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H2O MAN
10-18-2012, 12:44 PM
A box containing my Blackfeather RS was sitting
on my front porch when I returned home today.

I'll open the box for inspection after this post, but I'm
super busy right now so my 16.25" build will happen slowly.

Canuck
10-18-2012, 01:03 PM
Very interested in how this goes, especially at the range. Keep us posted.

H2O MAN
11-17-2012, 12:52 PM
It has begun...

http://www.athenswater.com/images/CQB-16_BFRS.jpg

Strewth
11-17-2012, 02:03 PM
Ohhhh, pretttty. Very interested in range report as well. Have fun! Looks like a cool build!

BuckingFastard
11-17-2012, 06:39 PM
Awesome stuff, looking forward to seeing the finished product and what she can do

H2O MAN
03-10-2013, 06:58 AM
I may remove the spacer and cheek riser, but other than that my CQB-16-BFRS is complete.

http://www.athenswater.com/images/CQB-16-BFRS-M4.jpg


EDIT: This rifle is not complete just yet, I have the new M14.CA railed hand guard on the way
and plan to remove the CASM and move the M4 out in front of the receiver and low on the rail.

jwirecom109
03-10-2013, 08:10 AM
Hows it shoot?

H2O MAN
03-10-2013, 08:21 AM
Hows it shoot?

It shoots great!

This SEI barreled action had been in a few different stocks
before I put it in the RS and it has shot great in all of them.
The RS has given me more of what I like in a lighter package.

Strewth
03-11-2013, 11:00 AM
It shoots great!

This SEI barreled action had been in a few different stocks
before I put it in the RS and it has shot great in all of them.
The RS has given me more of what I like in a lighter package.

So the stock didn't really contribute to mechanical accuracy, but really helped with personal accuracy? (Does that make sense? Maybe I'll say it this way: The heft, weight distribution and comfort of the stock contributed to faster target aquisition and a steadier/easier hold?)

Looks good! What's at the front of the forend? Is that a light? Tailcap activation?

H2O MAN
03-11-2013, 11:11 AM
So the stock didn't really contribute to mechanical accuracy, but really helped with personal accuracy? (Does that make sense? Maybe I'll say it this way: The heft, weight distribution and comfort of the stock contributed to faster target aquisition and a steadier/easier hold?)
The BF RS didn't hurt accuracy, it's as good as it was in the SAGE EBR. The near perfect balance does help with speed and stability.


Looks good! What's at the front of the forend? Is that a light? Tailcap activation?
Thanks. Yes, it's a Scout light that I activate by pressing the tailcap.

lone-wolf
03-11-2013, 02:07 PM
Nice

H2O MAN
04-20-2013, 04:28 PM
Nice

Thank you.

I have made a few changes including the installation of a FDE SHG.

http://www.athenswater.com/images/CQB-16.SHG.M4.jpg

http://www.athenswater.com/images/CQB-16.SHG.X-14.jpg

lone-wolf
04-20-2013, 04:40 PM
Hows the trigger finger distance from the grip to the trigger? Seems like a large gap in the photos.

H2O MAN
04-21-2013, 07:29 AM
Hows the trigger finger distance from the grip to the trigger?
Seems like a large gap in the photos.

I see the gap, but the distance from the back of the grip to the trigger is slightly less
on the Blackfeather than it is on my older SAGE EBR. Also, I wear XL gloves, but I don't
have extra long fingers.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/562347_639725686044623_1398628303_n.jpg

matty86suk
04-21-2013, 10:57 AM
How is it running irons, I like the black feather but want to run irons sites...

H2O MAN
04-21-2013, 07:15 PM
How is it running irons, I like the black feather but want to run irons sites...

It's OK for CQB ranges, but the comb needs to be about 1/4" lower in
order for me to run irons the way I like. Maybe M14.CA can come up
with a new butt stock adapter to address this...

Knowing that I can't use the irons the way I want right now helped
me choose a red dot optic that has the lowest potential for failure.