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Offline Elo76

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Springer Backup Rig
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:58:37 PM »
So...does everyone take a backup rig with them to a shoot?

If you do, what's your primary and backup?

Rifle:
Tune:
Scope:
Etc:

My primary is a.

TX200
Vortek SHO
Hawke ED 10-50x60mm
Rowan adjustable trigger and adjustable buttstock

Secondary.
HW97K
Vortek SHO
Hawke ED 10-50x60mm
Rowan extra setback trigger and adjustable buttstock
« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 02:01:40 PM by Elo76 »
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.177 - HW97K Blue Laminate (Hawke Sidewinder 10-50  ED) - Vorkek PG2 SHO
.177 - TX200 Walnut (Hawke Sidewinder 10-50  ED) - Vorkek PG2 SHO
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.177 - Ruger Blackhawk Elite (UTG 4-16) - Vortek PG2 12 ft/lb - Flying Dragon T05 Trigger
.177 - Gamo Silent Cat - ARH E3650 Spring - Lube Tune
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Re: Springer Backup Rig
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 05:12:04 PM »
I know that I SHOULD have a backup rig. I don't. Yet.
Having said that, since it would require purchase of a second rifle, I would most likely get a second HW97 as my backup just for simplicity in keeping spare parts on hand.
Ed, how often have you needed to go to your second rig?
Bob
PS: I LOVE having a reason to buy another rifle. THANKS!!!  ;)

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Re: Springer Backup Rig
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 07:25:00 PM »
Well...as of now...I haven't had to use a backup rig.  I just relied on my D34 last season which served me well but is now setup solely for Gunslynger.  I purchased the TX and HW late in the year to see what I would like better.  I set them up the same.  Right now I'm liking the TX so I already contemplated buying another to have 2 exact setups.  I will decide sometime throughout this season once they get some matches under their belt.
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.177 - HW97K Blue Laminate (Hawke Sidewinder 10-50  ED) - Vorkek PG2 SHO
.177 - TX200 Walnut (Hawke Sidewinder 10-50  ED) - Vorkek PG2 SHO
.177 - Diana 34 (UTG 4-16) -  Vortek PG2 SHO - Modified T06
.177 - Ruger Blackhawk Elite (UTG 4-16) - Vortek PG2 12 ft/lb - Flying Dragon T05 Trigger
.177 - Gamo Silent Cat - ARH E3650 Spring - Lube Tune
.22 - Ruger Air Magnum (UTG 4-16) - Vortek PG2 - T06
.30 - Hatsan MOD 130S Vortex

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Re: Springer Backup Rig
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 11:55:25 AM »
Yep, understood, Ed.
I do replace the spring every season, even if the rifle is shooting great.
Proactive peace of mind.

If I were investing a big hunk of money to travel to a contest, I think I'd be very motivated to have a backup rig.
Best wishes,
Boinger Bob

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Re: Springer Backup Rig
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2019, 07:55:12 PM »
When going to a big 2 or 3 day match i belive a backup rifle is smart to have.

When going to worlds I was lucky enough to have multiple  offers to borrow backup guns as I only had on WFTF Piston  gun.

Keeping the guns the same model is nice, spare parts like a spring kit and seals are drop in for both guns.

My main:
HW97k
Chopped hw spring and my own guide/ tophat
Hawke Sidewinder ED 10-50
Rowan Extra set back
RAM 1.5" ball socket mount (hamster)

Backup:
HW97K
Vortek
Tac Vector 10-40 Gen 2
Same Ram mount.

Now that the wife will potentially  be shooting  piston my spare has now become her main (if I don't get a different gun better for her)

Backups are nice. I bring scopes and kits all ready to go with pre determined numbers on them.
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Re: Springer Backup Rig
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 08:27:22 PM »
Cameron ,
Could you please tell me what a RAM 1.5" ball socket mount (hamster) is?
Mitch
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Re: Springer Backup Rig
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2019, 08:43:07 PM »
Cameron ,
Could you please tell me what a RAM 1.5" ball socket mount (hamster) is?
Mitch

Hey Mitch,

Its something like this.

Ram Mounts RAM-111 1.5-Inch Diameter Ball Mount with 6.25-Inch by 2-Inch Rectangular Base and 2.5-Inch Round Base, Black Finish https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000AXXZH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_28FACb07N6QME

I use a diamond shaped base instead of the circle one, but it acts as a ball socket adjustable riser.
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