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Shock absorber spring rifle?

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:25 pm
by Skywalker
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.

Re: Shock absorber spring rifle?

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:32 pm
by farcticox1
a lot of force needed to compress it though

Re: Shock absorber spring rifle?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:38 pm
by jackssmirkingrevenge
This outbreak really is bringing people back online :D
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.