View Full Version : scope and barrel shroud problem solved here
07-13-2006, 05:56 PM
This is what i have done to my gun, and now she is a wonderful machine of simutated warfare
First i got a dot scope and mounted it on the sight rail, but it was hard to look through with the mask on, so i got a riser rail off of ebay, mounted the sight rail ontop of it (that setup required a slight amount of modification with a grinder.)
The scope now sits at the perfect height to look through it even with the mask on
now the barrel i got for my gun was a midnight stick made by 32 degrees. It would not fit through my shroud, so i took it to a lathe in my dads shop. I simply shaved the metal down to the calibure of the stock barrel.
this does not harm the entegrity of the barrel so much that you would call it "weak" Its made out of metal, remember. its hard to make metal "weak"
it even makes it look more badass showing the brushed metal effect through the shroud
alright here she is so far
07-14-2006, 12:51 AM
Hey thats pritty nice looking :) I was also about to get my barrel lathed down, wasnt sure how it would effect somthing as thin as a barrel but looks like a serious option. Thanks for blazeing the trail and posting it here for us.
07-14-2006, 04:22 PM
It would be nice if you could tell us more about the riser rail. Im not into cutting the uper ledge of my stock off...
It was really sweat the only thing you need know is a egg or something and you will be the king in the woods =)
Looks like the MR serie is not a big bug after all:rolleyes:
07-14-2006, 07:11 PM
its easy to find the riser rail on ebay
search "scope mount base" and you can find alot of different mounts
heres one for example:
It is a 20 milimeter riser, and it has holes to bolt the origional mr2 rail onto it
Note- i had to modify the mr2 rail with a grinder slightly, and it is only held by one bolt, but it is definately still secure enough
and for lathing the barrel down, there shouldnt be any problem for how little you have to shave off to make it fit the shroud
07-19-2006, 02:12 PM
Here is an option using a see-through riser rail (tri mount) that you can purchase on e-bay for $18.00 + shipping.
The rail rases the sight by about 1 1/8" allowing you to see through it with a mask on by pressing the mask close to the stock. You can also mount in on the side where the flashlight is currently mounted.
The barrel is a 14" thuderpig that fits the shroud. I'm hoping that the straight rifling will give a better shot consistency. The barrel has a tighter bore than stock allowing for a better match with smaller paint.
07-20-2006, 07:41 AM
I just got my scope today and ran into the same problem everyone seems to be having. I bought a riser rail off ebay: Link (http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=008&item=180008535599&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBI%3AIT&rd=1)
We'll see how it works out. I'd rather not have to modify the stock, I'd probebly just make a new one anyway. Maybe out of wood . . .
07-20-2006, 08:45 AM
Didn't they field test this stock? If they did they either didn't use a mask or they don't site down the barrel at all.
I'm still not happy with the stock being in the way of my mask (V-Force Profiler). I tried the scope on the top rail = mask hits stock. I now added a 1" offset rail. Its real close but I still have to push my mask into the stock if I want to see center in the scope.
With all this testing I find that I don't like where the stock rests on my shoulder (the point of stock digs into shoulder). Maybe its just me but it sits too high on my shoulder when I try to look through the scope. Does this bother anyone else?
Although the stock looks nice, it is pretty much useless too me as is. I think I will cut the top bar off so I have more clearance for my mask. I'm also thinking of heating one or more places to try to bend the stock slightly to angle it down so it rests on my shoulder better.
Has anyone tried heating/bending the stock at all? :questionicon:
If I screw it up I'll probably get a new stock. They look to be a little adjustable. http://www.jetcityspecialties.com/Spyder.htm
07-20-2006, 08:06 PM
Not a very functional design. The fact that their ad (Kingman) shows a weaver mount red dot on the top rail just adds insult to injury. It's nothing but eye candy.
A raised rail helps, but too high and your loader is on an angle. Sounds like a raised and offset rail would do the trick, but that just looks goofy.
Do they know about the issue? I would guess yes. why else is the MR3 designed with a sloping stock and a raised rail/handle?
Wishful thinking but it would be nice if Kingman would manufacture a useful stock and sell it to frustrated MR2 owners. Heck I would even volunteer to design it for them.
07-21-2006, 12:25 PM
thebiest, I have to say, I really like your MR2, it looks awesome... I wish I had a lathe...