Need a Stormrider spec help

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    Mk12mod1
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    Looking to use the 22 caliber barrel for another project.

    The spec says it is 12mm.

    I need to know what portion of the barrel is the 12mm. 

    Thickest part or where it insert into the action.

    TIA

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    STO
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    So measuring mine on hand it is 12mm OD right up to the action itself. Is it turned down inside the action? That I don't know. I hope that helps though. 

    I feel compelled to mention though that, if all you're looking for is a barrel, much higher quality barrel blanks/liners are available elsewhere for quite modest prices and will be much better quality than a Stormrider barrel. *shrug* 

    I hope something in all this was useful. 

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    Mk12mod1
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    Can you point me in the right direction for those barrel liner/blanks?

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    STO
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    https://spaweapons.com/collections/lothar-walther-22-airgun-barrels

    (Other calibers also available)

     

    FX liners are also widely available. I have given consideration to threading one at both ends and holding it under tension rather than compression as FX does. Either way though cheaper and a damn sight more accurate than a stormrider and canabilizing  it for the barrel .

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    nervoustrig
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    x2 on STO’s recommendations if your budget allows.

    If you do decide to go with a cheaper barrel,  typically what I find are workmanship issues that need to be addressed.  For example, all 3 SPA barrels I received (3 different models) had bad crowns.  That’s easy enough to fix, however one had damaged rifling near the muzzle where they spun a rough crowning pilot in it, and I had to cut about 3/8” off the end of the barrel to fix it.  Easy with a lathe, otherwise it’s a time-consuming effort.  The good news is it now hits paintballs at 43 yards with H&N FTT about 9 out of 10 times as long as the wind is calm.

    Just saying they can be tamed if you can do the work but unless you enjoy tinkering as I do, going cheap is probably a false economy.

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