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jwmurphy
01-03-2008, 07:14 PM
I have seen these on some pictures of rimfire Br guns.
Where do you find them?
Jim

Bill Wynne
01-03-2008, 08:50 PM
If you are speaking of wrist weights you can find them at a sporting goods store.

brad541thb
01-03-2008, 10:11 PM
http://accurateshooter.net/GOTW/jofrrangex614.jpg

Ask Joe Friedrich where he got this one since it is on his rifle.

jwmurphy
01-03-2008, 10:24 PM
That's exactly what I am looking for.
I have tried sporting goods stores and all I find is velcro wrist weights.

brad541thb
01-03-2008, 10:40 PM
I knew it was that's why I posted it. Here's what I would do.

Email Joe Friedrich or send him a pm. He will be glad to help you I'm sure.

I have spoke with Joe on the phone. Super nice guy.

Brad

brad541thb
01-03-2008, 10:43 PM
Here's his email address.

jafracing@hotmail.com

Beau
01-03-2008, 10:44 PM
That's a diving weight. Just google diving weights. I think they're around $14 for two. Or maybe it's a bicycle inner tube with lead in it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Neoprene-dive-weights-2lb-ankle-weights-1-pair_W0QQitemZ230209042457QQihZ013QQcategoryZ74004 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

brad541thb
01-03-2008, 10:54 PM
Beau,

You may just be right.

I don't see a buckle on Joe's weight.

Here's the closest thing I have seen in color to Joe's.

http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-154/045013/McNett-Ankle-Weights.html

jwmurphy
01-03-2008, 11:03 PM
Thanks All, I sent Joe a e-mail.
Jim

brad541thb
01-03-2008, 11:04 PM
No problemo! ;)

Fred J
01-03-2008, 11:51 PM
I got mine at Academy. They are green in color and they weigh one pound each. I'll try and find the box they came in.

KEN HARPER
01-04-2008, 09:04 AM
I got mine at Academy as well. They are ankle weights, not wrist weights.

Beau
01-04-2008, 09:08 AM
I think most people cut the buckles off and sew the weight up so it will fit the gun. I have a couple of them but can't really see the benefit.

Bill Wynne
01-04-2008, 10:09 AM
A couple of the guys I shoot with have evolved this idea into lead butt plates for their rifles and that works very well. It can easily add 1 1/4 pounds.

Fred J
01-04-2008, 11:27 AM
Check in Sporting Goods at Walmart as well. They might not have the same variety as Academy , but they may have what will work for you.

Joe Friedrich
01-04-2008, 01:02 PM
Jim, The one that i bought and use are the Mcnett ankle weights, Brad's reply #8 put a link to a site that sells them. The other Gentlemen also offer you great suggestions at a cheaper price. I do cut off the attachments, and use a Zip Tie to keep it together. There is a draw back depending on your stock length and rest system you use, ( not having enough room for the weight attachment). If you decide to give it a try, buy the regular one the large will be to big, and they do stretch.

Jim, it was a quick fix to help balance out the rifle. I still use it on my rifle, but will be re-placing it with a weighted butt plate in Brass.

I hope this helps and Thank You Gentlemen.

Take Care.....Joe

jwmurphy
01-04-2008, 03:07 PM
Thanks Joe and all others, I may get one, but the weighted butt plate may work better.

KEN HARPER
01-04-2008, 06:00 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think a lot of Joe's rationale in using the ankle weights was in helping to reduce vibration and to a lesser extent in adding more weight rearward.

Bill Wynne
01-04-2008, 06:11 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think a lot of Joe's rationale in using the ankle weights was in helping to reduce vibration and to a lesser extent in adding more weight rearward.

Ken,

Due to the weight of the tuner on the end of the barrel adding weight to the butt helps with balance and slows the recoil. The rifle just feels better to me when I shoot. In unlimited I don't know if you can put too much weight there.

Fiddler
01-04-2008, 08:07 PM
Just take the butt plate off and add weight to the rear of the stock???? You want to balance the gun and cut vibrations, true??

Bill Wynne
01-04-2008, 09:56 PM
Just take the butt plate off and add weight to the rear of the stock???? You want to balance the gun and cut vibrations, true??

That'll work for me. :)