It has been tested and proven that the solid spacers work better than soft spacers like foam. I won't give an explanation because I will probably get it wrong or not get the whole thing, so I will leave that to someone else.I used a high density foam... It absorbs more vibration! Paper will keep it stiff, but lets the vibration travel through easier.
Yeah I have degenerative disk disease and bulging disks.. Heavy is one thing, anything heavier than a vsr right now will put me out of commision for a week,lol.. before this back issue I woulda been fine as I was a roofer for over 10 years and was used to carrying heavy stuff. My m14 last year was too heavy so I was forced to trade it off for a g36. My M28 was even too much and made my back stiffen up withing 10 minutes and then I couldnt walk.You just have to be strong enough to be able to use the heavy guns. I filled my bar10 with clay so it now weight 9 pounds. I have no trouble carrying it long distances/long periods of time.
Now I have a question. As you can see in my sig, I am using a mix of tightly packed foam rubber and some old aftermarket spacers. If the foam is packed tight enough, could it potentially work just as well as paper or wax? I have it packed pretty tight in there.However, it's not wrong to use foam spacers :yup:. If you packed it well and are content with the results, then in my opinion it works just fine :tup:.
A wax spacer will pack the empty space between the inner barrel and outer barrel completely so your method can produce similar results, but a wax spacer is more mechanically sound. Give it a shot and let us know how it turns outNow I have a question. As you can see in my sig, I am using a mix of tightly packed foam rubber and some old aftermarket spacers. If the foam is packed tight enough, could it potentially work just as well as paper or wax? I have it packed pretty tight in there.
I might try out some wax spacers because my outer barrel is conical, not cylindrical. I will have to research how to do it later.
I was only dry firing it lastnight to hear if there was any difference. their both Bar10's with the same piston,inner barrel,hopup. I dont know for sure if I wrapped his cylinder head with teflon yet or not. I cant remember,lol.. But his fps is lower than mine by a little. I dont have a chrono to know how much yet but his spring is softer than mine by a little bit. I know his cylinder is an aluminum one while mine looks like a stainless steel or something. Way more glossy than his and his rear of his cylinder was crimped into the bolt handle thing :I dont know the name of it" and mine has pins running threw it. I also do have a different cylinder head. I also noticed his head goes all the way into the cylinder while mine stops at the o ring. so when all the way tightened I can still see the black ring slightly. I cant say if thats ok or not but it will not go past it no matter how tight I try. I can take pics and post em on another thread in the morning. I have lots of stuff to do tonight and wont have the time to mess with it.@Ranger- The sound can be caused by a difference in BB weight, barrel bore, barrel brand, FPS, air seal, hop up, and so forth.
If your foam spacer encompasses a greater length than his tape spacers, then your rifle will probably be more quiet. The one concept I would have to endorse regardless of material is that:
full-length spacers of material 'X' > non-full-length spacers of material 'X'
I think that's a statement nobody will argue with :yup:.