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Making Mongos- Where can I get 1" FBR?


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#1 arfink

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:04 PM

I'll keep this simple a short: I want to make mongos, and I'm having difficulty finding 1" FBR. McMaster seems to have it in 7/8" but not 1". My local Ace and Menards only go up to 3/4". Anyone know where I can get some?
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#2 therealnerfjunkies

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:43 PM

You can find it here and here.
Just wondering, did you even do a Google search.
Google and Amazon solve everything.

Edited by therealnerfjunkies, 06 March 2013 - 11:47 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:47 PM

Have you tried looking at your local Home Depot or Lowes?
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#4 arfink

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:50 AM

You can find it here and here.
Just wondering, did you even do a Google search.
Google and Amazon solve everything.


I understand your frustration, but I should have probably been more clear in my OP. I am specifically looking for places which supply 1" FBR of known good quality for the making of mongos. I know FBR doesn't vary that much, but some brands of 1/2" aren't as good as others, so I'm hoping those who have actually made mongos can weigh in a bit. Sorry for the confusion.

That said, thanks for the suggestion, and if I can't find out what others have used to make mongos out of, I'll likely try one of those. :)
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:17 AM

I understand your frustration, but I should have probably been more clear in my OP. I am specifically looking for places which supply 1" FBR of known good quality for the making of mongos. I know FBR doesn't vary that much, but some brands of 1/2" aren't as good as others, so I'm hoping those who have actually made mongos can weigh in a bit. Sorry for the confusion.

That said, thanks for the suggestion, and if I can't find out what others have used to make mongos out of, I'll likely try one of those. :)


Oh, I didn't realize that, sorry. Well, at least you now have a last resort.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

I love mongos and can use them pretty effectively, but I prefer jumbos instead. Here is a link to the foam that I use on my mongos: http://www.bestmater...cker-rod-100-cc
Darts made with that foam have a perfect fit (good for springers and air guns) in 1 in pvc pipe.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:26 AM

You might try looking for 1" OD pipe insulation; it'll come with a hole through the middle and is tougher than any FBR I've seen. I believe 1/2" insulation was about 1" OD, but it's been awhile. I have no idea how it compares to FBR pricewise (having never looked for 1" FBR), but it's pretty reasonably priced stuff.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

If you are interested, my ace carries 1in fbr for about $.60 a foot. I have used it for mongos and it is quite good foam. My ace is also in the same building as a post office. Send me a pm if you would like some.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:27 AM

I've been trying to find information about weights for Mongo sized darts, but it's pretty scarce. Does anyone have any information on weights for mongos?
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:04 AM

Does anyone have any information on weights for mongos?

Yes, the only weight I have ever seen used is a 3/4" steel fender washer. Here is a link to a write-up.
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#11 arfink

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

I was thinking it would be cool to weight them with a slice of superball. :)
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:43 PM

I was thinking it would be cool to weight them with a slice of superball. :)

Super balls are much harder than foam rubber is, so if you are concerned about softness, I wouldn't advise using them. Super balls are also probably much more expensive than the combined cost of foam rubber and steel washers.

Edited by DartSlinger, 08 March 2013 - 02:47 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

Yes, expensive, hard, and bouncy! Wheee!
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

Yes, expensive, hard, and bouncy! Wheee!

You should weight them with breast implants then.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:03 PM

I've made awesome mongos that used molten decorative gel clings molded in to a dome. They were mushy and sticky. Kinda fun until cat hair. That said, as long as you don't exceed about four times the acceptable mass for a micro sized dart (~1.0g), you should be fine. So that's about 4g. Personally, I'd make silicone domes. I'm really liking those lately.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

How far does a Mongo shoot from a typical [k26] powered homemade?
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:12 PM

I have no idea how mongos will perform at all. I plan on launching mine with a Titan-based air system, so probably they will go quite far. I'm just screwing around, and I'll post more when I've actually had time to do some experimenting.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:56 PM

I've made mongoes with a few different weights. the slug-like ones that I use at wars use a #8 3/4" washer, but I've also made a batch of ridiculous ones with 1" bouncy balls. I hollowed out half of a ball, glued in a 1/2" ball bearing, then hot glued that into foam. Obviously I would never shoot these at someone; with a sprinkler valve homemade I've shot them well over 200 feet. Plus you can make them in so many colors and cool patterns!

Edited by BOSS9, 08 March 2013 - 09:57 PM.

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