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#1 sputnik

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:25 PM

First Gen Recon, AR's removed, E-tape added to increase spring power, barrel hole covered.
It was getting better than average range for an indoor gun, and made for a good primary there.

What I did.

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That is a BBB plunger inside the stock, covered with Aluminum tape.

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A quarter glued inside to cover the hole.

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AR-15 spring cut down, hot glued into a bottle cap to match the ARMED diameter.

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The spring at rest.


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I singled the Recon the same way as my LongShot.


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A Barrel protector. (The PETG stays on the copper pipe.)

The ranges with BS stefans vary from 45'-55'.
Frankly, I had hoped for more.

Any suggestions that may help me out?

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:39 PM

What exactly did you mean by Adding E-Tape to increase spring power?

The only thing i can think of that you could improve is the seal on the reverse plunger with e-tape under the O-ring, but is that even possible without asking for the tube to get deformed?
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:42 PM

What exactly did you mean by Adding E-Tape to increase spring power?


I forget where I saw it, but I think 'OfAll did it. Basically you wrap E-Tape at the front part where the spring rests, and then cut some off. It compresses the spring more for better power.
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:43 PM

What exactly did you mean by Adding E-Tape to increase spring power?

The only thing i can think of that you could improve is the seal on the reverse plunger with e-tape under the O-ring, but is that even possible without asking for the tube to get deformed?


http://nerfhaven.com...showtopic=10498

Except with E-tape, of course.


And no, not really an option there, there is almost no room.
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 09:18 PM

Wow, I was just planning on using that same breach method on a recon I got. I'm glad someone else did it with success. I should be doing a similar mod soon. How long is the barrel? Maybe it should be shorter.
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:06 PM

Instead of using e-tape, I put 3-4 O-rings around the plunger tube. I use OD 1", ID 15/16". You have to be careful not to use an O-ring that's too thick, or else it will catch on the those vertical walls that act as guides for the plunger tube. Other than that can't think of anything else off hand, I've never single any of my Recons.


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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:21 PM

Wow, I was just planning on using that same breach method on a recon I got. I'm glad someone else did it with success. I should be doing a similar mod soon. How long is the barrel? Maybe it should be shorter.
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Barrel is 7"



Instead of using e-tape, I put 3-4 O-rings around the plunger tube. I use OD 1", ID 15/16". You have to be careful not to use an O-ring that's too thick, or else it will catch on the those vertical walls that act as guides for the plunger tube. Other than that can't think of anything else off hand, I've never single any of my Recons.


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