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Otolithco 06-24-2015 07:52 PM

Travel Rollergun Build
 
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Hey All - Here is a gun I put together in the last few weeks (been designing it in my head for the last few months)

I will be taking a long trip through Mexico, and Central/South America in the near future. My idea with this build was a gun that can be broken down and fit in a back pack, but still have the good range for different fish and hunting styles.
It shoots a 2-piece Riffe shaft (meant for their Euro Travel 90cm gun - 7.1mm). I have both the flopper and threaded shafts for it. It is enclosed track for a little over half the length of the gun.
I'm using Neptonics' reverse trigger, reel (removable) and AR15 handle setup (removable). The rest of the gun was built by me - the rollers were lathed out of delrin rod, the muzzle pieces made out of carbon fiber, and the connection system out of stainless rod and tube.
Right now I'm running 14mm bands.
I've put it down range a few dozen times with great results. Hoping to do some real testing this weekend :thumps:

I have a ton of photos of the build process if anyone wants to see more. Here are a few glamour shots my brother took.

kwtony 06-24-2015 08:00 PM

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THIS is awesome!!! Clean work on that roller integration.



Hell yeah I wanna see moar photo of this beaut!!

Rifreediver 06-24-2015 08:18 PM

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I need that! Let me know how it performs. Backpacking is something I love.

Wood Guy 06-24-2015 09:59 PM

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VERY nicely done! Can't wait to hear how it shoots.

Trace 06-24-2015 10:20 PM

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Very nice work.

Otolithco 06-24-2015 10:45 PM

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Putting together blank, installing track, turning rollers

Otolithco 06-24-2015 10:54 PM

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Made dowels/sleeves, muzzle pieces, routed for mech

Otolithco 06-24-2015 10:56 PM

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Hooks for wishbone on underside

Otolithco 06-24-2015 10:58 PM

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Cutting a perfectly good gun in half :eek:
Drilling/installing dowels.

theburb 06-25-2015 12:41 AM

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rad gun. shop is ok too.

apeogre 06-25-2015 04:21 AM

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Hats off to you. That is a sweet clean build!

SpearS0CAL 06-25-2015 08:52 AM

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That thing is BADASS! Great work.

Chet 06-25-2015 11:14 AM

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If you ever plan to sell it, I am interested to hear.
Awesome concept.

"Yard-Sale Josh" 06-25-2015 11:23 AM

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You should look into having dean make you a 2 piece UHT shaft for that gun, the area you are going to be diving in has some big fish...
Awesome build!

sticknrelease 06-25-2015 11:59 AM

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Really cool build! Do you have anything holding the two halves of the gun together other than the bands and friction? I just wonder if it will come apart at the dowels when you shoot it.


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