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Strangest thing when trying to cock my HW95 after replacing the barrel!

May 16 2017 at 10:26 PM

nced  (Login SpringerEd)
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Response to Received my package from the SSSO "HW parts liquidation".

I reassembled the HW95 and when I tried to cock the gun to do some testing with the new barrel the latch rod wouldn't set the sear. I removed the stock for a look-see and when trying to cock the gun it seemed like the latch rod was a tab too short. The internal components are the exact same ones that functioned properly before the swap so I was really puzzled!

Well, the issue was that the R9 cocking lever I used was a tad bit shorter than the other spare cocking lever I had. I'm pretty sure that all my spare parts are from old R9s so I don't have a clue why the two cocking levers look like this.......
"Rivet end" is aligned with the rivet.........
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Here are the "other ends" of the latch rods.......
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Anywhoo.....replaced the shorter latch rod with the longer one and the gun cocks normally!
Oh well....all is well that ends well so I may be able to do some testing after all! wink.gif

Another update.......
Did a quick 18 yard "from bucket and sticks" 5 shot group.....
I reassembled my HW95 with the new barrel from SSSO and shot this group "from bucket and sticks" at 18 yards without even zeroing my 4-12x50 Hawke Vantage which was zero'd for the previous barrel...........
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The poi is 2 1/2" from the aim point of the optically centered Hawke at 18 yards so a bit of "barrel tweaking" will be done to get the poi within 1/2" at 18 yards, then the "fine adjustments" will be done with turrets.

I was concerned about the "tight spots" in the bore however the accuracy is pretty good without doing anything but cleaning the bore. At about 1/4"ctc so more 'testing" will need to be done to see if the "tight spots" are a "velocity issue".

One thing immediately noticeable after mounting the new barrel is that the barrel latch-up is extremely solid. With the old barrel only a moderate smack on the muzzle break was needed to unlatch the detent, however the barrel from SSSO requires a real solid thump on the muzzle break to unlatch the detent.

Anywhoo......looks like I'll be having some interesting "setup days" with the new barrel and I might even do a bit of bore smoothing with "JB Non-Embedding Bore Paste" but I'm not certain about that yet!


    
This message has been edited by SpringerEd on May 16, 2017 10:28 PM


 
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