After acquiring a +Bow spring, I decided it was going to my longshots. I cut 2 portions of the spring into 4 1/2 in. segments and popped them in. I pulled back on the charging handle, when my old rival, the boltsled, snapped. After cursing furiously at now obliterated piece of plastic, I popped another one in its place. this one, much newer, didn't snap on the drawback. Instead, it bent, prohibiting the plunger rod from catching. This is my solution on how to fix that problem.
Tools And Materials Required:
- Tin Snips
- Needle-Nosed Pliers
- 2 Gripping Utensils
- Bicycle brake/gear cable
- threaded rod
- 2 nuts
- 2 washers
- 5/8 rubber hosing(Optional)
First off, cut the steel brake cable so it is out of the housing and has clean ends.
Now Remove the bolt pin and drill here on both sides.
Thread your steel cable through the hole where the bolt pin was formerly located, then feed it through the holes you drilled.
Cut at your desired length. make sure to leave enough room for it to double over about 1/2 an inch.
Fold your steel cable with your pliers. It should double over about half an inch. place your washers on, the cable leading the the boltsled on the inside.
Stick the washers on your threaded rod, throw on your nuts, and Bam! there you go. For the added touch, get your spice-weaseling 5/8 rubber tube and cut it to the length of your threaded rod. Cut it down one side, and place it over the rod. Wrap that sucker in E-Tape, and your all done!
Your finished product should look a bit like this:
I also have a video on how it works:
This thing sounds really powerful...
Questions? Comments? Spice weasels? I hope this helps out those folks who don't want anything snapping back at them. Another plus side of this mod is: you don't have to take your longshot apart!
Edited by SorrowX, 14 June 2009 - 10:37 PM.