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#1 SirBlastalot

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 12:20 PM

I was playing around with my new longshot, seeing if I could maybe get the scope lined up/marginally useful. I pulled back the bolt, the stock collapsed, and I stabbed myself in the eye with the friggin' scope. Now I have a black eye. :D
I'd read about the stock collapsing thing, but I'd thought that would only be a problem with an overpowered spring, not a stock gun. I think now I'll just drill a hole through them both and stick a metal rod in there. I have a black eye now.
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#2 zxnam

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 12:40 PM

Yeah, I know that hurts. I had a spring replacement done though. I used 4 pieces of cpvc in the back, It works great. The metal rod idea would reduce weight though, interesting.....
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 12:44 PM

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:34 PM

it also works to take the stock off altogether. I think it looks better that way, but the pvc in the stock thing works well too.
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 04:20 PM

You're not the first. I'm pretty sure both Carbon and Ompa have smacked themselves with their SNAP charge-rods before.
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 07:18 PM

I was playing around with my new longshot, seeing if I could maybe get the scope lined up/marginally useful. I pulled back the bolt, the stock collapsed, and I stabbed myself in the eye with the friggin' scope. Now I have a black eye. :(

This part kills me every time.
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I broke my clippers trying to cut the spring. So I couldn't break the spring with my bare hands so I used a hammer to pound the clipper handle and one of the clippers broke off.

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 04:53 AM

I haven't had any problems so far with the collapsing stock. Is the problem that common? I like my adjustable stock, but hearing this makes me want to bring along a couple PVC lengths, a screwdriver, and a hot glue gun to my next war--just in case if it starts collapsing.
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#8 zxnam

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 08:48 AM

Have you done a spring replacement Frost? I didn't have any problem at all till I relplaced the spring, then I couldn't even cock it with out it collaspsing. The cpvc I used would probably reduce weight, also only 4 peices total worked great.
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#9 frost vectron

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 04:17 PM

Yeah, I just did a spring replacement, but no problems as of yet.

I noticed, though, that I don't push up against the stock very hard when I cock it.
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#10 NerfFreak

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 05:23 PM

With a stock LS, if you put pressure on the stock, and pull the bolt back fast enough, the stock will collapse.

I'd also recommened reinforcing it, no matter what.
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#11 SirBlastalot

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 11:51 AM

The only problem is I'd still really like to keep it adjustable. I tried replacing the little spring in the stock, but the orange plate on the inside was warping and looked like it would snap to easily. And I just can't bring myself to drill or do anything to my precious lil longshot... <_<
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