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R10 just gone for bowkett blueprinting

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by watton, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. watton

    watton Active Member

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    Hi, i have just got into this sport recently and have met a few great lads from kinver and furnace mill, i have just sent my BSA R10 for a bowkett blueprint and whilst there he was explaining other services like barrel shortening and changing the shroud into a full length silencer and it has got me thinking. Just wondered if any of you have had anything extra done to your R10 and whether the extras are beneficial :) thanks for your time, Watton.:up:
     
  2. spooks1982

    spooks1982 Well-Known Member

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    I've just got my gun back from John (R10 mk2 VC). I didn't bother with the barrel shortening, what I did do however though is get myself one of the lovely barrel shrouds made by Huub in the netherlands. It's a full length aluminium shroud, sand blasted and then powder coated in matt Black. Details below:-

    http://www.xtxair.co.uk/barrel-shrouds.php

    Looking forward to getting it and it should make the barrel shorter because I will be able to remove the factory fitted VC silencer.
     
  3. rattus

    rattus Donator

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    hi watton, and welcome.
    ive had my r10 blueprinted by JB and while it was there I had the shroud shortened. I had it shortened mainly because when I fitted a silencer the rifle was too long for my liking. I had the cut off piece made into a silencer by john, which was ok but not as quiet as my swift silencer. if you had the barrel shortened it will affect the shot count. IMG_0582.jpg IMG_0583.jpg ive added things since then like a huggett shroud and silencer and custom stock.
     
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    give SteveO_r10 a pm mate, he's just got his back from mr jb, and he's well impressed
     
  5. watton

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    spooks they look nice let me know how you find it bud and rattus that looks very nice ill be a happy man if i can get mine looking remotely like that but i want to make the inside sweet 1st :)
     
  6. metalman

    metalman Big Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to the forum
    Had John do a couple of R10's, one standard blueptint and the other, a lightweight version that is quickfill only
    [​IMG]
     
  7. The Robin

    The Robin Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    With JB working his magic on it you will be a very happy man once it lands back :up:
     
  8. Macdoog

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    Had my old r10 JB'd about 14 months ago. Didn't get it shortened but did get his big ball cocking lever which looks very smart and far better than the original. The gun was good beforehand but its now amazing. Ive just changed to a heavier pellet JSB exacts from Diablo field because Im shooting further and further out ( targets!) and its less affected by wind. Heres a 30 shot group at 45 yards......the top shots are before I zeroed it and the gun could do better but my eyesights going and it was getting dark!

    You wont be disappointed. A lot of people will say why should you pay all that money for a new gun and then pay again to get it blueprinted....the answer is it turns a mass produced gun into a custom gun and into something the designer always envisaged his design to be in the first place. Enjoy!!
     

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    thats a nice tight grouping mate im looking forward to getting it back now :rolleyes: the 6 (bullseye) didnt want to be hit by the looks of it :D
     
  10. Macdoog

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    I missed that on purpose........grouping will be better than that in daylight and with a decent scope. The r10 had a difficult birth and was much maligned. It was rushed through before it was ready and shortcuts made...JB makes it all better!!
     
  11. CharlieFarlie

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    Was that grouping done with a catapult ?
     
  12. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Get his baffles for the shroud, much much better than the BSA stuff!
     
  13. evolution

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    I own an early mk1 r10 tuned by Mr Bowkett its had the barrel shortened and the wieurauch moderator tapered. Its the best rifle pcp ive owned in 30 years of shooting.
     

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