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Crimson.Soldier
09-16-2006, 11:01 PM
I'm looking to fashion a foregrip for my MR1 so that it looks more rifle-like. I'll most likely make it out of wood, but the problem I'm running into is running the macro line. I wanted to run a 90* fitting straight off the marker then run it back to the trigger guard and down to the bottom line. I dunno if this will work or not. Gimme anything you got. Thanks

Crimson.Soldier
09-17-2006, 12:47 PM
I threw this diagram together, hopefully it gives everyone a better idea of what look I'm trying to achieve.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e222/y103/mr1.jpg

Brown..........................wood foregrip
Black and Lt Gray...........Macroline
Drk Gray.......................Fittings
White...........................Marker definition

Ace24
09-17-2006, 02:48 PM
I dont think that would work... I mean two 90*s together... You would run into problems with leakage I assume. Nice idea though. Brings me to wonder why 3rd party developers arnt comming up with something like this for the MR's yet. Although Tippman has them... ugh.

SpyderFan
09-17-2006, 06:37 PM
i have been brainstorming for a while about how to get three weaver rails on the sides and bottom of the gun, and a raised sight rail, on the mr1. this would all be one piece that attached instead of the foregrip. but i dont know how to get it all around that line right there. WE NEED 3RD PARTY MANUFACTURING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crimson.Soldier
09-18-2006, 08:22 AM
what if i just run a 90 off the marker, then just have the line come through the foregrip towards the trigger guard? or even try to mod a tippman foregrip.

SpyderFan
09-18-2006, 02:39 PM
yeah, thats an idea. only one problem, i have no idea anything about runnning different lines like that. where could i buy somethin like that? would i have to use something like a remote coil?

Crimson.Soldier
09-19-2006, 02:13 PM
i was lookin' on ebay recently, and you can find macroline and fittings for cheap. I havent been able to check at a paintball store for availability and prices, but im sure it wouldnt be that bad. I was also looking at my foregrip design, does anyone think it should be longer? more of the grip uner the barrel?

Hob Hayward
09-19-2006, 02:24 PM
Check out hobbyhorse's Macroline sale in the B/s/t forums. he has BY FAR the cheapest macroline and fitting prices you can get.

I bet what you could do is drill a hole and then a channel in the wooden forgrip (which I assume you'd be making?) to a 90* macro fitting where the stock hose normally goes. Then use the mounting screws for the mag to hold the foregrip on.

Crimson.Soldier
09-19-2006, 02:36 PM
Check out hobbyhorse's Macroline sale in the B/s/t forums. he has BY FAR the cheapest macroline and fitting prices you can get.

I bet what you could do is drill a hole and then a channel in the wooden forgrip (which I assume you'd be making?) to a 90* macro fitting where the stock hose normally goes. Then use the mounting screws for the mag to hold the foregrip on.

Thanks for the heads up on the macroline. I would make the foregrip; and about the channel and 90* fitting. I dunno if i should use one or two. If i use one, it will come directly off the marker and the macroline will run along the bottom of the marker in a channel on the foregrip and then angle out of it towards the foregrip. If i use two, it will look like it does above. Either way, there will be a channel that houses the fittings and macroline in the middle of the foregrip. I was also thinking that a new asa/ bottomline might help with running the macroline to it. something without a dropforward.

Hob Hayward
09-19-2006, 03:02 PM
Ah yes, you really don't need the fittings inside the foregrip, they won't be doing too much at all. If you were to remove the drop you miht be able to use a 90* fitting from there.

Crimson.Soldier
09-22-2006, 09:10 AM
So you think I could just use a 90 fitting off the marker and a 90 fitting from the asa? Ive never actually delat with macroline so i dont know how flexible it is, bu twould it be able to mak that bend where the trgger guard meets the frame?

Hob Hayward
09-22-2006, 12:15 PM
I think if you angled the inlet and didn't have it make a 90* turn it'd work.

I'll make a pic 1 sec.
http://spyder.tv/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=139&stc=1&d=1158953088

Thats a crosscut image.

Crimson.Soldier
09-23-2006, 02:39 PM
thanks! that looks like it'll work real good. I'm going to get everything i need and start working on it. I'll post pics when i complete it. Anyone know what size bolt i would need to mount it where the old foregrip did?

Hob Hayward
09-23-2006, 03:22 PM
You could probably use the old screws that attached the mag. If not, take them to a hardware store and find ones that are the same threading and the right size.

Crimson.Soldier
10-01-2006, 11:13 AM
Anyone know what thread i would need on the macroline fittings both from the marker and the asa? I'm at school right now, in the middle of the city, with no hardware store anywhere close. If anyone could help me out that would be great.