1. ## Barrel Weight

Does anybody have an Idee, how much 4 inches of barrel weighs?

Smitty of the North

2. Originally Posted by Smitty of the North
Does anybody have an Idee, how much 4 inches of barrel weighs?

Smitty of the North
Need more info Smitty. Rifle, handgun or shotgun barrel? Diameter? Bore? For rifle barrel info you can probably work it out on a weight calculator like this one.

3. Been looking at a rifle rebarrel possibly and been working using the Lija sport contour barrel weight spread sheet seen here.

Not exact but it'll let ya see the difference you see by adding and taking away 4" of barrel in the #contour of the barrel as well as caliber also will show how much weight you save through fluting.

http://www.riflebarrels.com/products/software.htm

4. Rifle, .640, 280 Rem.

Those calculators aren't workin for me.

Thanks
Smitty of the North

5. Originally Posted by Smitty of the North
Does anybody have an Idee, how much 4 inches of barrel weighs?

Smitty of the North
Originally Posted by Smitty of the North
Rifle, .640, 280 Rem.

Those calculators aren't workin for me.

Thanks
Smitty of the North
Considering your .280 barrel, if'n you're talking about the muzzle end then I'd guess about 4-5 ounces for four inches; of the course the breach end will weigh more...

6. Using the Lilja calculator it should be right between 6 to 6.5 oz from what I can tell.

7. Like Ole Hank Williams usta say,,, "Thankya fellers Thankya a whole lot.

I just wondered about the difference in weight, 26" versus 22".

Thanks for doin the Math.

Smitty of the North

8. People seem to be very worried about weight nowadays, then they complain their rifle kicks hard. If you wanted to build a lightweight rifle, I would suggest doing everything that could could, then, only as a last resort remove weight from the barrel, trying to keep it as large a diameter as possible. The thicker barrel will shoot much better than a whippy pencil barrel.

9. pi x ((D^2 - d^2)/4) x L x 0.283 will get you close.

D = outside diameter in inches (0.64)
d = inside diameter in inches (0.284)
^2 means squared
L = length in inches (4)
0.283 is density of steel, lb per in^3

This only works for straight cylinders.

10. Thanks All:
I got what I needed.
Smitty of the North

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