Barrel Weight Calculator - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > >

Notices

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-17-2010, 12:46 PM
MKnarr's Avatar
MKnarr
US Air Force Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Mar 2005
Location: 
Durango, CO
Posts: 
5,861
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
Barrel Weight Calculator



Log in to see fewer ads
Deleted

Last edited by MKnarr; 02-04-2015 at 03:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-17-2010, 12:57 PM
chuckbiscuits's Avatar
chuckbiscuits

Join Date: 
Feb 2008
Location: 
West Seattle
Posts: 
3,327
TPC Rating: 
100% (16)
Jim,
I just downloaded BWC and played around with it. Very nice! Thanks for all your hard work!

cb
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-17-2010, 02:21 PM
SG1022
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jul 2009
Location: 
Oregon
Posts: 
790
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
Great program!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 03-22-2010, 12:23 PM
Chazbo
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2009
Posts: 
556
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-22-2010, 01:21 PM
Big Paul's Avatar
Big Paul
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jan 2010
Location: 
Detroit, Mi
Posts: 
36
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Very cool! Thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-25-2010, 01:41 PM
WeAreNotAlone

Join Date: 
Feb 2010
Posts: 
37
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Exclamation

Quote:
Originally Posted by MKnarr View Post
Version 2 of the barrel Weight Calculator has been released. The first major change is that when a barrel weight is calculated, a scale drawing of your barrel will be drawn. The second change applies to a contoured barrel only. In the original version, you could specify the radius of the transition zone. It turns out that the radius that will connect the smaller diameter to the larger diameter is fixed depending on the major diameter, the minor diameter and the length between the two. This drawing shows the problem if the radius selected is too large or too small.



The program now calculates the correct radius that will connect the two points. Of course in the real world, the curve of the transition zone may not be an exact radius. However for the purpose of calculating the weight, there is little difference between using a radius or a straight taper to go from the larger diameter to the smaller one.

You can use the link in the first post to download the latest version
Many thanks for creating this program!

Do have 2 small easily implemented suggestions:

1: Name the file to reflect ver #, EG BWCSetup_v2.0.exe, instead of just BWCSetup.exe

(Doing so keeps those that may have 2.0 already from downloading it again, and reduces your bandwidth. Allows for ID'ing different versions by file name.)

2: Post a hash value CRC, MD5 Checksum http://beeblebrox.org/
HashTab 3.0
Description/Purpose: HashTab provides an easy way to verify file integrity and authenticity.


BWCSetup_v2.0.exe
File date: 03-22-2010
CRC32: 4CAB39D5
MD5: 95BC0E45643CB5FD59B6331FE3A4ECB9
SHA-1: 1DE6B128FEDF3D5172F088DAF9DF7D5BE4B4F4AC


.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-25-2010, 02:48 PM
WeAreNotAlone

Join Date: 
Feb 2010
Posts: 
37
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Arrow

MKnarr, Once more thanks for your time in creating the above program, the below and the previous suggestions are not in any way reflecting in a negative way on the program, or you.

Subject: Bare exe's. While a common format-(Easily run without a 3r party program) downsides outweigh the easily run aspect.

One more Suggestion:

Package the bare exe into a RAR, ZIP, or 7-zip (Free) archive.

If a bare exe has to be listed... List both a exe download, and a rar'd, zip'd version.
(You will note this is done on alot of sites you go to- )

Why?

1: Some due to security settings/ security polices aren't able to download exe's.
2: People that have alot of files on their PC, have a "tuned" (working) PC don't like "clicking" on bare exe's without knowing what the heck they are.

(I fall into that category- Every once and a while I will run across a bare exe and say, what the heck is that exe for!?. As I dislike re-installing the OS and don't click on bare exe's without knowing EXACTLY what they do- that file gets deleted.)


Package a RAR, ZIP with:

1: Screenshot of program (Pic is worth a thousand words)
2: Help /readme file/ info on the program
3: Setup program (exe)

Doing so allows a person to check-out the file, view the screenshot, read the documentation WITHOUT having to INSTALL the program. It also keeps all the "stuff" related to that program in (1) file. Additionally if a link is provided back to author's site it allows for the latest revision to be downloaded, without having to run a exe to gain access to that info.



PS: Packaging into a RAR allows you to create a "Recovery Record" for the archive that helps those with dirty connections "Recover" a damaged download.

Cons to Rar, Zip, 7-Zip, etc... Requires Winar, Winzip, or 7-zip (Free)

As 7-Zip is free, Con isn't a Con.
.

Last edited by WeAreNotAlone; 03-25-2010 at 03:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-25-2010, 07:51 PM
WeAreNotAlone

Join Date: 
Feb 2010
Posts: 
37
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MKnarr View Post
No offense but you're asking a lot for freeware. Quite frankly, I don't have the time or inclination to go back to every web site that I have the program listed on to change the name from version to version.

Even my commercial program is not in a zip. Do you have any idea how many people download a zip and have no clue what to do with it. I do.

Sorry, but the program will stand as is.

Jim

No problem. Just stating the reasons for not having a bare exe.



.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-06-2010, 05:00 PM
CHECKPOINT's Avatar
CHECKPOINT
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2010
Location: 
Winchester CA
Posts: 
1
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
10/22 sights

I have an old Ruger 10/22 my son gave it back to me and said here you go dad! Unfortunately it has a broken rear sight. My question is, which is better scope or sight? Now the age question I'm 55 and wear glasses. I just want to go plinking with a friend that just got me fired back up on the great outdoors! So Scope or Sight and which of either are good and will not break the bank?

Thanks
Checkpoint
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-06-2010, 05:57 PM
yellowjacket265's Avatar
yellowjacket265
US Army Disabled American Veteran Fire FighterEmergency Medical Technician NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
May 2010
Location: 
Lower Alabama
Posts: 
390
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
Unhappy

Quote:
Originally Posted by CHECKPOINT View Post
I have an old Ruger 10/22 my son gave it back to me and said here you go dad! Unfortunately it has a broken rear sight. My question is, which is better scope or sight? Now the age question I'm 55 and wear glasses. I just want to go plinking with a friend that just got me fired back up on the great outdoors! So Scope or Sight and which of either are good and will not break the bank?

Thanks
Checkpoint
This comment is way off topic. You'll get better responses if you post your question in Anything 10/22:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...play.php?f=145



In response to your question I would suggest a simple 4 power scope designed for rimfire rifles i.e. one who's parellex is adjusted for rimfire rifles.

Last edited by yellowjacket265; 12-06-2010 at 06:02 PM. Reason: added comment
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-03-2011, 03:01 PM
Jacques13's Avatar
Jacques13

Join Date: 
Jul 2010
Location: 
Quebec, Canada
Posts: 
102
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Kidd 20" and Ruger 20" Barrel Weight

For those who want to know:

A RUGER 20" SS hammer forged bull barrel is 53.82oz or 3.36lbs or 1525grams.

A KIDD 20" SS polished bull barrel is 54.25oz or 3.39lbs or 1538grams.


Jacques13
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-26-2012, 11:09 AM
gwilder

Join Date: 
Nov 2011
Location: 
Canada
Posts: 
30
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Another for those who want to know:

A RUGER 18.5" Stainless Carbine barrel is 812g or 28.625oz (with sites).

A GREEN MOUNTAIN 17" Stainless Heavy Taper is 962g or 33.875oz.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-06-2013, 03:03 PM
Hicksville Kid is online now
US Air Force NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2008
Location: 
Southport, North Carolina
Posts: 
436
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Tried the program and I was able to get close to one of the numbers above. My Carbine 18.5" came out 28.48 ounces vs 28.625 stated above. Program works very well. I have no inclination at the time to take the barrel off and weigh it directly, but that seems close given the inaccuracy of my measurements.

My 22" Distributor Sporter came out to 33.28 ounces. Anybody have a number on theirs using the program?

Nice job on the program. Thanks,
Mike
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-11-2014, 03:09 PM
IrishTarget's Avatar
IrishTarget

Join Date: 
Jan 2011
Posts: 
192
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Thanks

Just the info I need
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-07-2015, 07:45 AM
truddy

Join Date: 
Jan 2015
Posts: 
1
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
thats super cool
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:40 PM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x