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Acceptable materials to use as a homemade hop-up nub?

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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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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.
So using my nail is probably not helping my gun?

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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Right, it had a curve to the shots till I chopped the hard "fang" nub and glued on that rubber. It made a huge difference,lol.. not to mention the fang style is just a terrible idea in the first place. I dont like having to replace buckings every few months due to the fangs biting through the bucking,lol.. I have noticed that with too hard of a nub, I would get bbs jammed up inside the hopup.
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