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Shiba-Kun 09-07-2006 03:00 AM

Raincovers.
 
Back in the days I used to think they were cool. I'd see them for sale in those HUGE multi-page ads that I&I would put out and I'd be drooling over them.

Then when I finally saw them first hand & observed that they were just spray painted PVC & often times broke balls for you (:p ) that fascination ended pretty quickly.

Although Cal Ord. did make some spiffy looking ones made out of aluminum if I remember correctly.

Any other "can" fans out there?:confused:

sniperfan 09-07-2006 05:18 AM

Do you remeber the little "Hastings" rain covers? They worked great and you could buy various adaptors to fit other guns.

I tried one on my Cocker and it was very wierd to hear the balls go all the way to the target. "ssssssssssSplat!"

Shiba-Kun 09-07-2006 11:35 AM

What did they look like? The ones I remember were usually a pvc outer shell spray painted matte black.

The inside was steel wook held in place either my some wire mesh and/or another pvc tube with holes drilled into it.

I forget how they were sized? Didn't you have to state if it was for a N/S or PMI due to o.d. differences of the barrel?:confused:

Shiba-Kun 09-07-2006 11:40 AM

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Eress Pnter 09-07-2006 02:59 PM

size by OD of item, some for sheridan sight provision as well
1" 7/8 or 13/16 (brassy goodness)

Jaan 09-07-2006 03:23 PM

Around these parts, we call them "rain covers" (c:

HP_Lovecraft 09-07-2006 04:10 PM

I remember the best ones didn't use "mesh" or foam, but instead used a series of spaced, conical inserts as sound baffles.

However, those are harder to duplicate, though I've tried using washers, and that seemed to work very well.

I've also used one of those "chrome lawnmower mufflers" sold at walmart, and home-depot. The ID of those is .75, and, oddly, work very well.

But thats all before the ATF went silly. Honestly, better off just using a HEAVILY ported barrel with a spool-type gun.

nick

Tescrash 09-07-2006 04:15 PM

Anyone here ever try the BOA Concealer? I'm picking one up for my A-5.

Phantom Power 09-07-2006 04:56 PM

I know Chefdave has a couple BOA Concealers with various threading. Hopefully he'll chime in here and say how well they work. If not, you could PM him.

kidneythief 09-07-2006 05:54 PM

"raincovers" guys we dont want the ATF coming in and taking away all our sigh-lens-hers.;)

I did get to shoot a Vector with a BOA Concealer on it though...it was'nt silent but did deaden the crack.

-Jake


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