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Made a rifle wrap.

19 June 2012 - 10:31 PM

I made this today out of some netting I found on sale at Dick's Sports, a bicycle innertube and some twine. Cost about $20 and I have lots of materials left for a head shroud of the same design:
The netting is kind of like cheese cloth only a little bit stiffer and printed with a realtree pattern. I found that the realtree netting was a little to light for my area and needed more greens and some of that 'white' birch covered up, so a little spray paint:
So to make fake 'leaves' I cut strips from the netting, stacked about four of them up at a time, folded them in half and cut triangles out of the sides.If you've ever made snowflakes in kindergarten, or still do (I do), you know what I'm talking about.

These leaves work great because they're very thin and can be stacked for added density, and they tend to let some of the background color through while diffusing the sharp edges and outline of whatever they're attached to.
The secret to the system is a bicycle tube that I did two things with. First I sliced the tube to produce a bunch of tiny but strong black 'elastics' of various thickness .Then I cut it lengthwise into and made two long rubber strips.
I attached  the elastic loops to the main rubber strip with a hitch and this allows the camouflage leaves and jute to be re-positioned.
There are also lots of empty loops for adding natural vegetation. Nothing is permanently attached to the marker, so it all comes on and off easily and is adjustable. I even made one for the bi-pod which works well.

It looks bright because it's new and some of it is reflecting the flash, so it's going to be dragged through the dirt a few times before play.
I've got plenty of material left over and some fishnet so I'm going to make head and shoulders shroud that fits around a paintball mask.
This leafy stuff is super light and I think combined with jute it gives a nice blend of texture and shape.


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FS Rounds and the Tiberius Arms Adjustable Riser Rail

17 June 2012 - 04:28 PM

I put together a mathematical model that gives advice on how many clicks to set the Tiberius FSR Adjustable rail to and then how many mildots to hold over/under to (theoretically) hit a target at any given range with FS rounds.

I don't really have the facilities(small backyard) for actually testing things to see how well they line up, so my model need a sanity check.

I did the ballistic calculations at 280 fps field limit, and I'm believing the marketing literature that says the FSR has 19 clicks over 9 degrees of adjustment, so here are a few lines from my model:

25 yards - 2 clicks and 1.1 mildot holdover

50 yards - 5 clicks and 0.9 mildot holdover

75 yards - 8 clicks and 3.7 mildot holdover

100 yards - 13 clicks and 0.1 mildot holdunder

Of course, it's a mathematical model that doesn't take into account velocity variance. (Soon!)

Does this look 'about right?' for those of you who have shot more rounds than I have? How do you like to operate this rail?

Regulator on Tiberius 13/3000 Air Stock

14 June 2012 - 03:55 PM

Does anyone know what kind of HPA regulator is in the Tiberius Air Stock?

Obviously TA doesn't make it, so who does?


T9.1 Regulator Assembly -- Defect?

31 May 2012 - 09:58 PM

So I took apart my T9.1 to clean it, figure out how it works, etc... I found this:

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Is that hole supposed to be off center like that? It seems to fire okay and doesn't leak, but it bothers me.

Crossbow Scopes for First Strike Rounds

25 May 2012 - 11:18 AM

I'm new to shooting First Strike rounds and I've so far figured out a few things:

1. A flat mounted scope just won't work, an adjustable riser rail is needed to compensate for projectile drop, such a the one from Tiberius or Killjoy.

2. Most rifle scopes won't work due to the limited eye relief for mask clearance and their top end magnification ranges are not useful.

3. 1x 'red dot' scopes don't give you the magnification to see if you've hit your target or where your round goes, but you can sight with both eyes open for close targets which is useful.

So... would a crossbow scope with a rangefinder be the ideal first strike scope? (Arrows being closer to First Strike rounds than bullets are.)

I've seen many that have limited magnification, about 4" eye relief, range estimator functions, and crosshair scales to compensate for drop, eg:


Last weekend at LL5 I saw a guy who had the Tiberius adjustable riser rail with what looked like certain range lines scratched on the wheel, that was pretty cool.

So my first 'upgrade' is going to be the adjustable riser rail and probably that scope above.