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 on: April 23, 2014, 07:25:19 pm 
Started by TheSilverhead - Last post by Bobololo
Has anyone else encountered this problem? Does this happen only or more frequently with some brands of FL tube protectors?
If you have one of the moving platform pieces (don't know the correct word for it) from the 10round mag, do this

and use it as a weight that pushes the discs down. Helps keep them in check.

 on: April 23, 2014, 07:13:06 pm 
Started by TheSilverhead - Last post by Herbert West

Has anyone else encountered this problem? Does this happen only or more frequently with some brands of FL tube protectors?

Shaking or hitting the magazine usually causes the disks to fall into place - but not always, and in any case this isn't the sort of thing that anyone would want to have to deal with while facing the horde.

The disks slide into the tube easily enough, with (a small amount of) room to spare - the tube is not obviously too small. The disks only jam if they are tilted, as happens wile the pusher rod is retreating.

I suspect that this problem may be caused by this particular tube having a slightly smaller ID than is typical. AFAIK my magazine is otherwise similar to those which others have used successfully.

 on: April 22, 2014, 03:58:15 pm 
Started by Mzzkc - Last post by CountryCuz2011
I think the main reason why people are asking about my praxis is that I have it so it rests in "Spartan-style," like in Halo. Not saying your idea doesn't work, just people are asking a different question.

 on: April 22, 2014, 03:42:30 pm 
Started by Mzzkc - Last post by Argurotox
Just a side note on the magnet thing - I'm no engineer, but would it not be easier to use a combination of sling and magnetic plate? Say, a one-point sling clipped to your shoulder, and a belt-mounted magnetic plate extending up from the small of your back, to enable you to basically toss the blaster to your back, have most of the weight on the sling, and the magnetic plate keep it tucked close to your body rather than swinging about everywhere (the main weakness IMO of the sling)? This would allow you not to worry about the magnet being too strong to go back for the slung weapon, as it doesn't need to be strong enough to take the full weight..

 on: April 22, 2014, 11:42:02 am 
Started by Mzzkc - Last post by CountryCuz2011
A tight fitting shirt might work; I have no experience here so take my word with a grain of salt. Working with my own kind of logic, I believe an adjusting item of clothing would work best. At least if there is any slack you can fix that quickly by adjusting a few straps. That's why I'm using suspenders to mount mine.

I'm curious if it's possible to attach some kind of flexible, metal plate to the inside of a shirt, and it could act as a appropriate mount for the setup? Just some thoughts I'm mowing over right.

And for further clarification, I don't have really any experience with magnets either. When i saw the magnet I'm using, I just thought to myself, "that's looks strong enough to hold up a Nerf blaster." I am just lucky that I was right. Also, some of the suggestions I made earlier are from speculation as I learn more about what it takes to make a proper Halo mount.

Here is a source to begin some research into magnets: http://www.custom-magnets.com/magnetic_tape_specs.htm and http://www.magnogrip.com/index.cfm?pid=10570. So interesting fact; the magnogrip I use for my setup has a maximum tape measure holding capacity of 1.5 lbs. That is enough strength to hold up a Praxis, RDS, raider stock, and extended clip with 17+1 capacity. The chart I gave you from the other website shows you minimum magnetic pull in lbs. per linear foot. As the chart shows, 30 mil 1 inch magnetic tape with indoor adhesive has 6 lbs. per linear foot minimum magnetic pull. That is a lot of pulling power. Just for your educational benefit.

 on: April 22, 2014, 10:23:24 am 
Started by Mzzkc - Last post by The Last Vulcaneer
The jacket im thinking of isn't any specific brand, just some tight fitting probably nylon jacket, that will keep me decently warm here in Indiana. I know absolutely nothing about magnets, so im open to suggestions. lol

 on: April 21, 2014, 11:10:39 pm 
Started by Mzzkc - Last post by CountryCuz2011
Ummm...used a good slab of Gorilla epoxy  Cool. It's not a particularly pretty mod, but it gets the job done. The Praxis is blessed with a flat surface to do this mod fairly easy. I am researching ways to glue magnets on the inside of the shell; it's a work in progress.

 on: April 21, 2014, 10:58:07 pm 
Started by Mzzkc - Last post by irishknots
Would you mind posting some pictures of your magnet attachment on the praxis? I would love to see how you went about nesting it into the blaster itself.

 on: April 21, 2014, 09:23:05 pm 
Started by Mzzkc - Last post by CountryCuz2011
Interesting question, Pompadour. The short answer is...just because.  Wink

There is a slightly longer answer, of course. I used to use a pyragon as my primary of choice for the last, let's say year and a half. This semester is the first time I used the praxis.

A little back story. My pyragon started acting funny at the beginning of last fall semester. Whenever I attempted to slamfire, every other disc will jam, preventing a continuance flow of shots. Eventually, I got tired of trying to fix it, and I bought a Praxis. Alongside that, I have never been a big supporter of slamfire. It has its uses, but for the most part I prefer single-fire mode (I hate wasteful ammo bursts from slamfire).

The Praxis, as far as I knew, had a pretty good track record, it didn't have slamfire (so it couldn't jam from trying to do so), and it was cheaper to buy than another Pyragon (I was broke at the time  Tongue; this is where "just because" comes in). So essentially, the Praxis fulfilled all of my prerequisites for my battle rifle concept (see my original post for an overview of that concept). My reasoning at the time was that I needed another blaster, but since I really didn't use slamfire the Praxis was good enough to do the job.

I will admit; the Pyragon IS better than the Praxis on paper. That being said, the Praxis is good enough to get the job done. I have yet to experience reliability issues from it, it fits my playing style (single-fire mode), and it has done a pretty damn good job so far.

So basically, to answer your question, there is no reason for me to buy another Pyragon, even though it is better than the Praxis. I'm just trying to save money (and space....so many Nerf blasters) by keeping the Praxis.

 on: April 21, 2014, 04:44:09 pm 
Started by Mzzkc - Last post by Pompadour64
Out of curiosity, why the praxis over the pyragon?

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