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ACZ Ultra FT Stock

ACZ Ultra FT Stock

Top competition shooters in any discipline, are a fastidious bunch, and personal customisation is therefore all the rage.

Getting a gun to properly fit is what it’s all about, and once this is achieved, muscle strain and awkward stretching, should become things of the past. On test here is a specialist custom stock which can be easily fitted by virtually anyone. The ACZ Ultra FT Stock is designed to provide fully adjustable features to enable anyone to get the best from their shooting, and it’s supplied by Sure Shot Airguns, based in Suffolk.

Primarily, these stocks are aimed at serious shooters who want to keep their existing rifles, but upgrade it in some way, improving the handling and fit above all. At the time of my test, these stocks were available for various Air Arms S400 derivative models, but Sure- Shot are to expand the range to cover a variety of makes and models. Here’s how I fared.

Easy Fit

Fitting this stock should be extremely simple. My old standard S400 was first up, but when I offered up the action, it soon became obvious that the pressure gauge on the underside of the action, was actually offcentre. Not a problem when the Air Arms standard factory stocks incorporate a fairly wide aperture/ recess for the gauge to pass through, yet more awkward with the Ultra FT configuration where the cut-out is only just bigger than the gauge. Having raised the issue with Sure-Shot, subsequent models may feature a wider opening in the gauge area. If it does get awkward, the three large bolts holding the front section of chassis, can be unscrewed, and the gauge fed through the aperture that way. Continuing the test with a loaned S400 MPR action with a perfectly straight gauge, it went straight on. One single stock screw holds all these actions in place, and Sure-Shot supply a replacement hex bolt which is much shorter than standard, to allow for the new FT stock to fully tighten. Once in position, you may note the way the action is only held along the length of the breech block, and the main cylinder is therefore allowed to flex and expand as necessary. This is standard procedure for most top target PCPs, and good attention to detail.

Construction

The main chassis of these stocks is constructed from highstrength Duralumin AW7070, and it’s finished in a hard black anodised coating, to a thickness of 50 microns; so it should prove hard-wearing. As for the three wooden sections, the cheekpiece, pistol grip, and palm rest, can be specified in either Black lacquer, Beech, or a laminate finish. My test stock came with Black Lacquer fittings, and the matt, grippy surface feels good. Weight-wise, an interesting point to note is that the standard wooden MPR stock comes in at 2.3lbs, whilst this replacement Ultra FT stock weighs exactly twice that at 4.6lbs (the Bench Rest (BR) version is also available at 3.7lbs). A significant increase then; changing the handling quite dramatically. Of course, that’s exactly what many shooters/competitors want, and part of the great appeal of these stocks.

Adjustability

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Making adjustments to suit the individual, is not something to be rushed, more an exercise to be executed over several practise sessions at the club. Take each section in turn, and relax and tweak, as necessary; then tweak again until all falls into place.

To adjust the position of the front forend, just slacken both hex bolts from the underside and slide the assembly along the accessory rail. Re-tighten the bolts when it all feels right. With the whole run of the accessory rail to play with, final positioning should suit all. For an indication on dimensions, the measurement from centre of barrel to base of the raiser plate is approximately118mm – well within the 150mm maximum permitted in this area for HFT.

As for the pistol grip, a change of position is possible, by unscrewing the bottom bolt and resetting the grip on one of four pre-drilled mounting holes – basic but effective. Extending length of pull, cheekpiece position/ height, butt hook angle, and height are all easily achieved by slackening hex bolts, making minor adjustments, and re-tightening when happy.

Optional counterweights were supplied for the test, which include a 4.75 inch bar and four weights, designed to alter the balance from the butt if deemed necessary. The bar just screws into the butt hook assembly, in any of the predrilled holes, and weights can be added or removed to suit.

Conclusion

What stands out with this custom stock is the sheer simplicity of the design, and I have to say, the quality of the machining is impressive. It’s a great product, and if this particular style of match kit appeals to you, then I highly recommend it. Stocks are available to fit straight on to the Air Arms S400, S410, S510, MPR models, Ultimate Hunter, and HFT500. Stocks will very shortly be available for the Air Arms S200 and TAU BRNO MK300 Sniper models.

PRICE:
ACZ Ultra FT (Field Target) Stock (R or L handed): £360
ACZ Ultra BR (Bench Rest) Stock (R or L handed): £330
Optional Weight Set (bar and four weights): £20

CONTACT: Sure Shot Airguns Ltd 0844 800 3550 www.sureshot-airguns.co.uk

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ACZ Ultra FT Stock

ACZ Ultra FT Stock

Top competition shooters in any discipline, are a fastidious bunch, and personal customisation is therefore all the rage.

Getting a gun to properly fit is what it’s all about, and once this is achieved, muscle strain and awkward stretching, should become things of the past. On test here is a specialist custom stock which can be easily fitted by virtually anyone. The ACZ Ultra FT Stock is designed to provide fully adjustable features to enable anyone to get the best from their shooting, and it’s supplied by Sure Shot Airguns, based in Suffolk.

Primarily, these stocks are aimed at serious shooters who want to keep their existing rifles, but upgrade it in some way, improving the handling and fit above all. At the time of my test, these stocks were available for various Air Arms S400 derivative models, but Sure- Shot are to expand the range to cover a variety of makes and models. Here’s how I fared.

Easy Fit

Fitting this stock should be extremely simple. My old standard S400 was first up, but when I offered up the action, it soon became obvious that the pressure gauge on the underside of the action, was actually offcentre. Not a problem when the Air Arms standard factory stocks incorporate a fairly wide aperture/ recess for the gauge to pass through, yet more awkward with the Ultra FT configuration where the cut-out is only just bigger than the gauge. Having raised the issue with Sure-Shot, subsequent models may feature a wider opening in the gauge area. If it does get awkward, the three large bolts holding the front section of chassis, can be unscrewed, and the gauge fed through the aperture that way. Continuing the test with a loaned S400 MPR action with a perfectly straight gauge, it went straight on. One single stock screw holds all these actions in place, and Sure-Shot supply a replacement hex bolt which is much shorter than standard, to allow for the new FT stock to fully tighten. Once in position, you may note the way the action is only held along the length of the breech block, and the main cylinder is therefore allowed to flex and expand as necessary. This is standard procedure for most top target PCPs, and good attention to detail.

Construction

The main chassis of these stocks is constructed from highstrength Duralumin AW7070, and it’s finished in a hard black anodised coating, to a thickness of 50 microns; so it should prove hard-wearing. As for the three wooden sections, the cheekpiece, pistol grip, and palm rest, can be specified in either Black lacquer, Beech, or a laminate finish. My test stock came with Black Lacquer fittings, and the matt, grippy surface feels good. Weight-wise, an interesting point to note is that the standard wooden MPR stock comes in at 2.3lbs, whilst this replacement Ultra FT stock weighs exactly twice that at 4.6lbs (the Bench Rest (BR) version is also available at 3.7lbs). A significant increase then; changing the handling quite dramatically. Of course, that’s exactly what many shooters/competitors want, and part of the great appeal of these stocks.

Adjustability

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Making adjustments to suit the individual, is not something to be rushed, more an exercise to be executed over several practise sessions at the club. Take each section in turn, and relax and tweak, as necessary; then tweak again until all falls into place.

To adjust the position of the front forend, just slacken both hex bolts from the underside and slide the assembly along the accessory rail. Re-tighten the bolts when it all feels right. With the whole run of the accessory rail to play with, final positioning should suit all. For an indication on dimensions, the measurement from centre of barrel to base of the raiser plate is approximately118mm – well within the 150mm maximum permitted in this area for HFT.

As for the pistol grip, a change of position is possible, by unscrewing the bottom bolt and resetting the grip on one of four pre-drilled mounting holes – basic but effective. Extending length of pull, cheekpiece position/ height, butt hook angle, and height are all easily achieved by slackening hex bolts, making minor adjustments, and re-tightening when happy.

Optional counterweights were supplied for the test, which include a 4.75 inch bar and four weights, designed to alter the balance from the butt if deemed necessary. The bar just screws into the butt hook assembly, in any of the predrilled holes, and weights can be added or removed to suit.

Conclusion

What stands out with this custom stock is the sheer simplicity of the design, and I have to say, the quality of the machining is impressive. It’s a great product, and if this particular style of match kit appeals to you, then I highly recommend it. Stocks are available to fit straight on to the Air Arms S400, S410, S510, MPR models, Ultimate Hunter, and HFT500. Stocks will very shortly be available for the Air Arms S200 and TAU BRNO MK300 Sniper models.

PRICE:
ACZ Ultra FT (Field Target) Stock (R or L handed): £360
ACZ Ultra BR (Bench Rest) Stock (R or L handed): £330
Optional Weight Set (bar and four weights): £20

CONTACT: Sure Shot Airguns Ltd 0844 800 3550 www.sureshot-airguns.co.uk

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ACZ Ultra FT Stock

Top competition shooters in any discipline, are a fastidious bunch, and personal customisation is therefore all the rage.

Getting a gun to properly fit is what it’s all about, and once this is achieved, muscle strain and awkward stretching, should become things of the past. On test here is a specialist custom stock which can be easily fitted by virtually anyone. The ACZ Ultra FT Stock is designed to provide fully adjustable features to enable anyone to get the best from their shooting, and it’s supplied by Sure Shot Airguns, based in Suffolk.

Primarily, these stocks are aimed at serious shooters who want to keep their existing rifles, but upgrade it in some way, improving the handling and fit above all. At the time of my test, these stocks were available for various Air Arms S400 derivative models, but Sure- Shot are to expand the range to cover a variety of makes and models. Here’s how I fared.

Easy Fit

Fitting this stock should be extremely simple. My old standard S400 was first up, but when I offered up the action, it soon became obvious that the pressure gauge on the underside of the action, was actually offcentre. Not a problem when the Air Arms standard factory stocks incorporate a fairly wide aperture/ recess for the gauge to pass through, yet more awkward with the Ultra FT configuration where the cut-out is only just bigger than the gauge. Having raised the issue with Sure-Shot, subsequent models may feature a wider opening in the gauge area. If it does get awkward, the three large bolts holding the front section of chassis, can be unscrewed, and the gauge fed through the aperture that way. Continuing the test with a loaned S400 MPR action with a perfectly straight gauge, it went straight on. One single stock screw holds all these actions in place, and Sure-Shot supply a replacement hex bolt which is much shorter than standard, to allow for the new FT stock to fully tighten. Once in position, you may note the way the action is only held along the length of the breech block, and the main cylinder is therefore allowed to flex and expand as necessary. This is standard procedure for most top target PCPs, and good attention to detail.

Construction

The main chassis of these stocks is constructed from highstrength Duralumin AW7070, and it’s finished in a hard black anodised coating, to a thickness of 50 microns; so it should prove hard-wearing. As for the three wooden sections, the cheekpiece, pistol grip, and palm rest, can be specified in either Black lacquer, Beech, or a laminate finish. My test stock came with Black Lacquer fittings, and the matt, grippy surface feels good. Weight-wise, an interesting point to note is that the standard wooden MPR stock comes in at 2.3lbs, whilst this replacement Ultra FT stock weighs exactly twice that at 4.6lbs (the Bench Rest (BR) version is also available at 3.7lbs). A significant increase then; changing the handling quite dramatically. Of course, that’s exactly what many shooters/competitors want, and part of the great appeal of these stocks.

Adjustability

Making adjustments to suit the individual, is not something to be rushed, more an exercise to be executed over several practise sessions at the club. Take each section in turn, and relax and tweak, as necessary; then tweak again until all falls into place.

To adjust the position of the front forend, just slacken both hex bolts from the underside and slide the assembly along the accessory rail. Re-tighten the bolts when it all feels right. With the whole run of the accessory rail to play with, final positioning should suit all. For an indication on dimensions, the measurement from centre of barrel to base of the raiser plate is approximately118mm – well within the 150mm maximum permitted in this area for HFT.

As for the pistol grip, a change of position is possible, by unscrewing the bottom bolt and resetting the grip on one of four pre-drilled mounting holes – basic but effective. Extending length of pull, cheekpiece position/ height, butt hook angle, and height are all easily achieved by slackening hex bolts, making minor adjustments, and re-tightening when happy.

Optional counterweights were supplied for the test, which include a 4.75 inch bar and four weights, designed to alter the balance from the butt if deemed necessary. The bar just screws into the butt hook assembly, in any of the predrilled holes, and weights can be added or removed to suit.

Conclusion

What stands out with this custom stock is the sheer simplicity of the design, and I have to say, the quality of the machining is impressive. It’s a great product, and if this particular style of match kit appeals to you, then I highly recommend it. Stocks are available to fit straight on to the Air Arms S400, S410, S510, MPR models, Ultimate Hunter, and HFT500. Stocks will very shortly be available for the Air Arms S200 and TAU BRNO MK300 Sniper models.

PRICE:
ACZ Ultra FT (Field Target) Stock (R or L handed): £360
ACZ Ultra BR (Bench Rest) Stock (R or L handed): £330
Optional Weight Set (bar and four weights): £20

CONTACT: Sure Shot Airguns Ltd 0844 800 3550 www.sureshot-airguns.co.uk

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