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hw 80 barrel optimum length

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by gixxer, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. gixxer

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    As title gents I would like to know if the 80 in .22 cal has a optimum barrel length.
    Both mine are full length barrels but I do fancy a shorter so I can fit a mod without too much extra length .
    Obviously the k models are shorter but I've seen very short barrels ,does anyone know the shortest length it can be before accuracy or a possible loss of fps occurs .
    I am aware fps drops with longer barrels past a certain point but does it suffer also if it's too short also.

    Thank you oh weihrauch gurus
     
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    mine has a 12" barrel and from a rest can put 1 hole groups in at 20yds ( the length of my garden ). the quality of the shortening and recrowning is more likely to be a factor in the accuracy rather than the barrel length.
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    Venom arms would go with 15 inches, so I reckon thats the optimum.

    The Webley Venom Tomahawk has a 15 inch barrel,

    and the Longbow 13.

    Custom Venom Hw80's had 15 inch barrels.
     
  4. gixxer

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    Thanks jd that's good enough for me if venoms were so.
    i had seen shorter as mentioned in first response and have no doubt it doesn't suffer but will bear both in mind .
    thank you both .

    love the pictured 80 too ,nice wood.
     
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    You have to consider the balance of the rifle, I think Weihrauch went to short with their threaded barrels, they should have fitted a heavy silencer, or added 60mm to the length.
     
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    What's the length of the threaded barrel on the k JD, not sure I will cut my barrel down but possibly buy one as length required
     
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    There are 3 different lengths.

    Rifle 500mm

    Carbine 410mm

    And carbine threaded 310mm
     

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