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cjpomeroy Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
6 months2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
J&J Edge Barrel Kit
J&J Ceramic 16" Barrel
8" Lapco Big Shot
14" Boomstick
Stock barrel
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5
WAS Egrip
J&J Edge Barrel Kit
Flatline Barrel Kit
88ci/4500psi Pure Energy HPA
My rating scale defined
10- Oh my god this thing is awsome, drop what every you are doing and go buy one
7 - Good piece of gear
5 - Does what it is suppose to do
3 - Doesn't live up to advertised features
1- If you insist on buying this item, you should just send it to my paypal account either way your are waisting your money
Strengths: Distance
Looks
Weaknesses: Accuracy
Ball don't always break
Loud
Sucks air
Cleaning
Review: I am writing this review with new players in mind that don't know much about how to get the most out of their marker. So if you are new to paintball and just bought an A-5 your first investment should be a new barrel. Make sure you do your research about barrels before buying a new one. Also take most things you read with a grain of salt. The most accurate review are from people who have tried different products. Also just so I can qualify myself in the field of markmenship and shooting, I spent 8 years in the Marine Corps and was a Primary Markmenship Instructor for my Unit. So I know a litte bit about shooting.

First let me say that this barrel will allow you to shoot farther than anyone else on the field. You will get 50-70 feet of addtional flat trajectory with this barrel.

Second, having said the first don't think you will be picking people off from 150 feet with this barrel. The accuracy at long range is pretty poor. Granted you will be able to provide cover fire from a long way out, but you will find it hard to hit anyone. I found that this barrel is realtively accurate at less than 75 feet (certainly more accurate than the stock barrell). Also another problem I have seen is that at a greater distance the paintballs won't always break. Keep in mind that most fields require you to crono at 285 or less. The farther the ball travels (doesn't matter what barrel you are using) the slower the ball will be traveling when it hits the target.

Cleaning barrel requires you to disassemble the gun. I have had several ball breaks and it really bites when you are in the heat of battle. You can clean most of it out with a barrel swab, but your accuracy will be crap until you get off the field and run a squegy through it.

This barrel is really loud. The A5 with CO2 or HPA is loud enough as it is and when you add the Flatline it gets even lounder. Now this can be a positive or a negative depending on how you look at it. If you want the intimidation factor of the loud barrel , this is your barrel. If you are wanting to go recon on someone, they will know where you are after your first shot.

This barrel uses alot more air that some of the other barrels I have used. This is due to the large bore size and no porting. Because the barrel bore is larger than most paintballs out there it allows excess gas escape and requires you to use more air.
Conclusion: So after reading all that you have to decide what type of player you want to be.

If you want to be the guy in the back pinning people down while you buddies move in for the kill. This is the barrel for you.

If you want to be a sniper (one shot one kill) type of guy. Don't buy this barrel (or an A-5) for that matter. It is too loud and you will most likely no hit your target. On ebay and some folks on this site tout this a being a sniper barrel it is anything but that.

If you want to be the guy that closes with the enemy and destroy him buy close combat, there are much better barrels for this purpose. I would recommend the J&J edge Barrel kit for the A-5. It provide much better accuracy at 75-100 feet than the flatline does. You will have a greater arc on the trajectory, but you will find a much more consitent shot.

All thing said I really like this barrell. It does what it is suppose to do. Which is allows you paintballs to travel farther on the field than anyone else. So if you are wanting to stay back in the back of the field and pin people down this is your barrel. Since the accuracy is sill decent at closer distance it is a good barrel for a combination of long and short range shooting it is also a great choice.
Rating:
7 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 at 4:39 pm PST
 

Review Comments
BO55HOGG Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 | 11:27 pm PST
good review.
   

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