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Ace-o-Spades Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
14" Whisper- the Whisper sucks compared to this
16" Entity- both about the same
12" Smart Parts Linear- Stealth is waaay better
Marker Setup: 98 custom
13" Armson Stealth
BT Closed Bolt System
CO2
Recommended
Paintballs:
I've only used scorch, but they seem to work perfectly
Strengths: Accurate
Very quiet
Consistent
Shoots very well thru breaks
Durable
Weaknesses: Kinda ugly, but whatever
Review: So 2 months after I ordered this barrel from Extreme Paintball, they said that the 11" Stealth wasn't coming. I ordered the 13" instead, and when it came, I immediately got my stuff to try it out. However, I had no CO2. So the next day I got the tank filled up and put it on. It was raining and cold, plus my velocity was cranked because I didn't adjust it from when I put the BT Sealed Bolt System on. It was a fairly extensive test:

At 25 feet at a 1 foot target I shot 10 out of 10 in a 3" spread.
At 50 feet I shot 10 out of 10 in an 8" spread.
At 100 feet I shot 9 out of 10 in a 12" spread, with one outlier (it still hit the target, though).

10 shots rapid fire:
25 ft. 10/10 in a 3"circle.
50 ft. 10/10, 7" circle.
100 ft. 9/10, 10" circle, 1 outlier (didn't hit the target.

Shooting through a break***:
25 ft. 10/10 in a 5" spread.
50 ft. 9/10 in a 9" spread, one outlier (still hit target).
100 ft. 8/10 in a 12" spread, 2 outliers (one hit target, one didn't)

The consistency shot for shot was excellent. It is super quiet, even when my gun ran out of paintballs it was still quieter than most barrels. I experienced no breaks thoughout the test. Against a 14" Whisper, the Stealth blew it out of the water. Although this barrel is very accurate, I think it is a little ugly. Eh, no biggie, I dont really care.
***: I broke a ball in the barrel on purpose, literally splashing the paint in it. I experienced no breaks thoughout the test, as well as just shooting around.
After I finished shooting, I looked in the barrel. I was amazed to find that it was completely clean! I thought about it, and came up with the idea that with a perfect ball-to-bore match, the air escaping thru the rifling will clean the paint out. I have no other explanation for it.
Now when it came, I noticed part of the screw had fallen off. It has made no difference in accuracy, but I just wanted to point it out. Boo to the shipping service, the package was all ripped up when I got it... Oh well, the barrel doesn't have any scratches on it.
Conclusion: The Stealth barrel's accuracy seemed to have gotten much better after about a hopper full. I think that the rifling hasn't been broken in or something, but it will soon. I am going to do more tests once the weather clears up, but so far, so good.
10/10, excellent barrel!
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 at 4:33 pm PST
 

Review Comments
3022 Sunday, May 13th, 2007 | 9:01 am PST
"... At 25 feet at a 1 foot target I shot 10 out of 10 in a 3" spread.
At 50 feet I shot 10 out of 10 in an 8" spread.
At 100 feet I shot 9 out of 10 in a 12" spread, with one outlier (it still hit the target, though). ..."

That is imho not much good for aftermarket barrel with this price. With really good paint (RPS Marbalizers) I can get 4" spread on 50 feet with New Hammer or Sterling Bronze stock, smoothbore, unported .689" barrels... and that same - but with sightlz lower sound signature - with SP Teardrop or J&J Ceramic... so 10/10???
   

Ace-o-Spades Thursday, February 28th, 2008 | 5:36 pm PST
i used scorch which are pretty crappy paintballs
i expect with really good paintballs i could get those groupings really tight.
so yeah 10/10
   

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