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Question HW80k question

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by o050cal0o, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. o050cal0o

    o050cal0o Busy Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I have an 80k and the barrel is still quite long does anyone know what sort of length it can be cut to without losing too much power or accuracy?
     
  2. lone wolf

    lone wolf Pro Poster

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    Hi

    I had a 80k a few year back and it was rather long for my liking,especialy round the farm buildings.

    I had it cut back to 14" if i remember rightly and had it screw cut and fitted a hw mod,which really took the crack away!

    Ive heard you can go to 12" with .22 but im no guru:)

    Gaz
     
  3. o050cal0o

    o050cal0o Busy Member

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    Well this idea is to get it shortened and a screw cut to fit a mod but as it is atm with a mod on it would be like aiming a scaffolding pole! Im too used to the HW100k which is tiny in comparison.
     
  4. Huntingnath1

    Huntingnath1 Banned

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    I recently shortend my barrel and did a bit of reading on it. From what ive read a 22 springer pellet reaches its fastest speed within 10" to 12" of the barrel. So cutting it to 12" should be fine. I would chrono it when done to make sure it is still within the legal limit as shortening the barrels on springers tend to up the power (other way round on pcps) Also if you crown the barrel correctly it will not affect the accuracy at all.
     
  5. JD

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    You need to think about the balance of the rifle when reducing the length of a barrel.

    A heavy-ish mod can help to address this.
     

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