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Is there any problem using a barrel with an eroded throat, basically a shot to death barrel. Just for going to MG shoots, i'm really not that worried about accuracy as long as I can hit a propane tank at a few hundred yards. I'm more worried about the safety of me and my gun and anyone around. I really don't see any need to use up an otherwise good barrel just for blasting.
 
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Depends on the gun.

My full auto 1919 starts hiccuping when the barrel gets eroded enough to get blow by. Not enough back pressure is created to cycle the action reliably. I was a BulletFest with my 1919 fitted with a converted MG34 barrel that was so wasted I could not hit a riding lawn mower at 100 yards so if you have a worn barrel, a propane tank at 200 is pretty much not going to happen.

I don't think it is much of a safety issue as long as the barrel will still headspace.
 

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I have barrels i can drop a bullet threw and it never touch the sides as it passes threw to the other end. It works just fine, cant hit anything with it but for just blastin FA its good.
 

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Heh, was about to say I've got one of those free-fall barrels too. Very loud, with some huge flashs in the full length barrels. Good for hosing.
 

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I just noticed that my most worn barrel is about .050" (1/20th) of an inch shorter than all the others. The difference seems to be at the mouth of the chamber, where the bolt contacts barrel. Is this going to be any problem?
 
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