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Help with golf and tennis ball barrels.

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Help with golf and tennis ball barrels.

Unread postAuthor: cameronfield » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:41 pm

How can I do this? I read somewhere that 1.5" PVC works, but...it doesn't. The ball is too big (for golfballs).

Is 2.5" PVC the exact right size for tennis balls?
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Unread postAuthor: octane89 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:43 pm

To get a GB barrel, go to bcarms.com. They carry sdr21, which fits golfballs like a dream.
And yes, 2.5" fits tennis balls.
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Unread postAuthor: cameronfield » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:48 pm

About how much would 5' of it be shipped?
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:50 pm

About how much BC arms charges most likely.
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Unread postAuthor: grumpy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:25 pm

i got sdr21 at home depot, a 10ft piece was only a couple of bucks.
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:27 pm

You found some at a Home Depot? :shock: Did you have to look hard in the back or was it just out there?
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Re: I want to shoot golfballs and tennis balls with my gun!

Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:34 pm

cameronfield wrote:How can I do this? I read somewhere that 1.5" PVC works, but...it doesn't. The ball is too big (for golfballs).

Is 2.5" PVC the exact right size for tennis balls?


I love this forum, I just wish people actually used it.

Golfballs:
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/golf-ba ... t5915.html

Tennisballs:
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/2-5-tb- ... 11056.html
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/2-5-pvc-t11154.html
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/where-t ... 11956.html


I got all those results from the first page of searching 'tennis' for tennis ball barrels.

The golfball topic was a sticky in 'construction materials and ammo discussion' but would also be at the top of your results if you had searched.

You're lucky I didn't lock this thread, please search in the future, even the first page of results has more then enough information to answer your question.
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Unread postAuthor: grumpy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:49 pm

ShowNoMercy wrote:You found some at a Home Depot? :shock: Did you have to look hard in the back or was it just out there?


there was like three stacks 1 1/2, 3/4, and 1/2 inch, it was with the rest
of the pvc pipe wasn't hard to find at all. every home depo may not carry it though, the one by where i used to live carried sch 40 pressure rated pipe and fittings upto 4", but where i live now your lucky to find 2".
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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:54 pm

yeah each home depot is a crap shoot, it sucks i can't get any pvc fittings above 2 " and even the 2" ones that i can find suck the selection blows. that is why i go to irrigation specialists and get everything i need and they are cheaper.
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Unread postAuthor: Spitfire » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:00 am

Why dont you Sleve the barre for a golf ball?
Dont know if it was in MrCrowleys post :?:
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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:47 am

me personally i don't sleeve the barrel just because i can't find sch 80 2" around me, but to me it really doesn't matter the sdr21 is pressure rated and all i fire is golf balls out of it. even though it is a thin wall all the sch 80 2" does is make a longer barrel sturdier.
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Unread postAuthor: octane89 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:59 am

I asked a plumbing store about ABS and sdr21 and they looked at me like I was crazy. Then said they had parts and showed me sprinkler hose barbs. Finding those two thins, along with sch80 is near impossible to me. Im gonna buy 2.5" conduit I think.
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Unread postAuthor: cameronfield » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:48 am

I found a place locally that sells 2.5" PVC for about $1 a foot. Only thing is minimum of 20ft. Still though, at BC Arms I'd pay $15 + shipping for 5ft. They also sell SDR21 for about $.50 a foot.

Here's my question: can you still shoot potatoes outta a golf ball barrel? Is it just like shooting them outta a 1.5" barrel? I like 2" barrels for potatoes, so I guess I can buy another 5ft piece of 2" PVC and just toss the SDR21 in it.

Gosh I have so much left over PVC. I guess I'll just keep it for the next gun that I make.

Edit: Also when you "sleeve" the SDR21 with 2" PVC do I cement it or just toss it inside the 2" and shoot?
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:27 pm

cameronfield wrote:Edit: Also when you "sleeve" the SDR21 with 2" PVC do I cement it or just toss it inside the 2" and shoot?

Well, that will depend on if you'd like your new barrel to become airborne.
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Unread postAuthor: cameronfield » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:44 pm

Lol no I dont want that to happen. How do I keep it from coming off? Prime/cement the ENTIRE thing??? Damnit I might just order it from bcarms...
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