" I would, were it not for a) the anti-tamper and b) the fact that I'm left-handed and the sidelever action isn't.

    This would be a slow-burner; collecting parts as and when they turn up at the right price. I've envisage the rifle's prime use as for freestanding shooting - LSR, Silhouette and HFT.

    What do we reckon - a worthwhile project or waste of time and money?
     
  2. terry1001

    terry1001 Major Poster

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    If you want a challenge then perhaps you should consider a Daystate?
     
  3. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Why not!

    unless you have 2000 piece jigsaw that needs doing:)
     
  4. Barni

    Barni Donator

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    If it's something that you think will be different , bespoke even and you might even have a few parts to get you started then why not ? If it's a slow burner until you find the parts needed then it will be worth it :)

    Sounds like a plan :)

    Atb
     
  5. Jackroadkill

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    Why are you even asking?! You know you want to do it - you've done the initial thinking part of the project already!

    Yes.
     
  6. terry1001

    terry1001 Major Poster

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    He's looking for someone to blame when it starts getting expensive.
     
  7. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Honorary Member

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    Cheers chaps :)

    Bits have been ordered and I expect the project to plod along at it's own pace as and when appropriate parts become available. Finger's crossed now that (assuming they're still available) the MPR bits from AA won't look like they've been kicked around the machine room floor like the last lot...

    You can put the bricks away; never again will I part with money for a Daystate - I think I've been kicked in the knackers by their substandard offerings enough now to have finally learned my lesson!
     
  8. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    what I want is the single shot side lever of the new hft500? are they available as a spare part yet?
     
  9. cloverleaf

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    I doubt that very much.. if you wanted multishot though you could get pt. no. JT500-SL - "Multi-shot bolt housing, MPR sidelever" (plus associated components) ;)
     

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