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Desertfox582 Sunday, April 24th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
2 years4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
14" SP Progressive Barrel (Not even in the same catergory)
Marker Setup: Tippmann M98 C, Flatline, Quatum Viewloader Hopper, REDZ pod harness, 3 Fatboy pods, and a partidge in a pear tree
Recommended
Paintballs:
TC Drakula Pro, X-Ball Gold, and Great American Paintballs all work extremely well.
Strengths: ACCURATE, Range, Ability to "control" large areas, and frankly, it scares the **** out of people.
Weaknesses: Somewhat Loud, Can be tempermental
Review: I purchased the vaunted Flatline at my neighborhood paintball store 2 years ago, and have not turned back. This barrel is amazing. However, my first 3 months with this barrel were hellish. Well, I believed that I could install the barrel myself, and said F*** You to the $30 installation fee. It turns that I was wrong. Because of my very poor mechanical skills, the damned thing could not shoot staight at 20 ft (!) and it used up all my gas in my 12oz CO2 tank in 500 rounds. I was understandably pissed, so I began to research to see if I was the only one. I found many other angry customers online, and resigned myself to having bought a piece of crap. Then, one day, I was fiddling with the Flatline, and found that I had installed it incorrectly. There was space between the receiver and the barrel, which allowed precious gas to escape. I fixed the problem and have been in paintball nirvana ever since. It can, in good hands, hit players as far as 175 ft away, while most barrels only send balls as far as 75 ft. This is an immense advantage. The barrel is also accurate at shorter ranges too. Then there is the fear factor. This gun will get you picked first when teams are being organized. The gun's noise is also sure to keep any attacking paintballer's head down. A very effective weapon.
Conclusion: I recommend it for players who like to shoot at the enemy at long distances, and those that would like to use it as a "high-power assault rifle", but not for those who can't aim for **** and just spray. It can't shoot very fast, and if it does, the aim declines. You also have to buy good paint, no cheap stuff here.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, April 24th, 2005 at 3:20 pm PST
 

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