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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:35   #1
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What are spacer for?

Hey there!

I've been looking up on some airsoft improvement upgrades for all types of bolt action sniper rifle lately, and I ran into a question...

What is a barrel spacer? And what does it do?...

The guy said "It'll help prevent the bending of the inner barrel"?... How does an inner barrel bend from normal use? I don't see it happening unless you abuse it.

Let me know, thanks!.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:37   #2
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It keeps the inner stable so it does not shake around or vibrate during the shot. This helps keeps the BB going a little straighter and keeps your shots more consistent.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:55   #3
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OH ok!..

So how do you make one? Like what type of material would you use?... I'm assuming foaming between the outer barrel and inner barrel? Since foam can be shock resistance.

Or would some kind of soft wood be better?
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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:59   #4
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Aluminum. With double o-ring groove on the outside and inside.
Unless you have a metal turning lathe, you won't be able to make an accurate spacer. Especially since you can buy REALLY high quality ones for like 12$
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Old April 18th, 2010, 03:16   #7
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Aluminum. With double o-ring groove on the outside and inside.
Unless you have a metal turning lathe, you won't be able to make an accurate spacer. Especially since you can buy REALLY high quality ones for like 12$
Oh ok, thanks.


Also, it said that most have o-ring on both inner and outer of the spacer, so does that mean pulling out the barrel would very difficult?
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Old April 18th, 2010, 03:21   #8
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Yes, Sometimes VERY hard.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 03:22   #9
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put some silicone lube on the o rings and it should slide right in.......th..ummm

and some spacers are for AEG barrels for people with the converted hop-up
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Old April 18th, 2010, 16:18   #10
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OH ok!..

So how do you make one? Like what type of material would you use?... I'm assuming foaming between the outer barrel and inner barrel? Since foam can be shock resistance.

Or would some kind of soft wood be better?
I like that idea, first I've heard of it, using dense foam. Get a dollar store 'flutter board' and buy a circle cutter set, cut as close as you can to the inner diameter of your outer barrel and 1/4" in the middle of the disk, shove onto your inner barrel and stuff in. Should work just fine without deflecting the iner barrel (if you buy a quality one, they will be tough to flex).

But ya, they do stabilize the inner barrel and this increases the accuracy/consistancy. Is why most airsoft Armalites suck for that, they are only supported at the hop up, no where else.
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