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Shuurajou Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Spyder 9.5 Barrel, (Imagine, Victor)
32 Degrees Terminator 16inch
Marker Setup: -Spyder Victor II-
14in. SP Teardrop
CIP 15* Assault Block
32 Degrees 2003 Expansion Chamber
DYE 1500psi Mini-gauge
16oz Co2
Recommended
Paintballs:
RP Bigball or Better
Have used Bigballs, (most common in local shops)
also Diablo Nightmares, which also worked fine.
-AVOID CHEAP PAINT- (see review)
Strengths: Accuracy.
Noise Reduction.
(See full review)
Weaknesses: Cleaning.
(see review, MINOR weakness)
Could be a bit cheaper.
Review: First off I must say, always, always avoid cheap paint. If you use paint like Viewloader, Brass Eagle, even Draxxus, for anything competitive, dont expect any performance out of any barrel/gun combo. If you're specifically going to build your gun to handle crap paint, you should concern yourself with bolts, and other methods to avoid chops. as for accuracy, I've found RP balls (any variety really) are reliable in this barrel, and in any other barrel i've used for that matter.
I cant stress enough, if you use cheap paint, dont use it for anything other than Chrono testing.

Accuracy and Noise level are what you can and SHOULD expect from any barrel in this price range. the 32degrees terminator which is roughly the same dollar range performs at ALMOST the level of the teardrop on both levels. I personally prefer the style of the Teardrop, it's very attractive. dont expect a silent gun, or a sniper rifle. Barrels effect both accuracy and sound, but the marker has the most control over such factors. for example my spyder is *LOUD*. even with this barrel the pop is fairly considerable. however my friend and his cocker are whisper-quiet, as long as he doesnt out-shoot his hopper.
the best way to quiet your gun down is to find the perfect paint/barrel match. experiment.
as for speed and accuracy, i feel that it has helpped my gun and is definitely worth the money, ESPECIALLY if you're STILL using a stock barrel.

keeping up with cleaning this gun can be a small issue. the teardrop shaped porting is very attractive (i'm not sure if it REALLY has any serious effect) but it is very adept at accumulating paint. if you break a ball, or you get sprayed from enemy fire, you can get paint all in the teardrops. i havent noticed any serious accuracy issues when this happens, but god is it annoying. make sure you have some method of "finer" cleaning when you clean your gun after a game, and with any ported barrel try to make sure you clean the ports if you get a break, after your game.

Conclusion: i paid $40 for this barrel give or take, i ordered it online. i dont feel i overpaid at all, the barrel has not let me down, and I like it alot. Aftermarket barrels are a very important aspect of a marker, but dont let it get you down. if you're not a Pro, stay in the $50 range, the $100+ barrels and kits just arent going to help you any more than a mid-range or entry-level barrel upgrade. i think you'll be happy with this barrel, but i wont scream at you to buy it simply because i did.

I rate this as a 10 not because i feel it's the best on the market, but i feel you cant really do better than this barrel at its specific price range. It's a winner.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
pugdaddy Sunday, October 3rd, 2004 | 5:47 pm PST
Thanks for such a helpful review your's and a couple of others really helped me make the decision to get this barrel and it's great for my purposes. I like seeing reviews from people that have been playing for a while and are articulate enough to express objective opinions on products people are going to spend their hard earned money on.
   

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