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Metallix6403 Tuesday, April 6th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Haven't tried anything like this but I know there are similar products out there
Marker Setup: Spyder TL Plus
Total Freak
Boo Yaah E-LCD
AKALMP Lightning Bolt
AKALMP Excalibur Regulator
Shocktech Spyder LPC
Drop Forward, Folding Combat Stock, Bi-Pod
Multiple Upgrades
Recommended
Paintballs:
Any paintball will work
Recomend All Star or Marballizer
Strengths: Multiple bore sizes
Customization
Accuracy
Very Reliable
Weaknesses: Price
Cleaning
Review: The Freak was the first barrel that I bought for my Spyder TL Plus. Since then I was so impressed by the Total Freak that I bought backs for my other Spyders, my brother's two Autocockers and my Automag. The goal of this barrel is to be accurate. So if some one tells you that this barrel is inaccurate they just don't know how to use it. Just roll a few paintballs down a bore and if it is a snug fit pop the fitting in and your good to go. Also, any type of paint will work and be pretty accurate but you need to know that one barrel isn't going to fix your aiming problems. Go for quality paint. I recommend All Star or Marballizer.

As for the durability that everyone complains about it the actual barrel is quite durable. The fittings also do their job and will not break unless you really attempt to break it. Sure, they are very light but they are stronger than you would expect.

The only problem that I first had with this barrel was when I had a break (which rarely occurs with the right bore size and mainly comes from chopping in my experience). The front end that I have is the Tear Drop. When I tried to clean it by hand it took FOREVER. I soon realized that they is a much simpler way. Now it is a big no no but its been working for me for 6+ years. Just run hot hot water inside the barrel and through the tear drops and the paint will run right out. Then get a soft cloth like the ones you find at the eye doctors and dry out the inside and get the tear drops with a tooth pick surrounded by the cloth. I then lube up the barrel with a barrel cleaner or gun oil. I recommend Cobra Snake Oil if you can find it. I've used this on all my barrels and have had no corrosion or scratches what so ever.

Price wise, it is expensive but if you have a lot of guns, not a lot of money for separate barrels, and want excellent quality this is definitely the way to go.




New Info

I just wanted to update this reviw to add that the barrel system is very very reliable. Ive had no scratches with my above cleaning method and it ensures that all that horrible oil gets out of the porting and bore inserts. Still a wonderfull product and is my only barrel that I use any more.
Conclusion: Excellent system. Very accurate. Some cleaning issues but not that big of a problem, try my above method, it DOES work. After years of use, still no scratches nor dents.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 at 1:05 am PST
 

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