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 Post subject: new gun build.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:00 am 
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I have been tinkering with my 2240 more than all my other guns combined since I got it about 2 yrs ago. My most recent experiment has led me to do a nearly complete build. Only the breech assembly and trigger group will be left of the stock 2240.
It all started with a 24 inch barrel I got a couple of months ago. I was doing some browsing a while ago and found a site dealing with barrel flex and the discussion centered around a stiffer, thicker, heavy, barrel for less flex and greater accuracy at longer ranges. Since buying a heavy 2240 barrel was not an option, I decided to make one. I had an old FX pump that I could never get to work, despite all attempts. So I took the second stage tube, and used it as a shroud. The diameter is exactly the same as the tube on the 2240. I used the brass guides from the pump and reamed out the center,s to fit over the 2240 barrel. With the barrel in the breach, I installed the rear guide/plug, and slid the pump tube/shroud, over the barrel. Then filled the space between the barrel and shroud with fiberglass resin to about an inch from the end of the barrel, then put the end plug in. I let it cure for a week. Then I modified a muzzle break for the end.
So now I have a heavy barrel and initial testing indicates greater accuracy, but I have not seen a windless day in the last 2 week,s, to tell for sure.
So now I needed a riser block and different barrel bands to use it. These I had made by "jezx". So as I said, I hooked everything up and it shoot,s nice, but looks odd with the Hipac setup. So now I've ordered a 25 inch tube from "Derekvinyard". In the meantime I've started on the new stock. So far I have the front one done and will be starting on the shoulder stock next week. I should have it done by the time the new tube comes from Derek.
Stay tuned for more information regarding accuracy. Surely it,s gotta stop blowing sometime. Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: new gun build.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:23 am 
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That looks pretty dame nice Joe, i like it 8)

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 Post subject: Re: new gun build.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:47 am 
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Thank, s Ace. I finally got out this morning for some accuracy tests. Just a slight breeze . Just a hair over 1 inch group with two or three in the same ragged hole out of 5, at 50 yds. Might be due to small ghust, s near the target, or just me. I'll try again later with the gun rest. I have the grand kid,s this weekend, so my wife get,s upest when I disappear into the shed instead of spending time with them. I have to agree with her, we dont see them enough as it is. Next time I shoot I'll get pics.

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 Post subject: Re: new gun build.
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That's pretty cool Joe!
I like the thin narrow forend!

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 Post subject: Re: new gun build.
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That's a clever idea Joe - very neat! What wood did you use for the forestock? It looks fantastic.


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 Post subject: Re: new gun build.
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rrdstarr wrote:
That's pretty cool Joe!
I like the thin narrow forend!

I assume you're referring to the stock ? If so, yes I like it to.

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 Post subject: Re: new gun build.
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EverHopeful wrote:
That's a clever idea Joe - very neat! What wood did you use for the forestock? It looks fantastic.

American wallnut. Thismpiece came out particularly dark using only tung and teak oil. Personally I love the dark shade.

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 Post subject: Re: new gun build.
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turned out looking great . sounds like it works pretty good .


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 Post subject: Re: new gun build.
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Seem like it's greatly done... as usual. You have great talent, show us some more of this stock! And such small groups at 50 yards, how cool is that.

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 Post subject: Re: new gun build.
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Looks really good! Impressive shooting too.


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