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IamSparticus

Member Since 30 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active May 02 2012 05:53 PM

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Swarmfire problem

25 August 2011 - 12:01 PM

Alright, so I was doing this mod to my Swarmfire, and after I had removed the ARs and was epoxying the plunger back together, I ran into some difficulties. on the epoxy I used, it directed me to clamp the bond. Now, I'm not sure if that was for the 5-minute setting period, or the 24-hours-till-full-strength, but when I removed the clamp, the foam turret seal was compressed and deformed from the force of the clamp.

My question is, how can I fix this, and if not, what are some suggestions for replacing the seal? should I even be worried?

thanks.

IAmSparticus

Messed Up My Longstrike

28 February 2010 - 11:25 AM

so i was trying to mod the longstrike, so i added a brass insert in the breech and a brass and cpvc insert in the ex-bolt tooth thingy. now it's too tight, and it wont shoot. the catch is, i super-glued it all. any ideas on how to fix it or single it, or is it just trash?

sorry for the poor image quality, i took them using my webcam

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the muzzle, not sure if you can see anything

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the breech

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the bolt with the brass insert

Rifling Barrels

16 August 2009 - 04:24 PM

There have been many times I have found myself thinking, maybe long range, accurate shots would be possible if only one could discover how to rifle barrels.
An example of how this could be so extremely useful is a comparison between the Brown Bess musket and the Kentucky rifle, both of the same era.
The smooth-bore Brown Bess had an effective range of about three hundred feet, and a maximum range of about nine hundred. The Kentucky rifle, however, with the mere addition of spiraling grooves on the interior of the barrel, had an effective range of nine hundred feet, and a maximum range of two thousand, seven hundred feet, triple that of it's counterpart.
Obviously, rifling would dramatically increase the usefulness of such guns as singled titans and homemade air cannons. There are some technical issues with rifling, though. First, there is the self-apparent difficulty of boring the barrel. Most modern rifles have progressive rifling, where the grooves get steeper further in the barrel, starting at a very gentle slope. Doing this to material such as PVC with affordable tools would be very difficult at best, impossible at worst.
Another difficulty would lie in making darts expand to grip the rifling, a difficult feat of engineering to be sure.

If anyone has any insight into this, it would be greatly appreciated.

General Blow Gun Stuff

21 April 2009 - 06:08 PM

this is my first post on Nerf haven, and i might as well introduce myself.
my name is Jonathan, but you can call me whatever you want. i am relatively
new to Nerf.I've been Nerfing about 2 years, and I've hasted 1 war( a total disaster!).

I have been making blowguns that fit micros for a little over 3 years, and i have finally found a cheap,
effective design, that i will not disclose hear due to copyright issues.

the barrel length, however, is forty inches, and other ones with a different barrel length don't perform nearly as well.