WHERE THERE’S A WHEEL …

Airgun World - - Points Of You -

I have an Air Arms 510 car­bine and I’ve just bought a Hawke Sidewinder FFP. My prob­lem is, when I put the large wheel on I can’t get the mag’ out. I’ve been in touch with Rowan, but they couldn’t help. I’ve read on-line that some peo­ple have cut a chunk out of their wheels, with­out much suc­cess. I was won­der­ing if you had any idea on how I can re­solve this. I’m new to this sport. I’ve only been do­ing it cou­ple years, but I love it. I just do tar­get shoot­ing at the mo­ment. My son and I go to John Bid­well’s place and shoot in the open air on Sun­days. Love the mag, by the way. BOB SAUN­DERS

Hi Bob, your prob­lem is a com­mon one and if a ri­fle loads its mag’ into the left-hand side of the ac­tion, as yours does, then apart from re­mov­ing the side­wheel each time you insert a mag­a­zine, your only op­tion is to have a sec­tion of the side­wheel re­moved. This can be a DIY job, but you’d prob­a­bly be bet­ter off go­ing to a lo­cal en­gi­neer­ing firm to get it done. As ever, all sugges­tions from read­ers who have solved this prob­lem will be wel­come! – Ed

Un­less your ri­fle’s mag­a­zines load into the right-hand side of the ac­tion, you could well be look­ing at a side­wheel mod­i­fi­ca­tion.

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