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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:06 pm

Hey
I planning on making a BB sniper rifle. I live in Australia and as you know we cant get bb bullets anywhere. so i looked on Mcmaster and they sell 6mm ball bearings. I was wondering if i will have any trouble getting them in Australia if i buy them.

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EDIT: I also know i need a brake line cable thing. What exactly is it called? i googled it and came up with these weird looking braided cable things. Any help would be appreciated
I want something like This guns barrel
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:19 pm

Good luck getting McMaster to ship to Aus, they won't even ship to Canada now. They may accept your order, but don't expect to actually receive anything in the mail.
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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:44 pm

Oh ok, i see, i didn't they didn't ship to Aus lol. Thanks for telling me. Does any Aussies know a good place to get 6mm bearings in the country?

EDIT: I saw some on Amazon here http://www.amazon.com/Metric-Stainless-Steel-Metal-Diameter/dp/B000FMWEQQ. I was wondering if there will be any trouble shipping to Australia? Thanks
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Russ » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:47 pm

you might be able to get them at camping stores, or you could look around and buy 6mm lead sinkers from places like kmart and fishing shops.
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Unread postAuthor: wannabie » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:49 pm

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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:51 pm

OK thanks M.Russ and wannabie. I saw them on amazon, can i buy them and get them sent to Australia? because i know bb bullets are 6mm and they are illegal because bb guns are illegal.
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:08 pm

its called brakeline.. 9/32 or 5/16 are bot hgood sizes..
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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:21 pm

Ok thanks spudthug, much appreciated.
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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:04 pm

Maybe try some air rifle pellets.......you can get them off ebay..(in australia)
might be a bit more acurate then BBs

http://search.ebay.com.au/search/search ... p=1&fsoo=1
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:49 am

What you're gonna need to do is evaluate the situation and materials to find them closer to home.

Ball bearings are used in a number of applications from rotary to linear/planar bearings, (things that moving parts move on to reduce friction). That being said, you need to look at some sort of industrial supply near you for some 6mm bearings.

9/32" or 1/4" "brakeline" are actually, more broadly concerned, aluminum hydraulic tubing. Look for a place that sells hydraulic cylinders, valves, and the like and you're likely to find some sort of metric equivalent.
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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:48 am

Hey
Thanks for the info everyone. I'm using one of my brothers aluminium arrow shafts which are 6mm ID. I'm going to look around for 6mm bearings.
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:13 am

nice as, i know experament u2 bough some from i think chinga land not sure where exactly.

i want some of these tho, they'd fit my s400's barrel perfectly :D 5/8"

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Unread postAuthor: FreakyShotGlass » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:01 am

For my Aussie Plinker I used some 6mm aluminium tube from toy world and I bought some (expensive) steel bb's off eBay. I just bought 200 6mm glass beads of eBay yesterday and they were pretty cheap, like 10 bucks for 200.
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:50 am

Thursto n Mr Russ gave me the idea of cutting up old Christmas deco beads and using them.
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Unread postAuthor: integral » Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:36 am

Camping store mate! They have ALOT of 6mm bb's at the one near me.
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