What are the general rules for springers versus air powered guns? I've lurked for a while and I've always wondered how people come up with their barrel lengths. I have a NF and Pistol Splat with CPVC couplers, and the Big Lots knockoff Big Blast that has some CPVC glued in the barrel. If you had to guess for the length of a proper barrel for those what would it be?
I'm not trying to be a newb and have people do my modding for me, I just can't afford to screw it up. Measure twice cut once as they say.
Around me, CPVC is 3.44+tax for 10'... hardly expensive, even for a college student, less than $.40/foot.
I got a 10' section and cut a 4", 5", 6", 7", 8", 9", 10", 11", 12", and 13" barrel, then I test my blasters to find the best length. It cost less than $4 to get all the barrels, worth the investment.
However, if you really can't test, I would guess 4-5" for the NF, 5-6" for the pistol splat. Not sure on the big blast thing.
The reason I couldn't properly test barrel lengths is because I'm using leftover CPVC from something the UK Solar Car team had to build. To be honest, I never even thought of hitting up the local Home Depot Guess who feels stupid now?