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Hop up at the other end?

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What if someone stuck a device on the barrel to correct any flight issues with the BB right at the end of the barrel just before it exits to open air?

I think it may interfere too much, but I am going to make something. I have 2 ideas.
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Choking the barrel may not work with airsoft. I know many target rifles, both air rifles and powder burning rifles, have barrels that use choked barrels. And yes they work great! BUT they will actually squeeze the round into the rifling more than at the breach of the barrel.

So I can't really see it working for an airsoft barrel. Though you wouldn't have to sqeeze the bb all that much, just as long as you can get it to exit the barrel the EXACT same place everytime then you would be golden like a shower.

It may be something to look into, but I am going to remain kind of "iffy" about the inner barrels. But hey, prove me wrong and I will eat my words
And I will offer to test them as well, that is if anyone can make some.

Making them........ Beck, to make a few have you a mandrel on your lathe? I know a knurler is similar, atleast if I am thinking correct. You would be able to match the outter barrel, and while spinning the inner barrel, as fast as you can, slowly close the mandrel. Thus squeezing the inner barrel to the diameter that you need, and making it longer by nature. I would say go for like a 6.00 barrel at the end and see what happens.
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The barrel based solution to me is not where I am focused. I think another problem lies elsewhere that I am tackling. I support people tacking the barrel direction but I am not heading that way myself.
Still say we need a true rifled barrel, with better ammo.

We need a rifle that will shoot sub MOA in any condition. ;)
I have been looking in that, however for most of us here in the US it would be illegal. As soon as you rifle the barrel it is considered a real firearm. That in itself is not the issue, the issue would be that since it would be a real firearm under the NFA, it would have to be sized as such over all. Its not illegal to make your own firearm... yet. However once there is rifling, if there is a stock, the barrel must be 16" and the OAL must be 26"... all that in addition to your local laws.

For the time being I think it would be better to focus on barrel issues/modification and custom BBs... IMO... as much as I would love to see rifled barrels, there are just too many legal issues these days in regard to having fun
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Under 26 USCA
My mistake, thanks for flaming me over that, I guess.
No problem man. That is just one thing that irks me. And I wasn't directing all of that for you, but I am sure many of the people don't know all of the ins and outs of real rifles and what not.
That, was sarcasam, I just figured I should compose myself before responding to an anon internet posting personally insulting me without any foreknowledge, all because of a benign coment. For the record I am a real steel shooter and have been for many years. It's just that in the eyes of the court there is a very thin line, regardless of what the law actually says, and I don't think it would be going too far to say that there a no people here that have a first hand experience manufacturing airsoft from scratch and tangled with the law in the matter. So really we're all just stabbing in the dark in one form or another.
Yeah I hear ya man. No harm no foul.

As for the choking the inner barrel..... I am really wanting to see something like that now. The only thing is what it will do to the hop up factor? Will it mess up the spin on the bb or will it make it better?
Tell you what I'll make something if someone wants to test it. I'll use oilon too which is a slick self lubricating nylon.
If you can make it an AEG barrel I can test it in the PWD if you would like.
I made a barrel tip hop up, I'll post it and pics in another thread and see if anyone wants to test it.

Perhaps another item for R&D forum.
What exactly is the R&D forum? I cant seem to find anything on here...
It has been proposed, but I don't think its approved/up and running yet.
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