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OT: Looking for a Small Hydraulic Shock Absorber

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Jollytrapshooter, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. Jollytrapshooter

    Jollytrapshooter Member

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    I am looking around for a small shock absorber for a project gun I have going this year. As you can guess, it is to build my own recoil reducer on my own design. I've looked around the internet and can't seem to find any to suit my needs, which are: withstand shotgun recoil (of an 8 lb gun), have a relatively short stroke and cost under $50. Anyone know where I can find one? Thanks, Josh.
     
  2. KENENT1

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    jolly, you could make your own out of a small air cylinder, by running a line from the front port to the rear port, then you can put an adjustable restrictor in the line (small needle valve) that could be adjusted to speed up or slow down.


    tony
     
  3. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Go to the local auto parts store and look at hood stays for a newer vehicle.
     
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    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    there ia a company that makes air struts. check the net. they come in all sizes. motordoc
     
  5. Jollytrapshooter

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    Thanks for the help. I've been keeping an eye open on Feebay, but otherwise I'll just keep searching. Anyone happen to know the physics on the recoil of a shotgun? How much force a 1200 fps load generates out of an 8 pound gun? Or, just what is the max pressure I would need a absorber to go to? Thanks, Josh.
     
  6. wanderer

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    Recently got a hydraulic cylinder for a RAD recoil unit, from an installer, Tom Larkin, price was $50.00. Should be able to adapt it to your unit. GEG.
     
  7. Jollytrapshooter

    Jollytrapshooter Member

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    Thanks Eddie, that was exactly what I was looking for. Josh
     
  8. Ohio Bob

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    What you are looking for is an "ACE" shock absorber. One of the places you can get them is REID SUPPLY out of Michigan.

    OB
     
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