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usmcwannab Wednesday, July 26th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
1 year6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
CCI Stock Barrel, but they dont make anything quite like this for the phantom. iv also used the barrels on my other setups:cmi truflight, smartparts teardrop, stiffi, smartparts progressive, j&j ceramic.
Marker Setup: CCI Phantom, right-feed, backbottle setup, 18" Barrel, 9oz.
medium bore (superswirls, marbs,scorch,blaze, inferno, nelson whack) paint
Strengths: See Review
Weaknesses: See Review
Review: Okay, so we all have heard people go on on and on about the magnificent stock barrel on the CCI phantom, but just wait until you try THIS barrel on your phantom!! when i compared the two barrels at different distances using different types of paint, there was a very significant difference.

Here are the Pro's:

-Tighter tragectory: My shot groupings were much tighter than with the stock barrel. When i shot at a 4'x6' peice of plywood with my stock barrel at 90 ft, i was getting about a 10-14 inch grouping. With the 18'', i could literally stack ball on ball!! no lie!

-Annodizing: unlike the nickel barrel, you can have the 18'' custom annodized at CCI to match your gun

-Teflon coated: This works so well that breaks are almost unnoticable. when you break a ball inside the barrel, unless you're shooting at extremly long distances (80-90 ft) your shots will fly pretty straight.

-Weight/Length: The long barrel at the front of you gun balances the weight with the back if you use a 9oz, making those tough shots much easier to take. It also helps for poking through brusk in a woodsball game, or around an air bunker in either a stock class (or if your crazy like me) or a speedball game.

-Smaller Bor: You can use a much wider selection of paint instead of having to use bigball.

Now for the cons:

-Loud....ish: Because of its minimal porting, the 18" is noticably louder than the stock barrel. however, it is just as quiet as most tourney guns and nowhere near as loud as a tippmann.

Weight/Length: Some people just prefer a shorter barrel.

Rollouts. you still need to at least buy meduim bore sized paint to prevetn this.
Conclusion: In conclusion, it all comes down to presonal preferance. if you will do anything for that extra accuracy regardless of the downsides, get this barrel. no barrel iv ever used has been perfect, but this has come pretty damn close. i wish i could give it a 9.5, but i cant, so im giving it a 9 becasue nothing is perfect.
oh, and please comment this, it takes a wicked long time to do these. thanx!
9 out of 10

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