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Old 03-23-2013, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Twistlock barrels better for brittle paint?

I noticed something today. Cleaned my Micromag up after last weekend's play and decided to shoot some winter blend Graffiti around outside for giggles. I had three balls explode in the breach (after properly cleaning each time)...not due to short stroking or misfeeding either...just the impact of the bolt. I was using a .687 Lapco A/C threaded barrel.

After stripping it down and cleaning again, I put it away and grabbed my Automag with a .687 Lapco twistlock. I shot many balls through it without problems at all. Both using Level 7 bolt and same air input.

This got me to thinking, since with a twistlock, the ball is being dropped into the bore of the barrel before the bolt moves and with an A/C threaded Mag, the ball has move from the gun chamber, past the detent, and then into the barrel, could this perhaps result in more barrel breaks?

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Old 03-24-2013, 11:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like it to me man, i like the twistlock barrels thats why i have not switched to a ule body or got a a/c barrel adapter.
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Same barrel length and velocity?
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Same barrel length. Very close on velocity.

Not sure if it was just a fluke or if anyone else had ever noticed the same thing. Stands to reason it might be a little less traumatic to the ball but it may be just my crazy ramblings.
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Your twistlock barrel has a detent in it too, though it may be softer. And unless you were using the same valve, there would be some differences there too. I don't think you can simply conclude that having the breech attached to the twistlock barrel makes it better on paint than a body threaded for AC barrels.
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It's been a while since I looked at a PTP detent, but yeah the twistlock detents are pretty gentle.

So it might be a cumulative thing with breech+detent.

Also you didn't really give any hard numbers so it's hard to tell if what you saw was statistically significant.


I can say that with a mag2cocker adapter, which has a similar barrel transition, I have had practically no problems with paint breakage. Those use Spyder detents.
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It could be the springs on the guns, as they wear out, the bolt will hit the paint harder.
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Just some observations...with enough variables that were the same to make it interesting. No, I didn't put new springs and orings in each 'gun or tally exactly how many shots I fired, but I found the experience interesting. I would approximate about 35-40 shots fired through the Micromag with three breaks and maybe 15-20 fired through my other Automag.

I was sort of curious if anyone else had experience that might lend credence to this theory.

Thanks for the input, guys!

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