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jonscilz Thursday, January 6th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month13 of 13 people found this review helpful.

4 years
Products Used:
dye, kaner system, smart parts, and a few others
Marker Setup: 2003 WGP E-Class Orracle with shocktech drop forward (with on/off) and 45/4500 PE Tank
anything really especially when it comes to size... obviously the higher quality you use the better they work but this barrel makes even the worst paintballs satisfactory... i only shoot all stars if i have a choice
Strengths: Ball on ball, higher quality than any other barrels, matching paint size (obvious), customer service.
Weaknesses: Nothing...maybe better carrying case - this has nothing to do with the barrel performance itself.
Review: ok first off let me say how awesome powerlyte's customer service is. i oredered this barrel in the 5 piece kit directly from the powerlyte website in the 14" with stainless steel rear and turned out they were out of the stainless steel rears for a few weeks. I really wanted the stainless back to match my guns color and an all black barrel wouldnt look so hot (the aluminum comes in black although they say you can anodize in any color you want if you can wait). they offered an aluminum back with some other options instead. I was in a rush to get the barrel due to some games comming up in a few days that i wanted to get some use on the barrel in so i called them to see what i should do. turns out the guy i talked to (i wish i could remember his name paul or greg maybe?) hooked me up with a *free* aluminum rear to hold me over until they got the stainless steel rears in, at which point they would ship me the ss rear free of charge! how awesome is that?! thats a $64 rear from the manufacturer for free! you really dont see customer service like that anywhere and i am very appreciative of how friendly and helpful they are there!

now onto performance. really there isnt much left to say about these that hasnt already been said by the other reviewers. the barrel really is amazing. they supposedly hone the barrels much better than other companys do and instead of convering up bad honing with ceramic and other coatings, they get it smooth enough so that a smoothing coating isnt necessary. this theoretically means that the smoothness of the barrel should last much longer than other coated barrels. whether this is true or not i wont know for a while i guess but i do know it shoots straighter with more accuracy than ive seen in any other barrel before. i havent had the opportunity to test a freak kit which was my other option before i got this. i ended up with the scepter due to a lot of bad reviews about the inserts in the freak kit and i made a good choice. the inserts lock into the rear of the scepter as you screw in the front which hold them in really tight.... no loose inserts to throw off your shots at all. as far as accuracy and precision it's really amazing. my teardrop and kaner system as well as other barrels ive used dont touch this thing. the boomstick is close but still not there.. and with the added bonus of paint size matching at the same price as a boomstick,if not less, why would you waste money on something that everybody else has when you can get a better performing barrel with more options. you know what they say about the real performance of a gun is in the barrel and paint only and this is so true. my e-orracle is consistent and fast as any gun out there and keeps my breaks to zero but the scepter has it shooting literal darts now like people say... worth every penny
Conclusion: get this barrel if you want to really see how a barrel can make all the difference in your game. you will not be dissappointed... look at the other reviews: not a coincidence. powerlyte is an awesome company, friendly staffed, and doesnt cut corners when it comes to their products. I paid $200 from powerlyte directly and it may not be the cheapest you can find it (eBay or other distributors) but you cant be happier with their customer service, especially when i ended up with a free $64 rear. I was almost skeptical at first too but i have never been more pleased!!!! A+ to powerlyte on probably the best barrel ever made.
10 out of 10

Review Comments
somedumkid Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 | 6:56 pm PST
wuts the difference between stainless steel and aluminum? is it really worth $20 extra to get stainless steel?

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