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ATController Monday, March 15th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippman Model 98 /w Flatline Barrel. To me, it just seemed that the flatline barrel (with good paint) was incredibly accurate and had a long range. Overal, even though the Flatline is around $50-70 more than the CP's One piece classic, I was just more impressed with the flatline barrle. The grouping of a flatline and range was just simply beyond limits in comparison to the CP barrel.
Marker Setup: Tippman A-5 /w Reactive trigger.
The CP barrel came stock.
Recommended
Paintballs:
RPS Allstars
Diablo Midnight
As a veteran paintball player I would highly recommend to buy quality paint, and not the cheap stuff, like Brass Eagle, which is now "Blue Streak." I'm assuming they merged with another company to hide their name, which, in my opinion, is now synonymous with low-quality, poor performing products.
Strengths: Accuracy better than stock.
Better range than a stock.
No chopped paint when match properly.
Weaknesses: Design (personal opinion)
Grouping was very diverse.
Review: Overall the barrel performed good. I have yet to try other high quality barrels, so I can't compare to a J&J ceramic, or Dye Precision, or Smart Parts. But in comparison to the flatline barrel, well, there just was no comparison. The CP barrel I used was 14". I don't know if increasing the barrel length would do anything. But overall, fine barrel, but I'm sure there are better barrels if you have the money to spend on it.

(As for as for the diverse grouping.....we are talking about 2-3 feet in diameter.)
Conclusion: For the average player who is not a professional player, then it's a great barrel to start out with. Decent range and accuracy, you will make short work of stock barrels. When it comes to the higher ups, well you might be at a disadvantage. But I'm looking for a higher quality, more tournament/professional barrel for my marker. Anyone have any recomendations? I'd love all inputs.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Silentshot Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004 | 10:25 pm PST
I don't see what people like about these, they shoot a little better than a stock barrel.
   

ace6160 Wednesday, March 24th, 2004 | 3:42 am PST
Get an ultralite.
   

doyoung2win Wednesday, April 21st, 2004 | 7:52 pm PST
ARE U KIDDING. F'IN PROS USE THESE MAN
THESE ARE ONE OF THE BEST BARRELS OUT THERE

ultralight = accurate, major gas hog, wont work well with lp

silentshot, doesnt know what he is talking about, ive played pb for 7 years
   

_ex0dus_ Tuesday, May 11th, 2004 | 5:21 pm PST
Get rid of the tippman A-5 for tournys lol. then worry bout a barrel
   

ChronoX Friday, June 11th, 2004 | 8:22 pm PST
tru a-5 is crap and flatline barrel is definetly over priced. who the hell do u need to shoot at that is like 400 ft away anyway? LOL
   

Pang Man Friday, October 8th, 2004 | 8:11 pm PST
Actually, Blue Streak are just paintballs made by BE, they havn't changed there name, but they should.
Remind me, how exactly is a barrel a gas hog????
Last edited on Friday, October 8th, 2004 at 8:13 pm PST
   

Rokudon Sunday, October 17th, 2004 | 6:29 pm PST
more porting = more gas needed to fire paintball, therefore increases gas consumption of the marker, less porting = more loud, but less gas used. LP guns use high volume but LP to fire a ball, so too much porting on a LP marker exhausts all teh gas before it can push the ball to its fastest speed. HP systems use a lower volume, and rely on the greater density of air at that PSI nad let it expand from there. does that make sense now?
Last edited on Monday, November 1st, 2004 at 5:10 pm PST
   

hooppro23 Saturday, November 27th, 2004 | 9:08 pm PST
if im not mistaken. the same amount of gas is used to push a ball out of the barrel regardless of porting, thats what your reg is for. the only thing the porting does is disperse the gas
   

Ashskates Saturday, December 31st, 2005 | 1:42 pm PST
Actually, as soon as the ball hits the porting its acceleration is over and it begins to slow down. So the more porting there is the more gas it takes to have the paintball at 300 fps when it exits the barrel.
   

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