-Best bang for the buck
Nothing of importance
-Scratch, because i bit the terf
-Differant colors ,but black works
First off with the explanation on the weakness well more like wear and tear. The barrel is EXTREMELY durrable, I was at my winter time indoor retreat and had triped on the air bunker and dove my barrel straight into the sand. Seeing as I have an RT ripped a few shots into the barrel at the same time. It was pretty gummed up and I cleared it out witha few shots and some dry fires and was good to go, keeping me in for the remainder of the game. After I examined it there was a cratch but beyond that, that proves that if a 6'3 man can land on the gun driving the barrel in the ground and gum it up and continue playing, WOW! Other than that good luck wreaking the barrel.
S T R E N G T H S
Where to start, at the end of weaknesses.
Durrability, well, good luck breaking this thing without anything shy of a cutting torch or a cut off wheel. Besides a MINOR scratch this barrel has lasted a substantial amount of time and still looks great. I am so impressed till this day that I am going to go out and buy their EDGE ELITE barrel kit. CANT WAIT!!!!
Looks, I personally like the sleak smooth design of the barrel which makes it more appealing on most guns. Once again color options would have been nice but no biggy.
Weight, the Cermaic weighs in at 138 g VS the Boomstick weighs in at an astonishing, earth shattering, arm breaking....330g. Ok so its doesnt weigh a ton but its still NOTICEABLE.
Protiing, well the Boomstick has 7" of unproted length(using more air) VS the 10" on the Cermaic. The Umported portion is waht gives you your accuracy. Porting mainly serves a purpose to vent your propellant. Since we are doing measurments the length of this barrel is think is perfect. Anything over 14-16" reduces velocity and increases air consumption.
-Consistency, Side by side comparison of me and my buddies 98(with a boomstick) showed the grouping on the cermic to be slighty tighter at differant ranges, most likely due to the porting placement(simple physics).
-Paint breaking, I had noticed significantly less break as soon as I got my barrel over the stock one, which isnt saying much, a stock 98 almost shoots better without a barrel(i tried it once). Cleaning it was easy, ran what was left of the paint and sand under a tap, put my hand on one end and poured warm water through the other, squegee(which was only to dry the barrel). There was little to no residue before I cleaned it. ITs way easier to clean than a boomstick, BY FAR!
-Price, way cheeper than a boom stick and over all a better barrel
Update: I am still using this barrel and have modded my gun. I am still going to get the edge elite kit. This barrrel still works just as good as the day I bought it with regular Use. There are a couple minor scratches, virtually no noitiable scratches. I am More impressed with this barrel now that it has been through th epaces for some time and still manages to impress me every time i use it. What can I say they got this right.
Best bang for the buck. Its everything you could ask for in a barrel and more. Definate must have upgrade and would gladly recommend this barrel to anyone. I am so please with J&J Performance that the next barrel systemi am getting is on order, its their EDGE ELITE system....CANT WAIT! MANY THUMBS UP!!! GET IT!!! U KNOW U WANNA.. Any questions or conerns feel free to send an email or make a post.
why are you still reading this reveiw is over, stop reading, go onto the next review, STOP immediatley, sease and desist, refrain from readin any further, u have no life, go out and blast another person away in paintball, have fun, bye....Ok just havin fun. Send me an email if you read this all of this paragraph i am curious to see if anyone did.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, August 17th, 2007 at 3:15 pm PST
it must be me but i have this on my 98 and i shot at a target from about 30 feet and it wasnt very accurate it hit the target most of the time but they curved everyware but that was only a test. i like the barrel it feels all fabricey.