Black/Blue Fade Proto Matrix
Diamond smoke Empire B
Pure Energy 68/4500
CP ASA with on/off
Hammerhead Battlestix 5 piece
Combat 68 or some allstars or X ball anykind
Quiet for targets
Shoots through breaks well
Little backs= strap wrench
Kinda loud for me (oh well)
Well when I ordered this barrel kit from a website i was syked. A local team is sponsored by hammerhead or they were for a while but i ordered one because even though they werent sponsored by them anymore they wouldnt shoot any other barrel. This is a pretty strong claim to be made because in their gear bags they had freaks adn ultralites but they would only shoot the hammerhead. I needed one.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: it came in a nice black plastic case kinda like a electric drill and a yellow picture of a hammerhead that said JUST PLAIN MEAN. i was like SWEET and opened it up. there were 5 stainless backs, a 14 inch tip, ball sizer, and lithium grease snugly fitted into foam, very impressive!
TESTS: went to work (at a paintball field) and aired up the matrix and matched some paint to the barrel. The paint was some RPS stinger and it fit the 686 back. we have a post about 80 feet away that we test shoot markers at. usualy its like 6 out of 10 or 7 out of ten shots hit it but all 10 hit it. we were amazed and we continued to blast that post and ones farther back with great accuracy. This looked very promising and from what i have found out over this past season these barrels are my ace in the hole. They kill suckers.
There is a tree down from our shop and it is about 250 feet away. we had my buddies prostock autococker nad we were shooting at the tree. we were hitting it or missing slightly. every other thing we have tried wouldnt come close until the matrix with the hammerhead came out. almost as accurate as teh cocker which made me very very happy.
Played alot of speedball with teh barrel. i would be shooting 3 cases a week in various levels of humidity and temperature (from 10 degreed C to 33) and the barrel performed very welly. my buddies are afraid of me because from 120ish feet this thing is awesomely accurate. one balling is very realistic and short ropes on target are a definate hit. You dont have to worry about getting barrel breaks because its a quality barrel.
You can see the ball spinning when you shoot 2 toned balls. You only get wingers (balls that vere way off center) when they are misshaped or the seams are larger than usual. I work at a paintball field and have seen almost everything except some of the newer stuff and have tried alot of barrels to. It goes hammerhead, matchstik, freaks stiffis and UL's and then everything else.
My team mate and i were playing speedball and i was runnin the dorito side. he was confused after the first game and was like what the he** did you leave or something. i was ahead of him and shooting and it was loud due to teh reverse porting but when he slingshotted in front of me he thought i dissapeared because the barrel is so quiet in front. I was snapping guys out like it was no big deal all nite. feet, hoppers, chins and i even shot someones barrel. these arent hype claims but actual things that i have done with this barrel. i traded with a guy who had a titanium ultralite for a game. that barrel is as much as this kit. it was quieter for me but it had zero accuracy advantages over my hammerhead. he was impressed with it and wished he didnt buy his titanium ultralite. This barrel is the bees knees guys, i have been speedballin for 3 years and am happy to have come across this barrel. I would not trade it for any other barrel going.
This barrel makes you a nightmare on the field. it is super accurate, really quiet for your targets and cleans after breaks exceptionally, but it doesnt break many balls so you dont have to worry about that. i have shot over 25 cases through this barrel and i probably had 30 barrel breaks in many different conditions and paint grades. this thing blows the others away. in the bush you shoot the crack shooters and the guys who's hoppers are showing. on the speedball field you mark hoppers and elbows that have gone a stray. i would definatly reccomend this barrel to anyone who is looking for a bush or speedball barrel.
The only beef i have with this barrel is the need for a strap wrench to remover the fin from the tip. the fin is really small and when you get all greasy after some paintball the strap wrenches help alot.
Oh and the last thing is that at the last tourny Edmonton Impact was reffing and 3 of them approached me and test fired my marker with the barrel on it, were amazed and contemplated adding it to their own markers for the 2007 season. PROS DONT USE CRAPPY PRODUCTS.
This is the best barrel goin in my opinion. May not be the prettiest thing goin but it gets the job done, well. I reccomend it to everyone but if your coming to play were i am dont bring your hammerhead because its my secret weapon. its not flashy so noone is drawn to shiny objects so i just shoot them in the face when i get onto the field. Hammerhead makes them bite the dust.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, February 3rd, 2007 at 6:47 pm PST