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Old 09-29-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Acceptable materials to use as a homemade hop-up nub?

So I've been experimenting with homemade nubs lately and throwing ideas around in my head. So far I've tried nerf foams(works okay, but everytime I turn my hop-up on I have to re-zero my scope). I've been working on cutting a pencil eraser properly, but have to to try it.

I was wondering if sturdy paper would work? It would be easy to shape into the cylindrical shape and easy to cut. I also just read in another thread about using thick wire, which sounds feasible. I've also thought of using a shoelace.

What materials have you guys made a hop-up from? How were the results?
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
 
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Nerf Foam/EM nub/M nub (best with non-standard applications, AKA R-hop, flat hop, etc.)
Eraser (okay)
Steel bar (only in PDI hop chambers - quite good)
Thick copper wire (same as steel bar)



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Old 09-29-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
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I actually recently purchased a lonex motor for a project build I have. The motor came on a chunk of thick foam stuff. I plan to pair that with my R-hop patches to make a M-nub type thing.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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Trying to fix my PDI nub, I got a nail of some metal (probably pot metal or something weak) snipped it to size, sanded it about to test it!
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:40 AM   #5
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Hey I feel so much like a noob for asking this but what exactly is a hop up nub??? I'm some what confused between thinking its either the rubber part that contacts the bb, or is it the bump thing on the hop up arm the one that pushes down on the rubber???? I'm thinking its the bump thing on the arm but I just want to be certain that it is what I think it is.

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Old 09-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #6
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Hey I feel so much like a noob for asking this but what exactly is a hop up nub??? I'm some what confused between thinking its either the rubber part that contacts the bb, or is it the bump thing on the hop up arm the one that pushes down on the rubber???? I'm thinking its the bump thing on the arm but I just want to be certain that it is what I think it is.

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It's the rubber thing on the hop-up arm that pushes down on the bucking. :)
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Oh ok thanks for clearing that up Pillsbury. Cheers to you!!!!
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #8
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I spent most of the day testing out my rifle. Over all not to bad! I need to play with the hop-up to get it really zeroed in (and zero in my scope) but it fixed allot of hooking because its sitting straight now and not crooked.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #9
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Update.. I have got my hop-up set really nice and I must say, the new nub is working amazingly! I am so consistent I can hit the head on a bold about 80ft away. Although there are probably better materials, the nail mod works for me.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:18 PM   #10
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What is Nerf Foam btw? And where to you get it? What's so good about it?
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I usually just use the soft rubber casing from electrical wires. Some of my Aeg's have soft rubber casing and I just use that. I actually end up with great results. I have never tried anything else to be honest. I believe the softer the better when it comes to nubs. I dont think I would want to try anything hard like metal or whatever. I feel the nub should be able to flex and slightly squish I guess I could call it.
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What is Nerf Foam btw? And where to you get it? What's so good about it?
The foam from the darts that nerf guns shoot. It is very squishy and works well with the r-hop.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:29 PM   #13
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I am considering on trying to using material from a mouse pad. thoughts? my main concern is that it is not rigid enough
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So using my nail is probably not helping my gun?
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So using my nail is probably not helping my gun?
Lmao..

I actually think the Bar10 you just got from me has a homemade nub from a wire casing like in my M28.
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