Hi Guys, has anyone else had any problems with the "figure of 8" frame moving on the Mk3 and putting the barrel out of alignment?
Just wondered because mine did this. Would taking the frame off be a good idea?
I've never has the figure 8 move as long as the screws are tight & you don't whack it on something, it could also be that the barrel/breach have moved slightly. Have you checked all the screws on the breach are tightened, have you changed from the screw down tray to a magazine or vica versa recently because that can also alter things.
I havent had any problems. It shouldnt really move as its not under much tension.
But as said above if youve got accuracy/power problems then checking the screws under the single shot tray is your first point of call.
I took a screw-in tray out when my rifle got soaked and didnt put the screws back in tight enough which caused power to drop from 11.8ft/lbs to 9.5 and POI lowered by 1ft.
Daystate MK3 Sport .177
Crooked Barn 2240 .22
Beretta 682 30" M/C Sporter (692 on Order)
The figure of 8 bracket should be firm but the actual barrel should have some play in it.
What is the gun A or B series?
Airgunstan is right. I was concerned about this when i first got my mk3.
Daystate said that the 8 should be upright and the barrel should have a thou of clearance around it.
Certainly it shouldn't be forcing the barrel out of alignment.
So loosen it (MOST carefully as grub screws there are tiny - no force at all needed), position so that barrel central and then tighten 8 (gently)
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The Mk3 is an RT B version. I've actually taken the bracket off at the moment, after I found it had moved. I don't know if this is a good idea, the gun is now shooting very accurately again.Originally Posted by AirgunStan
Last edited by Lash13; 06-04-2006 at 02:24 PM.
If I remember, Davestate had his move during a comp..... sort of helps lose faith in the kit.
I can't see what could go wrong if you don't have it there at all. Seems sensible to take it off. Strangely though the barrel rests on the reservoir so its not exactly floating is it.Originally Posted by Nev
I have just had this problem on my X2. The cure is simple
1) Loosen the screws on the 8 clamp.
2) Softly push the barrel left and right so it gets its own true center.
3) Carefully tighten the screws back up
Then wiggle the pre-silencer and if you can feel the movement then its spot on, if it is still stiff then repeat the above