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evilsniper Monday, June 14th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

3 months
Products Used:
Tippman 98 Custom with Flatline and Response Trigger, stock Spyder Imagine, stock Spyder Victor and Victor II, PMI pump, Spyder Esprit with All-American, Spyder Xtra with All-American, stock Tippman 98 Custom and stock PMI Black-Maxx.
Marker Setup: Spyder Xtra with 14" Smart Parts Teardrop, 20oz. CO2, standard hopper
Evil is the only paintball I will shoot with any gun I own, they're that good.
Strengths: Shoots straight
Dosn't break balls
Good distance
Looks cool
Weaknesses: None so far, although black isn't the best matching colour to my Xtra
Review: Well, I was in the shop cruisin and was looking at barrels and the guy told me he had a barely used Teardrop for 60 CDN, I went out back shot a few and asked 50 and he accepted so it was a deal I couldn't refuse.

I got home, put on my tank and went into my yard to take a few shots. I had noticed a bit of drop with my balls with the stock barrel...often causing me to have to "lob" the balls but this could have been a CO2 problem too.

Short shooting:
Very straight, no dive and no curve watsoever from my perspective and this was about 50 feet to a 1 1/2' by 2' target....4 out of 5 shots hit in a 5" radius, the other went off, probably my fault though.

Far shooting:
Excellent, I was shooting fairly uphill about 350-400 feet away with a slight (5km) breeze to the side. I aimed it a bit up and shot, it went straight the WHOLE time with maybe a slight bend because of the wind swaying it...I was impressed. I let the wind die down and fire another shot....perfectly straight until I couldn't see it anymore.
Conclusion: This is an awesome barrel and complements many Spyders or run-of-the-mill guns. For the price, it's hard to beat (although a Progressive shoots just as good but without the fancy "Teardrop" porting) Even used (which I bought) it performs as good as new (maybe better because of break-in) I haven't played a competitive game yet, but from my testing, I think it will be MY fault if I miss a shot.
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, June 14th, 2004 at 7:06 pm PST

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