What hardness/density neoprene rubber should be used? I see several different Durometer or Shore ratings. Thanks.
Would this work?http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-x-1-8-50-Closed-Cell-Neoprene-Weather-stripping-/320495781084?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4a9f0984dc
I have a question. My Diana 34 is extremely accurate at 25 yards, but, like most springers, it is very hold sensitive. I know that this soft bedding is supposed to help eliminate the hold sensitivity. My biggest problem is with the point of impact changing. I've learned to be very consistent with the hold, hence the ragged one-hole groups I get. The problem is that the groups just keep changing poi, as much as 1/2" to 1", and this is really puzzling to me. My question: do any of you think the soft bedding will take care of this "wandering" poi issue? Thanks for any thoughts!
Thanks Timmy! I'll give it a try! Standard size envelope with $1.20 in postage affixed? Thanks!
Pictures of Soft Bedding a Beeman R-1:1- Cut your 3/8 to 1/4 inch wide Strips2- Peel back the sticky back3- Place along inlet line of stock leaving 1/16 inch gap up from edge. (if you put right on the edge, as material mushes, it extends out over the edge and flakes off.4. Same as above5- Fore Stock bedding in place6- Leave a little gap for the cross-pin that holds trigger in place. The material on each side will hold up the cross-pin just enough that the cross-pin will no longer gouge little dents in the stock. Both sides of the cross-pin will now be floating.7- Same as above8- Mark from underneath, then cut out the curve of trigger opening for back piece of bedding9- Showing back end bedding. Can use smaller pieces and put in like a puzzle to make it easier10- Using "C" clamp to get front stock screws started (material sets metal 1/8-inch higher in stock so holes don't line up). NOTE: I do this alone. But when doing a friends gun he was able to hand grip it tight enough to get screws started without clamps. 11- Same as above
Wow. The soft bedding really made a difference in my D34! The rifle has always been a tack driver, but the poi constantly changed, by as much as an inch, sometimes more. I have always used the artillery hold, but this rifle was extremely hold sensitive, so I would basically need to use reference marks to position the rifle to get a consistent poi, and even that sometimes didn't work. So, after reading this thread, and urged on by Timmy Mac, I gave the soft bedding a try, and VOILA!!! The rifle is no longer hold sensitive, and will group, even changing where and how it is supported! The bedding has also made the rifle much quieter, due no doubt to the insulating property of the foam. I am thrilled with the results! Thank you, Mike, for your discovery, and thank you Timmy for making this info and material available to us.
Question for TimmyMac1 Do you still have the 1/8 neoprene available? If not, can you point me in a direction to buy some?Thank you, Don