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1st CLOUD .177 cal

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Unread postAuthor: Spuddin » Mon May 28, 2007 7:59 am

this is my first .177 cal cloud. used bb gun rifle barrel. it shot fairly good but i have decided to build a inline vortex block for it out of aluminum. i wanted the gun to resemble a mac 10 but i havent made sights for it yet.

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btw i used up 4000 bb's that saturday, i used a magnet to pick up most so i could reuse them but of course u never find alot of ricochets so the bb's eventually run out.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Mon May 28, 2007 9:45 am

That's a cool looking gun, but what did you use for the barrel?
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Unread postAuthor: Spuddin » Mon May 28, 2007 9:51 am

i took apart a broke bb gun rifle and used the barrel from it.
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Mon May 28, 2007 9:55 am

I know your planning on makng a vortex block, but an easy way to increase ROF and power would be to make the chamber smaller. I use 1.25" for all my chambers, except for my most recent cloud, which uses a longer 1" SDR 21 chamber.
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Unread postAuthor: experament-u2 » Mon May 28, 2007 10:04 am

that looks sweet and giving it a vortex block would rock
great gun :D
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Unread postAuthor: ondskehem » Mon May 28, 2007 10:33 am

nice gun you have there!
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Unread postAuthor: veginator » Mon May 28, 2007 10:50 am

what kind of pvc are you using for the vortex :?:
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Unread postAuthor: Spuddin » Mon May 28, 2007 11:11 am

veginator i was going to use 1" sch40 but i dunno how long that would last, maybe instead i would use aluminum cause i can melt and cast aluminum into just about anything, (backyard foundry) a square block would not be hard to cast and machine.

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Unread postAuthor: origin unknown » Mon May 28, 2007 1:56 pm

You could start making and selling aluminum vortex blocks! Noone has ever tried selling these made out of aluminum. Hope yours turns out well!
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Unread postAuthor: Spuddin » Mon May 28, 2007 3:05 pm

kewl, im gonna cast a block soon and will post it. hey btw how do u get the preview image to work?
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Unread postAuthor: origin unknown » Mon May 28, 2007 3:10 pm

Spuddin wrote:kewl, im gonna cast a block soon and will post it. hey btw how do u get the preview image to work?


Ok, to get the preview image to work you go to the upload thumbail thing. In some post catagories, it won't let you upload a pic.
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Unread postAuthor: Mac/pistol man » Mon May 28, 2007 8:15 pm

To make vortexes, I use a solid Aluminum rod (about 2" wide and 12" long). And I cut it to shape with a mill, lathe, drill press, and other misc. tools...
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Mon May 28, 2007 8:24 pm

Spuddin, PVC will last a long time. There's no need to waste aluminum.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Mon May 28, 2007 8:31 pm

You're using 1" Sch 40 for a vortex block? How would that work out? Or were you going to use my "ghetto block" idea?
And so you know, aluminum is definitely overkill. Acrylic and PVC are close in durability, and after a year or so of both, I haven't had a block wear out, even with steel BBs. Aluminum is also extremely hard to work with when you need the precision necessary for a good vortex block.
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Unread postAuthor: Mac/pistol man » Mon May 28, 2007 8:49 pm

Well, if you have the right tools, or skill, aluminum is really easy to work with, I finished 2 vortex blocks in less than 10 minutes using a mill and a lathe..
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