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#1 Nategotskillz

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:14 PM

I didn't want to have to drop $20 to buy a ghost ring for my phantom, so I made one myself. I made two ghost rings. The first I made was from PVC Piping. I liked it, but then I saw another idea was to make it from a 12 gram. Therefore I tried both. Here's my tutorial on how to make one.

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12 Gram Ghost Ring

To make a 12 gram ghost ring, you need a 12 gram. You want to dremel or grind away the top and bottom of the 12 gram so that you are left with the main tube.

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After that, clean out the tube from debris with a screw driver.

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Then you want to cut down the middle with a hack saw or a dremel.

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After this, you want to cut it 0.3 to 0.4 inches at the bottom. Make sure it fits onto the phantom and its nice and snug.

*Optional* You can polish the 12 gram off with a wire brush.

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Then you drill a hole through the center on the front or the back and take a nail/screw and tap or screw it into the hole. Super glue it if needed.

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PVC Piping Ghost Ring

To make a Ghost Ring from PVC Piping, you need to get some PVC Pipe. I used 3/4" piping for mine.

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I cut it down to size using a hack saw.

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Then you want use a dremel or an angle grinder to make a slit for the ghost ring. You could use a hack saw or some other type of saw for this. Whatever works. You want to cut it about 0.3 to 0.4 inches. After that, you want to slim down the edges of the ghost ring to fit on the phantom. This will make a tighter fit and secure it onto the rail.

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After you have done this, check to make sure it fits onto the phantom. If it doesn't fit, try again to make it fit. Remember, measure twice, cut once.

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After you know it fits, trim up the front and the back to make it look nice.

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Then drill a hole for a nail or screw.

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Then tap the nail or screw the screw into the hole you just made. Then adjust the nail/screw to your preference.

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Then cut off the excess nail/screw.

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Super glue the nail/screw to the Ghost Ring.

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After it's dry, you can spray paint it. I didn't have black, so I spray painted mine white.

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DONE! (Ghost ring is not spray painted in these pics)

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Edited by Nategotskillz, 08 April 2010 - 10:27 PM.


#2 The-Phantom

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:23 PM

very cool 12 gram one... i'm not a fan of anything PVC... but it's cheap easy and effective... which i am a fan of so nice work man!

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:11 PM

I made mine out of PVC and used the fiber optic legos as the sight part. I dont care for them though its faster aim without it.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:15 AM

i prefer the look of the real ghost ring, just so you guys know that u dont look through the ring you look both eyes open at your target and the ring should "ghost" the target. once you get used to it, its the only way to go.
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:08 AM

very cool 12 gram one... i'm not a fan of anything PVC... but it's cheap easy and effective... which i am a fan of so nice work man!


Thanks for the feedback. I didn't care too much for the PVC one after I used my 12 gram ghost ring.

i prefer the look of the real ghost ring, just so you guys know that u dont look through the ring you look both eyes open at your target and the ring should "ghost" the target. once you get used to it, its the only way to go.


Of course, I like the look of the real ghost ring as well, but this was a cheap and easy way to make one to try and see if I liked ghost rings. I'm really liking them. This is the perfect way to try it out at home if you have never used one.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:52 PM

just so you guys know that u don't look through the ring you look both eyes open at your target and the ring should "ghost" the target. once you get used to it, its the only way to go.

Uhhh i tried this and it leaves me off aim, becuase the gun is not in your chest, it's off center, so if it's shouldered on my right side I'm missing to the right, and if it's shouldered on my left I'm missing left as well...

I close the eye opposite of the side the gun is shouldered on and it's dead on accurate, and it's not like a scope that you can't used because your lenses, it's like an iron site

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:17 PM


just so you guys know that u don't look through the ring you look both eyes open at your target and the ring should "ghost" the target. once you get used to it, its the only way to go.

Uhhh i tried this and it leaves me off aim, becuase the gun is not in your chest, it's off center, so if it's shouldered on my right side I'm missing to the right, and if it's shouldered on my left I'm missing left as well...

I close the eye opposite of the side the gun is shouldered on and it's dead on accurate, and it's not like a scope that you can't used because your lenses, it's like an iron site


He's correct about Ghost Rings. If you have one on a shotgun its exactly the same. Dunno what you're doing wrong





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