Only tested with local field paint ( just got the gun, this barrel and the boomstick came with it)
Very light, Straight Shooter, Accuracy not bad, Looks good
Sometimes i got an odd ball that curved way left or right
This is the stock barrel that comes with the 05 Matrix. I tested this barrel along with the boomstick to see how they compare to one another. In both barrels i had zero chops, i fired about 200 rounds through each. The boomstick in my opinion out preformed the proto, but for a stock barrel i was very impressed. In close range (15ft) both barrel shot almost exactly the same, except for the proto having an odd ball every once and awhile where a ball would go crazy right, or left. The longer range is where i saw the difference. The boomstick had much greater accuracy at 30+ft. I was shooting a barrel about 35 ft away and the proto hit 9 out of 10 times with a pretty good grouping. The boomstick hit 10 out of 10 times, with very good grouping (most of the balls landed on top of each other). I will not say anything bad about this barrel and in my opinion it is a very good product. If anyone is in need of a new barrel let me know, i would consider selling it. I will sell for a very good price just to help someone out if they needed a barrel. I am only considering this because my gun came with a boomstick. Email me with any questions.
Barrel is very good for the price and will out preform many other barrels out there. For the price you pay, this barrel is an excellent buy and keeps up with the other high priced barrels out there. This barrel is very light and looks excellent. I rate this barrel an 8 just because of the occasional curve i had, i don't know if it was just the paint i was using but that didn't happen with the boomstick. I will eventually test it with different paint and i will post my results.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, February 8th, 2006 at 9:48 am PST