STICK A BUNG IN IT!
When I first bought my new BSA R10, I posted a couple of pictures of it on Facebook, as you do. A few of my shooting buddies instantly piped up about buying a ‘bung’ for the filling port. With a little bit of research I found what they were all talking about, and seven quid later I had one on order.
It was something I hadn’t even considered, and it made perfect sense to plug the hole. You see, even though the filling port is situated on the underside of the rifle, it’s still an open hole. If left open, then it is possible that dirt and moisture could get in, so it really is essential that the hole is plugged up to prevent this from happening.
The rubber bung that I ordered sits flush with the base of the stock, and has a small cord for easy removal. What’s more, the cord just happens to be the perfect length to sit over the lug that I use to attach my bipod and carry strap – sorted! It’s no big deal removing the bipod each time I want to fill the rifle, and having it set up this way means that if the bung were to get pulled out accidentally, I won’t lose it because the bipod will hold the cord in place – result!
This little rubber bung could prevent a whole world of problems down the line.
The filling port is open and could allow dirt or moisture to get in.
It’s the perfect fit, and the cord sits snugly around the bipod lug.
A little rubber bung will solve the problem.