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Chopping The Barrel On 99

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bad shot, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Bad shot

    Bad shot Engaging Member

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    I managed to get a secondhand barrel for my 99 and I have chopped 3 inches off with a hacksaw I know I have lost the choke but wanted to compare accuracy with a full barrel recrowned it with a screw and valve grinding paste it has not affected th accuracy on bit here’s a five shot group at 20yds yet to try longer 0271121C-3297-4A09-B3DF-3FD3D0211812.jpeg 97D0089B-8E45-4F07-B264-8513942D9697.jpeg 0271121C-3297-4A09-B3DF-3FD3D0211812.jpeg 97D0089B-8E45-4F07-B264-8513942D9697.jpeg
     
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    Would be interesting to see the result after cutting but before/after recrownng, just to see how much a bad crown affects things?
     
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    Very interesting. Have you done a crown before?
     
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    If you can get groups that size at 35 yards, then you've done no harm - otherwise... :facepalm:
     
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  5. Bad shot

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    No just read a bit watched a few vids and got on with it if works at longer distances I will keep the short barrel if not back to the long one
     
  6. Bad shot

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    No harm done I got my original barrel here just in case bit of an experiment really
     
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    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Fair enough in the aid of science... :thumb:
     
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    Chopped & threaded both mine (.22 & .177). Shortened them both to 10 1/2" like the imp and set up at 10.6 ftlb. Accurate as before and a joy to shoot.
     
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    Now you've lost the choke it would be worth trying a few "green" pellets as well.
     
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    What I was after was room to fit a moderator and remain the same length as before which it has will need testing further but I am hopeful
     
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    Green pellets?
     
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    Lead free, PBA, they don't like chokes but if your barrel likes them you can get high velocity and slower drop.
     
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    I will have a look at those thanks
     
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    Hi all
    I did the same with my 99 and fitted a full length shroud with no probs
    Mine seems to like qys pellets

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