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Question Have I done major damage to my rifle?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Stinky, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Stinky

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    Hi guys, you were all really helpful the last time I posted on here - I'm hoping you will be just as good again this time. I have noticed that the mounts supplied with my BSA scope have slipped right along the rail on my new BSA Meteor, I'm guessing due to the recoil of the rifle. Now, I'm not sure of the name of it, but at the end of the rail where it meets the stock, the 'end cap' has been pushed over and is no longer sitting as it should be.
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    basically, I want to know if I can take the mounts off and knock the end cap back into place or will this have done some more serious damage than it first appears?
     
  2. Quentyn

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    as far as I am aware its just a plastic cap

    take off the scope mount ( leave the scope in ), pop the rifle out of the stock and just push the plastic cap back. Apart frm some cosmetic damage to the cap ( possibly) all should be fine

    when you put the scope back check if there is an arrestor pin and use it
     
  3. surrey shooter

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    Release mounts slide forward and push cap back in place.

    Make sure mounts are tight after.
     
  4. SteveO

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    Did you tighten down the recoil stop grub screw on the rear mount? Some guns have a recess on the rail to take the screw so the sights cannot move further back than this.
     
  5. Stinky

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    I did all this, but obviously just didn't tighten it up enough! Will take all apart and tighten it more this time.
     
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    I had the same sort of problem with the recoil when I had a Meteor. I had used the grub screw in the scope mounts but the manufacturer had used such a small screw the recoil had bent it over. If you find the same problem it might pay you to see if you can get the grub screw removed , a larger hole drilled and tapped, and fit a heavier duty screw.
    hth
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    Be very careful if you remove the stock...
    The trigger components are held in place by two pins which are prone to falling out (totally unprovoked!). The trigger is an easy rebuild, but be careful and you won't have to.
     
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    I'm surprised that a standard Meteor has enough recoil to do that.
     
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    ^^^what he said^^^
     
  10. bigstancwsw

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    I had this problem with my Meteor until i invested in a one piece mount.
     
  11. Stinky

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    Big standard. Not done anything to it other than zero the scope in. But that has now gone to pot!
     
  12. SteveO

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    Don't over tighten the recoil grub screw as it can cause problems zeroing as it can push the rear mount up too high.

    It's more of a peg really that locates in the slot or hole on the guns action to prevent it moving back further than it should.
     
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    I'm shocked you never noticed it creeping back that far, or did is fly back in one go?
    If the recoil is that bad (which is also shocking), buy a one piece mount. Or get an old mount, cut it down (and give it a file and spray) so it's just a block that will lock onto your rail and but it up behind the rear mount.
     
  14. Stinky

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    I was out in the garden and put about 12 rounds through it when I noticed. I'm sure I would have noticed if it had started its journey before I started. I'm surprised myself I didn't notice sooner to tell you the truth, I reckon it has moved over the course of three or four rounds, but I'm not sure.
     
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    I'm going to put some thread lock onto the grub scene which should hopefully stop it from vibrating out.
     
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    *grub screw
     
  17. SteveO

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    Just hit the EDIT button! :)
     
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    The latest Meteor i.e the Mark 7 has I believe been beefed up slightly power wise and I think it has a different trigger assy.When replacing the scope and mounts make sure you've got the mount clamps the right way round for the width of the the scope rails as they can be fitted either way round.
     

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