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Old 10-31-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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If I wanted to create my own barrel, would it be more advantageous to go with a lighter material or a heavier material for it? How does the barrel weight affect the shooting? Thanks
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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What sort of machining experience and equipment do you have? It isn't as easy as you might think.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:07 PM   #3
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I'm assuming that you will be buying a barrel blank and machining it to fit. Heavier involves less work as you don't have to turn to contour on lathe.
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