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lotus_esprit5 Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippman stock barrel, Bushmaster stock barrel, Equation Multi-switch. The Equation is a good barrel, but the CP is better, and costs less also.
Marker Setup: ICD B2K3, WGP Grip, Halo B, NPW Drop-foward, 68/4500 Crossfire Tank, 2004 Chaos Board, CP 1-piece Barrel , OTB Blind Bolt, custom Titanium bolt pin.
Recommended
Paintballs:
the barrel I have is .689, so I use paint that is medium to small size. However, you can also get them in .685 and .893
Strengths: -Accurate
-looks cool
-cheap
-lots of colors, threads, lengths, bore sizes
-not loud
Weaknesses: I seriously cant think of any.
Review: I bought this barrel used for $20 shipped. I got a 12 inch one, shiny chrome-type finish, bore size is .689.

It is cheap, they can be bought new for $40 or $45, and they can usually be found used for about $30 or $25 shipped. For the price, you will never shoot through a better barrel.

I like the fact that they come in tons of colors as well as both dust and shiny finishes, so you can always find one to match your gun. Also, they come in many different threads, including ICD threads which is great because very few barrel manufacturers still make ICD threaded barrels. This barrel looks unique and stands out on the field, it is a very cool design. It is also VERY light. The only barrel I have felt that is lighter is the brand-new Kaner (the one that comes on the Karnivore).

This is the most accurate barrel I have EVER used. I have used friend's guns that have had Boomsticks, UL's, Lapcos, Freaks, AA's, Pipes, and Progressives. My friend has a Boomy on his cocker and it is as accurate as my CP. He was pretty PO'd when he found out that my barrel cost $100 less than his, weighs about 1/3 as much, and is just as accurate. I also compared the CP to my friend's Freak. The CP was noticeably more accurate no matter who was shooting it, despite the Freak having a better paint-to-barrel match. My brother recently bought a CP kit and is getting rid of his Freak after only playing with the CP for one day.

The CP shoots through breaks ok. Of course in order to completely clean out your barrel you need a Straight Shot, but after about 6 or 7 shots the CP is very usable, although its effective range is reduced a bit until you run a straight shot through it. However, I have never actually broken a ball in the barrel. The only times I have had paint get in the barrel is if my gun chopped.
Conclusion: The best barrel I have ever used. It is as accurate as a Boomy and lighter than an UL, and costs half as much. At first I just bought this barrel because it was cheap. I planned to use it for a month or two until I could save up for something better, but now I dont think I will ever buy another barrel. Despite the low price, this thing is as good as any other barrel out there.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004 at 3:40 pm PST
 

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