Originally Posted by simona
It is interesting that Steyr have gone for this unusual barrel plating. It would have been the easiest thing in the world (and no doubt cheaper) for them to fit a standard LW barrel. They are not interested in ineffective guns.
They must be convinced that these barrels offer some benefit, perhaps even beyond corrosion resistance. As far as I know they fit barrels of this type to their pistols and they totally clean up on the 10 m scene.
I will be picking up a new 110 FT soon. I intend to shoot it for a good while before doing any meddling at all. It's the first match gun I've bought for years and I'm going to give it every chance to prove itself in standard form. I am under no particular pressure to make it work or for it to perform miracles as I have a good gun already, I will give this new thing time. If all else fails I guess I will go down the replacement barrel route but this won't be done lightly.
Alan, RE. pellets. The other FT guns I've owned in recent years (a P70 FT and a very good Ripley) have not been fussy with Exacts. In general I agree that the vast bulk of the Exact batches do group. It's my Walther that's the problem, it's so hard to understand how that gun can be so amazingly accurate with certain batches yet so fussy too.
My younger pals have come to my aid and informed me that I was shooting a Walther at this time as was Mr Penman,we had no problems at all with 99% of the pellets Paul got only this rouge batch "25" Davie remembered .... They grouped in nothing , ev2 Daystate,walther ,steyr ,Vulcan
,cant comment on newer steyrs as mine is the shorter 110, but suffice to say it is the longest I have stuck with the one rifle and cannot fault it in any way ! Very accurate and consistent and I have (apart from floating the barrel ) not tweaked in any way , in fact I have not been inside it since new
Close to being the most accurate gun I have owned , pipped by the GP but that's a whole new story