Shock absorber spring rifle?

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Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:25 pm

I bet a motorcycle or automotive shock absorber could be turned into a wicked spring rifle... might be on the dangerous side tho! Inspired by seeing one in the dumpster the other day.
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Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:32 pm

a lot of force needed to compress it though
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farcticox1 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:32 pm
a lot of force needed to compress it though
It would probably look like a ratchet mechanism on an ancient ballista. Doubtless an interesting project but on this scale pneumatics are so much more practical in terms of using off-the-shelf materials.
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Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:14 pm

I like the idea of heating the air by compression in order to get around the sound barrier. That's kinda where I was going with it. I was also thinking that the energy efficiency would be higher than a pneumatic with a similar muzzle velocity. I think spring guns can get up to around 30% or so.
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