Thanks Chris. I am not really a guru
, but I tried many because I don't know what I am doing. I tried 60, 75, 85, 95, 3 x 100, 105, 115, 118, 120, 125, 127, 130, and 140 roller pipe guns in combination of 3 different handles with 5 different roller muzzles and many different band materials and length. I recently started suspecting that longer Rollerguns are not for an old and weak guy like me and Chris
. In order to get a longer roller dialled in especially with thicker shaft and sliptip, I had to use stiff band at high stretch to push the weight of shaft. I am so weak that I could only load once or twice on those longer rollers that I can get reasonable power. I cannot load Corey's roller at all where he can easily load from hip.
For rollers that I can get reasonable power that equates or outperform railguns in similar length and load multiple times a day are 100cm or less. I especially like my 85cm. I clearly felt that 85cm was able to outperform similar length railguns that I owned.
All my roller guns had 2 or more stages except my old RA with loading butt. When I converted a couple of RAs with loading butt, I was able to load fine without staging at reasonable stretch. However, when I started using new reverse mech handles, I could not load at the same stretch as RA converted rollers. So my only solution was to have two stages and the 2nd stage tab locating much more forward position than the last notch on the shaft, so I can load easily. The solution has worked out well, and I was able to get the same or little more stretch than my older RA rollers.
Rollerguns are so addictive that I cannot get out. I truly need natural therapeutic treatment from wood guns. Although I am aware that longer rollerguns are not for me due to my age and physical inability, I am still dreaming of a sweat, super light, low recoil, long range rollergun.
This winter has been pretty brutal due to work and unfortunate conditions of water out there. I have not had much lack to dive. My imagination of a perfect rollergun for an old man kept growing in my head. I put together a super-complex tweaked multi band roller and 3 x inverted pulley rollers in 100, 105, 118, 130cm during this winter. I need to test more, but so far they are perfect in my imagination. Hope the conditions improve, so I can test my ultimate old-man rollerguns that Chris and I can load
And Thanks to Mori. Even if I am trying something stupid, Mori has been very supportive!