Irish Olympic target shooting

Snappy disaster.

Was moving the rifles from the safe at home to the safe in DURC so that I could train there during lunchtime. As I’m walking, the strap on the Anschutz rucksack bag undid itself and the bag fell off my shoulder and dropped the three feet to the ground. It’s happened once or twice before (though on grass) so I didn’t panic, I just picked it up and walked into the range. Then when I was taking the rifle out of the bag to put it in the safe I noticed the bag was bending where it shouldn’t be bending.

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Disaster. The sintered stock has had several complaints over the years on the net about people having exactly this happen to them – the pistol grip is apparently a weak point in the design. I’d been planning on buying a Peli17xx case next month for just this reason as well. 🙁 *sigh* And I liked that stock, it was damn easy to adjust and I’d set it up properly for myself. At least all the adjustments can be carried over to a new stock fairly easily, even the customisation of the pistol grip (by just taking off the pistol grip and moving it to the new stock). Well, I keep hearing about the fabulous after-care you get from Anschutz and it’s why I bought from them in the first place, so it’s time to fire up the email client and send them a “Help!” email. They don’t make the 2002CA anymore though, so I don’t know if they still have stocks. Fingers crossed…

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  • By New Sights! « 10point9 on September 17, 2010 at 23:38

    […] foam in the case is just a bit too deformable for my paranoia after my original snappy disaster, I guess. Likewise for the new iris and […]

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