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#1 S Bills

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 12:20 PM

I have sawed the barrels down to about 5/16 in under the line, but cpvc and my petg does not fit into the barrel stubs. What barrel material could I use.

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#2 Illadar

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 12:37 PM

Your problem may very well be that you did not saw quiet far enough back to catch all the tight fitting stuff. What I would try doing is taking a screw drive, or a pair of needle nose plyers and pry the small ring from the inside of the barrel stumps, after this is done 9/16ths should fit very nicely.
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 12:44 PM

Or you can Just dremmel around the inside edges of all the barrel stubs, then your barrel material should work.
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 07:26 PM

If you have a dremel, then go with Bag's advice...that will make anything fit, and it won't cost you any more.

I also went around 5/16" under the line, and my 9/16" brass fit in just fine, but that will cost you more money (~$6 for two feet of brass at my local Ace Hardware), and you should be able to get PETG to work.
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#5 S Bills

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 11:00 PM

My PETG is alittle thicker than cpvc. Could I get cpvc in there after thinning the barrels?

Also, I don't have a dremel and aren't dremels really expensive?
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#6 murakumo32

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 11:04 PM

Use a file or sandpaper. I use both.
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 11:21 PM

I forget what a file is. I'll try sandpaper but im trying to get as little barrel stuff and sandpaper in the gun as possible.
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 11:43 PM

Because I have a spare At3k turret lying around, I used a Dremel to sand down one barrel and put in a piece of 1/2" CPVC. While I was able to do it, I wouldn't recommend it because (1) If you're doing a barrel support mod like Cxwq's, your barrel support will have to be sanded down until it is very, very thin, and (2) Without a Dremel, you will have to suffer a lot of pain to get all six barrels in there. Trying to get anything thicker than 1/2" CPVC will be next to impossible, in my opinion.

Yes, the Dremel moto tools I see at Home Depot are usually selling for 60+ dollars.

Here's a picture of a file.

I wouldn't worry too much about getting the "barrel stuff and sandpaper" inside the gun, because the gun can get cleaned out...just make sure you avoid getting any in the air tank.
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#9 S Bills

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 10:23 AM

Alright thanks, I think I am getting PETG with thinner OD.
DO you think 7/16 ID would be too small or still usable for good distances on the at3k.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 10:56 AM

DO you think 7/16 ID would be too small or still usable for good distances on the at3k.

I think that that depends on the particular Foam Backer Rod that you're using to make darts (assuming that you're using micro stefans)...7/16" ID wouldn't fit my 1/2" FBR very well, and if it fits yours, I'm guessing it'll be a little on the tight side.

Where are you getting your PETG (I'm just curious, never used PETG myself)?
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#11 S Bills

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 11:09 AM

PetroPackaging.com it's free.
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