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Barrel Shortening?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by moefoemil, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. moefoemil

    moefoemil Engaging Member

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    Hello All, I've recently bought a Webley Raider 10, (one of the old British made ones), I love it to bits but am finding it a bit long. Is it possible to shorten the barrel? I wouldn't attempt it myself with a hacksaw;) but would get an engineering firm to do it, Is this possible or would it affect power/accuracy etc.? If anyone has got any ideas on this or know of places that do this it would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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    Yes mate there are a few guys on here that do it
    I think Darrin at XTX does it, hes on here under XTX I believe
    Please do not take a hack saw to your rifle......... It WILL end in tears
     
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    Shortening the barrel will lower the power slightly, as for accuracy if its re crowned accurately then that shouldn't suffer.

    John
     
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    When I was 15 my first rifle of my own was a smk b2 I loved it up untill the moment I took a hacksaw to it went from half inch groups at 11 yards to half a foot groups at same range so I would say just leave it
     
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    well im going to say the opposite chaps,ive shortened 4 or 5 barrels (of my own guns) simply with a hacksaw.if done correctly ie strait,file flat and chamfer the bore slightly,either with a rotary burr or a tap with a 6.5mm ball bearing and finnish of with a cone shaped piece of rolled up 1200 grade wet/dry i have noticed no change in accuracy right out to 50 yards...mind you i wouldnt do it to anyone elses gun!.
     
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