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croked_shot Sunday, February 20th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months16 of 18 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
tippmann stock barrel- its okay but a little short and loud
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 custom
20' Progressive: Flat-Black
16 oz smart parts tank
4+1 PMI pack
anything but brass eagle or other very low end paint.
Strengths: Very Quiet
Flat Black- looks really good on my tippmann
Weaknesses: Lenght- depends on what your playing.
Review: Okay i bought this barrel becuase the stock tippmann barrel was very loud and inacurate. So i go down to the local paintball store and i say i need a better barrel for my tippmann and the guy goes okay, i suggest the new 20' Progressive, and i say what, 20' isnt that way too big for any human to possible use? Ill cut the crap here, but the point was the 20' is very accurate, the reson i went with the 20' is becuase by the time the paintball gets to the spiral porting its already stopped excelerating and has time to change back into its orignial round size. When you shoot a paintball it warps to an oval because of the great speed at which its flying, so with this 20' barrel the paintball has time to reshape into a circle before it leaves the barrel. This means your going to get a more accurate shot. I also went for this barrel becuase i play in the woods or in scenarious, i wouldnt recomend this for any speed ball (DUH). But anyways its all up to the person who plays on what lenght to get, the 20' makes it so quiet in the scenarioes or woods people cant really hear where your shooting from and if they can figure it out you can mostly get them out before they can get you. This barrel is definetly the best one piece out of what my friends use, as for breaks, i havent had any even using ZAP SPANK which are just a cheap practice ball. This barrel is my favorite out of the teardrop i tried (my friends spyder rodeo with 14' teardrop), the freak with All American front (my friends, i know it sucks (dont know spelling) Oryan, 12'), but i think i like my barrel best because of the lenght. Where other people will say 20' is stupid, i think it works great for my needs in scenoaries or woods playing, also if your into looks and want a shorter one, flat black on a black tippmann looks really good.
Conclusion: I would definatley recommend this barrel to anyone (anyone being a recreation non-speedball player) obviously if your going to tournements seriously your going to want a two-piece so you can match tournement paint, but for me this is best money ive spent in a long time. The sizes are 12',14',and 20' where i got mine, available in flat black, silver, red, green, or blue.
10 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, February 20th, 2005 at 1:07 pm PST

Review Comments
croked_shot Sunday, February 20th, 2005 | 12:59 pm PST
i made a mistake, when i said the paintball has stopped excelerating, i meant to say its no longer being shot by air, because with some barrels like a short one (8.5' tippmann stock barrel), air still wants to push the ball by the time it leaves the barrel which can make for shots being less accurate then if a ball has time to straighten out before it leaves the barrel.

tezzy Friday, February 10th, 2006 | 3:23 pm PST
Were you referring to the 20inch not being good for speed ball, or the barrel itself?

croked_shot Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 | 10:27 pm PST
yeah its not as good for speed ball, you'll find it gets in the way. For other games its very good.

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