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Thread: Barrel block location

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhotrod View Post
    Anybody got a pic of the rail Sierra uses to test their bullets? And do yall think it would be competitive in BR? Just curious
    Go back to my post #19 in this thread.

    If a Rail on that design will meet those requirements, then yes.

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    Gary Vincent shot a rail gun for many years that had a very small barrel block mounted at the front of the rail and then had the action supported at the receiver ring of I think a XP-100 action at the rear. I think the rear support was an adjustable wedge. It's been too long since I've seen it. Haven't seen Gary in years. He shot it very well and did well with it. I built a top for my rail gun one year where the block was in the front of the rail gun with the action and the rest of the barrel just hanging. I showed up with it at the nationals in St. Louis and hadn't shot it at home. Try as I might, I couldn't get it to shoot any better than .3's at 100 and .6's at 200. Larry Kuse looked at it and said, "Mike, we found out that didn't work years ago." Still have the top propped up against the side of my shop behind the air compressor. That big sleeve on that rail gun that Ian posted of mine shot pretty well and was pretty easy to change the barrel as the barrel was completely free floated. However, one barrel on it and I built my third rail gun with a delrin sleeved barrel block and a Stiller Diamondback drop port action. It was copied after a Jay Young rail gun and shot very well.
    Last edited by Mike Bryant; 02-26-2018 at 09:34 PM.

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    Thanks for responding yall.

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    Anybody remember Jerry Hensler's lightweight rail gun with the barrel held in a block at the muzzle? The rest of the barrel and receiver hung out the back. He had it at Seymour, but I don't remember how it shot.

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    gun smith for unlimited

    who would you go to for one of thes and what would you use for componets to build said set up.
    gary b

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    unlimited rifle

    what would you use for one of these and who would you get to build it.
    gary

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    rifle

    who builds these in the benchrest world.also how long are the barrels .they look about 24 inches.
    gary b

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    Anybody remember Jerry Hensler's lightweight rail gun with the barrel held in a block at the muzzle? The rest of the barrel and receiver hung out the back. He had it at Seymour, but I don't remember how it shot.
    I don't remember anything these days but seems like he said it didn't do well. Better than some thought but not really great. Maybe Jerry will clear things up when he sees this thread...hope so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    Anybody remember Jerry Hensler's lightweight rail gun with the barrel held in a block at the muzzle? The rest of the barrel and receiver hung out the back. He had it at Seymour, but I don't remember how it shot.
    Butch, maybe you will remember this...I recall a few years back, a test done where the end of a barrel was formed around and concrete poured into the form with just the muzzle flush or barely protruding. The results that I remember are that it wouldn't hit a bull in the arse with the muzzle fixed so solidly.

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