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sonquizzon Wednesday, September 8th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Dragun TES Barrel
Marker Setup: Dragun TES, CP Lightning drop forward, CP regulator (short), CP ASA, APM Tiger bolt, Halo TSA Frontman, Powerlyte Speedline 2 piece barrel, 68ci 3000psi Crossfire aluminum tank, Occasionally use the 32 Degree Remote with the tank in the Camelbak!
Recommended
Paintballs:
No preference, they fly straight with this barrel unless you have some ghetto paint!
Strengths: Accurate & light
Weaknesses: None so far
Review: 1st off I'd like to say that Powerlyte has an awesome customer service! I originally ordered the 1 piece speedline barrel off their website and what I got was the end of a 2 piece Scepter. So I called them up and they said they were very sorry and they did make a mistake. However, they sent me an upgrade to a 2 piece Speeline barrel an a prepaid postage to send back the end piece to the Scepter. I was shocked and very very pleased!

Ok, now to the barrel...
My stock TES came with a pretty decent barrel but that was when I was just messing around in the backyard. When I played at the field I had balls zipping left and right. I was bummed considering the marker is sweet. Anyway, I was dumb and upgraded just about everything but the barrel so I did some research and found Powerlyte when I was ready and had some $ for a new barrel. What can I say.. when I got the 2 piece Speedline today I just had to test it out. I did a long and short range comparison between the stock TES and the Powerlyte. I tested both barrels with a new bag of paint that I had left over from the field. I would say at 30 yards the TES blew chunks once again. Out of 10 shots firing one ball at a time slowly, only 1 hit the wooden stick (I had it sticking up from a mound of dirt.), and the others were about 1-5 feet away from the target. The Powerlyte, also firing slow, hit the stick 5 times and the balls were about 1 foot away at the most from the target. Now when I fired about 15 balls per second the TES barrel became more accurate with balls only straying 1-2 feet from the target, only a few hit the stick. The Powerlyte test had balls within 1 foot, the majority hitting the stick- very nice!

Conclusion: The short test had similar results so no explanation needed. I read others posts and they all said that it made their markers quieter.. I really didn't notice a difference, my gun is probably at fault. But I'm not too concerned with quietness, I just want a damn good accurate barrel and this Powerlyte Speedline did that for me!

I would suggest you go get the $89 barrel off their website, if you have more $ then by all means get the Scepter! I would imagine it would be better. When I even just held the end piece they sent me in error it was lighter than the Speedline end piece. I gave them a well awarded 10 because they didn't need to upgrade me but they went that extra step to make me happy and it did!
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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