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protop8ntballer Saturday, March 19th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested4 of 16 people found this review helpful.

6 months
Products Used:
Dye Ultralite, Tipmann A5 Stock, Piranha Evo Stock, Autococker Stock, Angel Stock
Marker Setup: Tippmann A5 with RT
Xball Podium Series- Bronze or Silver
Strengths: -Accurate
-Price ($50.00)
Weaknesses: -Must use certain paint
-Chops first 1000 balls
Review: The Proto One-Piece Barrel is obviously nice because of the manufacturer. Proto makes excellent products.

I found the barrel to be quite quiet. I currently use a Stiffi, which is much quieter, but the Proto still packs a punch.

This barrel is very accurate. It shoots straight, depending on one factor. The kind of paint you use. With a Proto Barrel, you must use a paintball such as an Xball. I shot the barrel with PMI Menaces, and the barrel just wouldn't stop chopping. I highly suggest using a really high quality paint.

This barrel will chop for about the first 500-1000 balls. After this, you will have a nice, quiet, accurate barrel.
Conclusion: Overall, this is an excellent barrel for $50.00. It is tough to find a barrel with such precision as this for its price.
8 out of 10

Review Comments
the_mafia Thursday, April 21st, 2005 | 11:09 pm PST
actually, the barrel will not chop at all if you use the right paint. the website says that the bore size is .690, and if you have that size of paint then you are perfectly fine. plus, the barrel is made from aluminum, which is the same as the dye ultra light, so accuracy between a proto and a ultralight should be about the same.

lostazncause Saturday, April 30th, 2005 | 11:48 am PST
hmm...ive never heard of a break-in time for barrels ^_^
you got something weird going on there. As mafia says, check your paint/barrel match

AsphaltDragon Sunday, December 18th, 2005 | 8:07 am PST
I blame the paint. Menace is without a doubt the worst paint I've ever seen, They size super small, and resemble sugar cubes. Terrible paint. And no, there is no break in time for a barrel.:D

187inc Sunday, March 19th, 2006 | 8:56 pm PST
there is no break in time for pb barrels,it was the combination of a sketchy gun and worse paint

basspaintballer Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 | 7:03 pm PST
nothing is wrong with the barrel its you crappy paint or your gun. It is a great barrel

tjmcwain Monday, March 27th, 2006 | 9:38 pm PST
a "chop" occurs in the breech, not in the barrel. A "chop" is when a ball doesn't fall all the way down and the bolt CHOPS it. You are referring to a BARREL BREAK.

synkronics Thursday, June 15th, 2006 | 6:25 pm PST
$50?!? my friend got one at our local paintball shop for $23

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