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csmith1199 Wednesday, February 7th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stiffi switch kit, Redz pepper sticks
Marker Setup: Nexus All American Planet Eclipse eblade autococker
Freak kit with All American snub tip
CCM clamping feedneck
WGP torpedo drop on/off
Recommended
Paintballs:
It's a barrel kit, so any paint should do
Strengths: High number of interchangable bores
Looks sexy (06 version is best)
Dead accurate
Weaknesses: I've got an autococker, so sometimes it's a pain to take it off.
Review: I picke up this barrel kit after I got into autocockers. Obviously autocockers require a good paint to bore match, so I needed a barrel kit. I got a Stiffi switch, and decided to give this a shot and bought this too when I had some extra cash.

Bore sizes: My kit came with 8. That's a huge improvement over the 4 from the Stiffi kit, and the 4 (or 5 sometimes) of the pepper sticks. And, on top of that, there's also available special bore sizes, that go bigger and smaller than the ones that come in the original kit. This makes it pretty much impossible not to get a good paint to bore match no matter what paint you're using.

Accuracy: With my cocker, this thing is dead accurate. I'm not going to give you some ball on ball at x amount of feet analogy, but this thing is tight. You can start to notice it when you give off a burst of say 3-5 rounds, and it seems like they all end up in generally the same spot. Case and point, couple weeks ago, I happened to end up behind someone in a rec game at about 60 feet. I let of a quick burst and he ended up with 5 hits on his upper back. Now, some of you might think this is overshooting, but I gave off a quick burst, all the balls were in the air before the first one hit, and well, the barrel was accurate, they all went where they were supposed to go!

Looks: This barrel has many different combinations with the different models over the years, but I'll only go off the one I have. I've got the 06 model back, which has four daimond shaped openings on the four sides that let you see the bore tube. The tube fits in real tight, so no paint really gets in if you get shot, and if a little does, it's really easy to clean. For the front, I got the All American version (I really didn't like the Freak tip), but in the snubby 12 inch tip. You either love it or hate it, but I liked how I was able to keep the marker tight, yet I still got amazing accuracy.

Downfalls: The only downfall I can find with this barrel, only applies if you have an autococker. The back is short, so if it doesn't come of when you unscrew the barrel, you're pretty much screwed. I had to buy a small oil filter wrench to get my back off my gun when it got stuck. This is compared to the pepper sticks, which are long enough to get a grip on the back, and the switch kit, which has little holes in the back that you can put an allen wrench in to loosen it up.
Conclusion: Bottom line, this is an excellent barrel kit. I'm only taking 2 points away because of the back being too small for an autococker, and the other barrel kits being able to overcome that. But if you don't have a cocker, there's no problem at all.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

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