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#1 louiec3

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:26 PM

Huge shout-out to Rogue for getting me to do this, and generally being an awesome person.

If your reverse plunger snapped in half, blew up, or was eaten by your demonic cat then this is for you.

Order some of this super-duper nylon tube from McMaster. 8628K64

Then cut it down to 4". Oh my you have a lot left over. You should break some more plungertubes, or you should've bought some from me *wink wink*

Then cut out a 7/8" circle from 1/4" polycarbonate, and sand it down till it fits snugly in the tube. Superglue it in so the front face is 1/2" away from the end of the tube.

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Then add 3 screws to hole it down. Clip off the heads of the screws and file them down. Then superglue them in.
Add another ring of super-glue around the circle. We don't want that going anywhere.

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Then sand that area down, and add e-putty.

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Then goop over it just for that extra touch.

Then use pipe-cutters to cut off the front end of your plunger tube (stock one).
Dremel that out, and dremel the front of your new plungertube down. They should fit snugly in each other. Then use Fishin' Glue to secure it down.

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While that's drying, get an arrowstorm and a sister, and unleash six arrows on your sister. By the time your done watching in horror as she rips the fins off your arrows the glue should be dry. Then add another layer of glue around the edges, and warm up your hotglue gun to fix the arrows. Once all the fins are re-attached everything should be dry again.

Throw it in your gun, and you're good to go (you might need a larger o-ring). Unless you have a deploy in that case you have to cut this piece down.

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As for durability of this it feels very sturdy. I don't think this will break unless you have a [k26] in your gun.
Only time will tell though.

Edited by louiec3, 16 May 2010 - 07:39 PM.

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#2 archangel24

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:33 PM

Damn, probably not as durable as an aluminum pt but easier to make.
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#3 NerfRogue83

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:37 PM

Great work Lou, just as I described to ya! This will allow me to safely test my new spring choice for Ratchet. Well done buddy.
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:45 PM

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:24 PM

Pure awesomeness. I loves it. Will definitely be making at least 3 of these. I'm a little worried about that front glue joint, as it will be taking a lot of the blow. Keep us updated on how that super glue holds. Also, you mentioned a larger o-ring, so is the ID actually larger? And I assume that a stock spring fits around this?
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#6 louiec3

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:48 AM

The id is only slightly large. I had to wrap a couple layers of teflon tape under the o-ring to get a good seal.

The od is the same, so the stock spring will fit over it.

That front joint is secure. I'm more worried about the back joint coming off, but Rogue will do some test when he gets it, and he'll let us know.
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#7 mbisc8

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:34 PM

Nice job Louie. I'll make one when my Raider turns into fail.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

My Recon plunger tube just broke. I was thinking of buying the Retaliator to replace it but it turns out your guide is quite simple and easier than the ones in directory. Good job.

Is the plunger tube still in working condition and does the range increase or decrease?
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