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Adjustable Hamster other than Rowan?
« on: January 21, 2017, 11:53:00 AM »
I'm looking for some kind of hamster to fit my new CZ200S Green rifle.  The "regular" hamsters that Rowan offers won't fit because the under rail doesn't come back far enough and the small amount of wood stock between the rail and the trigger guard is too short for drilling holes and attaching that way.  (It seems this new "Green" model is quite different regarding the stock than other 200 models.)

Rowan has a pretty fancy adjustable hamster (http://www.rowanengineering.com/products13.htm#steyrforend) which I THINK would work but it's REAL EXPENSIVE (about 360 Euros with the palm shelf added).

Do any of you know of other options for hamsters?  I think that ideally I'd like something that I wouldn't have to drill a hole into the stock to fit and that it should slide into the under rail and angle backwards towards the trigger guard.  Here's what the underneath looks like:



Thanks for any suggestions...


I have one of Rowan's hamsters on my Air Arms S400 MPR FT and really love it.
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Re: Adjustable Hamster other than Rowan?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 03:16:13 PM »
there are two others that I can think of at the moment, first off is the mac1 USFT palm rest :
http://www.mac1airgunshop.com/adjustable-kneerest-kit-us-ft-gen-ii-p/m1adjkneerest.htm



Its currently on sale for $150 depending on the options you get.(a good options and if it stays on sale long enough I'm hoping to get one)

The other is a similar design made RAW(rapid air weapons) currently on sale for $200:
https://www.rapidairweapons.com/xcart/product.php?productid=17615&cat=271&page=1



Both companies are known to make top notch guns and equipment and both options should fit the rail on your rifle.


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Re: Adjustable Hamster other than Rowan?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 03:59:46 PM »
Thank you, Joe!

I like the looks of the RAW unit and the pricing is much better than the Rowan.  I was just about to place my order but then saw they wanted THREE TIMES THE PRICE of shipping by MAIL to Canada as Rowan would charge for a larger and heavier unit, coming from a lot further (overseas) away.  Made me feel somewhat ripped off so I delayed on placing the order.  I'll see if any other options turn up.
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Re: Adjustable Hamster other than Rowan?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 02:42:20 PM »
Ended up ordering the Rapid Air Weapons hamster...  I called them to question the (what I thought was exorbitant) MAIL shipping cost, and they reduced it from US$66 to US$24.50.  Still more than Rowan charges for shipping a larger and heavier item from England, but much more reasonable.

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Re: Adjustable Hamster other than Rowan?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 05:04:50 PM »
Glad they were able to work with you  :)

I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it, and would be curious to here how you decided between it and the mac1 hamster?
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Re: Adjustable Hamster other than Rowan?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 12:11:40 PM »
Glad they were able to work with you  :)

I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it, and would be curious to here how you decided between it and the mac1 hamster?

I really didn't like the "bowl" used on the Mac1, and didn't feel like having to make a different base.  Plus, even with the "enlarged" photos of it on their site, it's hard to see the details of it, and I was less sure that it would work for me than the RAW.  May or may not be a mistake.  I did get one comment on the RAW unit though which suggested some people had found it not to be quite as solid as expected.

I'll let you know how I like it once it arrives.
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Re: Adjustable Hamster other than Rowan?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2019, 12:07:50 AM »
I've been using the RAW hamster for several years and find it to be very good. I did find that a piece of plastic 6'' pipe, 10" long  and 2-3" wide instead of the wood works really well. It's easy to adjust .
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