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Aluminum Extrusion for Barrel Material

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Aluminum Extrusion for Barrel Material

Unread postAuthor: hwmetzger » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:09 pm

Hello guys, first post here!

I was recently given some heavy aluminum extrusions that I thought would make a fantastic barrel for a higher pressure spud gun. Theyre a 2.5" unequal hex extrusion, 1.75" bore and 10ft long. I believe they're 6063-T6, the thinnest point (between bore and wall) is 3/8", making for a heavy wall at the thinnest point.

My initial thought was a hybrid gun. Any ideas on what sort of pressure I could safely use? And any suggestions for general build style here? I'd hate to use these for a run of the mill gun :D

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Re: Aluminum Extrusion for Barrel Material

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:26 am

wow, nice find, if that was 10mm or 6mm ID :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Re: Aluminum Extrusion for Barrel Material

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:40 am

Welcome to the forum!

Burst pressure for that should be around 7000 psi, meaning a high-mix hybrid would definitely be a possibility.
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Re: Aluminum Extrusion for Barrel Material

Unread postAuthor: Air2theBrain » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:59 am

Drool...their beautiful..if i had one of those my cannon would be on display. 8)

Very nice find indeed enjoy and well done. :wink:
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Re: Aluminum Extrusion for Barrel Material

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:48 pm

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Re: Aluminum Extrusion for Barrel Material

Unread postAuthor: hectmarr » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:43 pm

The pipes are very good. With a couple of these I would be in paradise :bom: :bom: :bom: :bom:
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Re: Aluminum Extrusion for Barrel Material

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:51 pm

I'd be happy with 1, those things are looooong
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:58 am

hwmetzger wrote:And any suggestions for general build style here? I'd hate to use these for a run of the mill gun :D


You know what would be awesome, a Wall Gun style launcher.

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The octagonal profile of the barrel would really lend itself to the look.
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Re: Aluminum Extrusion for Barrel Material

Unread postAuthor: Air2theBrain » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:17 am

I would want to build a Golden Boy from one, or a BASR. 8)

Love that pic Jack...that is a massive rifle.
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Re: Aluminum Extrusion for Barrel Material

Unread postAuthor: hectmarr » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:22 am

Tremendous kick! :bounce: :bounce: This serves for the neighbor, when he puts the music strong at dawn hahahaha The wall of 6 "is no problem :shock:
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Re: Aluminum Extrusion for Barrel Material

Unread postAuthor: Cthulhu » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:36 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
hwmetzger wrote:And any suggestions for general build style here? I'd hate to use these for a run of the mill gun :D


You know what would be awesome, a Wall Gun style launcher.

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The octagonal profile of the barrel would really lend itself to the look.


Glad to see C&rsenal here, I loved that video with Mae shooting the wall gun.
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