Knight - Maybe Maybe Not!
Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:19 AM
It was the 50-cal/KRB7............
We were in the process of moving from North Dakota to Oregon,so I just packed it up with the rest of our belongings.(Still in the box)
After that it sat in the gun storage area for six months(I know"Rolling eyes")...LOL
Finally my nephews and brother in law wanted to go shooting and I said I would go along too.
Bringing my pistols a few rifles and the Knight.
After shooting for a bit,I brought out the Knight,loaded it up with two pyrites(average load) and a sabot bullet,fired it down range(fell in love with it as soon as the trigger was pulled)!
My nephew wanted to shoot it,so we reloaded it,same rounds and he shot it,no problem.As soon as he tried to dump the spent primer,the trap(trigger assembly) wouldn't open!
Finally after a bit of ideas it came apart and we found the slide assembly was cracked on both sides of the slide bar!!!!!!
I got ahold of Knight,they said as long as I only had two shots from the inline,that I could send it in and they would cover the parts,labor and assembly.......But I still would like to know why the inline did that and if I'm going to have to sell it and replace it with a different model.....(I really like this one)!
God,family and friends-What else is there..................
Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:43 AM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:07 PM
In the end, the best I can offer you is that "stuff happens". (I know... "Duh!") It would not surprise me at all if your rifle was simply defective from the factory. (Obviously it can happen with anything mass-produced, even with quality control inspection supposedly in place.) I have a new pistol right now that I had to send back to the factory 3 weeks ago for failure to extract. It stinks! Hopefully Knight will fix you up in a hurry. I wouldn't blame you for selling off the gun though. Sometimes we just need to get that bad taste out of our mouth. Best of luck moving forward!
PA IHEA & NBEF/IBEP Instructor
Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:13 PM
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:03 AM
Like PA Ridge Runner I shoot the older style Knights and I have a Disc rifle. With the older style I find 80 grains of powder and a 300 grain XTP will 99% of the time produce excellent accuracy and all the hunting power I need. Even the 240 grain XTP shoot very well.
My Disc is a powder pig, and likes BlackHorn 209 and Shockwaves. But again.. Knights are great rifles.
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