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Stanman Sunday, July 25th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
6 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

4 years
Products Used:
CMI Trueflight: straight rifled and horrible honing
Armson Stealth: stright rifled and well made

smooth bore:
JT one piece (.690)
Smart Parts All American
Dye Boomstick
Marker Setup: E-Rex Pro, palmer stab, New Designz Spyder HP valve,Modified APM Nylatron bolt, Halo B w/rip drive, psycoballistics bullet drop (small),14" Empire Twister: soon to come Shockteck spring kit, nitro
Large Bore: PMI premiums, bigball... All draxxus/diablo seem to work just fine even though they are a medium bore paint... <- those are the best, but this barrel is not even remotely picky about paint
Strengths: Extremely Consistant flight path
Quiet enough for my tastes
Looks sick on my marker
Weaknesses: Nothing to gripe about as of yet
Review: Well I must admit the whole consistent flight path thing is great as one can adjust his aim in a more precise manner than just accurate point and spray (As with all other barrels)... All the other barrels that I have ever used or tested have always been an extreme improvement in consistency over stock barrels (of course), but I was amazed to see a similar result between other after market barrels and this barrel... The CMI trueflight was decent after alot of work and compaired to a friends Armson stealth, but still had vertical variation as the ball still rolled out the barrel, just it only had two choices front or backspin. With the twister the ball is spun in the direction of the rifling as it moves forward and does not have the option of rolling in any direction.

I mean no other barrel was able to hit a 6" paper plate shot after shot at 30 yards. My JT one piece could do that at twenty, but it also missed at least once out of every ten shots... The twister at the worst had one nick the outer edge... That blows me away and I can't wait to see what it does on the field...

Also in my testing I used (according to my shot counter) 362 rounds of paint (a hopper of Draxxus midnight and a hopper of PMI Premiums) and not one break. So I do not know how well it cleans... The rifling is subtle though so it shouldn't clean too badly as I have one of those foam disk cable squeegees which should form well into the grooves...

NOTE: I will update in one year to give more detail as this is a vague review and is based only on testing (which was performed in my barn so there were no environmental factors *ahem* wind *ahem* )

EDIT: Well, finally I got to see what the beast cleans like; my friend outshot my hopper (was using a reloader at the time) and chopped... Well seeing as I use a cable squeege with foam discs it wasn't that bad at all as the foam form fit the grooves... Went ahead and did it again to see how long it took it to clean and it took ~25 balls before it was decent, though it was funny to watch the balls travel in a curly-que path :P
Also, as far as wind goes it takes quite a gust to throw the balls off course which is awesome.
However in over 5000 rounds not one barrel break so the barrel is very reliable.
Conclusion: Great barrel as far as testing goes but i will be sure to be very grueling on it this weekend and try to put myself in every situation possible to test reliability...

EDIT: Awesome barrel for the price and would still be worth more than $100: a definite must buy for those on a budget with open-bolt markers....

I wish they had decimals, but they don't; nothing is perfect ,but so far this is as perfect as I have seen... 9.5
9 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, December 28th, 2004 at 12:05 am PST

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