AEA Challenger Elite Barrel Band Install

AEA Challenger Elite Barrel Band Install

****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 zero prior to installation.

***Tools needed – 2.5mm Allen Key***

1. Using a 2.5mm Allen Key remove the 3 M3 Screws, separate, and lay out the 7 components as shown in the photo below:

2. Place the bushings on the barrel. The silver coated bushing is closest to the muzzle followed by the gold coated bushing. The colored sides should both face the muzzle as in the photo below:

3. Install 1 half of the barrel band lining up the channels with the bushings. the silver arrow on the barrel band half MUST FACE TOWARD THE MUZZLE. Proper arrangement can be seen in the photo below:

4. Install the second half of the barrel band aligning it the same way as in step 3. Both silver arrows should be facing towards the muzzle. See image below.

5. Insert the 25mm M3 screw into the mid section of the barrel band and the 22mm M3 screws into either side of the bottom of the barrel band as shown in the images below

6. Get the threads started on all 3 screws… do not yet tighten them, just get the threads started. This will allow the barrel band to be slid into position as shown in the photo:

7. Snug up the mid section 25mm M3 screw until resistance is felt, then give it one full turn.

8. Snug up the 2 bottom M3 screws until resistance is felt. Alternate between the two screws, do not fully tighten them. Just until resistance is felt on both screws.

9. Now go back to the 25mm M3 Screw in the mid section and snug it up fully. ***DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN***. It does not require a lot of force to secure the barrel band. We use two fingers on the allen key to tighten all the screws, combined the 3 screws have a ton of holding force!

10. Fully snug the two 22mm M3 screws on the bottom, again ***Do not overtighten***. Alternate from one side to the other until they are snugged up.

11. Go back to the mid section 25mm M3 screw and snug it up completely. Again, it doesn’t take a lot of force to secure the barrel band. Just get it snugged down.

12. Go to the bottom screws one more time and snug them alternating between the two screws until both are snugged up.

13. Look at the bottom of the barrel band. There should be a gap as shown in the image below.

14. This completes the install. And you are ready to zero the rifle. If there is a large windage change to your zero (a minor change is not significant and should be adjusted with the scope) some twisting may have been instigated upon installation. If so, loosen the 25mm mid section screw, and gently re-center the barrel. Check that the windage error is corrected and re-tighten the mid section screw, double check the tension on the bottom two screws.

If you have any issues contact Black Arts Design for assistance.

 

 

AEA HP & SF series AR style Grip Adapter Installation

AEA HP & SF series AR style Grip Adapter Installation

1, Remove screw at base of factory grip.

2. Pull up on grip to remove from factory Grip frame.

3. For HP use M5 allen to remove M6 screw, For SF use M4 allen to remove M5 screw. ***DO NOT REUSE THIS SCREW WITH THE GRIP ADAPTER***

4. Remove factory grip frame.

5. Place Black Arts Design Grip Adapter at rear of trigger guard, ensure it is keyed to the back of the trigger guard.

6. Using the screw supplied from Black Arts Design insert and tighten. ***We recommend using a REMOVABLE LOW STRENGTH thread locker such as Vibra-TITE VC-3.***

7. Only use a 1/4×28 screw. We recommend 1 inch length to ensure maximum purchase area. Pre-inserting it into the grip can be helpful.

8. Position grip on grip adapter and gently seat it.

9. Carefully tighten the 1/4×28 screw ensuring not to cross thread it. If you feel unusual resistance back out and ensure the screw and threads are lined up properly. We recommend using either a star washer, or, a lock washer along with a flat washer.

10. Enjoy your new grip!

Avenger Bullpup Barrel Band Installation

  1. ****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 zero prior to installation.
  2. Remove the thread protector, moderator, or sound suppression device.
  3. The silver arrows on the inside of the barrel band must point towards the muzzle. It helps to remove the fill probe cover to aid in installation. 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.
  4. Align the Barrel Band with the air tube and slide it on. There should be resistance but not from the lower section. If the lower section will not slip on easily loosen the M3 screw a little further using a 2.5mm allen key.
  5. The barrel band can be fixed at any point along the barrel but not in contact with the fill probe cover or the plastic stock.
  6. 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.
  7. IMPORTANT:  DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!! Using a 2.5mm allen key carefully tighten the single M3 cap screw with a 2.5mm allen key ***Do not attempt to close the gap between the two sides, a gap should remain after snugging the screw***
  8. Zero your rifle and make any minor adjustments needed. If you have a large elevation or windage change repeat steps 2 through 8.

This completes the installation. The barrel band can lead to a shift from the pre-Barrel Band POI. Based on measurements taken from an unmodified 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 scope adjustment. If you have an extreme left or right POI shift ensure the Barrel Band is not skewed or ‘twisted’ and repeat steps 4 through 8.

Parallax Throw Installation

Parallax Throw Installation

  1. Identify the proper orientation of the adapter as shown in the images below. Matte side faces away from the scope or out.

2. (HELIX) Place the adapter onto Parallax knob as shown in picture, ensure the contours of the adapter are aligned with the contours of the Parallax knob, and is centered over both ridges.

 

2. (TITAN/NEXUS) Place adapter onto Parallax knob as shown in picture, ensure the contours of the adapter are aligned with the contours of the Parallax knob, and is centered over the two inner ridges.

 

3. Once adapter is situated correctly place the half with the brass heat set inserts onto the adapter as pictured. Adapter, matte side out, Throw flat side out.

4. Place second half of throw on adapter, again flat side out, insert the M3 cap screws and tighten them alternately until there is no gap between the parts. Once the gap is closed simply snug them up. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.

 

5. The throw is designed to be used as a tactile zero stop. By setting the parallax at a known distance and then installing the parallax throw with the long arm pointing in a specific direction, for example aligned with the elevation turret, a shooter can easily return to this known parallax setting without breaking from their sight picture. No need to look out of the scope to read the numbers on the side. If this setting needs to be changed simply loosen the throw and reset the position of the throw.

AEA Zeus (Gen 2) .72/.58, and Challenger Pro Barrel Band Installation

AEA Zeus (Gen2) .72 & .58. and Challenger Pro Barrel Band Installation

The Zeus Barrel Band is designed to be a tight fitting part. There are rubberized bushings in the barrel section. They are designed to allow a very close tolerance fit as well as provide some dampening effect.

It is best to have an established zero prior to installation of the barrel band. This is the only way to verify any large change in windage or elevation. There should be very little change in elevation or windage. But, if any twist was instigated upon the installation there may be a significant windage change. If this occurs see notes at end.

**MAKE SURE THE RIFLE IS IN A SAFE CONFIGURATION BEFORE BEGINNING INSTALLATION**

  1. There are silver arrows on the inner diameter of the air tube section. These arrows must point toward the muzzle end of the rifle.
  2. The Barrel thread protector can be on or off, off seems to aid on getting the Barrel Band slipped over the end of the barrel. Carefully ease the barrel band over the end of the barrel or thread protector. If needed, you can rotate the barrel band back and forth to assist in getting it started onto the barrel.
  3. Once the top portion is on the barrel itself, align the lower portion with the air tube. It takes some finesse to get it over the fitting at the end of the air tube. Push it on by alternating movement from the top and then the bottom of the barrel band. Ease it onto the air tube carefully.
  4. We recommend setting it close to the middle of the white lettering near the end of the air tube. However, the Barrel Band can be affixed at any location the user prefers.
  5. Try to ensure you have not instigated twisting during installation. You can slide it back and forth several inches a few times to get it re-centered.
  6. IMPORTANT:  DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!! Using a 2.5mm allen key carefully tighten the cap head screws alternating from left to right until they are snug. Do not overtighten.
  1. You are ready to zero the rifle.

If there are large windage changes to your zero, a minor change is not significant and should be adjusted with the scope, some twisting may have been instigated upon installation. If so, loosen the 2.5 mm screws, and gently re-center the barrel. Check the zero and then tighten the barrel band. Again, check zero.

Saber Tactical Chassis Magazine Holder

Saber Tactical Chassis Magazine Holder

1. Pre-Assemble the parts as shown below, take note of the orientation and position of the silver arrows.

2. Place the left side component, with brass inserts, on the Saber Tactical Chassis and ensure part is fully seated against the chassis.

3. Take the right side assembly from step one and place it on the chassis frame. Screws should be protruding from the part as seen in the image below. Fully seat the assembly against the chassis.

4. Tighten the lower screw with a 2mm allen key. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. It takes little force to hold the magazine holder in place.

5. Tighten the upper screw. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. You will know it is snugged well when the silver aluminum tube can no longer rotate. Use a finger to test for rotation as you tighten.

6. Insert and remove the magazine several times, there should only be slight resistance and only when twisting the magazine into the locked in position. If there is excessive resistance, repeat steps 5 and 6 and test again.

Avenger (Gen2) Barrel Band System Installation

Black Arts Design Air Venturi Avenger (Gen2) Barrel Band System Installation

Please follow the steps below in installing the Black Arts Design (Gen2) Barrel Band System for the Air Venturi Avenger.

  1. Shoot and zero your rifle in its current configuration at your preferred distance. Establish as consistent a group as possible with a solid zero. This will provide you a reference for changes to left and right POI.
  2. Install the Barrel Band system.

Forend Bracket

  1. Remove the plastic forend. There are 3 small pieces that will fall out during the process, keep a close eye out for loose parts during the process.
  2. Loosen the grub screws located in the factory barrel band, do so carefully and do not remove them all the way. There are some small plastic bits on the end of the screws (some models) which can and will fall out… never to be found as they are tiny!
  3. Slide off the factory barrel band carefully. You may notice a large rise in the barrel upon removal as the factory barrel band pulls the barrel down from its freed position quite a bit.
  4. With the factory barrel band removed you are ready to install the Black Arts Design Forend Bracket. It is the component with 2 allen screws inserted in its sides.
  5. Remove the 2 allen screws from the forend bracket using a 2.5mm allen key. Slide this part onto the end of the lower air tube.
  6. Install the left plastic forend half (when orienting from the top of the rifle) and ensure the picatinny rail is fitted properly to that side.
  7. There is a slot on the front bottom of both sides of the forend. The rectangular shaped bottom section of the Stock Bracket (with the brass heat set insert) will fit right into this slot. You may need to slightly move the Forend Bracket forward until it fits into the slot.
  8. Locate the M3 screw, smallest of the screws removed, and insert it into the forward screw hole of the picatinny rail. This will thread into the heat set insert within the supplied Forend Bracket with a 2.0 mm allen key. Do not tighten, just start it into the threads.
  9. Snap on the right-side plastic forend section onto the rifle. Make sure all the little parts (2 of them) are in their correct locations.
  10. Take the supplied M4 screws and install them into the 2 forward holes on each side of the forend. Do not fully tighten just start them into the threads using a 2.5 mm allen key. These 2 screws replace the M5 screws that came with the rifle.
  11. Install all remaining screws loosely.
  12. Tighten the M3 screw located at the forward position of the picatinny rail first, snug it up but not fully tight.
  13. Tighten the 2 forward side screws, the M4’s supplied with the parts, alternately until snug. Tighten the remaining screws, the M3 screw at the bottom of the stock and then the 2 M5’s screws on the sides at the rear of the forend.
  14. Tighten all remaining screws. Do not overtighten the screws attached to the Stock Bracket Part! They need to be snug but no need to crank them down as it could damage the part or the plastic forend.

 

Barrel Band

  1. ****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 zero prior to installation.
  2. Remove the thread protector, moderator, or sound suppression device.
  3. The silver arrows on the inside of the air tube section must point towards the muzzle. It helps to remove the fill probe cover to aid in installation. 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.
  4. Align the Barrel Band with the air tube and slide it on. There should be resistance but not from the lower section. If the lower section will not slip on easily loosen the M3 screw a little further using a 2.5mm allen key.
  5. The barrel band can be fixed at any point along the barrel but not in contact with the fill probe cover or the plastic forend.
  6. 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.
  7. IMPORTANT:  DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!! Using a 2.5mm allen key carefully tighten the single M3 cap screw with a 2.5mm allen key ***Do not attempt to close the gap between the two sides, a gap should remain after snugging the screw***
  8. Zero your rifle and make any minor adjustments needed. If you have a large elevation or windage change repeat steps 2 through 8.

This completes the installation. The barrel band can lead to a shift from the pre-Barrel Band POI. Based on measurements taken from an unmodified 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 scope adjustment. If you have an extreme left or right POI shift from pre-barrel the screw and ensure the Barrel Band is not skewed or ‘twisted’ and repeat steps 4 through 8.

FX Maverick/Impact Barrel Band Installation

Black Arts Design Barrel Band Installation

FX Maverick/ FX Impact

 

  1. ****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.
  2. Remove the thread protector, moderator, or sound suppression device.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. IMPORTANT:  DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!! Using a 2.5mm allen key carefully tighten the cap screws alternating from left to right until they are snug. ***Do not attempt to close the gap between the two  sides, a gap should remain after snugging  the screws***
  8. Zero your rifle and make any minor adjustments needed. If you have a large elevation or windage changes repeat steps 2 through 8.

AEA Zeus (Gen1), Challenger Standard(unshrouded), and Element Max Barrel Band Installation

AEA Zeus (Gen1), Challenger Standard (unshrouded), and Element Max Barrel Band Installation

Black Arts Design Barrel Bands are designed to be a snug fitting part. There are rubberized bushings in the barrel section. They are designed to allow a very close tolerance fit as well as provide some dampening effect.

It is best to have an established zero prior to installation of the barrel band. This is the only way to verify any large change in windage or elevation. There should be very little change in elevation or windage. But, if any twist was instigated upon the installation there may be a significant windage change. If this occurs see notes at end.

**MAKE SURE THE RIFLE IS IN A SAFE CONFIGURATION BEFORE BEGINNING INSTALLATION**

  1. There is a silver sharpie arrow on the inner diameter of the air tube section. This arrow must point toward the muzzle end of the rifle.
  2. Remove the thread protector from the end of the barrel to aid in getting the Barrel Band slipped over the end of the barrel. Carefully ease the barrel band over the end of the barrel using a slight rocking and twisting motion.
  3. Once the top portion is on the barrel, align the lower portion with the air tube and slide it on. Make sure the 3mm cap screw is sufficiently loosened and push it past the gold colored cap at the end of the air tube.
  4. Now the barrel band can be pushed evenly down the length of the barrel.
  5. The location is up to the user, however, it was designed to be positioned approximately 2 to 3 inches from the end of the air tube. .
  6. The barrel band is tight enough to move and hold the barrel left or right of center even before tightening it down. Try to ensure you have not instigated twisting during installation. You can slide it back and forth several inches a few times to get it re-centered.
  7. Using a 2.5mm allen key, tighten the cap head screw found on the side of the barrel band. Large amounts of torque are not needed but it should be firmly snugged up. Too much force can damage the part.
  8. You are ready to zero the rifle.

If there are large windage changes to your zero, a minor change is not significant and should be adjusted with the scope, some twisting may have been instigated upon installation. If so, loosen the 2.5 mm screw, and gently re-center the barrel. Check the zero and then tighten the barrel band. Again, check zero.

AEA HP/SF Folding Butt Stock Magnetic Closure

AEA HP/SF Folding Butt Stock Magnetic Closure

AEA HP/SF Folding Butt Stock Magnetic Closure Installation

***** IMPORTANT This product uses very powerful neodymium magnets. The strong magnetic fields near neodymium magnets can affect pacemkers, ICD’s, and other implanted medical devises. If you use a pacemaker, ICD, or other implanted medical device consult your Medical Doctor before using this product.**** Neodymium magnets produce strong magnetic fields. Avoid placing any electronic devices in the vicinity of the magnetic media.****

1. Remove the butt stock from the rifle by rotating the butt stock counter-clockwise.

2. Make sure the folding mechanism is aligned 90 degrees to vertical as in the image below. If it is canted the mag closure may not close properly.

3A. Slip the Black Arts Design magnetic closure clasp onto the folding stock adapter with the magnets facing the hinged side (opposite from the release lever).

3B. If your Mag Closure has a silver arrow on the inside you must align it so the arrow is facing forward towards the barrel. This is an updated version. See image below.

4. Slide the magnetic closure almost to the front of the threaded section of the folding mechanism, the section where the butt stock threads into.

5. Carefully close the folding stock mechanism ensuring the ¼ circular section where the magnets are aligns with the steel ring closest to the receiver section of the AEA rifle. See image below.

6. Make sure the magnetic closure is not catching or getting hung up.
7. Keep the folding stock adapter closed and ensure the magnetic clasp and the metal ring are mated together. While holding the magnetic closure in this position tighten the M3 screw using a 2.5 mm allen key. Snug it tight but do not overtighten!
8. Replace the butt stock onto the rifle.
9. Operate the folding stock and check for proper alignment and movement.
10. Do not allow the stock to ‘slam closed’ The neodymium magnets are brittle and can crack or break.