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Varent212
02-08-2008, 06:49 PM
would like to make a custom hopper with lower clearance and customized completely but dont know where to start. any ideas.

bassmasta
02-09-2008, 04:44 AM
well, get one of those pvc balls that plumbers use, cut that in half, then find a way to cover the top.

newkid
02-09-2008, 04:49 AM
milk jug, top of a 2 liter bottle and go from there

N_Dub_Spyder
02-09-2008, 05:33 AM
Why don't you try and modify a X7 Hopper to fit. The profile on those are pretty good.

Mascman
02-09-2008, 06:02 AM
Are you looking to do an electric or gravity fed?

I love doing my own thing, but most times, I have more invested into it than I could have bought it for!

I love the looks of the Ricochet feeders...they look mean.

N_Dub_Spyder
02-09-2008, 06:32 AM
Are you looking to do an electric or gravity fed?

I love doing my own thing, but most times, I have more invested into it than I could have bought it for!

I love the looks of the Ricochet feeders...they look mean.

I think that there may be a possibility between both of our ideas. There is a low profile Ricochet hopper for the X7. The feed at the bottom just needs to be modded to fit.;)

BYUrdneck
02-09-2008, 08:08 AM
I have the ricochet regular loader for standard feed necks and i cut about a 1/4 " off the neck - and the same off the metal feedneck that is on the gun - and also on both ends of the elbow to accommodate for the shortened pieces. All in all I cut down a little bit over an inch in height and brought the hopper closer in to my MR1.
Here is my gun...
627
The metal feedneck part...
629
The plastic elbow...
628
And the hopper bottom...
630

N_Dub_Spyder
02-09-2008, 08:15 AM
That looks good, I would just worry about the strength and structural integrity of the elbow.

BYUrdneck
02-09-2008, 09:21 AM
Its still pretty solid - the hose clamps keep it stable. My next adventure is a quick fill stick feed with a spring inside it.

motokid351
02-09-2008, 11:17 AM
the quick fill stick your talking about. ive made a few for my custom pvc hopper. its rather easy to do, if you need help you can just ask.

motokid351
02-09-2008, 11:19 AM
and just to clarify, you are talking about a pod type thing right?

BYUrdneck
02-09-2008, 01:06 PM
um....i dunno - i just made it this morning - just without the spring - it holds 20 balls and works great. here are some pics:
631

632

it cost like 4 bucks - i went to the local hardware store...so I could have gotten the pieces cheaper at homedeopt...the end cap screws off to load the paintballs and the other end is held by a hose clamp. I had to slice the 90 elbow a few times so that it would bend and hold to the gun with the clamp. All I need to do now is paint it and get a bunch of those 10 round pods, or make my own...

Varent212
02-09-2008, 04:09 PM
what kind of spring r u gonna use?

BYUrdneck
02-09-2008, 04:12 PM
I dunno - I looked at a bunch of other threads and other people used several small springs - i will use it without for now - until I run across something that will work.

Varent212
02-09-2008, 04:15 PM
how well does it work without the spring. how does it feed the balls? do you have to tilt it or what?

BYUrdneck
02-09-2008, 04:32 PM
I have it slightly tilted - not very noticeable. It shot every ball - didn't miss-feed or anything. I did shake it though to see if there were any still in it - but other than that it worked fine.

motokid351
02-10-2008, 04:35 AM
yeah. your hopper thing looks just like mine. but mine holds 15. and i already made some pods for it. all you need is like 5 feet of 3/4" pipe and like ten end caps. you cut them to thewrite length and glue a cap to one end and just slip it on the other end. they work great.