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Old 09-22-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Well, I am a senior at the University of Miami (FL), and my major is mechanical engineering. I am beginning to decide on my capstone senior design project, and since I am very much into shooting and rifles, I want to direct my design to those areas. The project can't be too expensive, as funding comes from the students, and a working prototype must be built by the end of April. Here is a thought I just had while in my Vibrations class, what if there was someway to lessen the recoil of highpower rifles, for example an 03 or a Mosin Nagant 91/30, by using some sort of spring and damper setup. There would be a cushioned plate which you would position as you would the buttplate of your rifle, and attached to this plate would be some sort of spring and damper system which would then attach to the rifle. It couldnt be too long because that can affect the shooters natural aiming and firing routine, and it has to be somewhat modular so it could attach to just about any rifle. The whole premise would be that the damper would dissipate hopefully a lot of the energy created by the recoil so that the shooter's shoulder doesn't bear the grunt of it. This would allow women, bigger children, or smaller guys to shoot some of the higher powered rifles they may not normally be able to shoot. It would also be great for shooters with bad shoulders, because I know that over the years the shoulders get alot of wear and tear from shooting. If a spring and damper wouldn't be powerful enough, maybe some sort of hydraulic or pneumatic setup to cause the necessary deceleration of the rifle into the shoulder. Maybe this could help or prevent that? I'm not sure if this sort of thing has already been thought of?? Let me know what you guys think....or any other suggestions that might be feasible. TIA...
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Old 09-22-2004, 06:12 PM   #2
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PAST comes close

Past Recoil Pad comes close now BUT you never know what you might come up with.

Some of the most succesful products of the decades have been developed while looking around for a praticular device or working on an idea.

Go for it. You might find the cure for cancer or something else as useful.

Never sell your self short, the only limitation you have is your own mind!

Good Luck.
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Old 09-22-2004, 07:26 PM   #3
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I believe Hogue already has something like that for shot guns.

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Old 09-23-2004, 07:20 AM   #4
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Mike the animal-
I wish more people thought like you. Keep up the Good work!
I have a friend in competition trap shooting that swears by this product that they are good at eleviating recoil in rifles and shotguns.
Supposedly this is what he uses and apparently works very well with almost no recoil he states.
Maybe Im missing your point.
Any info on similar products would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-23-2004, 01:08 PM   #5
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Is this something like what you had in mind?
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