I've heard of people using reactor springs to make extended vortex mags. Anyone have a good guide or pointers for doing this?
I can only type it out, but I'll try and make it as easy as possible.
10 round vortex clip
4-10ft fluorescent light tube protector
bring a disc to test. It should be able to slide down the tube.
Reactor spring (it may or may not fit in the tube. It will vary from Reactor to Reactor).
Sand paper/sanding bit and dremel.
Step 1. Open up your vortex clip and take out the spring, disc pushing platform, and the bottom piece. Leave the piece on the side with the spring.
Step 2. On the bottom side of the clip, grind down the ridge until it's flat and grind down the inside ridges and area above it a little bit so there's a smooth transition. Test out how you did by putting the light protector in it and look down through the top. You don't want any sort of bulging.
Step 3. Take the disc platform piece and wrap 1-3 layers of etape around it until it still slides smoothly down the tube while keeping the gap between the platform and tube as closed as possible. (I forget if there's anything sticking off it. if there is, cut those off until it's nicely rounded).
Step 4. Cut 10-11in of light protector and grind/sand down the outside and inside that will slide into the clip a little bit. This will help with discs moving nicely into the clip and take away some of the bulging that could happen. With your clip pieces closed together (not screwed), glue a line of hi-temp glue around the tube on one side and slide it about .25-.5in into the clip While the glue is hot, straighten it while testing how the platform piece moves through the connection. There should be no stopping or slowing. If the glue dries and there is, use a heat gun to take the tube out and either: A. take more plastic off the clip's bottom section or B. sand down the tube a bit more.
5. Once you have it together and it's working smoothly, hotglue the connection on the outside of the clip. Make sure to glue it well.
6. Take your spring and push it into the tube. It should be loose and have 1-2 inches hanging out the bottom.
7. Use either the end piece that came with the tube as your cap, or etape the bottom cap from the clip after cutting off the wing pieces.
8. Use a stick or screwdriver to test the platform piece through the connection again. The spring should be snappy and smooth. if it is, you're done!
If I find another reactor, I'll make a video tutorial for it.