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Elevation7 Monday, May 3rd, 2004
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 32 people found this review helpful.

Less than a month
Products Used:
Marker Setup: PMI E-Force Auto, 20 OZ Pure Energy.
Strengths: None, looks cool
Weaknesses: Everything.
Review: A guy I play with bought this barrel for his 98 Custom, and I for my gun. We both HATE IT.

DO NOT BUY IT! It sucks! It's a waste of money and it doesn't do anything to help you. It's a gimmick. Rifle barreling doesn't work for paintballs. What rifling does is supposed to put a backspin on the barrel. It works for solid objects, like a bullet, but paintballs are liquid filled, so, the center of gravity constantly changes. I was unimpressed by all the people who give this barrel such great reviews. Both the 98 Custom guy and myself who played with the barrel hated it.

It sucked so much I didn't move my gun after firing it on a tree about 20 yards away from my position. Out of 10 shots I probably hit the tree twice, while paint went all around the tree.

We even tried adjusting the velocity and it didn't do a damn thing to make it better.

It's also loud! Which sucks/
Conclusion: STAY AWAY FROM THIS BARREL! Buy a teardrop, all-american or something better. This barrel sucks. I can't believe I wasted $65 on a barrel to find my stock barrel on my gun worked better/
1 out of 10

Review Comments
Stanman Wednesday, May 5th, 2004 | 7:32 am PST
umm i do beleive that someone already pointed out that RPS don't agree with this barrel (larger dia paint in a med bore barrel !!!) So actually diablo/draxxus would probably work much better as they are in the med range... Oh yes velocity should be around 280 or less for this barrel's true potential to shine through...

Oh yes i must add that you really don't seem to get the physics of this... it's not the inside that needs to spin; it's the shell you see if the shell of the paintball has the same exact spin at the same exact rate the wind resistance will make it's curve consistant from shot to shot (all paintballs curve just in dif directions due to unpredictable spin pattern)... aslo the center of gravity does not change; this would only happen if there were open air space in the shell, but the paint is under a small amount of pressure inside of the shell with absolutely no air space... the liquid would spin too (ever twirl the water in your glass and then stop it; it keeps spinning, try doing that and setting your glass on something that will let it spin freely; the glass will begin to spin too)...
Last edited on Wednesday, May 19th, 2004 at 8:28 pm PST

BigT42 Friday, May 7th, 2004 | 10:48 am PST
You need to work on your marker! With this barrel and my 98C I can cut down small trees!

Dhutzy Saturday, June 19th, 2004 | 1:59 pm PST
dude u dont no wat ur talking about this barrell rocks...... so maybe u should actually get some xperience with the barrell before u put it down so yeah that is all i have to say

pbgdraguntes Saturday, July 31st, 2004 | 5:08 pm PST
try zap tork its good paint for a better price should work great with this barrel from what iv read its a .689 bore or so

KD5UMY Saturday, September 25th, 2004 | 3:36 am PST
Ah, rifling has NOTHING to do with BACK SPIN.

P8nthavcmkr Monday, November 22nd, 2004 | 5:06 pm PST
Rifiing does not give a ball back spin it spins it like a football, you might want to know what you are talking about before you write a review

fenixman Saturday, April 30th, 2005 | 9:51 am PST
P8nthavcmkr is right, rifling doesnt do anything with back spin. it actually spins it like a football, just like a bullet. bullets wouldnt work to well if they had a back spin lol.

killerwhale Friday, November 18th, 2005 | 12:07 pm PST
you know nothing fool

RodeoShooter Monday, November 28th, 2005 | 11:02 am PST
omg the guy that wrote this review is a tard this brrel rocks i got it on my spyder with an offset sight amd it kicks a$$

RodeoShooter Monday, November 28th, 2005 | 11:03 am PST
and elevation7 you shouldnt even be writing reviews yet seeing as how you've only been playing for half a month

triggapull Saturday, May 27th, 2006 | 7:24 pm PST
Use Xball, I can say that they are the best. imo

BeGe Thursday, September 8th, 2011 | 6:51 pm PST
Rifling does not attempt to put a backspin on the barrel (it's a sideways spin...enormous difference...doesn't even attempt to do the same things), and spin works just fine on gelatin filled paintballs (look at the apex and flatline, the evidence of the fact that the spin took to the ball is overwhelming, you can literally see the effect of the ball's trajectory change). If you don't like the product...fine: give your review of why. But you're just plain making stuff up that isn't true about paintballs in general.

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