7/8 & 15/16 barrel cut-offs

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  1. Jul 7, 2019 #1

    wapiti22

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    Looking for a 4 - 5" long scrap cut-off from a 7/8" and 15/16" Octagon barrel

    I'd be happy to pay for shipping
     
  2. Jul 7, 2019 #2

    Zonie

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    I guess this is technically not a "offer to buy or to sell" which is against the forum rules so I'll let it stay for a while.

    Offers to buy or to sell can only be made in the Classified Advertisement area.

    (Yah. I know. I'm a grump when it comes to the forum rules but that's what I get paid for. How much do I get paid to moderate this forum? Absolutely nothing.)
     
  3. Jul 8, 2019 #3

    Col. Batguano

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    Are you looking to use it for a pistol barrel? You need to be mindful of twist in that case. Pistol barrels usually have much faster twist rates than rifle barrels so as to get at least 1/4 turn out of the ball by the time it exits in order to impart some stability to the ball.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2019 #4

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    Wapiti, I might have what you need. Let me check my junkpile. Can't guarantee condition, but I'll PM you if I find some.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2019 #5

    wapiti22

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    Not using for a pistol barrel. Using as a sanding guide for barrel fitting
     
  6. Jul 9, 2019 #6

    zimmerstutzen

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    While pistol barrels are generally faster twist. A rifle barrel cut off can make a good accurate pistol with heavier charges. A 45 cal pistol with a one in 20 twist will shoot very well with minor charges. 14 to 25 grains. A 45 caliber 1:60 twist can shoot well, but may require 40 grains of powder. the most accurate pistol I ever won matches with was built with a 45 caliber rifle cut off 10 inches long and tc patriot parts in a really ugly two piece glued together stock.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2019 #7

    Treestalker

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    See my PM, Wapiti.
     
  8. Jul 21, 2019 #8

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    Sounds like something I need to try using. Thanks for the idea, going to cut some wood to shape for mine.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2019 #9

    Stony Broke

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    I think I have a chunk of 15/16 barrel. If you still need it, PM me your address and I'll send it to you.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2019 #10

    Sgiles

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    I don’t have what you need but that’s a good idea.
     

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