Anything should shoot well, but as always you'll be better results with higher quality paint.
This is hands down the best barrel I've ever used. In fact I'm buying a second for my sniper II so when I'm loaning out my 'cocker out I don't have to shaft my friends with the stock WGP barrel.
Oh geez, where to start on this barrel. Well I guess how it shoots, and that is darts... It shoots darts. That's not just me saying that either. Everyone at my field who has tried out my sniper II with this barrel on it has had that EXACT reaction after popping off a few shots. With a decent high quality paint. I like XBall Golds & Zap Chronic myself and the proper insert you would be hard pressed to find a more accurate barrel. I've fired off Freaks & Boomsticks before and own a SP All-American and I was not as impressed with any of them as I was with this barrel.
In addition to being so extremely consistant, the barrel is fairly quiet as well. True I've heard quieter barrels before, but this ranks somewhere up there. I had never really noticed how quiet is was (having always been right on top of it when it fired) until I loaned it to a friend at the field. I was yelling for him to lay down some suppressive fire (it's on a pump gun, yeah right... but I can dream right?) and it wasn't until I looked over and SAW him firing that I realized that he was trying to. I didn't even hear the gun firing from 25 feet away.
Now onto the two bad parts about this barrel. The first I didn't list as a weakness because I'm not 100% sure if it's the fault of the barrel or the previous owner (I bought the kit used on PBN). On my first day out with it, I managed to scratch off the anodizing on the front tip of the barrel without even being too rough on it. Is it a huge deal? No. However, it still irks me that my barrel scratched up so easily.
The other issue is the durability of the inserts. I know they're not built to take a beating since they're not supposed to be exposed ever but still. I think powerlyte could have made them a bit more durable. They're a very thin aluminum. I always feel like I'm going to break them. Thankfully I've yet to bend or dent any of them, but I've already heard a few horror stories about people who have online.
With the exception of the small things I mentioned in the main body & it's price, I think this barrel is about as close to perfection as you can get. If you can find one used on PBN I would definatly suggest picking on up. You can usually find 5 or 7 insert kits going for about as much as a 1 or 3 insert kit would run you new.
Great review... im not sure about why it scratched but ur right big deal! These inserts are strong! or at least stronger than freaks! i was at a xball field playin and this kids feedneck broke of his gun...so he throws it up in the air and the gun (along with the barrel) cracks in half! Well the inserts were a little chipped, but still intact so he picked one up and stood on it...and it didnt crack! Eventually he jumped on it and it shattered, but these inserts are strong although they may feel weak! you dont need to take extreme care of these inserts but u do need to take good care of them!