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Opteron_FA Friday, January 20th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month57 of 60 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
PMI Razzor
Odyssey Barrel
SP Freak
SP All American
Marker Setup: Gameface Vexor
Empire Reloader 2 (Revy Version)
Odyssey Twist Feedneck
Smart Parts 16" Linear Barrel
20oz Co2
Recommended
Paintballs:
Zap Rec Series - Work very good to be on the cheap side of paint.
Super Swirls - Work the best in my opinion.
Strengths: Slick
Quiet
Accurate
Nice Bore Size
Weaknesses: Doesn't clean barrel as effectively as others....
Review: I was looking around for a new barrel and came across this new Smart Parts barrel. Looks nice and has a nice price tag! $30!

As soon as the barrel came home, I gave it the tests I give to all my paintball equipment.

Smart Parts 16" Linear Barrel
-Super Swirls were used since they had perfect paint/barrel match.

Test #1 (75ft, No wind)
All balls pretty much landed ontop of each other with a spread of about 3-5 inches... not bad!

Test #2 (Barrel Break)
On this test I broke a paintball and smeared it all in the inside of the barrel to see how good it cleans on breaks... Well it's really not the best at that you have to shoot quite a bit to get your accuracy back.

It's not a real easy clean on barrel breaks, but it's nothing to really worry about if you just rec ball. But if you're a tourney player, you might want to look else where.
Conclusion: Personally, I really recommend this barrel. It's a good all around barrel that has superb accuracy for he price tag. I give this product a 9.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
RickLiebespach Saturday, January 20th, 2007 | 10:59 pm PST
I like the way you test your stuff. When I look at barrel reviews there are 2 things I want to know...
how far will it shoot
and
how tight a group does it have at long range.
Your 3-5" at 75', is a great example.
I'm looking for a long range, accurate barrel for a Tippmann A5... I currently use the 32* Whisper barrel. I like it, but I want to shoot further... any recommendations?
   

Opteron_FA Monday, February 5th, 2007 | 1:47 pm PST
The linear barrel would be good, or even a j&j ceramic?
   

mr-paintball Thursday, May 10th, 2007 | 4:36 pm PST
i recently went down to a local feild, and a father and son couple had a spyder avant and a 16" linear. they said it was scratching the barrel. was it the balls or does it some times do that?
   

shenkyei rambo Sunday, January 4th, 2009 | 1:10 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by RickLiebespach
I like the way you test your stuff. When I look at barrel reviews there are 2 things I want to know...
how far will it shoot
and
how tight a group does it have at long range.
Your 3-5" at 75', is a great example.
I'm looking for a long range, accurate barrel for a Tippmann A5... I currently use the 32* Whisper barrel. I like it, but I want to shoot further... any recommendations?


opsgear 18" sniper barrel?
if you decide to use this kind of barrel, use a large bore paint (i have yet to try nelson anarchy with my barrel)
   

Splatzballz99 Saturday, January 30th, 2010 | 6:28 am PST
If I am correct, both this and the j&j would be good barrels.
   

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