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CDubbs684 Sunday, December 10th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Have not used another that puts spin on the ball...
Smart Parts AA 12"
Stiffi 14" Carbon Fiber
Stock 04 Cocker
Marker Setup: Two different 04 WGP Pro-stocks
Delrin Venturi bolt, fronts as mentioned above (I own)
Recommended
Paintballs:
Any larger paintball. Largest you can find for cold weather.
Strengths: Length?
Range
Weaknesses: Consistancy
Ease of cleaning
Noise
Review: Used extensively in a scenario today. The balls were a bit small, but this can be a strength due to the fact that balls are not meant to be "snug" for this to operate.

Consistency was a problem, range was not. This barrel is optimal for long fields or someone looking to be able to shoot cross-field (rectangular fields). This barrel allowed me to eliminate people not by its accuracy so much as other players' assumptions that they were out of range. They were not threatened and it cost them.

While there is nothing quiet about the bellow this thing lets out, I suppose it has to sound quieter to someone as far away as your long shots...

The cleaning is as another reviewer noted, needing to be cleaned backwards to keep paint out of the ramp.

While the size of the barrel head is large, this barrel is very short. This typically allows you to shoot from cover without exposing your barrel from left to right. From the front, your hopper is many times larger than the barrel tip so I would not count the dimensions of this barrel as a strength or weakness.

If this were going to be a person's only barrel for woods-ball, speed-ball, and scenarios, I would rate it a 7 of 10. That being said, that rating comes from a 10 in range and paint pickiness, 5 in consistency, 4 in price, and 5 in efficiency (air and paint required for an elimination).

In situations with wide open terrain, minimal obstacles over 3 feet besides bunkers, and enough length of field to play with it, I give this barrel a 9. It will consistently outperform any of the barrels I own listed above.

That being said, if you have the sitation to take advantage, enjoy it. Overall it should not exceed an 8 IMO.
Conclusion: Buy it for long open fields with minimal brush in your flight path. Buy it for paint compatability.

I will edit this review come spring when I get a chance to test it in warm weather with larger paint.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

Review Comments
OneWingedGunner Thursday, February 8th, 2007 | 10:05 am PST
Good review thanx for posting
   

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