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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:02 am

I saw a very expensive smooth bore air rifle in the web that was about $3,000.

The website showed the grouping accuracy that was pretty impressive.

It was .50 caliber or more.

Do you know what I am describing?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:23 am

Was it perchance the handiwork of a certain Gary Barnes?

Also, at $3,000 it's hardly the most expensive air rifle, most top end riflesare in that range and customs or antiques can go much higher.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:36 am

Damn you Jack, I was about to suggest Gary Barnes.

Unfortunately, as I was typing up my post, the internet cut out, then took ages to come back (this week, I'm limited to mobile internet), so you win this time.
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:44 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Was it perchance the handiwork of a certain Gary Barnes?

Also, at $3,000 it's hardly the most expensive air rifle, most top end riflesare in that range and customs or antiques can go much higher.


That was fast! Thanks.

The reason that I wanted the information goes back to the question of 'cylinderizied' a golf ball.

The Gary Barnes rifle shooting a 900 grain square ended cylinder very accurately

Why wouldn't a 'cylinderizied' golf ball do as well?

Take a look at what he shoots through a smooth bore and how well it groups at 30 yards.

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:07 am

boyntonstu wrote:The Gary Barnes rifle shooting a 900 grain square ended cylinder very accurately

Why wouldn't a 'cylinderizied' golf ball do as well?


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The slug has a hollow base, just like a foster slugused in shotguns, this makes it nose heavy and imparts a certain amound of stability.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:11 am

boyntonstu wrote:Why wouldn't a 'cylinderized' golf ball do as well?

Firstly, because his slugs are basically foster slugs (as best I know). Not like you suggest.

And secondly, because it's not being fired from a $3000 airgun made by one of the best in the business.

EDIT: Blast, beaten again.
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:20 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
boyntonstu wrote:The Gary Barnes rifle shooting a 900 grain square ended cylinder very accurately

Why wouldn't a 'cylinderizied' golf ball do as well?


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The slug has a hollow base, just like a foster slugused in shotguns, this makes it nose heavy and imparts a certain amound of stability.


Great explanation.

We take a golf ball and epoxy/hot glue it into a 3" piece of PVC, or metal pipe that fits your barrel.

Instant Foster Golf Ball slug?
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:39 am

boyntonstu wrote:We take a golf ball and epoxy it into a 3" piece of PVC, or metal pipe that fits your barrel.

The former, yes. The latter, no - using metal pipe for the tail would stop it being nose heavy.

Actually, I should mention I've got something similar planned for paintballs and marbles, with a appropriately sized ring of paper glued to the "back" of them - it should yield some respectable results.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:11 am

Since you have a 3/4" barrel, how about this?

distractedbythetumbleweed wrote:Blast, beaten again.


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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:55 pm

@Jack:
The fact that your suggested ammo uses a sawed-off CO2 capsule can only mean it is truely GOOD.. :D

How about a split mold and some rifling?
Whatever you do..don't expect you will get close to what Barnes does...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:01 pm

Brian the brain wrote:The fact that your suggested ammo uses a sawed-off CO2 capsule can only mean it is truely GOOD.. :D


I actually suggested a sawn off capsule, I don't know if the fact that I used correct English grammar makes it less "bad-ass" :roll: :D
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:18 pm

I got hammered for calling it a sawn-off.

As the forum " linker" could you find him the foster slug how to as well as home made rifling perhaps?
He basically wants accuracy...
( just to keep this on topic :oops: )
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:19 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Since you have a 3/4" barrel, how about this?

distractedbythetumbleweed wrote:Blast, beaten again.


:D


The 3/4" barrel is my first gun and it is fine for glass marbles, etc.

I am thinking golf balls and a sleeve that would act like the cut off CO2 cartridge to make a good fitting projectile.

If I used a 3"-4" barrel at under 200 psi, a golf ball hot glued into a piece of PVC tubing that fit well in the barrel would make a great 1.5 oz projectile.

If I wanted to shoot plain golf balls, I believe that a gun based on a 2" steel T, 2" steel pipe chamber, and fittings could be used to shoot a gb through a sleeved PVC barrel at 550 psi and not burst the barrel.

Just a few ideas.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:54 pm

I don't know if the fact that I used correct English grammar makes it less "bad-ass"

jack sorry to tell you that but it really does make it more bad-ass :D
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:17 am

boyntonstu wrote:I am thinking golf balls and a sleeve that would act like the cut off CO2 cartridge to make a good fitting projectile.

If I used a 3"-4" barrel at under 200 psi, a golf ball hot glued into a piece of PVC tubing that fit well in the barrel would make a great 1.5 oz projectile.


I'm not sure if hot glue would hold but it would be similar in concept to the rounds that our benevolent sponsor offers and would work well aerodynamically.

I got hammered for calling it a sawn-off.


By Americans no doubt, who wouldn't recognise correct English if it autographed their forehead it with soldering iron :D

jack sorry to tell you that but it really does make it more bad-ass


Indeed, what self respecting criminal has time for grammar :roll: :wink:
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