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Old July 24th, 2005, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the advantage of a fluted barrel? (and other barrel questions)

1. what is the advantage of fluted barrel?
2. what does it mean if a barrel is honed and what is the advantage of being so?
3. are the flatline barrels only for tippman guns?
4. is the bore close to the trigger side or at the tip of the barrel?

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Old July 24th, 2005, 12:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1.nver heard of it sorry
2. iTHINK it emans that the bore is amchine made? idk
3. yes, there was a cocker one but meh no1 liked it
4.back end(part with thread)
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Old July 25th, 2005, 02:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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1. ???

2. I beleive the honing is the inside of the barrel. Like, the smoother the better. Less friction, straighter trajectory, etc.

3. Only for Tippmanns.

4. The bore is the diameter of the inside of the barrel going straight across. Also known as the bore size, or the caliber of a paintball which is basically the same thing. Like, that barrel's bore is .689in. The tip and the back are referred to the 2 pieces on...2 Piece barrels.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 02:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I heard "fluted barrel" somewhere. I have no clue what it means, though.

You could use the flatline without the shroud an any gun. As long as you find an adapter from your gun to tippmann (unlikely)
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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by fluting i think he means porting, yes porting is very good in barrel, honing makes the inside smooth as possible, making less ball breakage
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Old July 25th, 2005, 11:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Lol, fluted..Well, if you mean porting, which are the small holes in the barrel, then yes, it can be good.

These holes release air from behind the ball while it's going through the barrel before it gets to the end, making for a much quieter sound when it makes its way out. The porting should only start after the first 8in. of the barrel since a paintball reaches it's top speed at this point. If it started before that, it could make for a less efficient barrel because you would need to raise the velocity to be shooting the same velocity without the porting. A little porting is good, but too much isn't.

SAo, basically all porting does is make for a quieter shot.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 07:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i know what porting is. fluting sounds like something different like a way of making the barrel so it is lighter. http://www.charm.net/~kmarsh/fluting.html that doesn't sound like they are describing porting.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 11:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Didn't read it, so, fluted is a new one on me.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 07:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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fluting is something done to heavy rifle barrels it just looks cool and lightens the barrel.......but theres no such thing as a "fluted" paintball barrel......just to clear it up.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 01:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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1)There are fluted barrels, from Raven(Kingman) and a few other like Armotech it think.
Fluting doesnt help at all, unless the thing you want help with is to not be able to clean your barrel easily after a break.

2)Like everyone else has said, honing makes the barrels inside smoother, less friction, yadda yadda

3)A few years ago WGP riped off the flatline and made one for thier autocockers, they arent made anymore and are hard to find.

4)the bore goes all the way threw barrels, ecept step bore barrels that have half a small bore, the jumps to a larger bore
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Old July 27th, 2005, 02:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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so is the bore just a way to describe the barrel or can you try getting different sized bores to use in your gun? but if it goes all the way through sounds like to get a different bore size you'd have to get a new barrel.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 12:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yes, different barrels have different bores. They also offer barrel kits which are usually many different pieces (backs, inserts, fronts, etc.) that offer different barrel lengths, bore sizes, etc.

The closer the paint calibur to the barrel bore size is without going over, the better the accuracy.
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