As you all know, the RSCB/inline clip is very popular. However, everyone also knows about their major drawback; bigger dart capacity means bigger range decrease.
The breech isn't much better. It takes too long to reload. This can be fixed, but you have to create your own magazine or create a way to use stefan compatible n-strike clip (both of which are a giant pain in the ass.
The RSCB is a good idea, except the design places the clip and all of its dead space behind the barrel. My new creation. puts the clip away from the airflow, so range does not decrease.
To make this clip you will need:
- x1 cpvc (or other) breech. Preferably something that has a big sheath (the pipe over the barrel).
the coupler on this breech allows for an easy airtight seal. It uses 3/4" pvc, 1/2" cpvc, and a 1/2" cpvc coupler. The design is fairly simple
- x1 3/4" thinwall pvc or any material that has a very loose fit on stefans
- Something to seal bothh end sof the 3/4" thinwall. I couldn't find caps for the thinwall, but I do not recomend them (I'll explain why later)\
- small saw to cut breech slots. Like most of the other materials on this list, feel free to improvise.
- Something to cut said E-tape with
- goop, epoxy, or even hot glue.
* Note: This supply list does not include specific lengths or amounts.Please don't start whining about how you can't figure it out, I'm not your mother.
Lets get started:
Take your 3/4" thinwall and cut two breech slots each on opposite sides and ends of the pipe. Slots should be slightly longer than your stefans.
In this pic, I barely got both ends of the cut breech slots, but you get the idea. Make sure the slots are big enough for a stefan to easily fall through. Clean up the edges of the freshly cut slots so they are smooth. Make the cuts close to the ends (within 1/2" of the end) All of these instructions are very important in preventing jams.
Now you will need to block up both ends of the 3/4" thinwall. Whatever you use doesn't have to be airtight, in fact, I used rolled up paper covered in goop. just make sure what ever you are using lines up exactly with the end of the breech slot you cut earlier. In other words. make sure you don't block up any part of the breech slot, but don't make it so there is any space between the end of the breech slot and the end of the 3/4" thinwall.
(sorry no pic)
after you have done this, affix the 3/4" pvc to your breech like so:
Glue the side with the bigger breech slot over the breech. Make sure they are as straight and even as possible.
BEFORE YOU GO ON, TEST YOUR INLINE BREECH TO MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT JAM. If it does, make appropriate changes.
Originally, i cut a small section of 1/2" cpvc in half length-wise and tried to use it to cover the gaps between the two breech slots. Don't do this.
The darts had too much room to move around and got stuck. Your objective is to give the darts no where else to go but down into the breech. To do this use E-tape,. However if you just start wrapping E-tape around the inline breech, the darts will stick to the exposed sticky side of the E-tape and get stuck.
To avoid this, you will need to cut out two pieces of E-tape . take one and hold it like you are going to place it over the gap between the breeches sticky side up. as you bring it down to place over the gap, curl the ends of the E-tape so the ends (only the ends) are sticky side down. affix each end to the pvc on either side of the gap. The E-tape, over the gap should all be sticky side down. Repeat this for the other side.
Now just wrap E-tape around the same part of the inline breech to keep the two pieces of E-tape on.
You are done! I added a grip on the breech for convenience.
Proper loading method for best results:
- load darts with breech closed
- tilt up to 45 degree angle
- tilt back down
- open and close breech
Steps one and two can be combined ( you could load darts while holding at a 45 degree angle)
Opening the breech while the breech is angled up will cause a second dart to load improperly causing a jam.
Opening the breech while angled down will cause no darts to load.
Here is a plan for v 1.1:
I also am going to look into a version I'm calling 1.1-R I'm thinking that 1.1 would be good for a cut down bbb.
questions, comments, or ideas are welcomed.
(Edit: damn my camera is old!)