****PRIOR TO INSTALLING THE BLACK ARTS DESIGN BARREL BAND ENSURE YOUR AIR RIFLE IS UNLOADED AND IN A SAFE CONFIGURATION!!*****
Remove any installed moderator/suppressing device. There is no need to remove the thread protector if no moderator. The thread protector actually aids in the installation.
Ease the barrel section of the Barrel Band (the ¾ circular end) onto the end of the barrel. It does help to slightly rotate the barrel Band in a clockwise direction. This will avoid the thread protector from rotating and assist it onto the end of the barrel.
Once the Barrel Band has slid onto the barrel. Align the barrel band with the air tube and ease it down over the air tube. The Barrel Band will be snug but should slide down the air tube and barrel with only moderate effort. If large amounts of force are required to move it along the air tube STOP and contact Black Arts Design immediately.
The Barrel Band is designed to be aligned at a position of your choosing along the length of the air tube. Do not place it on the dust cover (the cap where the fill port is located). This cap needs to move freely to access and cover the fill port. Locate the Barrel Band at your desired position making sure you do not instigate any ‘twist’ to it. The tight fit of the Barrel Band to the air tube minimizes this but does not eliminate the possibility. If it is misaligned, or slightly twisted, it can shift the barrel left or right.
Now that you have determined the Barrel Band’s position take the rifle out and fire 10 to 20 shots. This will allow the Barrel Band and rifle to ‘settle’ and align.
****IMPORTANT – READ FIRST****DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN! It takes very little force to secure the Barrel Band to the air tube. Verify it is secure by simply pushing gently forward and backward on the base of the Barrel Band. Once there is no movement the Barrel Band is secured. Using a 1.5mm allen key tighten the 2 grub screws on the bottom of the Barrel Band. Place the longest end of the allen key in the grub screw and use the short end of the key to tighten the grub screws. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. Tighten them incrementally and alternately until snug. Only snug the grub screws until the Barrel Band is secure using the method in the bolded text at the beginning of this step. Using too much torque on these screws will result in changing the fitment and causing the Barrel Band to ‘oval’ and it can impact the fit of the Barrel Band to the barrel as well. Again, it takes very little torque on the grub screws to secure the Barrel Band.
Check and Zero your rifle.
This completes the installation. The barrel band can lead to a shift from the pre-Barrel Band POI. Based on measurements taken from an unmodifed factory rifle the barrel and air tube are not completely parallel with each other. Therefore, the location you place the Barrel Band can impact the degree of elevation change depending on where along the length of the air tube/barrel it is placed. However, any changes should be minor and easily rectified with a slight elevation adjustment. If you have an extreme left or right POI shift from pre-barrel band loosen the grub screws and ensure the Barrel Band is not skewed or ‘twisted’ and repeat steps 5 through 9.
**** The Dreamline and Streamline Barrel Bands look exactly the same. However, they are designed and printed with different tolerances. To tell them apart the Streamline has a small spherical indentation printed into the part on the bottom above the heat-set inserts****
****PRIOR TO INSTALLING THE BLACK ARTS DESIGN BARREL BAND ENSURE YOUR AIR RIFLE IS UNLOADED AND IN A SAFE CONFIGURATION!!*****Make sure you have an established a zero prior to installation.
Remove the thread protector, moderator, or sound suppression device.
The silver arrows on the inside of the air tube section must point towards the muzzle. Carefully slip on the shroud section, with the two bushings, onto the shroud. It will be a tight fit. You can use a twisting motion to overcome the leading edge of the shroud.
Align the Barrel Band with the CF bottle and slide it onto the CF bottle. There should be resistance but not from the lower section. If the lower section will not slip on easily loosen the two cap screws further using a 2.5mm allen key.
The barrel band can be affixed at any point from the front of the bottle to the mid-section, just before the bulged area where the labeling appears on the bottle. Placing it on this bulged area is not recommended.
Do not tighten the Barrel Band yet. We highly recommend shooting 10 to 20 shots to let the barrel band and rifle ‘settle’. Also take this opportunity to check your zero, elevation is not a concern at this point but if your windage has shifted drastically from your prior zero twist the barrel band very gently until your shots are centered.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!! Using a 2.5mm allen key carefully tighten the cap screws alternating from left to right until they are snug.
Zero your rifle and make any minor adjustments needed. If you have a large elevation or windage changes repeat steps 2 through 8.