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deathbybowtie Monday, August 30th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Tippmann barrel
Stock Tippmann barrel
Tippmann Flatline for 98 Custom
Smart Parts All-American 16"
Smart Parts Progressive 14"
Stock Nightkast Autococker barrel
Marker Setup: 2004 Nightkast Autococker
DOP Bullet drop
WGP Worrblade bolt, black delrin
WGP STO Kaner barrel kit
68/3000 Pure Energy tank
Recommended
Paintballs:
I like Blaze, but pretty much whatever you buy will fit.
Strengths: Different bore sizes
Quiet
Looks great
Long backs are nice
Nice case
Weaknesses: Bigger bores would be nice
Review: Since this is my first barrel kit, I had high hopes for it. I think it lived up to my expectations quite nicely.

The longer backs are very nice. They come out past the front pneumatics, so if the front comes off while trying to take the barrel off your marker, you don't have to resort to a pair of channel locks and a rag to get it off.

I like the fronts for the STO better than the original Kaner simply because I never would've used a 10" barrel, so the replacement of the 10" with a 16" was a good idea in my mind. The porting on these also makes the gun very quiet. I remember the days with CO2 and my All-American, and thinking it was the quietest thing since a pin dropping, but this barrel makes that seem like a wrecking ball dropping. The only think I could hear while firing this was my Egg spinning and my back block moving.

WGP certainly didnt skimp in the looks department, either. The thing looks great with my gun, as I'm sure it would on most other guns.

I really like the case the kit comes in, it's kind of a CD-holder styling with hard foam holding the pieces in it. It seems to be well-constructed, and the piece of cloth in between the two sides is a good addition to keep the pieces from rubbing and getting scratched up.

The price is about what you'd expect, running in the area of $180-200.

The one complaint I have with this barrel kit is with the backs. Very rarely do I see paint around here that goes below .685 or so, so I would rather see a .693 back instead of a .682 back. So if you know the paint in your area tends to run big, you might want to check it out before investing in this kit. It's not the end of the world, but it's certainly worth looking into.
Conclusion: An excellent barrel system, which is to be expected of WGP. I recommend this kit to cocker owners who are looking for a good kit to throw on their gat. My one recommendation is to check out paint sizes in your area before you purchase this kit.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
wise690 Sunday, March 19th, 2006 | 9:23 am PST
Could you post a picture of the Nightkast with this barrel on? I have a Nightkast and was thinking about this kit. Thanks.
   

ahhyeah1212 Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 | 8:19 am PST
I totally agree that there is really no use of those really small bore sizes and would rather see bigger barrel sizes. Good thing the new version of this kit at least has a 0.693. I also have the STO(older version) and I might get a different kit that offers bigger backs. It's best to have perfect fit, but if u can't get that than its better to have a barrel be too big than too small.
Last edited on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 at 8:21 am PST
   

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