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good 6mm barrel found at any walmart!

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good 6mm barrel found at any walmart!

Unread postAuthor: dungdue0 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:56 am

Thats right, ti seems that carbon fiber arrows found at any walmart store makes a perfectly straight, strong, lightweight barrel. And the cheap nes are only around 3-4$


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Unread postAuthor: newbmatic » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:32 pm

Sweet! Nice find. Is it hard to remove the point an the feathers sor wtvr from the arrow?
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:41 pm

I would suppose you could cut it off right before the feathers and still have adequate barrel length. Besides too long of a barrel and you start getting friction and all sorts of other problems that actually reduce velocity.

So you could still get a good 14" barrel I would assume..
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:04 pm

Nice find,my bbmg is in need of a longer barrel.Can you give us some more information like brand name and inside diameter.
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Unread postAuthor: dungdue0 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:24 pm

The arrow i have is a beman ics hunter 400

and it says 8.4 gpi (grains per inch)

all of this is useless info, don't really know on actual diameter
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:28 pm

measure with a digital caliper?
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Unread postAuthor: dungdue0 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:44 pm

I have no caliper, my last one was eaten by the basement years ago...
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:08 am

caliper prices have dropped a lot lately.. might be able to pick one up cheap.
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Unread postAuthor: i-will » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:45 am

good but old news.

my problem with this is that now that i need one all the walmarts in my area (close and far) stop selling the arrows. they also cut back on almost all the airsoft stuff. one of the employees told me that all of the bb and airsoft stuff will be discontinued in a few months.

for all ur sake i hope it's just my area (north dallas).
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Unread postAuthor: ISA_Yoshi » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:13 am

It's just the opposite here in PA. The local walmarts have gone from just the crappy springers to selling better and better models. Gander Mountain also sells a nice low level AEG for about $100 from what I hear.

Check the sports stores like dicks if you can't find it at Walmart. I'm sure they'll always sell stuff like arrow shafts. It might be a little more expensive, but it's better than using bic pens. (no offense to the people that do)
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Unread postAuthor: roboman » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:06 pm

It seems like carbon fiber would make an excellent barrel material, due to its durability and self-lubrication. Great find!
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:18 pm

I have a DIGITAL caliper (lucky me, it's actually MINE! Not my Dad's!) and this thread is music to my ears. The thought had crossed my mind that R/C aircraft carbon tubes might make good barrels, but their I.D. is just tiny. Next time I got to Wal-Mart (which has jack-scrap in the way of quality airsoft) I'll pick up a few arrows and check out their diameters and see what kind of quality control they got on them. If they fit tight enough, the arrows may make a good alternative to brass or copper for making shells.
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Unread postAuthor: roboman » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:50 pm

At some hobby shops, you can get larger diameters of carbon fiber. Do you go to Hobby People?
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Unread postAuthor: CasinoVanart » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:52 pm

Just don't try to use the aluminium shafts for combustions, the aluminium sucks all of the heat from the ignition thus making the shots extremely slooww. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: roboman » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:21 pm

Interesting. I never thought of that! I usually use brass, though.
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