RPS Big Ball has shot the best so far, but it shoots anything very well, even Brass Eagle Wild Streak
Less gas consumption
Reflective Finish (should be available in flat black)
My first impression of the barrel was good. It seemed to have a very solid feel, due to the fact that it's machined from 1'' billet aluminum. It's performance is unparalleled next to the stock barrel. With the tank on gun, I was averaging a 8" group at 50 feet, stock barrel. When I switched to the Werks, I was getting about a 6 1/2" group, nothing too special, but an improvement. However, once I hooked up my remote to the gun, my groups shrank dramatically. The stock group dropped to 6". Then I thread on the 12" Werks. The first 5 shot group was only 3'', same range, same paint, both at 270fps. I kept pushing the range, and found that the 12" Werks seems to work very well out to medium-long range. While I was hoping for a little more precision at longer range, I am not disappointed with my investment. At the very least, my shots will be more accurate than most at the same ranges, still an improvement.
I had the chance to put my new barrel to the test on a speedball field for a day. We were chrono'd at 270fps, shooting Empire rec-grade paint (can't remember exact make). This was my first time playing ever, with any gun so while I may not have the experience to draw from, my opponents gave me plenty of feedback. After getting the hang of the gun and the field, I became a snapshooting fool. I played every position from back to front that day, and in every one of them, this barrel was awesome. I could deliver accurate suppression fire from the standups in the back, and when I got pinned back by a fast shooting electro, I could roll out with my A-5 tucked tight and roll off a single snapshot, and easily get a mask shot. When I started playing the snake, the accurate snapshooting was unbelievable. I got so many 1-2 shot eliminations that day it wasn't even funny. If paintball is worth your time, this barrel is worth your money, not much of it in fact, I got mine for $50 when I ordered my A-5.
I would recommend this barrel to anyone looking to up the ante for short to medium-long range accuracy. I'm sure there are barrels on the market who may bring better performance, but at what cost. This is just the ticket for someone playing on a budget. And because of the superb accuracy, and a little natural talent, I never used more than 1/3 of my hopper per game, and never had to reload. I used less than 500 rounds of paint, after about 15 games of speedball. I don't regret my purchase in the least, and whenever I play, the Werks is taking point on my A-5. I give it a 9 only because there is always room for improvement.