My new replacement for the barrel foam thingy near the transfer port..

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  1. subaru swift

    subaru swift Active Member

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    Well folks I got a bit bored a few weeks ago when I was checking over my steyr to get it ready for a comp. but somehow I had a mini brain wave yes I do get them at times.
    My idea was to do away with the foam around the barrel near the transfer port as it can hold water, plus it can fall to bits over time.
    Hence i made this myself, it s called the "KLS NEOPRENE barrel foam replacement" :D

    Just asking is it a good idea or not ? Any pros or cons on using neoprene would be great.
    It has been installed for a few weeks now & it works fine. Regards Kenny


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    Neoprene holds water too, unless it's closed cell.
     
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    Gary yes it is closed cell neoprene. or it did say on the advert.
     
  4. Tench

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    I have heard it makes great silencer material too, screw a couple of bits up and shove them in your ears!


    What is the purpose of the KLS NEOPRENE barrel foam replacement?
     
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    lol tell me about the noise. thank god I have got a silencer on my rifle.
    however there is no real purpose of the idea, just got feed up with that crap foam they use.
    plus most of my ideas have rubbish names too.
     
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    how dense is it? my only concern is i think there's a tendency to put too much pressure on the cocking mechanism (to try and mistakenly seal the cocking arm seal when the leak probably is the transfer port).

    But neat solution... hark at you with your closed cell neoprene spec. :D
     
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    Lucky guess ! I did not know there was 2 or more sorts :eek:.
    like I say it was out of boredom & the foam one getting a bit tatty of only 5 months use.
    its only 5mm thick but it does go thinner when the mechanism is closed. I could always trim the back of it to make it a tad thinner if I needed too.
     
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    good idea

    good picture

    interesting pellet seat

    Mr Tench it's to prevent errant elephants from becoming trapped in the gap between that barrel spigot and the rifle chassis .

    mr swift, i reckon you've created a 100 % foolproof solution to that problem ......good work
     
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    Yeh actually thought had crossed my mind after posting.

    I only think it's there to stop me jamming JSB's down in the gap it leaves...
     
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    that's the other reason as I have dropped a few pellets in the gap at comps when it was cold or I was shaking to much. but when I got the rifle I thought wow why use foam on such a other wise great rifle ?. I did think at first it was some sort of packing foam to stop the barrel getting marked etc :D.



    cheers for the kinds words, & most ideas come out of boredom me thinks,,,,,
     
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    Words I wouldn't use in connection with you Kenny, boredom and thinking:p:D;)
     
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    :( what trying to say MATE !! ha-ha.
     

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