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Super X1 barrel - size of gas holes?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gunner, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. gunner

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    Does anyone know the correct size of the 2 gas ejection holes in an SX1 barrel? I just purchased an extra barrel that doesn't eject very well (stovepipes). When I compare it to another barrel, the holes look smaller. I can stick a 1/16" diameter drill bit into them, but a 5/64" diameter won't go. (5/64 won't go into the "good" barrel either - at least twisting by hand). The holes don't appear to be plugged with residue, just drilled smaller.
    Anyone else had this problem - if so, what how did you resolve? Can they be drilled "at home", or send to someone like NuLine?
    Thanks - Tommy
     
  2. Conn. Man

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    Tom,

    The person to ask is Stu Wright.1/618/357/8933.He does a lot of SuperX 1 work along with Model 12 and other brands as well.
    Sandy.
     
  3. Bob Hawkes

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    Tom, Does the bolt seem to open normally by hand? The issue may be with the recoil spring in the stock. As Sandy said Stu is an excellent source for them. It may be easier to get him by e-mail. Phone call won't hurt, they're nice people to work with. Good luck, Bob
     
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    Bob Hawkes,I have a question for you.I will reply with question to your adress. Thanx, Sandy.
     
  5. Tom Strunk

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    Trap and field barrel ports are .073

    Skeet and improved cylinder barrels are .076


    Tom Strunk
     
  6. Baron23

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    Please do not drill out that barrel. It is rare, if non-existant, that the problem is gas port diameter.

    There are a variety of other reasons to look at first for pukey ejections.

    1. How's your o-ring.
    2. As mentioned, how's your recoil spring
    3. Common issue....barrel are NOT always interchangable without a little gunsmithing. I have barrels that fit great in one receiver/bolt assmbly and is tight and won't eject well in another. Yes, you can swap parts between guns, but not always without a little gunsmith tweaking.

    Many things to look at and do before I would take a drill to these out of manufacture barrels!

    Stephen
     
  7. Setterman

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    What if you install a magnum recoil Spring? I know we did it on my trap gun, but I don't remember if we enlarged the ports? It signifcantly reduced the recoil, and it still cycles 1oz loads.
     
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