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jpetty421 Sunday, January 23rd, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 15 people found this review helpful.

Less than a month
Marker Setup: Smart Parts Shocker SFT w/ Vision and Nerve Board Installed, and High Efficiency Bolt Installed; All American 12" Barrel; Max Flo Inline HP 45ci/4500psi; and Empire Reloader B Hopper.
Angel A4 w/ Full Stainless Freak Kit, w/ Stainless Back and 12" & 14" Fronts; Max Flo HP Inline 68ci/4500psi and Empire Reloader B Hopper. (Got Rid of Gun--Hated It)
Strengths: Good interchangeable options.
Weaknesses: Bad Milling=Sharp edges on inserts. Inserts would cut balls in barrel. Price
Review: It was a pain to change the insert and check every time you play. Also, if I took 5 paintballs out of a box, different balls would fit into different inserts! Plus getting the inserts out of the SS back was ridiculous. Did not improve accuracy as much as one would think, because different inserts would fit same ball, depending on how you put it into insert.
Conclusion: Overall, not worth $200 for the kit.
5 out of 10

Review Comments
Uziel Gal Sunday, January 23rd, 2005 | 11:51 pm PST
I have to agree that the finish on the ends of the steel inserts is not as good as on the aluminium inserts, and there are some sharp edges left. However, those can be easily removed with a de-burring tool - I would prefer to do this than have the more fragile ali tubes, even though it shouldn't be necessary. I also agree that the kit is overpriced.

However, in relation to the comment regarding the barrels performance, I think it is unfair to blame the barrel for the fact that different balls from the box will fit different inserts, and that they fit different depending on how they enter the insert. That simply means that the balls are inconsistent in size, and aren't as round as they could be. This is quite obviously a problem with the quality of the paint, rather than a problem with the barrel.

james52 Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 | 1:33 pm PST
umm less then a month of paintball experience. You don't deserve a Freak kit

bbrp54 Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 | 11:32 pm PST
Quick Question, why do you rate this barrel a 5 but it is listed on your "Back-Up" Angel?
This seems like you have money, LESS THAN ONE MONTH, but are rich. If you don't like this kit sell it and try another.

Lyxtwing Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005 | 9:40 pm PST
"different balls would fit into different inserts" No offense, but this is one of the worst comments I have ever seen. This is obviously a problem with the paint, not the barrel.

Shaner17 Thursday, August 4th, 2005 | 6:44 pm PST
how you put it in the insert? .... what's that supposed to mean?

Uziel Gal Friday, August 5th, 2005 | 10:10 am PST
Originally posted by Shaner17
how you put it in the insert? .... what's that supposed to mean?

Not how you enter the insert in to the barrel, but how the ball enters the insert.

Paintballs aren't perfectly round, if nothing else, the seam will ensure that. The ball is generally wider across the seam that it is across the poles. So depending what angle the balls seam is in relation to the barrel, the amount of contact between the ball and barrel will change. That will effect consistency and efficiency.

This means that if the ball is loaded in to the barrel with the seam in line with the bore, the seam will only contact the barrel in two places, and so be a looser fit. It the ball is loaded so that the seam is at 90* to the bore, it will contact the barrel all the way around and be a much tighter fit.
Last edited on Friday, December 2nd, 2005 at 12:27 am PST

Lilac Saturday, October 8th, 2005 | 4:33 pm PST
Sounds like a paint problem for sure.

Mentalmonkey10 Thursday, December 1st, 2005 | 10:57 pm PST
yep, buy good paint and you will be perfect. If you have the money for this, a Shocker, an Angel (WTF "I hated it" WTF???), and all that good stuff when you havn't been paintballing for more than a month at the time of your writeing, then you should buy Marbs or Torque or something like that. Best advice that i can give is... Ahem... DON'T SPEND ~$1,500 ON A GUN AND EXPECT IT TO SHOOT DARTS WITH SECONDS!!!!!

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