I’m new to this hobby and have bought an ACR. I havent got to any events/skirmishes yet just playing/shooting at home etc. I’m fairly technically minded and so after bought the blaster i stripped it to understand how it all works and put back together. I watched a few videos and realised that to improve accuracy i would need an alloy barrel, o-ring, springs etc.
I have been 3d printing barrel stabilisers for my ACR and have had to take apart the blaster and reassemble many times to test. During this assembly/disassembly I accidentally broke the inner barrel. I was quite annoyed at myself to say the least.
It broke off quite near to the t-piece and so i removed all of the left over tube in the t piece and thought i would order an alloy barrel, $4 from aliexpress or $20 from an aus seller. I didnt want to wait 4 weeks or more from China and thought $20 was not value for money from the AUS seller.
Then i realised that the alloy barrel is just aluminium tubing/pipe. I contacted the local steel/aluminium supplier and asked for 10m tubing/pipe with 1.2mm wall thickness. Thats the smallest they had and i bought 2m/200cm length for…$3.50. Yes 2m length for $3.50!
Got home, cut to size, had to file/sand the end of the tube to fit into the t-piece but it went in with a little hammer tap and bingo.
With my 3d printed stabilisers and now this aluminium tube, its super accurate, very happy.
Just waiting on my o rings and spring to arrive and then ill be set for a game.