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tooflappy Saturday, May 6th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Less than a month
Products Used:
ION stock barrel...u definitely need to upgrade the stock barrel

Smart Parts Progressive 14in - a really gooooood barrel for it's price. it's only about 30 bucks now. the inside of it looks REALLYYY smooth, the smoothest i've ever seen actually
Marker Setup: Smart Parts ION black
Empire Reloader smoke
Powerlyte Scepter 14in black
Eclipse QEV black
Smart Parts Micro Max Flo 47cu 3000psi black
Smart Parts Q-Lock feednect black
New Designz Roller trigger Blade style black
Kila magnetic Detents
Strengths: Can change bore size.
Long bores, about 6 inches.
Looks cool, feels kinda light.
Weaknesses: Did not perform as i expected, bores not SMOOTH as i expected.
Review: First of all, the insides of this bored and barrel isn't as SMOOTH as i read it would be. Its not really a mirror-like polish. The progressive barrel is much more mirror-like. You can actually SEE "rings" inside the inserts where they carved it (it looks like perfectly even SCRATCHES going all the way down spirally). This really bothered me, i mean like you can LITERALLY see that the bores aren't smooth. Some inserts were smoother than others also.

Well, i've only tested this barrel once with about 300 rounds of low quality paintballs in my back yard and to be honest, my progressive barrel worked much better (these balls were actually too small for my progressive barrel, it would roll straight through). i'm pretty sure that the problem was becuz the paintballs weren't all the same size as each other. there were some larger than others and some smaller. when i was trying to find the right bore size for the paintball, i picked out 10 random balls and put them all through the barrel one at a time. some rolled straight through and some got stuck hard. the common sized balls were the ones to used to pick out a bore size. so anyways, i shot one ball at a time very slow, about one ball every second aimin each time to hit the exact same spot, most of the time i missed. i got more ball on ball accuracy when i fired on rebound mode. every now and then i would get a ball that would CURVE TOTALLY off target. i guess that was the big ball trying to go through the barrel that caused that. but honestly, i think with cheap paintballs, the progressive barrel performs juss as well as this barrel does.

i'm going to buy better paintballs and test this barrel out all day this weekend. until then, i'm going to give this barrel a lower rating
Conclusion: Since the main reason why this barrel is so accurate is that the bore size can be adjusted to your paintball size, it is important that all of your paintballs are the exact same size. Some paintballs will curve badly if the bore is too small for it. Choosing an extra larger bore size will reduce the accuracy of the other "perfect" sized paintballs.

6 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, May 6th, 2006 at 3:19 am PST

Review Comments
Col_Sanders Saturday, May 6th, 2006 | 5:23 am PST
Maybe you should really test this barrel out with good paint instead of just dropping a review on it after shooting some crap paint through it. With good paint this barrel cant be beat, but if you buy the cheap junk it will not be accurate.

Also if your inserts are not smooth, call Powerlyte. They have great customer service and would probably replace whichever one is messed up. Mine are perfectly smooth and have a mirror finish on the inside. MUCH more accurate than the freak.

cww516 Sunday, May 7th, 2006 | 6:56 pm PST
mine are smooth, but you can see the rings. no problems yet, though.

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