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Old March 22, 2012, 03:45 PM   #26
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What do those counterfacing wedges do? Do they slide against each otherl?
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Old March 22, 2012, 06:03 PM   #27
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It looks to me ....like you lock them in place...but John will have to tell us...
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Old March 23, 2012, 12:46 AM   #28
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I was speculating, but will leave it to John to explain how it works.
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Old March 23, 2012, 06:32 AM   #29
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Had me fooled. Funny what you read and what you think.
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Old March 23, 2012, 10:24 AM   #30
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What we had, here, was a failure to communicate.
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Old March 24, 2012, 06:09 PM   #31
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They slide when you fire.
It is not really adjustable in the mechanism. The more expensive ones also have adjustments, but the base system has nothing to do with adjusting how you shoulder the weapon.

When you fire the gun slides down the one plate instead of back against you.
Someone indicated this slows the recoil down reducing felt recoil rather than truly redirecting the recoil.

Only works for singles. Would never try it on anything else, but then again a BT99 isn't so hot for doubles anyways

I imagine you don't see many b/c the basic is $149 and the adjustable is $249.
As much as I liked it, I would have to be making a bit more money than I am now to buy another. But, hopefully, someday...
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Old March 26, 2012, 12:03 PM   #32
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Cost isn't the reason you don't see them around....

I see a lot of GraCoil systems ...and they're $ 400 - $ 500 installed in my area.../ and I think the JS Air Cushion stock conversion is about the same cost ..maybe a little more.

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Old March 26, 2012, 04:19 PM   #33
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Jim, the JS units were $900 20-years ago. They've probably gone up since then.
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Old March 26, 2012, 04:31 PM   #34
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woops ....thanks zippy ....
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Old March 26, 2012, 06:54 PM   #35
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Well, true. This system probably does not have the recoil reduction of a piston system.
What is the expected lifetime of the piston system?
I have only fired a piston system once on a borrowed gun. I am comparing mostly to the rubber and other recoil pads.
I imagine this system is considerably more robust than the piston systems.
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