Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Demonic69

PR900W "Floating" stock?

Recommended Posts

Hi All

Just got my first PCP, an SMK PR900W. Had a plink with it at the weekend and very happy with its performance so far. One thing I noticed is that the whole thing floats in the stock. With the screws reasonably tight there's a little movement of the action. I can't imagine this affecting accuracy as the scope is attached to the action, so that should all line up. Just wondered if this was normal?

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

hello, what do you mean by floats ?

When screwed down there's still a little movement between the action and the stock

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you mean if you wiggle the barrel, the action moves in relation to the stock?

If so, I don’t think that can be right unless the action is rubber mounted in the stock but I’ve not heard of that. Then again, I don’t know your rifle at all. Can you try another example at the shop or another owner?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Demonic69 said:

When screwed down there's still a little movement between the action and the stock

hello, ok get some white chalk and rub inside stock then replace action to see where it touches the wood as there maybe a lump or bump, once you sort that it should ok, 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

hello, ok get some white chalk and rub inside stock then replace action to see where it touches the wood as there maybe a lump or bump, once you sort that it should ok, 

Good thinking, I'll give it a go. Cheers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless it is quite considerable or just plain annoying you then I wouldn't worry too much - the scope is attached/aligned with action and the gun is recoilless so it's not going to harm anything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Demonic69 said:

Good thinking, I'll give it a go. Cheers!

hello, another way is a smoky candle like gunsmiths do, but careful not to damage stock

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did a similar thing to my fx cyclone. The front would 'lift' about 8mm. Really wobbly, didnt bother doing nothing about it for years until lockdown. I used epoxy resin to lift up the back, then if it felt off i dremmeled the excess out 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The screws are probably too long and bottoming out in the threads leaving the stock loose, try removing one of the fixing screws and putting a thin washer underneath it before putting it back in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, sportsbob said:

The screws are probably too long and bottoming out in the threads leaving the stock loose, try removing one of the fixing screws and putting a thin washer underneath it before putting it back in.

hello, thats good thinking to bob,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, sportsbob said:

The screws are probably too long and bottoming out in the threads leaving the stock loose, try removing one of the fixing screws and putting a thin washer underneath it before putting it back in.

That was my thinking too Bob. I'll try some washers and see how it goes. Being new to air rifles, I just wanted to check it wasn't normal :D

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I`ve  come across a few that a washer has fixed,  in all fairness a  cheap gun is cheap for a reason.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, sportsbob said:

I`ve  come across a few that a washer has fixed,  in all fairness a  cheap gun is cheap for a reason.

If that's the worst of it I'll be a happy bunny at £190 😁 Time will tell I suppose. Shoots well though!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They shoot above there price that`s for sure, some of the barrels could do with opening a little at the the breech to assist with pellet feed but to be fair most people with modest Dremel skills can do this.  You can pay twice as much and still have actions loose in stocks so its no big deal it just means the person who machined the stock took a fraction more out than would have been ideal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...