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I thought I would share with you my waterproof cover for my outer barrel. It is tight and doesn't move about, but is also reasonably easy to remove.
It's waterproof and also stops any scratches or paint chips that you could get if you knock your barrel on something.

Excuse the poor pictures, they were taken on my phone!

>Anyway, firstly you need to get an old inner tube from a pedal-bike wheel. Cut it down to the length of your barrel from end of stock to end cap.



>Next, turn the piece of inner tube inside out. If you don't know already, there is white chalky powder that will make your barrel not only speckled with white powder, but also smell fishy!



>So, wash the inner tube piece in soapy water to clean off the powder.

>Turn the inner tube inside out again and put one end over the barrel. Twist the tube until the end reaches your stock.





You're finished! You could keep it on there and wrap it with elastic bands and vegetation, or burlap or anything else, but you could also just use it for transport and storing.
 

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Pretty good idea, the state of my L96 barrel is appalling. I'm always knocking it on things, scratching and denting it.

I'll probably be using this to transport my gun, and maybe on the field, although I'll want to show off a new fluted barrel for the first few games :p.
 

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Sorry I could not resist. Your barrel condom is busted at the tip, you should of pulled out. lol
 

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Haha when I started turning it inside out I thought "I wonder how many users on ASF will make condom-related jokes"
 

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Gotta admit this is a pretty sweet idea! It could also be painted, so for those that like their barrel painted too it is a possibility instead of a rifle wrap.
The paint could be customised per location too. Then, one could get optimal coverage without having to repaint the gun or compromise. Even if it is a bit fiddly to install, it has to be faster than painting.
 

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What about those people that want to make sure that the rifle doesn't get mistaken for a real rifle...... hit it with a can of blaze orange spray paint, and you have an easy on and off indicator!
That's a great idea. Right now I have some masking tape painted green on my end cap for when I have my rifle wrap on, and I've been thinking of ways to make a new end cap that is black or green so I can keep the orange for when I am transporting my rifle. I can just paint this orange and put it over the barrel and paint the end cap green.
 

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You could probably cut a piece to fit over your scope if you have a small one, too.

I don't think I could on my 50mm objective haha, it's so big that I have to take off the sun shade if I want to adjust the hop up. Look at the top picture.
 
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