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    I am going to make my own compensator. I was thinking of using 6061T6 aluminum? How much larger should the I.D. of the compensator be than the dia. of the bullet? Any help would be appreciated.
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    Ive made a few dozen of them.

    As long as the threads are concentric with the barrel and on the compensator, 1/16 of an inch works pretty well.

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    The compensator I am going to make is for my 1911 it replaces the barrel bushing, no threads. Will Aluminum be ok to use?

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    No, the barrel slides inside and wear too fast resulting in rapid decline in accuracy.

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    A better idea is to thread the barrel, make the back of the barrel a long taper so you can eliminate the bushing. I think you can buy a comp that replaces the bushing for about $15. The hole inside has to be real big an that style to allow for the barrel tilting when the slide moves rearward> Work the action and watch it. Those type do not work very well for that reason,if they did everyone would use them and save plenty money!!

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    I have made several comps. for 1911's and Ruger .22 cals. For the 45 I bought a blank from

    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/home/default.aspx

    that comes threaded and tapered and you machine the vents and exit holes in whatever manner you wish. I made the exit holes .020" over bullet dia. and they function quite well.













    No aluminum, 4140 or equivilant.

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    [This message has been edited by Paul_Gauthier (edited 02-25-2004).]

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    It seems that after I posted the pics above, I noticed that the pics in photobucket where in the wrong album, so moved them and in doing so made the links useless. Corrected it. Another learning experience.

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    I want to experiment with a compensator for a 454 Casull. I'm not sure about threading the barrel though. I was looking at what is on the 500 S&W.


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