Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Started the modifications on my 2240

Today I had an opportunity to work on my 2240 for a bit. I started on the mods I talked about in my previous blog post and got a couple of them done. I installed a 12 gram Boss high performance valve and I swapped the 24" .22cal barrel for a 14" .22cal barrel. Now it's ready for the custom polished aluminum shroud from A.C. and a new scope! I will probably order the scope and shroud within the next couple of days and install them soon after they arrive. Then it's on to accuracy testing and some chrony numbers. The shot count won't be great with the Boss valve but I do have an HDD installed that will help offset some of the wasted gas. It should make for a nice compact hunter with a little bit of punch to it. I know it will look nice as well with all the custom bits and pieces I have on the gun. I'll take some new photos and post them once I have it all together.

Stay tuned for more...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Going to change up the 2240 "Poor Man's" match rifle

I've been wanting to change my 2240 from it's match rifle configuration to either a carbine or pistol. It has a detachable stock on it as of now, so I can actually have a dual configuration just like my 1740 "Raven" and my 1377 "Ultra Carbine", both of which I like very much. I sold the Williams peep sight and the aluminum brake with the Lyman globe since I have no use for them anymore. I will swap the 24" .22cal barrel for a 14" .22cal barrel and probably shroud it. I still haven't decided on what type of shroud I want yet, it will either be all black or polished aluminum. The gun is all black with polished aluminum and stainless steel accent pieces, so I am thinking a nice polished aluminum shroud from A.C. Custom Parts may be just the ticket for it. As far as sights, I am going to go with a compact 3-9x32 scope, maybe one of the new Bug Busters? I love red dot sights but I already have them on 3 of my guns, so I want to scope this one instead. It should look pretty nice once I am done with the changes. Here is what it looks like now, stay tuned for the "after" photos!