Written on: 13/01/2012 by Kimm742 (59 reviews written)
The BSA Scorpion is a very accurate PCP, and of course the barrel is the key. Not only is it match quality, it's also floating i.e. screws into the action and doesn't touch any other part of the gun. From the point of view of accuracy this is very very good; however, a steel bar that is basically unsupported across 95% of it's length can pose problems, potentially exerting much leverage upon the fixing and causing retention problems. And if the gun should take a knock on the muzzle,the the barrel becomes a crowbar.
Which is where this little device, which I came across by accident, comes into the picture. A figure-of-8 shaped plastic bracket, it slips down over the muzzle then over the air reservoir and provides much needed support along the barrel's length. If it were metal it might cause more problems (all due to waves and frequencies of resonance and vibration),but as it's plastic it has a bit of natural "give" so no problems.
It's very precisely made, and the grub-screw used to "nip it up" in place almost isn't needed.
The sad thing is that if this little gizmo does it's job, you'll never know- your Scorpion will simply continue to have a nice solid barrel fixing.
The science behind the problem and it's cause is sound,and I would say that the reason for this bracket is equally sound. And at under £10 I would say it's a very good investment.
Where can you get one? Have a look on E-Bay, and a seller called Westcoastcj. And I assure you I am not connected to this seller in any way,other than as a happy customer.
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