Has square tubing ever been used for a can?

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Has square tubing ever been used for a can?

Post by PostalGlock'n » Thu May 19, 2011 7:57 pm

This picture has me thinking whether square tubing with alternating horizonal/verticle baffles of this type would be feesable. I suspect the strength of the square would be less than that of a circular tube subjected to internal expansion.

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Has it ever been tried? Any thoughts? I would remove the slot and move the small holes further from the center.

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Re: Has square tubing ever been used for a can?

Post by CThomas » Thu May 19, 2011 8:05 pm

Sure another member here did a square can for an UZI. He posted an entire pictures series of his build. In fact I believe that the picture you posted originated from his thread. Silencerco has the Osprey which is more of a rectangle and AAC did a prototype can called the BlackBox which was also rectangular.
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Re: Has square tubing ever been used for a can?

Post by Bendersquint » Fri May 20, 2011 4:22 am

CThomas wrote:Sure another member here did a square can for an UZI. He posted an entire pictures series of his build. In fact I believe that the picture you posted originated from his thread. Silencerco has the Osprey which is more of a rectangle and AAC did a prototype can called the BlackBox which was also rectangular.
Yeah what he said.

I do however want to make it a point that you are aware that its not at all recommended to be done with a rifle can, has a good chance and bursting at the corners, pressure doesn't like angles, especially hi pressure.

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Re: Has square tubing ever been used for a can?

Post by Dweezil » Fri May 20, 2011 1:27 pm

It wouldn't roll off the table. :wink: Believe me, that's happened more than once and there's always a "heart in the throat" moment when an aluminum can hits the concrete garage floor.
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Re: Has square tubing ever been used for a can?

Post by PostalGlock'n » Fri May 20, 2011 7:55 pm

I found and read the build on the Uzi can. Nice. The video on YouTube is great.

I love the inspiration I gain from this site. :mrgreen: Keep up the great ideas.

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Re: Has square tubing ever been used for a can?

Post by SRM » Fri May 20, 2011 9:32 pm

PostalGlock'n wrote:I found and read the build on the Uzi can. Nice. The video on YouTube is great.

I love the inspiration I gain from this site. :mrgreen: Keep up the great ideas.
I don`t like the square thing, but I`m into centerfire.
It`s all about keeping an open mind:)

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