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Kurama Sunday, June 13th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Dye Boomstick 12' (on my 'Mag) - Heavy, loud, inaccurate in comparison.
Freak Jr. (on a spyder) - Louder than expected, light, but not too accurate
The Freak (on a pirannah) - Louder, slightly heavier, more accurate
Marker Setup: 68 Automag Classic Level 7
VL 9v hopper
3kpsi Compressed Air
14' Smart Parts All American
Recommended
Paintballs:
About anything .68 cal... Do not shoot PMI Premims out of it, 2 out of 5 broke in it. Other paints broke around 2/4000 shots, discluding leaving my darn hopper off!
Strengths: Accurate
Very Quiet
Cheap
Weaknesses: None that I can notice
Review: I picked the Smart Parts All American barrel up a week ago, and I loved it. I would have gotten a Freak Kit, but my local shop was out of automag-threaded kits.. So, I forked over 75$ so that I could use it at my party the next day, so I would not have to put up with the 6' crap barrel that came with my mag... First of all, it was hard to put on for a mag thread, but its fine for any other marker... Even thought it was made for a Mag, I had to file down part of it. Well, I had 3 cases to shoot off, and 14 hours (7 hours a day over 2 days) I started with PMI premiums, and went in for some rec-ball, since I wanted to get used to my barrel and noone was there for speedball that early. Well, about every ball broke, and I was pissed. I kept trying to fix it and try again, but nothing helped... So, afetr 1000 rounds I gave away the rest of my .68 caliber premiums. I tried two cases of other .68 paint with a slightly harder shell, and it preformed well. I only recall two breaks that were at the fault of my barrel, which could be expected by a 14' barrel. When I shot it, I was amazed. My mag was incredibly quiet and accurate; something I hardly expected! I was able to literally sneak up on people while firing. The accuracy was not the best at long ranges, but it was quite acceptable. From around 50ft, I could literally pile 10 rounds right ontop of eachother. My friends liked how it preformed, so I let two of them use my Mag in Recball. While using their guns, I found myself getting popped way faster, because they were so loud in comparison. Even with no other noise, I could hardly hear my Mag firing from 50ft away, and using a louder marker definately took away the leisure of having no people shooting me from the sides because they heard me. Now, when I got it back, I Chronoed to 284, the field's standard at 285, and decided to put the barrel to the test: Speedball. I played around 3 hours of 10v10 speedball matches, and I was amazed. I found myself sinking shots I would have never expected to with it. The only times I got hit was when I was bunkered, or half the remaining enemies made it through one side and popped me on the back. I managed to hit someone from the two furthest bunkers in the ass twice out of three shots, and I wasnt noticed. It was definately accurate at close-range, and in small bursts, it preformed well at a distance. Shots would go wild when I tried to shoot around 8BPS, but I expect its a problem with my marker, not my barrel. This barrel will easily pay for itself in time; Other than my 1000-or-so test-fire shots because of a tank problem, I used WAY less paint than usual. I usually went through 3-4 pods in a round, but with this accuracy, I found myself not even shooting my hopper out! At the end of the day, my friend shot me in the foot with his rental Tippmann, so out of anger (the game was over and he was friendly >.<;;) I fired my last paintball at him... Direct hit on his side, I love this barrel!
Conclusion: If you want a quiet and accurate barrel for a good price (60-100$), this is your barrel! Usually buying a slightly-cheaper paintball part means less quality, but I was glad I did this instead of The Freak Kit. Definately worth a try, and I suggest it to all Backs or Recball snipers... I see all non-tippmann snipers use 18' boomsticks, and I laugh at them. This barrel is way lighter, quieter, and more accurate. And cheap, too!
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, June 13th, 2004 at 9:52 pm PST
 

Review Comments
paintballer667 Sunday, November 27th, 2005 | 2:05 pm PST
Great review lots of good info.
   

blackdragundude Monday, July 24th, 2006 | 1:45 pm PST
don't write a novel next time dude
   

blackdragundude Monday, July 24th, 2006 | 1:47 pm PST
don't write a novel next time dude
   

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