BRIT NERF Forum Index
Join! (free) SearchFAQMemberlistUsergroupsLog in
17/32 Drill bit and general advice

 
Reply to topic    BRIT NERF Forum Index » Q&A and New members View previous topic
View next topic
17/32 Drill bit and general advice
Author Message
Please Register and Login to this forum to stop seeing this advertising.







The Dark Kitten
Game Organiser


Joined: 24 Sep 2015
Posts: 490
Fav. Blaster: Stryfe Hydrodipped w/ Buffer tube
Location: Manchester



Post 17/32 Drill bit and general advice  Reply with quote
Hi.
So when it comes down to brassing  a blaster (cough not that double down at B&M) what on earth do i need for it? I know the blaster and brass they are given but with no knowledge on the subject what do i need to take into account?
Especially if i want to keep the AR intact will drilling be a bit too aggressive and could possibly damage the AR construct?

Any advice would be very appreciated.

Kitten

_________________
Meow.....
ZHoM founder. Cat Overlord
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:12 pm View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
UKNerfWar
Site Owner


Joined: 08 Feb 2012
Posts: 2447
Fav. Blaster: Swarmfire
Location: London



Post Reply with quote
When I used to make brass inserts for LS breeches, I used to cut the brass and file the ends, then place it in the freezer for an hour or so. Then it was a fairly easy fit into the breech.

_________________
Check out my YouTube Channel.

Visit the UK Nerf blog.

I also have a Website

[quote="OldNoob:38837"]Remember if a mod guide has no performance test figures to back it up, look for a better one![/quote]
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:39 pm View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
OldNoob
Foam Data Collector


Joined: 07 May 2013
Posts: 4886
Fav. Blaster: Xtreme 180 Rapidstrike
Location: In the Boonies



Post Reply with quote
You should not keep the AR intact, there's no reason to with a brass breech. The dart will also not always push back far enough to activate it. If you are using 17/32 OD brass for the bolt, then as noted shrinking it in cold works, as does round filing. Milling is better than drilling and most people will lack this capacity, or a drill press. IF you decide to drill CLAMP THE BOLT VERY SECURELY, DO NOT HOLD IT IN YOUR HAND UNDER ANY CURCUMSTANCES.
I would buy a reaming bit as opposed to a drill bit, as you are simply increasing the diameter if the existing hole not boring a new one if you intend to use a drill.

_________________
Big_Poppa_Nerf wrote:

Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:11 pm View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
The Dark Kitten
Game Organiser


Joined: 24 Sep 2015
Posts: 490
Fav. Blaster: Stryfe Hydrodipped w/ Buffer tube
Location: Manchester



Post Reply with quote
Cheers this is all very handy. I've already got my brass so all i need to do now is cut it down.
If freezing is much lower maintenance i may as well give it a go!
Many thanks both of you again.

Kitten

_________________
Meow.....
ZHoM founder. Cat Overlord
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:17 pm View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
OldNoob
Foam Data Collector


Joined: 07 May 2013
Posts: 4886
Fav. Blaster: Xtreme 180 Rapidstrike
Location: In the Boonies



Post Reply with quote
For cutting the brass, if you haven't got a dremel for the shaped cuts, use a jewellers piercing saw and razor saw for square cuts.
K&S tube is EXTREMELY soft and easy to damage, so dropping it, any kind of pressing or ooor saw work or finishing will wreck your breech.



_________________
Big_Poppa_Nerf wrote:

Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:08 am View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:    
Reply to topic    BRIT NERF Forum Index » Q&A and New members All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to: 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Card File  Gallery  Forum Archive
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Design by Freestyle XL / Flowers Online.
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum