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PatrickBuddy Friday, December 29th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

3 months
Products Used:
Stock A5 barrel
Stock Tippmann 98 barrel
Marker Setup: Tippmann A5
16" Smart Parts Linear barrel
Double trigger kit
JT 50/3000
I found any is fine.
EDIT: Do NOT shoot fast with severe tempest paint. The shell is really brittle and broke many times in the barrel. When I shot slower, the ball didn't seem to break.
Strengths: Isn't picky with paint. Rarely curves
Weaknesses: You need to get used to the length... Sticks out. Brittle shells break inside
Review: I found this barrel quite nice. I'm going to continue to test this barrel and compare with friends' barrels. It's not really picky with paint, and doesn't seem to curve. Great barrel for the price. I got this on sale for $30 (canadian) so shop around for this.

The only problem I've noticed now was that brittle shells break in the barrel (IF shot fast)
Shoot slowly, and you'll have no problems. I found that every 10th shot or so broke in the barrel (when I was shooting fairly fast). Amazingly, after breaking a few balls, the other shots DIDN'T curve. Although, after about 10ish breaks, my shots started to curve.
Conclusion: Got $40 (Canadian)? Get this barrel.
10 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, December 31st, 2006 at 8:34 pm PST

Review Comments
ckblum Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 | 1:03 am PST
I had the same breaking problem with the stock MR1 barrel. Its not as bad with the linear. Its probably the paint though. Im using premium grade paint and it has a really brittle shell. But I get it super cheap so Im not complaining. The barrel is cheaper than the paint haha.

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