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Delta 9 Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Less than a month
Products Used:
Stock Barrel
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5, Tippmann Werks 12'' Sniper barrel, Remote Coil, Homemade neck lanyard/sling.
RPS Big Ball has shot the best so far, but it shoots anything very well, even Brass Eagle Wild Streak
Strengths: Quiet
Less gas consumption
Weaknesses: Reflective Finish (should be available in flat black)
Review: 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.
Conclusion: 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.
9 out of 10

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