The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
2 of 32 people found this review helpful.
Less than a month
Similar Products Used:
PMI E-Force Auto, 20 OZ Pure Energy.
None, looks cool
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/
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/
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
Dispute: 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.