So I should replace 500mm to another barrel?! OMG. It costs a fortune 🥲. So what barrel length will be ok for 0.48g and about 3.5J? 430mm is short enough? Or I need sth shorter?
I think about buying LayLax 6.03 430mm. Is it good idea? 500mm 6.01 PDI to sell...Yeah, 370mm was extrapolating from the current data, it could well be too short - and I'm not cutting down my Edgi to find out If I get a chance I'll dig out an old barrel.
Other than that Kociec, you might fancy a TDC? It's probably not essential with your current rig but it's there as an option. Any chance you can get hold of a slightly cheaper barrel if you're unsure about cutting down the PDI? I'd be wary about taking the plunge too.
Lovely..but too long. And I don't wanna cut it. I would rather sell it than cut.Ah mate, don't put me on the spot regarding sales - I like to keep hold of too much gear! Laylax makes fine barrels, PDI are (IMO) better. If you can live with a cheaper barrel to see if a shorter length makes a difference, then you could keep the PDI and have it cut later on potentially. I think Action Army manufacture both a 6.03 and a 6.01mm barrel at 430mm, as do Maple Leaf - and they should be a lot cheaper......£45 for a 6.04mm crazy jet, £40 for the 6.03 Action Army, and £44 for the 6.03mm, compared to £55 for the Laylax.
I wouldn't be too quick to sell the PDI - they are lovely.
Test it mate.So guys what range of ratio will be ok for 0.48bbs and 3.3-3.5J? Any freaky tech guy can help? Today evening I will calculate my crafted cylinder Volume and need to know what I should aim for
This. This 100% all day.wouldn't sell the PDI unless you are going to buy a DaVinci, EdGi, or ESCW barrel as anything else will be a major downgrade, especially since your barrel is lapped.
I Was about to say "Challenge Accepted" but then I thought -noOne issue is that no one knows the ratios for 5.98mm barrels as they are a magnitude more air efficient than a 6.03. Tighter the barrel the less air can escape round the BB.
5.98mm barrels are only starting to become more available/common and no one has had the money to spare on one to cut down.
With that said if siliconesword says something about a vsr build I would take his word. He is a bit of a vsr mastermind.
The thing with 5.98mm is you won't gain any accuracy (assuming volumes are correct Vs any other bore and quality is equal) but you will gain efficiency so a lower power spring will work.I Was about to say "Challenge Accepted" but then I thought -no
Perhaps when the ESW barrels are released but honestly, I'm not convinced a perfectly-tuned 5.98mm is going to be much better than the one I currently have, and frankly, I'm not so invested that I would lose sleep.
As far as the OP - if you follow 1tonnes data then the established trend points towards a shorter barrel than 400mm for .48 and .5g BBs BUT I don't have any empirical evidence to support that theory, it's just an educated guess based on the evidence we do have. It could absolutely be inaccurate........but if I can dig out an old barrel I'm happy to chop that down from 430mm, incrementally to 300mm using .48s to see if the theory holds water.
Yeah, that seems to be the most common choice.It's darn close to optimalWithout going into details I have option to replace PDI 500mm 6.01 for brand new PDI 430mm 6.01 by exchange without paying. Do you think this move will be good enough to end topic of barrel length and no playing without many cuttings by 10mm per one and doing many crowns and spending $ for every single service (I have no as specialized tools). I dont wanna to make it perfect and cutting milimeter by milimeter trying to find best possible length with 1mm accuracy, but have a optimal +/-2-3 cm length and good enough ratio.
Doctor Jest you and most of VSR users use 430mm, right? Its te most common choice for standard VSR config?