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Hybrid Hopper, Combines Hopper With Brisc

03 August 2010 - 03:03 PM

As we all know, the Hopper clip has been changing the name of the game. High-powered long range guns now have the rate of fire to compete with pretty much any other gun. However, the biggest drawback of the hopper is that its unwieldy as fuck: I'm not a fan of dealing with a two foot clip sticking of the top of the gun. Thus: I introduce to you, a new style hopper.

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I call it, Muttonchop's Hopper, also known as, THE CHOPPER. Lets get a video of this in progress

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How does it work? Instead of having a stupid long clip at the top, it sits parallel to the main body of the gun. The 'hopper' holds three to four darts at a time, but the recoil and airflow from the gun firing is enough to load the next dart. Mind you, this also means the Chopper works better with springers. I did test this out with a HAMP, and while it fired the darts impressively, it did not feed as perfectly due no 'recoil' and no reason to point it down during the normal motions of firing.

Now, as a note, I may mention that the 'recoil' of the gun is what helps advance the next dart. In reality, it is the turbulence of the air pushing the darts back and forwards again as the dart leaves the barrel. I tend to use the two terms interchangeably, but I do want to set the record straight as to (what I believe) is actually happening. In addition, I do believe the physical 'recoil' of the gun, that is, the spring decompressing and rattling the frame of the gun, also assists in loading the next dart.

Now, I think of this as a progression of the hopper, with an BRISC influence. Thus, thanks go to everyone who has contributed to the development. Also, much can be learned from Ryan's DIY write-up. Many questions can potentially answered there. Also, thanks goes to Jlego, whose interest in this kept the idea alive, and to Split, whose feedback and workshop proved invaluable.

Write-up below! Two videos are embedded, both of which appear to be smaller images then the other pictures

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All required parts. Pretty much, 1/2" pvc, a wye, a 45 degree elbow, and some kind of end cap.

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Whatever you are using for the 'hopper' portion, ream out the input. This will allow darts to fall easily into the wye, ready to be fired.

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Using a dremel, sand out the bottom of your elbow. You want to get rid of the ledge that would otherwise impede the dart.

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Sand out the bottom of the 'clip' output. allowing for darts to fall easier. Combined with the above two steps, all that is needed for a dart to fall from the clip to the wye is a slight downward motion

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The entire thing assembled. I would suggest gluing it together, superglue holds well enough if you do not have the time to solvent wield.

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BAM, it works. Yes, I had to jiggle it a little bit to get the dart to fall out, but it fell right to the wye one the first drop. I merely wanted to illustrate that it had made the journey without any major interruption.

Not Happeneing

11 October 2009 - 10:19 PM

When: Saturday, October 17th
Time: Starting at 11am (so I can sleep off the booze) going until whenever
Where: Ashbridge/Rosemont Park in Rosemont, PA, 19010
Why: Cause its been a while since I got to nerf and I wont make anything until DCNO cause of rugby

Im not going to write up a huge rules list, simply don't be a douche-nozzle. Im not going to put up with people having gay ass drama in between them or generally ruining the day for other nerfers. I have no problem kicking people out / kicking them in the junk.

Also, don't bother responding if you won't be there or are only a maybe. I don't care. Respond just so I have a basic head count of people who WILL make it; I'll try to get at least some kind of plan.

Also, bring a RoF gun: magstrike or raider or something similar. I plan on having at least one Magazine/RoF round. Those kicked ass at Gnomefest.

If you have a legit question, feel free to PM me. Looking forwards to a good day nerfing.

Psn Recreational Group

09 August 2009 - 10:39 AM

Hello All. I know the previous PS3 thread died due to douchebaggery, and some previous iterations of the 360 one suffered the same fate. Guess what? The current 360 thread is alive and well, mostly due to people being civil. Lets try to maintain that.

To keep things neat, I will be taking all the data from the original thread and re-posting it here. If you wish to add somebody to your friends list, please inform them you are from Nerfhaven. Credit to the previous semi successful version goes to Tennis8668.

When posting, please state your PSN ID and games you play most often online. If you post at a 5th grade level, I will ignore your post. Examples:

OMG Guys I am teh best at Killzone!!!!11 Lol add me @ Cockmonger I will pwn j00 all!

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Big Bad Beast

23 November 2008 - 11:02 PM

Now, after bringing a recon and a NF to my first war, I realized I needed to up my arsenal. I decided to go with a BBB and a at2k, but I thought hauling both of them around would be a bitch. After looking around the forums, I saw many people had integrated at2ks into their bows. I liked the idea, but thought there was major room for improvement.

Barrel Turret

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Step 1: All the materials needed. Yes, i know its a lot. Stop wining, its worth it.

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Step 2: Open up your BBB, keep all the screws and other bits together. All the screws are the same size, so don't worry about keeping order.

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Step 3: Pull out the AR, show above. Its located in the front barrel. Some people keep the white disk; I've found a way to do away with it.

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Step 4: Cut off the barrel, and place a length of cpvc into the gap, flush with the 'spokes.' Look at all that dead space. Lets fill it up with something that will both fill cleanly and cushion the plunger

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Step 5: The answer: Liquid silicone rubber. You can find it at any aquarium store. I started with a small vial, but got pissed off and used the caulk gun.

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Look at that seal. Fills up dead space AND protects the plunger head

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Step 6: The end of the orange front piece thing has now been cut and sanded down

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Step 7: Using a piece of 3/8 inch tygon tubing, connect the turret of the at2k to the new front, making sure it is air tight

AT2K Integration

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Step 8: Here is the at2k pump assembly placed in the upper BBB guide rail. Almost a perfect fit, no? Just sand down the chamber until the pump tube is comfortable. Replace the yellow tubing with more tygon hose.

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Step 9: See those? They will be connecting our pump to the air chamber. The reason I went with connectors is so the AT2K tank would not blow up after firing several rounds, as I plugged the air release

Step 10: Unfortunately, the picture I took did not come out. The pump arm was connected to the BBB 'guide' arm by means of a zip-tie through a screw hole. Make sure the pump is fully compressed at the guns resting position. Due to the fact I used a zip-tie, I had to cut a small portion of the wall out to insure smooth firing.

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Step 11: Now that all internal things are done, we can start putting the gun back together. Place all screws into their respective spots. You may notice the turret wobbles; pretty useless. Cut apart the at2k shell down and fit it over the BBB front. Screw the at2k together (you did leave screws, right?) and proceed to tape / hot glue the turret in place

Finally, all that remains is to place the air tank of the at2k in a location where it will be useful.

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Step 12: Cut apart the back 'scope' and fit the at2k tank in the back. I used a cpvc coupler to accept barrels, thus I can use a removable barrel system for reloading.

And that's about it. The finished product:
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Ain't she a beaut? Currently I am experimenting with different size barrels, so the PETG is not permanent yet. Currently I am getting shots of about 70 feet with the turret. Once I find a set barrel size I will report more accurate ranges. Also, in the above picture you can see where I attached the pump arm to the guide arm with the zip tie.

The gun would have a respectable ROF and power, the only problem being a bitch of a load time. I believe the at2k solves that, and can also allow for some longer ranged careful shots, though I personally would keep the reserve for catching someone while I reload. The at2k is simply fired by pulling back on the pin. Not the most elegant way, I know, but effective.

Several improvements remain, such as making a gear to rotate the barrels as I fire or doing a spring replacement. As it is, I am happy with my new Big Bad Beast. As this is my first write-up, any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Brass Vs Petg?

12 November 2008 - 07:31 PM

To start off, yes, I have searched the forums and read 50+ articles about people asking if they should use PETG or brass in their guns.

I have read Cxwq's article (quite informative) and have read the 'Guide to Barrel Material'

I am not looking to be flamed, and I do not believe a comparison of this depth has been made before.

I plan on using either of these two materials for a variety of spring guns, both pistols and primaries.

Below I have listed the Pros and Cons of each I have come across

Pros: Available in increments, so nesting is quite easy
Relativity strong
Gives good friction for spring powered guns
Nested brass barrels can give amazing performance

Cons: Costly
Brass can bend
Not the easiest to work with, specialized tools are required.

Very easy to work with
Good resistance to darts
Clear - able to check if a barrel is loaded or not
Lightweight, easy to handel

Cons: Pain in the ass to get (Not as much thanks to OMC)
Can be too loose for some darts
Can be deformed when cutting

I have all available tools needed for cutting and using either material (I'm a marine biologist, and have plenty of tools). My darts can be stretched as needed, and I know it fits nested brass and PETG fine.

My main question is what do people personally prefer? Any notes? How does the performance of brass change in the winter compared to the summer? How hard is it to fit a brass dent? Can PETG snap or crack easily? How do they compare in different weather, such as high humidity (Jersey) or rain?

Thank you for your assistance.