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I was just thinking today, why haven't one-piece barrels(inner and outer as one) been made, and if they have, why aren't they popular?

Besides weight and price issues, surely there's nothing else negative about them.
Wouldn't they just prevent any vibration whatsoever and make a great barrel?
 

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Becuase there are so many different people, that would want different sized barrels. And they would cost quite a bit to make for each rifle, and would not really be cost effective.
 

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Yeah I see what you mean. From a business point-of-view, it wouldn't be good. Not many people would splash out the cash for a custom made, expensive barrel.
 

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racusiren said:
It would be pretty nice to have a one piece inner/outer barrel but the questions are: How would you install a hop up? and where would you put it?
With a little thinking and drawing out of blue prints, it's not all that impossible. Especially if you know how to index your threads (Make what you're screwing on stop within less than a thousands of a inch [.0001] of a certain mark) of the barrel with the receiver. I've had this planned for a little over a year, and had the chance to mess around with small models about 6 inches in length, just never had the money for materials to make a full rifle when I had access to the machinery, and now don't have access to the machinery now that I have the money.

From what I can gather, if done properly (would be far from cheap), and with a fixed hop up for a set speed/weight it would be more accurate. As for how much, don't know. The downside to it though, you would not be able to work on the gun yourself, but would have to send it back to the builder.

I keep telling myself I'm going to finally build it someday...
 

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I think the closest thing to this that wouldn't require serious machines is the full length wax barrel spacer. Put a spacer near the hop-up that won't leak anything into the rifle, then melt wax, pour a little, screw the barrel cap on to ensure the barrel is straight, and then repeat until the full barrel length is filled. Make sure to wrap teflon tape around the inner barrel so that it can slide out when you have to work on the rifle though. There's a vid on youtube of a guy doing this on an Echo 1 ASR.
 

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If you don't mind the weight a setup like the R700 heavy barrel sets works well. Basically your outer barrel is about as thick as a RS barrel, so when you slide the inner barrel in it's a tight(not press, but tight slip) fit. Sure it makes the gun a little heavier, but not too bad.
 
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