So for about the last 24 months, I've had her on a serious diet. Now I am happy to
report that she lost nearly 13 ounces and is feeling so much better. And let me
say one thing, when I pick her up with one hand now she is light as a feather.
Well, almost a feather.
Things I have done so far:
OEM main tube was lightened by me.
Barrel is OEM and trimmed down by me.
Main tube plug is made of Delrin by me.
Gas cap is aluminum, comes from HPA and bored out by me.
Hammer is made from Delrin by me with a modified 1701P striker.
Valve is an aluminum Disco rear end with a brass Pro-Top by Anthony.
Trigger grip frame is aluminum by Bluefork Design and then hogged out by Gregg.
Front barrel band is aluminum, made by Anthony, drilled by Rich and milled by me.
I also do a lot of ground squirrel hunting and most of my shots are 50yds and beyond as well. When I took the p-rod out for a go I found it was too light for me! Your thinking this guy is crazy, every hunter likes a light rifle. Anyway the gun shot pretty good but I found my accuracy decreased because I was normally used to shooting a gun above 8 lbs of weight, the prod felt more like a toy gun (I only use it with the stock only...carbine mode) than a real hunter, but I will say it had enough power to do the job. I found that predators shot fairly well in the gun. I was getting excellent results with premiers and even the JSB's. I ended up adding a 17 inch barrel that really made the suckers fly! At first after adding the longer barrel I was getting about 130fps gains, but after the transfer port mod, it shot up quite a bit, I'll chrono it this weekend.
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