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Bad news R10 tumbles off shooting bench

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Robin, May 12, 2014.

  1. Robin

    Robin Engaging Member

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    Down at the range today, setting up my scope and zero after replacing the MTC standard mounts with some lower Sportsmatch mounts and the gun slips off the bean bag / bench as I walk off to move the board further down the range.

    Sickening feeling as I picked it up to have a look, it dropped about 1M onto concrete, barrel end first, then gracefully onto its side, bolt side down.

    A slight graze to the Rowan butt Plate, but it will polish and touch up, stock seems to have survived with no marks, little graze to windage turret top, but the custom airstripper has taken all the force just like a crumple zone in a car.

    View attachment 96082

    Knocked the zero off to the left a little, (without the air stripper) but other than that gun seems OK, pride seriously dented though :eek::eek:

    now just got to get in touch with UKneil to make me another airstripper... Doh!
     
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    :oops: bummer.
     
  3. stevemandm

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    ouch ... feel for you mate
     
  4. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Awful just awful!!!

    I feel like coming down and giving you a cuddle:)
     
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    what a downer, so sorry for you mate, Id throw what ever money it takes at it to get it sorted
     
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    That's very kind if you, I am sure Robin will PM you with payment details!! :D

    Joling aside, good luck getting it back to its best, looks like the airstripper did a good job of saving the rest of the rifle!
     
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    ouch
    i would be gutted
     
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    :D :rolleyes: ..... I remember when i broke my mpr ft stock in half, it depressed me untill it was fixed, AA sent me a new stock free of charge :up:http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/showthread.php/124016-Think-I-need-a-new-stock
     
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    Someone opened the valve on my 12 litre tank while the whip was attached, my r-10 was standing next to it :eek:.... the whip flailed about and smashed into my r-10 damaging the stock and shroud.... also damaged my nice decorative pine wardrobe! Luckily it claimed no flesh or bone though. :rolleyes:

    Never found out which one of the neighbours kids did it but they are banned from my house now!
     
  10. Picklehoffer

    Picklehoffer Ministry of Foolishness

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    Nightmare mate, but like you say....it could have been alot worse!
     
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    Nightmare mate,hope everything fixes up just like it was,or better:) like said before Chuck some money at it and smile, it could of been a lot worse.feel for ya tho ouch :eek:
     
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    It is an inanimate object, a blend of metal and wood made by man...those bots can be made again. The stripper saved a load of grief. I would check the barrel isn't bent - just put a straight edge down the side of it.

    Tools to be used, they get battle scars, they are not ornaments.
     
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    We've all done it. I was even more embarrassed to knock a fellow shootists webley tempest off a table at my club.:eek: He wasn't too arsed fortunately. Now I have my own to smash about. :D
     
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    Ouch, did a simerlar thing left my r10 and tx leaning against my shed while I went into the house to get keys came out and they were both liying in a heep, what a d******d.
     
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    No point in crying over spilt milk they say.

    Well they're wrong, I find a good cry helps!
     
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    Aw, mate! :(

    Glad it was just the stripper really, imagine the damage if that had just been the shroud or barrel. Hope it gets buffed out nice for ya, it's a sickening feeling when summat like that happens.
     
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    Devastating mate, I feel your pain!
     
  18. Robin

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    Thanks for the words of support and comfort guys and gals.

    Been in touch with Ukneil and another airstripper on the way soon, the Airstripper saved an awful lot of damage, I could have had the VC silencer on which is more substantial, which would have transferred the shock straight to the barrel and causing a lot more damage.

    I shudder to think what the worst case would have been, bent bolt, shattered scope, cracked stock, could even have sheared off the buddy bottle...:eek:

    I Put a few shots through the R10 and it is still shooting where it should be, 10 clicks put the zero back on

    Still I wont look at the gun quite the same knowing its been dropped, it may be wood and metal but somehow I feel like I failed to look after it properly...

    Off on my holidays soon, so the memory will fade soon
     

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