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magazine weights- length vs balance

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by skeet_man, Apr 26, 2008.

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Supposed I have 2 magazine cap weights, both weighing 10oz. However, one is 4" long and one is 14" long. Will the gun balance any differently with either weight, or the same for bot? Common sense would say that the longer one would make the gun balance further forward, but I'm also thinking that since the attachment point to the gun is going to be in the same spot for both weights, that both weights would make the gun balance at the same point. Thoughts?
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Make your own weight and place it inside the magazine infront of the spring. This way it will be a more effective recoil reducer. The gun will also swing better. HMB
     
  3. phirel

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    The longer weight should actually feel lighter and swing faster because part of the weight is closer to your supporting hand when you mount the gun. Try this. Tie a full can of soft drink with a string that has a loop on one end. Then, place the loop around your barrel 6 inches in front of your left supporting arm and then move the can toward the end of your barrel. You will definitely feel the gun getting heavier as the weight moves forward. First class levers work this way.

    Pat Ireland
     
  4. Harold

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    Setting aside the moment of inertia question, and answering the original question about balance: The weight will affect the balance as if it were all concentrated at one point, namely its center of gravity. So if the center of gravity of the longer weight is positioned further forward than that of the shorter weight, it will move the center of gravity of the gun as a whole farther forward than the shorter weight would.
     
  5. phirel

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    Both weights mentioned were magazine cap weights. Both weighed 10 oz. One extended back 4 inches from the magazine cap and the other extended back 14 inches. The longer weight would have a center of gravity closer to the weight supporting arm. The longer weight would cause the gun to feel lighter and have less moment of inertia. Both weights would reduce total recoil equally.

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  6. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    sry, should have specificed, these would extend From the magazine cap twd the muzzle, not back into the mag tube..
     
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