With the coming of Summer, hunting possibilities change, typically for the better. Prairie dogs, ground squirrels, and gophers are all fair game. And so are pigeons, Eurasian doves, and house sparrows. Oh goody!
Started by dgiannandrea, December 03, 2021, 05:41:47 PM
Quote from: dgiannandrea on December 03, 2021, 05:41:47 PMMy springer shoots way too low. I added a drooper mount, shimmed the rear ring, dialed huge amount of reticle, made my scopes complain, shooting horribly. Finally realized the the reticle wasn't stable at the far end of adjustments.Then, I searched how to bend a barrel and went to work.I used a carpenters level as true. Examined 4 sides of the barrel, taped drawings indicating problems and simply used a padded wood vise while leaning into the problem. Nothing fancy, just padding, weight and muscle. I examined opposite sides of the barrel was a way of measuring twice, bending once.The I centered the reticles, mounted the scope directly (no drooper mount, no shims) and started the final tune: Shoot, bend, repeat. I'm now letting the barrel rest after bending POI withing 1" of crosshairs at 15 yards.A huge amount of thanks to all who have documented this and provided me with the process and confidence . I would suggest that this should be part of the setup process for springers and and essential to save your scope.Thanks all.
Quote from: nervoustrigger on December 08, 2021, 06:01:22 PMI can't fathom yielding a steel barrelby way of cocking it, even a beast of a springer. Once you've "un-drooped"'a barrel by bending it (yielding it), that is as permanent a fix as there is.