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    Roger Explosion
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    Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  Roger Explosion on Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:34 pm

    Before we start. Its always a good idea to find a source of foam, then selecting a barrel material that matches it. Its a real pain doing it the other way around. When shopping for barrel material, bring along a sample of your foam to test if it fits. Don't post asking us to recommend you a barrel material, work it out your self. Lastly CPVC is not sold in Australia.

    Feel free to add your own barrel materials, I'm only listing the ones I've used. be sure to add as much info as possible or you will be ignored.

    Brass: Fits Stock darts (size 17/32) or 13mm FBR stefans (size 9/16)

    The most expenisve of the barrel materials, but one of the most expertly machined of them. It is commonly found at Large hobby stores. I personaly get mine form either Junction Models or Hobby Habit. They are sold in incremented diamaters which fit perfectly inside each other, which is why it is commonly used to make breeches from. Brass is very thin.

    Hep20 Leap: Fits stock darts

    Hep20 is a flexable cold water pipe sold at Bunnings, in either 2.5 meter lenghts for $7, or 25 meter rolls for $69. It comes in 2 sizes: 16mm and 24mm (i think). use the 16mm. It has a tight fit on stock darts, and it is quite hard to fit a streamline dart in Hep20 head first.

    16mm Aluminium: Fits 13mm FBR stefans

    Sold at bunnings in 2.5 meter lengths. Very popular amongst Adelaide Nerfers. Will not fit stock darts.

    PETG: Fits 12.7mm stefans. can fit 13mm stefans tightly. Stock darts fit very loose. (Based on inform3r's PETG, Diamater varies between seller)

    PETG is only avaliable in mass orders and is not sold in stores. It is most commonly sold on by members of Nerf Forums. OzNerf member Inform3r sells it on this site for $7 for 8 feet. PETG is very thin, like brass

    Crayola Barrels: Fits 13mm Stefans and stock darts

    Yep, Crayola Textas. Not a higly recomended barrel material, but can work in a pinch. Requires the tip to be sawn off and the insides gutted and sanded. Crayola barrels are tapered, meaning that the diameter is wider on one side than the other.


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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  CobraNerf on Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:21 pm

    15mm PVC:Fits Stock Darts and 15mm Stefans loosly

    Its avaliable at Bunnings in 1 metre lengths(I think 1 metre ) Its very cheap at about $2.35 per metre and its good because its so cheap. I probably wouldnt use this for... well... anything because its to big. It also looses a lot of air because of how loosely the darts fit!

    I used this for my singled Maverick which does not shoot and I have no idea why!!!?? (Also any suggestions on why?)

    Overall I give it about a 5 out of 10!!
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  Biggles on Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:24 pm

    sorry to burst your bubble but 15mm PVC will not fit stock micros(I assume thats what you mean by stock darts) Stock darts are around 1/2 inch rounded off to 13mm.

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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  CobraNerf on Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:27 pm

    it fits mine in REAAAAL loose
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  steadyon on Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:50 pm

    biggles wrote:sorry to burst your bubble but 15mm PVC will not fit stock micros(I assume thats what you mean by stock darts) Stock darts are around 1/2 inch rounded off to 13mm.

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    Stock NERF micro suction cap darts fit very well in 15mm pvc conduit, the rubber head forms a sort of washer seal.
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  melbourneSTORM4eva on Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:43 am

    This is a good thread, dont make it bad by arguing.


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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  Guest on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:46 am

    Material: UPVC 16mm
    Sold at: Mitre 10
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    It is sold at mitre 10 in 3 metre lengths. It Fits stock darts nice and clark rubber darts tight.
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  tysgunner on Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:48 am

    just a picture of what Hep20 LEAP looks like.
    http://i63.servimg.com/u/f63/15/03/53/11/photo011.jpg
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  littlebro05 on Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:38 am



    I also found out that 16mm DWV PVC Pipes are perfect and you can get them at Mitre 10 for $2.35 a metre.

    Edit: They fit Stock Darts very well.. most of the time very firmly, It can get about 25metres with my triple shot so it must be good?
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  tysgunner on Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:48 pm

    Does anyone know what sort of barrels fit bunnings FBR (the 16 mm stuff)?
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  TheHeathConn on Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:44 am

    littlebro05 wrote:

    I also found out that 16mm DWV PVC Pipes are perfect and you can get them at Mitre 10 for $2.35 a metre.

    Edit: They fit Stock Darts very well.. most of the time very firmly, It can get about 25metres with my triple shot so it must be good?

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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  littlebro05 on Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:29 pm

    Get over it,

    I just put it up because tysgunner didn't put it up right so people could see it.
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  TheHeathConn on Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:15 pm

    littlebro05 wrote:Get over it,

    I just put it up because tysgunner didn't put it up right so people could see it.

    Tysgunner is vewy vewy angwy..lol
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    * Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  False on Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:46 am

    Does anyone know what kind of... uh....anything(pvc, hep20, brass...) will fit 15mm stefans?
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  CobraNerf on Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:04 am

    Er... 15mm PVC

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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  splosionman on Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:08 am

    15mm pvc will not fit 15mm foam, its too loose.
    15mm poly rise fits tightly.
    Not sure which brass sizes fit, but they will fit if you get the right size.
    If you plan on going to any sort of war I don't recommend using 15mm as everyone uses 13mm foam
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  flyjammer on Thu May 27, 2010 2:20 pm

    13mm Irrigation Pipe

    Very nice springer fit for stock darts and Inf0m3rs blue foam.
    Needs to be straightend by means of nesting it in a hard pipe with a inside diameter of 13mm.

    Otherwise it is PERFECT and very cheap
    Comes in rolls of 20m




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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  splosionman on Thu May 27, 2010 2:28 pm

    Actually that stuff is pretty shit. Why waste time nesting it in poly riser, when you can just buy some hep20 or 16mm electrical conduit. It just seems like a waste of effort(I do actually have some).
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  Pois0n on Thu May 27, 2010 2:33 pm

    I agree with splosionman. Its pointless and flimsy. 16mm conduit or Hep20 are the go.
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  flyjammer on Thu May 27, 2010 2:54 pm

    It's cheap as dirt and is a alternative to hep 20
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  Pois0n on Thu May 27, 2010 3:15 pm

    Its no where near as good as Hep20. Just because its cheap, doesn't by any means make it good. With 16mm conduit you whack on a coupler and your good to go. With that you have to nest it. With the nesting material it will cost about the same in the end.

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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  flyjammer on Thu May 27, 2010 3:21 pm

    Well It's a great alternative for people like me who can't get hep 20

    Start Rant:

    You melbourners and adelaiders get all the fun, you get wars, barrel materials and fellow modders to meet, but me, little old me in WA i am the only modder I know, and the people over east take all of those things for granted and then tell me to buy this and this cos' it's better.

    Well I FUCKING can't fags so stop shittin on me.

    JESUS CHRIST!!!

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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  kingkottah on Fri May 28, 2010 5:05 pm

    Did you just call all the Oznerf community FAGS? Well myself and foam milita cant get it either (if otherwise Foam please tell I raided bunnings for it) it seems our bunnings is "different!" So stop shitting yourself buy it of somebody on the forum I remeber somebody use to sell it.
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  Foam Militia on Sat May 29, 2010 2:09 am

    kingkottah wrote:Did you just call all the Oznerf community FAGS? Well myself and foam milita cant get it either (if otherwise Foam please tell I raided bunnings for it) it seems our bunnings is "different!" So stop shitting yourself buy it of somebody on the forum I remeber somebody use to sell it.

    Yeah, what he said!

    Guys, don't hate on his choice of barrel material. It's what he can acquire easily. Flyjammer don't overreact. Chill. Contact someone on the forum eg. Roger Explosion. Ask someone from the 'laide crew. " yo can ya pick me up some Hep20 when ya can b!*$#es! *flashes gold teeth*".

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    Post  Guest on Sun May 30, 2010 7:30 am

    kingkottah wrote:Did you just call all the Oznerf community FAGS? Well myself and foam milita cant get it either (if otherwise Foam please tell I raided bunnings for it) it seems our bunnings is "different!" So stop shitting yourself buy it of somebody on the forum I remeber somebody use to sell it.

    YAH MAN!

    PEX 1/2 inch at bunnings. Fits my darts perfectly.
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  killerbunny on Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:20 am

    paper
    yes paper, it is very cheap and super easy to get.

    i rolled up a small piece of paper, shoved it down the barrel of my nitefinder, added some tape so it didn't fly out when i fired the gun. it improved range and accuracy
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  Chaos-Blades on Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:29 am

    @ Flyjammer - I used garden hose in a homemade ages ago. It does work well. But you do need to keep it straight somehow. I only had a short barrel.

    @Splosion & Posion - Not everybody has access to the most Ideal materials for barrels.
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  SuperTastyfish on Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:50 pm

    I googled cpvc in Australia and there was some viking fire piping thingo on hardys road, underdale. I'm not sure... Also why isn't it sold here? Pretty stupid.
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  inf0rm3r on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:02 pm

    CPVC isn't used in our building industry, something similar might under a different name.
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  SuperTastyfish on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:10 pm

    Nah, this Viking place called it cpvc... And also what is the secret barrel material... Could someone please tell me. I'll be your friend? Lol.
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  littlebro05 on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:20 pm

    SuperTastyfish wrote:Nah, this Viking place called it cpvc... And also what is the secret barrel material... Could someone please tell me. I'll be your friend? Lol.

    You can also use UPVC 16mm. That fits stock darts very well. Hep20 is a VERY tight fit from my experiences because I think the pipes are very inconsistent.
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    Post  littlebro05 on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:24 pm

    phuonguyen wrote:Brass, cause it's darn expensive, and the hobby shops that I've been to have all sold out of the sizes we're after.

    There could be a possibility that there are "Nerfers" out there we don't know about. :o. Scary haha.
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  SuperTastyfish on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:27 pm

    All I want is something with a coupler and a 13 mm stefan fit so I can do my NF
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  littlebro05 on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:30 pm

    SuperTastyfish wrote:All I want is something with a coupler and a 13 mm stefan fit so I can do my NF

    I'll advertise for KingCam. He has the couplers for what you need for your NiteFinder. He has the coupling for the 16mm and the barrel to... fit stock darts PERFECTLY, customer feedback by nerffirefight24.
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    Re: Guide to barrel Materials

    Post  -Aj- on Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:08 pm

    He's talking 13mm white foam, in which case you want 9/16 brass. You can nest this brass inside a length of 15mm PVC or 20mm UPVC (conduit) and connect the respective coupler to the plunger tube.

    PETG is a bad springer barrel material for informers foam, air gun ONLY. 17/32 brass is ok. Conduit (16mm) is the best so far, it's ID is the same as CPVC, I have some from America, they are virtually the same in ID and OD dimensions.

    16mm conduit or 17/32 brass are really the only two springer barrel materials at this time for informers foam or darts made from converted stock darts (cut down etc) you will not fit a stock dart in Conduit without a lot of twisting, if you wish to use stock darts, or darts made from informers foam over 50mm in length use the brass instead.

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