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What do you people use for barrels?

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Unread postAuthor: spudzinger » Thu May 03, 2007 6:53 pm

Hi, im interested in possibly making a bb/airsoft sniper and wondering what you people use for barrels, moreover do you get barrels that fit perfectly th round you shoot or just loosely guide the round? Any help is appreciated.

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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Thu May 03, 2007 6:55 pm

Fibreglass tent poles inside a 15mm copper tube.

Giving a bore of 4mm which I'm going to be firing 3mm steel ball bearings from as soon as I get my mitts on some.

Have a look in the pneumatics showcase for my post on it.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Thu May 03, 2007 6:55 pm

alot of people use brake line.

i made one once and used an alluminum arrow shaft from easton. it worked great. it fit airsoft bbs very well. you can get an arrow at, well gee, an archery shop. it works well and its very nicely in an 1/4'' nipple.
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Unread postAuthor: tater36 » Thu May 03, 2007 7:42 pm

On the cloud i made from a pill bottle i used a carbon hunting arrow shaft that was broken in half it sealed so well that i could plug one end and the bb almost didnt come out, anyway carbon is way tough
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Thu May 03, 2007 8:12 pm

I recently made a barrel out of this stufff I found at Home Depot, just randomly stuck an Airsoft and it fit nicely. It's labeled Merflex PEX OT 1/4", it's gray and for a 3 foot segment for a whole $1.09 pretty cheap.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Thu May 03, 2007 9:02 pm

If you are looking for something quick and ghetto, those pencils that have individual graphite "darts" in them (ok, they just *look* like darts) fit steel bbs very well.

I dont know if they make them anymore, as the design sucked badly.
Normally when the graphite wore off a dart you would just pull it out and stick it in the back, pushing a new one to the front. If you lost one though, the pencil was useless. well, at least useless for writing:)
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Thu May 03, 2007 10:18 pm

hahah I remember those pens from elementary school!
They used to be so cool!
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Unread postAuthor: rhyco » Fri May 04, 2007 2:27 am

i have a uncle that is a electriccian so i use him to get me 6mm pvc
it works okay but it bends if there is alot of length
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Unread postAuthor: spudzinger » Fri May 04, 2007 5:01 pm

Thanks everyone!
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