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Old 11-07-2016, 02:39 PM #1
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Chopping my Shaft Pro Tip

I play mostly woods / hyper ball and my 14' barrel is way to long. I have a freak back and was thinking of having my tip chopped. I want something on the FR back so I can protect the threads.

Should I just find a machine shop with barrel experience and have them chop it?

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Old 11-07-2016, 03:16 PM #2
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well they make super short freak tips
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:35 PM #3
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Anno

I want to keep the Anno that my 160R came with (HDE Earth). Thats the primary reason for the chop.
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:11 PM #4
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Any decent machine shop should be able to "part off" what ever length you don't want to keep.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:14 AM #5
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I'd suggest just getting a short dust black freak. An all black barrel would probably give some nice color contrast also. Don't ruin a perfectly good barrel.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:59 PM #6
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you're killing a lot of value by destroying limited edition parts.

not a **** ton, but that tip is ****in' sweet.

Maybe just buy another black tip that's shorter? It'll be about the same price as circumcising your barrel properly (DIY may = burrs or non perfectly circular opening which may = paint breaks/useless barrel tip)
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:18 PM #7
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Also chopping the end off will expose raw aluminum which you shouldn't play with. I know it's an extremely tiny amount and the barrel will be ruined anyway, but it is worth noting.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:26 PM #8
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Besides ruining a sexy barrel. The aluminum that they make these from is probably 6061. It will form a white patina, won't rust or anything. just wont look pretty.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:02 PM #9
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I don't know how short you want the barrel cut, but look into the Pooty super light barrel backs. They're freak barrel backs that are compatible with shaft 4/5 barrels, but the back should be 3.5 inches shorter, leaving the overall length at ~11 in. It's probably more expensive than having the barrel chopped on a lathe, but it is an option.
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I don't know how short you want the barrel cut, but look into the Pooty super light barrel backs. They're freak barrel backs that are compatible with shaft 4/5 barrels, but the back should be 3.5 inches shorter, leaving the overall length at ~11 in. It's probably more expensive than having the barrel chopped on a lathe, but it is an option.
Great idea.

If the OP is okay with black, it's $10 cheaper here:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/282222694453
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:20 PM #11
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Thanks for all the replies everyone.. It is _really_ appreciated.

I'm in love with my first new gun in a long time. I plan on buying a new tip and having it circumcised. i figure i could have the ground surface fixed somehow.

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Old 11-20-2016, 08:06 PM #12
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You could also look into the Stella Fronts. They make a shank super short front that fits shaft 4 kit. Color would be the only issue, but you could probably get it anno'd or Hydro dipped if cost isn't a huge issue.
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:11 PM #13
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So It looks like I can buy a new shaft pro tip in HDE to match my life and have it chopped or just go Stella front. I kinda think its worth the $70 bucks to keep things smooth.

After all that I read, having a barrel over 8 inches is a total waste unless you use it for something other than shooting......
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Where are you seeing an Inception Shank tip that is *not* for the Stella barrel system?
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:28 AM #15
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Yes, u can cut the tip of a Freak front. I've done it.
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...385&highlight=
It wil take some effort but it's worth it IMO. Also, accuracy is not affected.
Wrap any protected areas with blue painter's tape and use a hacksaw for the big cut. Go slow on the initial draw to create a clean groove for the blade. Don't let the blade skip out of the cut.
For polishing see:
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...972&highlight=
I am post #164.

Go slow and good luck.
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:56 AM #16
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Where are you seeing an Inception Shank tip that is *not* for the Stella barrel system?
for some reason I though they may have been compatible. Sounds like most barrel "systems" won't work with each other.
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What length do you want the barrel to be? if its too short you're not going to be able to aim very well.
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