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d_boom

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Single shot tray - problem
« on: December 12, 2018, 06:06:35 AM »
Purchased an aftermarket single shot tray for my Marauder .177 from a large on line airgun supplier.  I removed the bolt to clean
and lube it.  Checking my cleaning job I Looked down the bore from the back through the action.  I could only see about 2/3 of the full diameter of the bore!  On examination I noticed the single shot tray was still in place.  Removing the tray I saw a round hole!  Checking with a friend who has a .22 Marauder, and an aftermarket single shot tray from the same suppler.  He confirmed he had the same problem and also got better accuracy using Benjamin magazines than when he uses the single shot tray.

Since the tray holds the pellets too high, pellets tip when loaded into the barrel.  Yes they, will straighten some, but loaded straight into the bore helps accuracy.  I reworked my single shot tray using small rat-tail file, but stopped before completing.
For better fit I plan to buy a 4.5mm end mill and cut the tray's pellet groove to fit the height of the bore.  Since the tray snaps
in place, removing material off the bottom is not a good option.   


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Re: Single shot tray - problem
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 09:23:23 AM »
Hmmm, I have a single shot tray for my Marauder .25. I outta check that...
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Re: Single shot tray - problem
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 09:25:57 AM »
Not uncommon.

These folks make one (https://www.shapeways.com) in .22 and .25 for the Marauder which works better than any tray I have used. I just wish they made one for the WAR series airguns.
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Re: Single shot tray - problem
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 09:35:45 AM »
Not uncommon.

These folks make one (https://www.shapeways.com) in .22 and .25 for the Marauder which works better than any tray I have used. I just wish they made one for the WAR series airguns.

http://airgunguild.com/airgun-optics-and-accessories/war-single-shot-tray/

Oh snap. That turns out to not be a useful link. Bah.
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