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Skip in WV
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2018-02-21 22:23:23  

Best place to buy some?


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Kerndtc
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2018-02-21 23:01:53  

I buy a majority of mine from Amazon it's the copolymer type. Which is stronger than the homopolymer. Fairly well priced too.


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Ty955
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2018-02-21 23:29:17  

I purchase my acetal/delrin rod from www.mcmastercarr.com.

 

 


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marflow
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2018-02-21 23:59:20  

I use this place for small metal needs but they have a bit of everything

there service is great and they do have cheap shipping

of course I have one in town so it helps

https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=203&step=2&top_cat=181&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9KeK4t242QIVEER-Ch0o2gb-EAAYASAAEgIGJfD_BwE


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awilde
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2018-02-22 07:05:29  

I used to get all of my Acetron acetal copolymer (black and natural) through Enco tools, but unfortunately they ended up being bought out by MSC who in turn jacked up the prices. Since then I've switched over to ePlastics and haven't had any complaints. Prices are about the same (maybe slightly higher) than Enco used to have, but they have a lot more sizes and varieties (and just about every other plastic under the sun) and fairly fast and affordable shipping.

http://www.eplastics.com/


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Skip in WV
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2018-02-22 07:35:43  

Thanks. Guys. A lot of choices.


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Domer_Pyle
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2018-03-03 21:16:31  

Copolymer is actually weaker. I made the mistake of buying some for a spring guide to replace the metal in a Gamo Big Cat and it shattered within 5 shots. Same with the second one I made right after that. The brand name Delrin is homopolymer and the hollow guide I made for a Remington Express has held up to hundreds of shots, versus the solid guide for the Big Cat


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Skip in WV
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2018-03-03 21:34:21  

Thanks, nothing so ambitious.  Actually, I wanted it to make turret knobs. Should be fine for that.


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Domer_Pyle
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2018-03-03 22:43:44  

That's not to say copolymer won't take a beating, I shot a 3/4" thick cutoff from 1" rod on one of its flat sides and it didn't even crack from a 19.5 FPE impact! 


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Skip in WV
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2018-03-03 23:01:17  

Good to know.


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Mike Ellingsworth
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2018-05-15 08:54:34  

Hi Skip

I buy  online from graingers they will send it for free  to  your local graingers then I pick  it  up  so decent price  and no shipping charge


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Skip in WV
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2018-05-15 08:56:48  

Thanks.


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Domer_Pyle
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2018-06-17 20:30:22  

I just found out about aircraftspruce, 1" Delrin natural is $5.50/ft and shipping to Wisconsin is $11.71 whether I had one or four in my cart


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