Rifled barrels

Discussion in 'General Airsoft Discussion' started by 6GUN, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. 6GUN

    6GUN New Member

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    Tried the search feature but it didn't spit anything out. Is there a rifled barrel out there for an m4 carbine or any other airsoft guns or is it something unpractical?
     
  2. Rainbow

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    The BBs can't take the spin and will break up inside the barrel. They are just too weak for a rifled barrel. Also, the BBs are round so I suspect that they would get little help out of the barrel (don't quote me on that).
     

  3. Archer627

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    The TK Twist barrel is the only one out there IIRC.
     
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  4. L5132

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    Yup, TK twist. It only works for around TM velocity, though. It doesn't actually rifle, however, it just floats the BB in the middle of the barrel to prevent it from bouncing, excellent for CQB from what I hear.
     
  5. 6GUN

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    Thanks fellas. I'm new to airsoft and thought of getting a rifled barrel for my gun. Sounds like a waste of time though. My local field is outdoor with a couple of cqb huts in it.
     
  6. theonlyBuster

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    They exist and have been out for a looong time.
    Here's the nitty gritty. They don't work at all on guns shooting over 350FPS.
    They were originally made for TM guns. I've seen a couple in action, I was somewhat impressed with the accuracy, but you have to use high quality BBs. You instantly know low quality BBs because they actually spiral in flight.
     
  7. AirsoftimusPrime

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    No real point in a rifled barrel, especially with a hop-up.
     
  8. Archer627

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    Unless you use the prototype aspherical rounds:).
     
  9. Star_folder

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    Which are useless anyway.
     
  10. Mel

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    If only there were airsoft pellets, but it would be a pain to fill hi-cap magazines.
     
  11. Archer627

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    Which is why I refuse to use them.
     
  12. airsoft6274

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    There usless unless is some kind of well sealed gas gun if its not a tightbore its useless
    If its not gas its useless
    If youre using low gram and low quality bbs its useless
    And then still its just puts the price up really high
     
  13. AirsoftimusPrime

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    I don't even see how pellets could work in a hi-cap magazine concept. Also, I'm fairly certain to make a pellet travel the same distance an Airsoft BB would go you would need alot more force, and considering a sphere is the best way to distribute force, they'd probably end up hurting way more. I guess we're off topic now. Yup. TK twist sucks for 99% of setups although I plan to do a GBBR M4 with no hopup and a TKT at some point in the long future.
     
  14. gunerforWP

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    Hate to break it to you, but rifled barrels don't work for airsoft. The bb's are round so the spin on the bb's that a rifled barrel would out on it doesn't help. somethin that an engineer friend of mine told me.
     
  15. Retrospection

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    Wrong. Muskets are round yet a rifled barrel barrel almost doubled range and accuracy back in the day.

    However I agree that rifled barrels seem odd and wouldn't work in Airsoft.
     
  16. Star_folder

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    Rifled barrels don't work because of hop up.

    Hop up > rifling.

    This is only true because of the low power levels we are able to achieve with airsoft and because we are limited to spherical ammo.
     
  17. AirsoftimusPrime

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    Unless you plan on an uber leet GBBR M4 you could fire Cool Cat Chris Costa style (I really want to shoot sideways for some reason :eek:)