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defofthecrown

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Anyone have tips on making a pvc case for a long euro gun. I don't know if I should keep poping off the handle or if there's a better way to do it.

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Deft, depending on the make, you might want to just pop off the loading pad. I can fit 3 rob allens in one of my bazooka cases that I can't even get 1 sporasub viper into. The loading pad made that much of a difference due to the geometric properties of a cylinder.

Are your talking about your new Rabitech? Try bringing the handle to a hardware store & seeing what diameter tube it fits with & without the loading pad.
 
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Originally posted by fuzz
the geometric properties of a cylinder.


Don't tease me. :inlove

Whil(st) I use a piece of 1-1/2 for my shafts, I hadn't ever thought about a full on piece of PVC pipe for the whole friggin gun. Though it makes sense, man, that's a piece of plastic!

Howz about taking a piece with a diameter that will accomodate the barrel and all and then gluiing up an elbow or 45 for the handle and then splitting the whole thing on a bandsaw and installing a piano hinge on it. Smooth! Uh, er...not. :eek:
 
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When Daryl recently sent my gun back to me he shipped it in a 4" pvc pipe. He did have hole drilled all throughout the pipe, weight issue maybe? Keep in mind it was a large bluewater gun and the handle was removed.
 
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How about just making a rectangular shaped case out of thin plywood? I made one for my metal tech the longest one. You guys have something against squares?:naughty . Sven nice article on making the teak speargun..but where do you get your hardware for it. I need a handle.

Cingene
 
icarus pacific

icarus pacific

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Thanks. I have a brand stinking new Aimrite handle you can have for ten bones and a stamp. Gimme a PM or an email with an address.
 
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just wanted to warn you Cingene to look out for stray Mississippians this week as My boys from Southern Miss are flying into town to beat the hell out of Cal...so glad college football has started:friday
 
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Cingene

Cingene

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Cliff is that Terry Maas' smiling face on your icon? Sven, who are we rootin' for to make this Mississipians go home spanked when they visit? UCLA or Stanford?
 
icarus pacific

icarus pacific

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Football, baseball, basketball, I don't really pay attention until the playoffs and even then, I could pretty much care less, no offense. Unless it's on the Discovery Channel or features Jenna, sitting in front of the tube doesn't do for me.

Terry's mug is greyer and only slightly less photogenic. :blackeye
 
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defofthecrown

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Fuzz, The case is for a wabbi 120. I had to take off for New Jersey in a pinch so I put it back in the ~3"D cardboard tube that it was shipped in from FF. I removed the handle and it was nice and streamlined.

Sven, The whole piano hinge idea, as hideously ugly as it would be, would probably work pretty well. I might just use a straigt tube until I loose the retaining pin and after hunting on the internet for three weeks for a replacement I'll probably glue on a lovely step-up and a 90o bend.

Rig, Do you think the tube from Daryl was drilled to let water drain, or was the whole thing just for transport? B/C I was thinking of drilling a bunch of holes in the tube so id dosen't 'fester'.

As for the gun itself she handled like a champ in the water. I'll put up a new thread in about a week and you'll see what I'm talking about;) .
 
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defofthecrown

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oh... scr#w college football, come on red sox...
 
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i have a piece of 90mm by 2M PVC pipe that I use for transporting my railguns in. It has a T piece on 1 end and 2 locking caps. If you would like me to take some pics and give a few instructions on how to make such I can do this for you.

Cheers Rob.
 
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defofthecrown

Morone saxatilis
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matrix- If you could go ahead and put up some more info that would be great.
 
Dogmatrix

Dogmatrix

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OK I will post some info on the beast when I get a new battery for my digital camera... I had a full on review written up a while back but have no idea what I did with it... might have posted it on here or on adrenaline... anyway to cut a long story short my computer crashed and I lost it... soon as I get the new battery for the cam I will write something up with a few photo's.

One Qn though... why not just buy an Rob Allen case?
 
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defofthecrown

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$80 for a padded bag vs. $8 for 'unbreakable' PVC.
 
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