Holy recoil

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    ptthere
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    Well, I swapped mods on my Benjamin Summit .22 this weekend, and today I figured I would put it through it's paces… And after one shot, this happened all at once:

    Epoxy coating blew off the back of the mod.

    Stop ring for the parallax adjustment blew off the back of the adjustment ring (Discovery VT-R scope btw).

    Internal mounting post for the butt-pad broke inside the stock.

    This all happened in ONE shot. I can't seem to catch a break. The mod is an easy fix, as well as the butt-pad, however annoying it may be, but I am not sure what to do with the scope. Shipping it to China for warranty work is an arm and a leg for a scope that costs almost the same as the shipping rates. My fiance saw it happen and suggested I buy something better… So maybe I got the green light from the Mrs. to pull the trigger on the SWFA I have been looking at. Either way, it's frustrating.

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    Skillet
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    Did you forget, and load it with black-powder?!

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    JamesD.
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    It’s a over gassed Summit. I’m not surprised.

    Guy just shot a squib load in .357 Super Redhawk , then FOUR MORE ROUNDS until he realized he had 5 stuck in barrel. All 5 out, no visible bulges but measurements & welders dye remain to see, then testing. Told my buddy I would not be testing that in hand. He said if in spec he will but wouldn’t a rifle. I asked what, ya don’t want a bolt sent through your head? 

    I can’t fathom not realizing something was wrong after 2nd shot. I think it needs to be detuned let alone a springer proof scope, & something happened with new mod install.  I personally only use Leapers or UTG on any spring gun. I keep nice scopes nice on PCP’s. Good luck.

     

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    It’s a over gassed Summit. I’m not surprised.

    Guy just shot a squib load in .357 Super Redhawk , then FOUR MORE ROUNDS until he realized he had 5 stuck in barrel. All 5 out, no visible bulges but measurements & welders dye remain to see, then testing. Told my buddy I would not be testing that in hand. He said if in spec he will but wouldn’t a rifle. I asked what, ya don’t want a bolt sent through your head? 

    I can’t fathom not realizing something was wrong after 2nd shot. I think it needs to be detuned let alone a springer proof scope, & something happened with new mod install.  I personally only use Leapers or UTG on any spring gun. I keep nice scopes nice on PCP’s. Good luck.

     

    The mod is fine, actually works very well… No pellet clipping or anything like that. The scope is a Discovery Optics scope with great glass in it, and is "magnum springer" rated (obviously not though). I never took a second shot. I had two friends with me as well who saw this all occur, and it was a bit embarrassing.

    I sent a message to Discovery to see what my options are, but if nothing good comes of it I will be moving on to a different brand (SWFA or something else that is built like a tank). I suspected the FPE on this rifle was running a little hot, and obviously my suspicions were correct. I was always worried about the inside of the scope coming apart… Not the outside of it.

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    MikeVV
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    That's because it's a "moderator"!

    He should have used a silencer or suppressor…

     

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    MikeVV

    That's because it's a "moderator"!

    He should have used a silencer or suppressor…

     

    Mike

    It's all of the above. 1/2-20 UNF stainless threads with a 3mm walled aluminum outer, and all steel and nickel internals in 5 chambers. They work very well for noise suppression.

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    pt: Did it sound different? Reason I ask is one night I was cleaning and oiling my springer and got a little too much SILICONE oil in the thing. Cracked like a 22LR and flames shout out the barrel 18 inches. Didn't think silicone oil was supposed to do that.

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    pt: Did it sound different? Reason I ask is one night I was cleaning and oiling my springer and got a little too much SILICONE oil in the thing. Cracked like a 22LR and flames shout out the barrel 18 inches. Didn't think silicone oil was supposed to do that.

    Yes it did crack a bit, the round was definitely supersonic. When the gun arrived the first thing I did was break it down and clean up all the thick brown lube that Crosman uses before they package these rifles. When the new mod arrived this weekend, it had similar thick orange-looking thick lube in it that I flushed out with a parts washer and then blew out with compressed air, but there must have been some residue left behind because I could "smell the burn" after that shot.

    Interestingly, now that the stop ring has dislodged from the parallax wheel, I can now focus down to 9 feet 😂.

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    PT after all that damage have you put another pellet through it without the moderator? 

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    PT after all that damage have you put another pellet through it without the moderator? 

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    No I have not (yet). I'll probably get to it later this morning.

    Good news however, I got a hold of Discovery Optics and they were very prompt and polite. They are sending me out a new scope on their dime. As far as the original scope, they said "just glue the ring back on and keep it." So I'll give them another shot. Scope should be at my doorstep by Saturday.

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