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    Post  CobraNerf Sun May 30, 2010 1:53 pm

    Ok, I'm making a SNAP a the moment with all Aussie materials, and I've got everything, except the spring. All the ones I have seen are too small.

    For anyone who doesn't know what a SNAP is, it's a homemade made my Carbon on Nerfhaven.http://nerfhaven.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6232
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    So, my question to you is if you have made a SNAP, what spring did you use or can you suggest one.

    P.S I will make a write-up when I'm done.
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    Post  tysgunner Sun May 30, 2010 2:15 pm

    What tubing are you using for the plunger tube?
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    Post  KingCam Sun May 30, 2010 2:17 pm

    Could you use two C-836 spring from bunnings in the snap?
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    Post  CobraNerf Sun May 30, 2010 2:22 pm

    tysgunner wrote:What tubing are you using for the plunger tube?
    I am using 32mm PVC for the plunger tube, the same diameter as Carbon.

    KingCam wrote:Could you use two C-836 spring from bunnings in the snap?
    Yes, I have thought of that but im just wondering if there's one spring so I dont have to mess around. But it looks like it's going to end up like that.
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    Post  chinnerz Sun May 30, 2010 2:47 pm

    Yes i would suggest using those springs too, What are you using for as your piston/plunger?


    On a side note, what is a SNAP??
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    Post  Pois0n Sun May 30, 2010 3:40 pm

    Do you have all the parts yet? If so how much did it all cost? I to will be making one. My bet is 2 C836 springs. Thats a lot of power, but it should be able to hold.
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    Post  inf0rm3r Sun May 30, 2010 4:34 pm

    If you need a custom spring or a place with nearly every spring possible checkout this joint.

    smallparts.com.au

    They sell just about every sized spring you can think of.
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    Post  -Aj- Mon May 31, 2010 9:36 am

    That small parts website looks cool however I wasn't so impressed by the springs

    Unfortunately as the OD goes up, the diameter increases dramatically, which is not so good for nerf as we want med-large OD springs with smaller diameter wire (comparatively) - 3-4mm Wire diameter is not really usable in nerf

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    Post  CobraNerf Mon May 31, 2010 1:05 pm

    chinnerz wrote:Yes i would suggest using those springs too, What are you using for as your piston/plunger?
    On a side note, what is a SNAP??
    If you mean the plunger rod/priming handle then I'm using a Aluminium rod.
    Look at the first post for a link for the original SNAP.
    Pois0n wrote:Do you have all the parts yet? If so how much did it all cost? I to will be making one. My bet is 2 C836 springs. Thats a lot of power, but it should be able to hold.
    I have all the parts except the springs, plunger rod, end cap and some washers.
    It all cost around $40-60 but i wasn't adding up. Some parts can be used again though.
    Also good on us for getting off our asses and actually making something.

    P.S. Finally a good thread with no shit! OMFG!
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    Post  Pois0n Mon May 31, 2010 1:26 pm

    Pois0n wrote:Do you have all the parts yet? If so how much did it all cost? I to will be making one. My bet is 2 C836 springs. Thats a lot of power, but it should be able to hold.
    I have all the parts except the springs, plunger rod, end cap and some washers.
    It all cost around $40-60 but i wasn't adding up. Some parts can be used again though.
    Also good on us for getting off our asses and actually making something.

    P.S. Finally a good thread with no shit! OMFG!
    Thats a lot cheaper than I was expecting. I give you kudos for being one of the first to attempt it. I should be to far behind!

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    Post  CobraNerf Mon May 31, 2010 1:35 pm

    Pois0n wrote:
    Pois0n wrote:Do you have all the parts yet? If so how much did it all cost? I to will be making one. My bet is 2 C836 springs. Thats a lot of power, but it should be able to hold.
    I have all the parts except the springs, plunger rod, end cap and some washers.
    It all cost around $40-60 but i wasn't adding up. Some parts can be used again though.
    Also good on us for getting off our asses and actually making something.

    P.S. Finally a good thread with no shit! OMFG!
    Thats a lot cheaper than I was expecting. I give you kudos for being one of the first to attempt it. I should be to far behind!

    - Jacob.
    I thought that was a bit pricey but whatever. I should be able to start this weekend.
    Also how are you doing the barrell. The smallest 32mm reducing brush is 25mm so I'm gonna put a sanded down 20mm coupler in the brush and put 16mm Conduit nested in 20mm on as my barrell. Just wondering how you're doing it because getting that was one of the toughest things.
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    Post  Pois0n Mon May 31, 2010 2:07 pm

    I was thinking that, I use 20mm conduit couplers for everything. You sound like you have it down pat, so I think that sounds like the best way.
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    Post  CobraNerf Mon May 31, 2010 2:42 pm

    Question for everyone: I'm gonna make contracts for some friends; how much should I sell them for?
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    Post  Pois0n Mon May 31, 2010 2:44 pm

    Depends on what blaster, what modification has been done, and the difficulty of the modification. Get back to us on that, and we can answer.
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    Post  splosionman Mon May 31, 2010 3:02 pm

    By the way, refering to the original intention of this thread, You can buy k26/k25 springs from split for like 3 dollars, and postage would be like 5 or something.
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    Post  thenews4nerf Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:12 pm

    i know this is a old thread but me and my dad have made a few snaps ill post some pics of my snap when i find the camera its got 2 c-836 springs and a crappy plunger head but its ranges are 80+ ft very accurate.
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    Post  Khail Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:41 am

    splosionman wrote:By the way, refering to the original intention of this thread, You can buy k26/k25 springs from split for like 3 dollars, and postage would be like 5 or something.

    Please correct me if I am wrong, but aren’t K26 only 2" long and the K25 are a mere 1 7/8"?

    I really don’t see why everyone raves on about these k26 being the "best springs"? Something like the K137 at 4” long and 0.105” WD would be what I would instantly go for.

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    Post  splosionman Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:53 am

    I'm not sure where you are getting your measurements, but split sells k26 springs at 11 inches long, with an OD of .844 inches. K26 can be cut down to fit in most plunger tubes, and they have a load of ~3.88 pounds per inch, well suited to nerf. K26s would be ideal for the long plunger tube of a snap, and considering that we don't get very long spring with suitable stiffness for nerf in Australia, a K26 would be the best option.
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    Post  Khail Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:07 pm

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    Post  TheKhakinator Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:20 am

    McMaster is amazing... if you're American. They don't ship to us.
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    Post  jg9020 Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:23 pm

    what rubber washer size is it and how good is the seal
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    Post  TheBradl3s Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:27 pm

    jg9020 wrote:what rubber washer size is it and how good is the seal

    Seriously, go read the rules and check the last post's date.

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