Because they can be made to higher tolerances and be made much smoother, like on a longbow with a ti back it'll shoot oversized paint easy and make the gun very efficient. but smootherthanglass.com has the smoothest barrels plus its got the thing you pull on and it lets broken paint out. Pretty damn awesome.Error said:why is a titaniun barrel better then any other barrel?
NoPhear said:Titanitum is actually very light exo because Performance exhaust systems for cars are made of titanium most of the time due to it's lightness and durability.....
Not... entirely true. Brass is smoother on a chemical level (lower coefficient of friction than steel or aluminum), however when you consider the extent to which many commercially available barrels are polished today, whatever advantage it gives you is even less- possibly negligable. Also, brass has other undesirable characteristics. For instance, it's softer than even aluminum, so it scratches so much easier. Which could screw up your smoothness in a jiffy, with constant use, or even just using the wrong squeegee. More annoyingly, it does begin to corrode over time, making it appear dirty or gritty, and needs to be polished to retain it's metalic shine. This makes it either very ugly, or very high maintainance. Neither of which I'd be comfortable with, personally. Also, they're already available for relatively cheap at the Palmer Pursuit website. $55, I believe, not including spiral porting and other perks.UnderDog said:i might be interested in a brass barrel
because brass is the SMOOTHEST metal around! SS is heavier and isnt as smoot has brass, aluminum just has weight going for it.
itd be a really really simple barrel actually, rod of brass milled out (accurately though, i hope) and with a few ports in the end. nothing too fancy, itd be a good practice barrel for getting into the paintball business. and i just like the whole "old school" feel to a brass barrel.
do you think you guys could do it? and do you guys know how to fit the end to screw into the gun right? and heres a tip. Rifled barrels dont work, theyve been tried countless of times, so save some time and make some smooth barrels. good luck guys!
most common size .687-.689 I think thats about rightumair said:A few questions as I am drawing these prints.
What is the most common size for the interior of the barrel?
Can someone explain the self cleaning mechanism for me (maybe not for this one but something to think about)?
To start off with the most common stuff I was thinking:
14" Autococker with .6875 barrel +/- .0001?