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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:26 pm

About how much does a PVC advanced combustion weigh? Full size, 4" chamber, 2" barrel, maybe 5ft long.
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:50 am

It really depends. Just the chamber and barrel without fuel meter fans etc. I would say about 10 pounds. But I wouldn't know I never made a advanced before.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:43 am

An advanced combustion would weight about the same as a standard combustion as long as you don't strap a big-ass propane tank to the gun. The meter (which also doesn't have to be attached to the gun), fan, fan battery etc really add very little weight to the basic PVC shell.
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:47 pm

An attached propane tank and meter adds a lot of convience and cool factor in my opinion. I think it is worth the extra weight, but there are a lot that would disagree.

The weight of PVC grows a lot when you add fittings. Especially when you get in the 4 inch range. I bet the gun you plan to make gets up in the 15-20 pound range if it is an advanced combustion with all the bells and whistles. A strong manly man wouldnt worry about that though :lol: :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:35 pm

The Triple Thunder combustion core without a barrel or connection adapter attached is exactly 13.6 pounds. It of course, does not carry an onboard propane tank.

However, shooting weight can easily get in the 25 pound range with the long golf ball or tennis ball barrel attached.
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:13 pm

Yeah, that sounds about what I was thinking. My cellcore ABS gun weight 15lbs and it has a propane tank and all that stuff on it. I was just wondering what a PVC gun would weight. Alright cool, thanks. The gun I am making is set to weight 15.5lbs, at least thats what solidworks sais.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:27 pm

I wouldnt worry about a gun being to heavy. Lugging the heavy thing around just makes you stronger.

A man wielding a cannon has to look somewhat muscular in order to look macho right? ;)
How do you think Rambo got such big muscles? Carrying around unnecessary large machineguns makes you strong!
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