Barrel Weight

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by MrHorse, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. MrHorse

    MrHorse New Member

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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
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    What sort of machining experience and equipment do you have? It isn't as easy as you might think.
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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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.