First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip



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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #120 on: February 23, 2017, 11:14:55 AM »
While it's too bad the mags can't be preloaded this will still be a very worthwhile product to have. I'm hoping they'll be available in both 6 shot and 10 shot configurations. ;)

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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #121 on: February 23, 2017, 12:28:40 PM »
It should be a simple matter of putting a wide rubber band (like cut from a small inner tube) to keep pre-loaded pellets from falling out the bottom while in your pocket.
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #122 on: February 23, 2017, 01:07:48 PM »
It should be a simple matter of putting a wide rubber band (like cut from a small inner tube) to keep pre-loaded pellets from falling out the bottom while in your pocket.

I don't think the magazines just snap in to replace easily. I think they are mounted (somehow) and not simple to swap so it's probably easier to just reload as it's attached. Ron will correct me if I'm wrong though.
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #123 on: February 23, 2017, 01:34:01 PM »
The magazine does in fact drop easily into the receiver that's mounted to the gun. There is a detent in the magazine and designed in the receiver is a spring loaded feature that nicely captures the magazine to keep it from falling out during the rigors of hunting.

Certainly a user could use a rubber band or a small piece of tape to keep pellets in the detachable magazine (s) upon removing the tape or band the user would not wish to tip the magazine lest he spill the contents of the mag. This means he would have to tip the gun on its side and bring the gun to the magazine. Not a big deal to do it that way if you really want additional full magazines.

After shooting a lot of pellets out of this magazine I find it very easy to drop 6 or 10 pellets down the chute after the mag is snapped into the receiver.
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #124 on: February 23, 2017, 11:19:03 PM »
The magazine does in fact drop easily into the receiver that's mounted to the gun. There is a detent in the magazine and designed in the receiver is a spring loaded feature that nicely captures the magazine to keep it from falling out during the rigors of hunting.

Certainly a user could use a rubber band or a small piece of tape to keep pellets in the detachable magazine (s) upon removing the tape or band the user would not wish to tip the magazine lest he spill the contents of the mag. This means he would have to tip the gun on its side and bring the gun to the magazine. Not a big deal to do it that way if you really want additional full magazines.

After shooting a lot of pellets out of this magazine I find it very easy to drop 6 or 10 pellets down the chute after the mag is snapped into the receiver.

Still sounds like an invention that will make an already wonderful airgun even better.
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #125 on: February 24, 2017, 04:41:37 AM »
The magazine does in fact drop easily into the receiver that's mounted to the gun. There is a detent in the magazine and designed in the receiver is a spring loaded feature that nicely captures the magazine to keep it from falling out during the rigors of hunting.

Certainly a user could use a rubber band or a small piece of tape to keep pellets in the detachable magazine (s) upon removing the tape or band the user would not wish to tip the magazine lest he spill the contents of the mag. This means he would have to tip the gun on its side and bring the gun to the magazine. Not a big deal to do it that way if you really want additional full magazines.

After shooting a lot of pellets out of this magazine I find it very easy to drop 6 or 10 pellets down the chute after the mag is snapped into the receiver.

That's great to hear. I assumed it would be held with a set screw.
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #128 on: March 23, 2017, 01:09:59 PM »
Progress has been made with the Disco Clip/magazine. The design is sound and I have received the paperwork back from the US patent and trademark office.

The problem is available time. I work a full time job and my own side company is experiencing great growth with the products we are making. Filling the demand for broadhead sharpening guides, Bow holders, Arrow rests and broadhead targets means that when I get home from my real job, I work on my own companies products and order fulfilment until my wife makes me go to bed. The weekends are for sports shows where I market and sell my products.

I hope to find time to return to the pellet magazine soon.
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #129 on: March 24, 2017, 02:52:54 AM »
When you finally get them going and ready to sell I am in for three of them at a minimum.

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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #130 on: March 24, 2017, 03:39:01 PM »
Thanks for the update Ron. You are WAY too busy! ;) Whenever you're able to start production you'll have lots of buyers here.

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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #131 on: May 01, 2017, 02:08:11 AM »
Any update on this? I'd still love one in .22.
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #132 on: May 01, 2017, 09:59:47 AM »
I am a little worried - Ron has not been on the Forum in over a month now.  I think he may be working way too hard.
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #133 on: May 01, 2017, 02:06:26 PM »
I agree Mike! Really hope this product eventually goes into production. ;)

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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #134 on: June 03, 2017, 07:41:03 PM »
Hiya, Ron! 

Have you made any progress on marketing your Pellet Hopper?

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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #135 on: June 03, 2017, 09:30:16 PM »
Dave, permit me to provide you with an answer: 
Ron has not been on the Forum since late March.  But he did take time to answer an e-mail I sent him in late May.  Below is his answer.


Other inventions are getting in the way. Im designing a new drop away arrow rest, Making archery targets, making brush arrows rests as well as broadhead sharpeners and bow holders. I'm lacking available time to return to the clip/magazine project. Ive received the provisional patent from the USPTO but available hours in the day are by current bottle neck.

I would really like to have a couple of the clip/magazines myself.  But it is what it is.
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #136 on: June 03, 2017, 10:41:40 PM »
Thanks, Mike. I'm slowly getting better at loading my Maximus but a six or ten shot hopper sure would speed things up if a quick follow-up shot was needed.
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #137 on: June 03, 2017, 10:48:17 PM »
I would love to have the multi-shot capabilities for squirrel hunting.  The multi-shot rifles on the market now [Marauder would be my first choice] are usually heavier than my Maximus or even the Discovery with the wood stock.  And those I have seen are more expensive too.  And the final thing is that most of those multi-shot rifles are 3,000 PSI rifles.  Hand pumping would not be fun!
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Re: First prototype Benji Disco 10 shot clip
« Reply #138 on: June 04, 2017, 03:29:23 PM »
I was just thinking about this yesterday when I had my Disco out. Something tells me we may never see this in production. :( Wish Ron would sell his rights to the hopper to someone that would produce it. I agree about the Mrod and also my Hatsan PCPs. Love the guns but they're just too heavy and long to haul around in the woods. My Kral PB is my current choice for that but unfortunately I've lost faith in it holding up over time. It's cocking lever has already snapped and after several reports now I'm waiting for the valve to take a dump.

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