Foam Backer Rod as a Sabot

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Foam Backer Rod as a Sabot

Post by C-A_99 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:41 am

I suppose the idea had to come along sometime after getting into Nerf. McMaster carries FBR of 2" and 3" and they might also be available in hardware/home improvement stores. Unfortunately, things get pretty expensive at that size, but with FBR, mass-production of sabots would seem to be much easier. However, foam may not work well with water, and/or the diameters may not be correct to fit within sch. 40 pipe.

I may have to try this out sometime; make a trip to the store and see if it fits, and/or make some measurements. Or maybe it's simply more expensive than it's worth, and I should just get a ton of cups to make the sabots.

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Re: Foam Backer Rod as a Sabot

Post by martianshark » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:06 am

That's a cool idea.

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Re: Foam Backer Rod as a Sabot

Post by SSCBen » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:26 pm

Pool noodles might be a cheaper alternative, though, they might not be big enough.

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Re: Foam Backer Rod as a Sabot

Post by C-A_99 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:46 pm

Or they might be too large, depending on the barrel.

I have some noodles in the basement; may be worth a try.

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