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Old 11-20-2017, 07:56 AM
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Just had an.. odd thought. Not sure I have ever seen it done, perhaps for good reason.

I know I have seen it on AR15's to reduce barrel weight, where the barrel is turned down very skinny. Like the one pictured below.

Has anybody ever done this to a 10/22? Turn the whole thing to the muzzle diameter (.640 ish).

Not sure how it would affect accuracy or how heat would affect it, but it would make it lighter.

I know people make the aluminum shrouded barrels to save weight, but I've never seen a skinny steel barrel.

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Old 11-20-2017, 08:13 AM
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Do you want light??

Get a plastic barrel,, it is light!!

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Old 11-20-2017, 09:02 AM
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been done by the factory sporter, compact, and by some of the aftermarket ultralight weight aluminum shrouded barrels
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Do you want light??

Get a plastic barrel,, it is light!!

Wait what?how?
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Wait what?how?
RamLine has made virtually EVERYTHING at one time,,, or another.
I probably purchased that barrel around ~1990-1995,,,



That barrel weighs about as much as a loaded 10 round 10/22 magazine.
Maybe even less,,,
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:29 PM
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How does the bullet not destroy a plastic barrel?
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:59 PM
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IDK, I'd just do a lightweight barrel from Kidd. Very light andmine shoots 1/2" at 50 yards with the right ammo.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:00 PM
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How does the bullet not destroy a plastic barrel?
Don't take the term literally. They are a minimal OD steel barrel encased in a "plastic" material built up to achieve the final desired barrel diameter. I don't know what all different materials have been used; the only one I ever saw was described as a fiberglass layup over the steel liner.
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Old 11-26-2017, 07:52 AM
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Don't take the term literally. They are a minimal OD steel barrel encased in a "plastic" material built up to achieve the final desired barrel diameter. I don't know what all different materials have been used; the only one I ever saw was described as a fiberglass layup over the steel liner.


Actually the Ramline barrel is a plastic molded barrel with a steel liner.

The Henry/Charter Arms Ar7 has the same type of platstic/steel lined barrel. Originally the Ar7 had an aluminum barrel with steel liner, Henry switched it to a steel lined plastic barrel.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:28 AM
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Actually the Ramline barrel is a plastic molded barrel with a steel liner.

The Henry/Charter Arms Ar7 has the same type of platstic/steel lined barrel. Originally the Ar7 had an aluminum barrel with steel liner, Henry switched it to a steel lined plastic barrel.
Had a Daisy bolt action 22lr rifle in the late 80s/early 90s that had a plastic shrouded barrel as well.
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:40 PM
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Back in the day before everything was disposable worn out rifle barrels were relined. They would be drilled out and a liner put back in. .22s liners were a way to do that economically.

You can still buy 22 liners at Brownells, Midway etc and reline or make your own barrels.

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...prod10974.aspx

And BTW, a lot of cheap pistols, particularly (foreign) revolvers made of pot metal/zinc have steel lined barrels.
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