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    True Carbine Rainstorm

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    Saddlemountain
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    True Carbine Rainstorm

    Post by Saddlemountain on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:39 pm

    In response to requests for the Rainstorm to be quieter than a Marauder even though the RS is generating more fpe I fitted a few guns with a shroud about 22" long like the older style RS had instead of the "new" carbine length 19" shroud. Well that is effective at suppressing the noise, but of course makes the gun longer. Being a very big fan of carbines I decided to see what could be done by shortening the barrel instead of lengthening the shroud. I cut the barrel length, from the breech end to preserve the choke, from 17" down to 13". I then turned down the barrel diameter for additional weight savings. The barrel is supported by the shroud and barrel band anyway. I made an 18" x 1" OD carbon fiber shroud with efficient internals. To further reduce weight I removed the 4 oz adjustable butt pad and filled the dovetail with a black plastic insert. With a light scope, air, and a full mag the gun is 7# even and could drop another 2 oz with a foster fill retrofit. It is still is capable of 20 good shots at 40 fpe. with EJ 28 gr. pellets and quiet. I detuned it to shoot JSB 16 gr at 950 fps and am getting quite a few 1/2" 5 shot groups at 50 yds. At that power level I get 3 mags/fill. Here she is 36" OAL (the gun, the model is 44").


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    Re: True Carbine Rainstorm

    Post by Squirrel on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:58 pm

    Saddlemountain wrote:In response to requests for the Rainstorm to be quieter than a Marauder even though the RS is generating more fpe I fitted a few guns with a shroud about 22" long like the older style RS had instead of the "new" carbine length 19" shroud. Well that is effective at suppressing the noise, but of course makes the gun longer. Being a very big fan of carbines I decided to see what could be done by shortening the barrel instead of lengthening the shroud. I cut the barrel length, from the breech end to preserve the choke, from 17" down to 13". I then turned down the barrel diameter for additional weight savings. The barrel is supported by the shroud and barrel band anyway. I made an 18" x 1" OD carbon fiber shroud with efficient internals. To further reduce weight I removed the 4 oz adjustable butt pad and filled the dovetail with a black plastic insert. With a light scope, air, and a full mag the gun is 7# even and could drop another 2 oz with a foster fill retrofit. It is still is capable of 20 good shots at 40 fpe. with EJ 28 gr. pellets and quiet. I detuned it to shoot JSB 16 gr at 950 fps and am getting quite a few 1/2" 5 shot groups at 50 yds. At that power level I get 3 mags/fill. Here she is 36" OAL (the gun, the model is 44").
    NICE work!
    REALLY!


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    Re: True Carbine Rainstorm

    Post by longhunter on Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:58 pm

    the kid looks too happy. you didn't by chance tell her that it was hers, just to get her to smile for the camera, DID YOU???????

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    Re: True Carbine Rainstorm

    Post by Saddlemountain on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:37 am

    Longhunter, no but she can shoot. I started at 3 yrs and her before that.


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    Re: True Carbine Rainstorm

    Post by Abda on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:01 am

    Saddlemountain wrote:Longhunter, no but she can shoot. I started at 3 yrs and her before that.
    Don't know to be took back by the youth of the girl or seeing Will so young!


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    Re: True Carbine Rainstorm

    Post by Rescue35 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:46 pm

    Nice work Will. I'm looking forward to my new 9mm Rainstorm in the near future. I might have to get one in .22 or .25 now that the Marauders are gone.

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