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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:37 am 
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I took my lynx out on the weekend and boy after 3 hours of walking, a sling sure would be nice. I don't want to mount a sling on my barrel because it free floats and has some flex. And The stock isn't exactly thick around the bottle area. Would anyone recommend against having a mount made that could slip over the bottle and be tightened on to mount a sling. Or doing the same for a bipod?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:42 am 
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Hi Jay,
I would think you could mount the stud lower down where the wood thickens below the bottle. The sling will still work well with a bit of a loop over the shoulder.
I don't think it's a good idea to torque on the bottle.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:47 am 
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Jmclean85 wrote:
I took my lynx out on the weekend and boy after 3 hours of walking, a sling sure would be nice. I don't want to mount a sling on my barrel because it free floats and has some flex. And The stock isn't exactly thick around the bottle area. Would anyone recommend against having a mount made that could slip over the bottle and be tightened on to mount a sling. Or doing the same for a bipod?


I would still recommend attaching a swivel stud to the stock in the bottle area, between the fill port and the front of the stock. I'm sure there are good way to beef it up a little, maybe using a backing with some better surface area, or even securing on a little piece of weaver rail with a few fasteners. It's easy to then mount a bipod onto the swivel stud.

I just cringe at the thought of walking around, catching the barrel on a tree, and having something go wrong with the bottle connection.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:14 pm 
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I guess finding a way to make the area sturdier is a good option. I'd hate to wreck the bottle connection now that you guy mention it. Nothing says bad day like going out shooting and coming home with a broken rifle.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:24 am 
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I wouldn't attach anything to the bottle (Could break more than just the rifle)......I would get DougP to fashion a stock to extend past the bottle and give provisions to add a sling the right way :)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:22 am 
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http://www.bestfittings.co.uk/shopdispl ... tle+Clamps

Do not care about anyone telling people not to mount a sling or bi-pod to a bottle.
Unless you are a Gorilla at throwing your rifle around.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:43 am 
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2240mod wrote:
http://www.bestfittings.co.uk/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=187&cat=Dr+Bobs+Buddy+Bottle+Clamps

Do not care about anyone telling people not to mount a sling or bi-pod to a bottle.
Unless you are a Gorilla at throwing your rifle around.


That was exactly the image I had in my head of what to use as a mount. Live decided to mount the sling to the stock. But maybe will use the bottle to mount the bipod.

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I wouldn't attach anything to the bottle (Could break more than just the rifle)......I would get DougP to fashion a stock to extend past the bottle and give provisions to add a sling the right way :)


I really like the stock on this rifle. It's comfortable and looks nice. A stock that covers the bottle would just add more weight to an already heavy rifle.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:50 am 
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My advisory against using the bottle for a sling mount was wrong, was thinking about it, I ran a paintball park for a few years and our hpa rental guns had a hard life to say the least, if they survived you wont have any problems doing what you want.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:45 am 
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DigitalFx33 wrote:
My advisory against using the bottle for a sling mount was wrong, was thinking about it, I ran a paintball park for a few years and our hpa rental guns had a hard life to say the least, if they survived you wont have any problems doing what you want.


It still just feels wrong though doesn't it. Best to think of pressure vessels as small bombs waiting to cause trouble. If there's an easy alternative to adding stresses to one I think I'd take it. I guess in this specific case it depends how the bottle is mounted to the gun, and how much support it gets.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:13 pm 
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If you do go for one of those cylinder clamps, I would highly recommend wrapping the area it clamps down on with some electrical tape, or some other protection. If anything goes wrong with the seal into your gun from the tank, they may take markings on the tank as a reason to void your warranty.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:52 pm 
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Barfman wrote:
If you do go for one of those cylinder clamps, I would highly recommend wrapping the area it clamps down on with some electrical tape, or some other protection. If anything goes wrong with the seal into your gun from the tank, they may take markings on the tank as a reason to void your warranty.


Good advice. I was thinking of wrapping some kind of thin rubber on the inside of the clamp. To keep the bottle looking good, as well as so it's not rock solid mounted just incase.

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