Okay, so buttons on the jacket are now moved so we’ve gone from “as much support as a wet towel” to “as much support as a dry scratchy towel”, which is an improvement, but I think the new jacket is still as necessary as before. I could get the buttons moved a bit more, and next time I’m near WTSC I will, but it really does feel like a stopgap measure.
The plastic cover over the top of the foresight arrived in the post on tuesday (thanks Ryan!) and is on the foresight now.
Weighed the rifle – all-up weight is currently 5.18kg. Leaving a margin of 50g or so gives me 270g to play with when adding weights to the rifle, which I’m going to put here, behind the cheekpiece (when they arrive):
That should shift the CoG of the rifle even further back towards me (right now it feels like it’s maybe an inch behind my gloved hand at the most).
I’ve also taken a dremel to the pistol grip and cut some of it away, letting me bring the trigger right back towards me, which gives a much nicer trigger hand position and makes getting proper trigger finger positioning that little bit easier to do consistently.
I still need an index point on that trigger blade. I keep looking at the MEC and TEC-HRO trigger blades and pondering if €85 for a piece of aluminium the size of half my little finger is something I can live with 😀