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Break Barrel Vibration Dampening

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    SkwirrelBeware
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    I grew up playing tennis.  Late 80s, "vibration dampeners" hit the market.  Basically nice Rubber bands that slid between strings, and truly absorbed vibration after hitting the ball.

    I've wrapped a piece of rehabilitation/exercise band around the barrel, mid-way, 5-7 laps with a basic square not.  Trying to absorb vibration.

    Is this theory snake oil or does it even have the slightest bit of validity?

    Trying to squeeze every bit of accuracy I can from this $100 break barrel, which I really like, after I made the trigger adjustment. 

     

    Thank you all in advance.

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    Ripper
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    I think something with more weight would be better but I don’t know For sure. I was a machinist and back when I was an apprentice one time I seen my boss wrap a clump of putty around a boring bar to keep the vibration down because it was chattering a little bit and it worked.

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    gambleone
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    A guy gave me his Diana 34 break barrel to look at cause he can't get it to shoot good. I may try a barrel dampener. Amazon has them for 9.99.

    i haven't even looked at it yet. He said he tried a few different types of pellets. I just joined & am new to this forum. I like it. Looks very informative.

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    Raden1942
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    Might want to bore scope that gun if you cant get it to shoot well. Try a few pellets first but those little 34s are usually pretty accurate. If it's not accurate chances are it's the barrel or a bad seal. Do the tissue test first thing….. Just trying to save you some time here. I have alot of time and frustration into springers lol. 

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    gambleone
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    Going to bore scope it & try the tissue test. Thank you Raden1942. I'll report back but might be a few days. Too many irons in the fire.

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    dan_house
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    try soft bedding the action in the stock.  https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=66631.0

     

     

    also some wieght in the stock will help

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    gambleone
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    I will try that. Thank you for the great info.

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    gambleone
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    I ordered 1/8" neoprene from Amazon. Going to give it a try.

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    gambleone
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    I have a Lyman bore scope and will not fit a .177. Barrel was very dirty. Got a lot of lead out. Back scope screws were a little loose. Front stock screws were loose. Removed stock, cleaned and oiled. I'll have to wait till tue when it warms up a bit to try it out now. I did order some 1/8" neoprene to bed it. Thanks to all . Great forum here.

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    Springrrrr
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    Take it apart and fabricate a shim that goes around the spring.  Make it either out of a smooth plastic soda bottle or a piece of metal shim stock.

    I have done this on a number of spring guns with full success on all.

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