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Old 08-07-2010, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can Carbon fiber be bored for inserts?

I have a couple stiffi barrels and also have a Checkit bore lock kit, the sizers are similar to freak sizers but they are only about 3/4" long. I would like to eliminate the checkit adapter and just use the sizers inside the stiffi barrel. Anyone know if a stiffi barrel can be bored for inserts and if so where?
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I think it would splinter the carbon fiber, I don't believe you can bore it out at all.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Even if you could get away with machining it, and I think you might in any other case, stiffies are just too thin.
I doubt it would survive the process and if it did you wouldn't have much structural integrity left after. If any.
This is all assuming you don't manage to unravel all the fibers doing this or mess up the barrel otherwise in the process, and even if you made it that far you'd have a hell of a time sealing the inside of the barrel with epoxy again and still having your inserts fit.


So in short, no way.
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Even if you could get away with machining it, and I think you might in any other case, stiffies are just too thin.
I doubt it would survive the process and if it did you wouldn't have much structural integrity.

This is all assuming you don't manage to unravel all the fibers doing this, at the very least you'd have a hell of a time sealing the inside of the barrel with epoxy again and still having your inserts thin.


So in short, no way.
Pretty much what i was going to say. After machining it for inserts, you'd probably be left with less than 0.002" of material left, you could breath on it and it would snap.
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not to my knowledge. if you want carbon with inserts - look at the deadlywind barrels.
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Pretty much what i was going to say. After machining it for inserts, you'd probably be left with less than 0.002" of material left, you could breath on it and it would snap.
Heh, manged to quote me before my edit.
But yea, bad idea all round.
I'll second the recomendation of the Deadlywind barrels, they're quite pricy but you get what you pay for.
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you can bore carbon fibre

i've never done it, but my boss says its doable

now you need to find a barrel that is thick enough that you can bore it out for inserts.

sooo probably one of the JT Carbon barrels :P
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they are the same diameter and thickness as the Deadly winds and they seem to be plenty large enough for the freak insert. Also the bore would only be 3/4" deep and would still be well within the aluminum covered portion of the barrel. I think it would hold up as far as stability is concerned but the trick would be dealing with the carbon fiber and the unraveling. I had a DW barrel and it didn't seem to have any thick epoxy covering to the bored out section of the barrel.
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if its done correct, you shouldnt need anything

but im not volunteering :P
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd say the hardest part is finding someone to do it. Carbon fiber dust is really bad.
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