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Brass Barrel Splitfire?

How long to make barrels?

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#1 DrunkenSloth



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Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:53 PM

Cxwq's mod says to use 6 inch barrels to get the best performance. I was wondering if smaller barrels, say 4.5 inch, would result in a noticeable performance reduction. The reason is that I want my SF to be holsterable and easier to carry as a back up. The huge barrels on Cxwq's mod will get in the way imo, and 4-4.5 inch barrels (or whatever barely sticks out the front) will be a lot more manageable to carry as a backup. Thanks.
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#2 Uncle Hammer

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:59 PM

Umm, shorter barrels can make two problems. One is that your accuracy can be affected and generally if your barrels aren't proper length you will lose some range. I've never touched a splitfire but thats how it generally is for most pump guns. Talk to CX though, its his write up he knows best.
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Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:23 AM

If you make the barrels shorter than 6" you will simply have to pump it less or it will fishtail and lose accuracy and distance.

Actually, you lose accuracy and distance either way so go ahead and pump it all you like.

In short, I strongly suggest you make the barrels at least 5" long if you're using micro stefans.
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Posted 12 July 2005 - 09:01 AM

I had 6 inch cpvc barrels on my spitfire and got 80 ft flat with six pumps(not plugged pump) Then I switched it to 4 inch cpvc barrels and got the same ranges but a little less accuracy. So I switched back to six in barrels. It works fine in my holster with 6" barrels and is not cumbersome.
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Posted 12 July 2005 - 10:23 AM

Well, I believe if was ::BlueIce::/BuckBogey(??) who suggested making your barrels volume 1/2 that of the airtank. So if we calculate the volume of the splitfire airtank, then we're fucking idiots. From this information, we gather that 5-6" is the ideal barrel length for the Splitfire. Thank you ::BlueIce::/BuckBogey(??)!

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 02:17 PM

CPVC and Brass are two different barrels. Depending on your dart fit, CPVC should be tighter than brass. So with that, CPVC barrels are generally shorter.
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#7 The Inventor Guy

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 08:33 PM

I use brass on most/all of my guns. For my SplitFires, I used 5" barrels. It works well, but I would also suggest using 6". That should work well too if not better in terms of accuracy.
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Posted 12 July 2005 - 08:46 PM

And as for holsters, I have two SF's modded that way and they still fit holsters fine. You just have to have a hole in the end for the barrel to go through.
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