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kiddie_min Monday, April 19th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Honed stock brass VM 68 (don't laugh very accurate)
SP barrels
Marker Setup: I used the BOA on this marker:
PMI-3 ( then called VM-68) now out of production
Chopped front ASA, Custom milling
ProTeam Automag Spring kit
venturi
ANS Phase 2 X chamber/ remote and regulator for CO2
12" BOA Snakebite
Recommended
Paintballs:
R.P. Sherer Premium Work the best But any medium to larger size will do
Strengths: internal finish
with proper paint match -Extremely accurate
very tough
lowers recoil and kick
Weaknesses: Heavy at first - worth it unless you're 10 yrs old
Price $85 worth it
Review: I can not brag on this barrel enough. It has the most polished internals I have ever seen except maybe the Stainless Steel Dye and Lapco barrels which are heavier than this one and more expensive. My barrel is 12 inches long with the last 2 1/2 being ported. Some say it is still loud but usually the people I shoot from any distance, even close, look around to see who shot them. I think it is quiet enough. When you match the paint with the bore it will be dead on accurate to 100 ft.
It is a brass barrel that is honed, and then plated in chrome and honed again and again to be close to perfect, if not perfect. That accounts for the weight and the quality. The black powder coating which is very protective looks good, but when it falls and chips you can see the chrome underneath. I simply removed it on mine and now it has a tough, cool looking brushed aluminum look to it. That chrome is even tougher than the coating.These barrels were so very high in quality that, to this day, I compare every other barrel to my BOA.
I got out of paintball for about 4-5 years and when I got back in I couldn't find any of these barrels anywhere. I think the company has since gone out of business. Everyone wants aluminum.... sissies. If anyone wants to sell there spyder threaded one just email me at kiddie_min@hotmail.com. I will give you a very good price. Price was $85 when I bought it a long time ago. Would I do it again? Heck Ya! You won't get that for a used one though. Sorry! I am not that crazy.
Conclusion: If you can find one get it no matter what the threads. I guarantee you can sell it to someone else. I definately recommend this barrel, but just like SS barrels it will seem heavy at first but you can't beat the performance.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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