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Unread postAuthor: squishie » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:22 am

i am kinda new here and i am wondering what kinds of additional accessories you guy's like to incorporate to your cannons.

in the past iv used folding/removable stocks, shoulder straps, iron sights, red dot sights, AGOC sights, scopes, night vision scopes, IR scopes, IR strobes, silencers, bi-pods, tri-pods, high/low intensity lasers, flash lights, LEDI's and assorted under barrel grenade launcher (forgot flame thrower)

i am really interested in what you guys add on to your cannons for extra flavor!
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Unread postAuthor: Big-E » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:39 am

Actually, a small level (small bubble glass) would be an awesome accessory for a spudgun, now that I think about it. I would glue it to just under the rear sight Check this out, for instance:
http://www.sinclairintl.com/product/5292/Shooting-Rest-Accessories I've thought about adding a counterweight to the bottom of thunderbess as well; I just havent gotten around to it yet.

A rangefinder would be neat too, but pricey. A shotgun scope perhaps? I find red dots are just about useless on my smoothbore spudguns, I usually prefer open sights.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:03 pm

A rangefinder would be neat too, but pricey
You think so? What about range finders for golfers?

http://www1.dealtime.com/xPO-Carson-Optical-HawkEye-GS-718
http://www1.dealtime.com/xPO-Bushnell-Non-Laser-Golf-Scope-10-0520

I've often considered placing one on my launchers and paintball marker.
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Unread postAuthor: Big-E » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:06 pm

Haha! Good find Hubb, I would've never thought of that. Maybe I'll go that route after all!
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:14 pm

wow hubb nice find!!!
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:29 pm

Yeah, I've used them before and they are outstanding in a paintball game, especially using alternative (read: spudguns) equipment. The one's posted simply have a vertical line with several horizontal lines crossing it at certain points, and each place it crosses is supposed to represent a certain distance. Basically, it works like a flip up sight found on an M203 grenade launcher.
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Speaking of, there are a few scenario paintball websites that sell these flip up sights. They would probably work for a spudgun accessory as well.
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Re: what accessories do u have/use

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:10 pm

squishie wrote:in the past iv used folding/removable stocks, shoulder straps, iron sights, red dot sights, AGOC sights, scopes, night vision scopes, IR scopes, IR strobes, silencers, bi-pods, tri-pods, high/low intensity lasers, flash lights, LEDI's and assorted under barrel grenade launcher (forgot flame thrower)


Playing MW2, surely :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:33 pm

Playing MW2, surely


LOL, i don't realy play video games too much but thats what it sounds like.

What accessories?
well... i personally, think that it's bad to put ready-made things on a spudgun and that if you put enough effort in to something it can look just as good.
(also it sort of ruins the point of a "homemade" spudgun.)
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:00 pm

Hubb wrote:What about range finders for golfers?

No. NO. NO! Do NOT buy those for spudding use!!!

That variety works by assuming that golf pins are a fixed size, then working out how far it is away by how big it appears to be. They do not use laser measurement, and they are only any use if you're measuring the range to something the size of a golf pin.

If you want a range-finder for spudding, you have to go with a laser variety, and you're just not going to find one for that kind of price. If it's that cheap, you're looking at the wrong product.
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:04 pm

Hmm... You are correct actually. As a caddy I should know that...Then again, I always use laser rangefinders when caddying.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:11 pm

Ragnarok wrote:They do not use laser measurement, and they are only any use if you're measuring the range to something the size of a golf pin.


Stick golf pins into potential targets :)

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For the serious spudder, a decent rangefinder can be had for less than the price of a basic digital camera.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:39 pm

Many of the inexpensive golf sights are simply a reticule for estimating your distance from an object of a known height (the flag). When spudding, you seldom have a person that tall downrange or a golf flag. I recommend a split view rangefinder instead. It uses parallax to measure the distance. They are larger and work even without a reference height at the target.

One reviewer reviewed the Bushnell rangefinder and had this to say;
Author's Rating:

Pros: Simple to use, no batteries, reasonably effective.

Cons: Requires the user to see the entirety of the flagstick.


This stereoscopic rangefinder goes by several names as shown in this Wikipedia article;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coincidence_rangefinder Ones built for shorter ranges are more compact. Logging industry uses them to measure the height of trees. Some cameras used them in the viewfinder as a focus aid.
http://www.bnphoto.org/bnphoto/KodakRangefinders.htm
My 1970's vintage SLR camera uses one. When the guy's head is not split, it is in focus. It makes focusing in dim light simple.
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a range finder in which opposing halves of a split field move relative to each other and coincide when the object centered in the field is in focus.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:21 pm

Well this gun has a nice homemade scope on it.
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Unread postAuthor: squishie » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:46 pm

looks like a store brought scope only he has custom made the mounting bracket
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Unread postAuthor: Marffy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:28 pm

I like to put stickers on my cannons. they make it shoot faster.
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