15" Proto Barrell- much better porting and bore makes much better barell
Tippman Custom Pro- with proto barell, empire auto feed hopper, Tapco folding stock
I play with field paint and chronic as well as nightmare and evil.
I got this barrell because it looked nasty, i thought i was gonna rape everybody because i had been buying accesories to mod my gun to format a sniper style.
First off when i would run around with my gun and try to kneel or crouch i was always plugging my barell into the ground, second when i had to run through brush or low branches i would get snagged. and third if you break a ball there is no squeege on earth that can clean it. i bought a 20 gauge cun rod and cleaning head as a squeege.
One night while playing a night game at the local corn maze i broke a ball and i didint realize it so i kept shooting and my barrells coated in busted paint. I couldnt find anything to clean the frozen paint nobody could find a squeege to clean it, so i stuck it in my cars tailpipe to loosen the frozen paint then took it down to the icy river to rinse it.
i know youre probably thinking that you can bend the laws of the universe and physics to make this barell work for you but you cant. This barell takes more gas to push a ball out of the gun, it bore is too big so theres no real gripping the paintball its bouncing around in the barell. in retrospect it was my fault for buying the barell just because it looked cool i should have known better.
Looks cool but im sure you can find a better barell.
Not a bad review, i liked how you told us what you didn't like about the barrel. still, i dont think that it is justified to give it a five (being average). i wish you told us about what you though of the the accuracy or sound level. still, with reference to your squeegie remark, my tippmann a5 came with a squeegie and it is long enough. they do in fact make squeegies long enough, you just hafta look around and even then, when you get it, learn the ins and outs of it. i admit that i must thread the squeegie down the barrel and even push on the "squeegie" part before i have enough sticking out to pull through. never-the-less, i works. As for the bore size being too big, it onlyl is that way closer to the front of the barrel (muzzle break area). the muzzle break is not an representation of the bore size of this barrel. as for the barrel not gripping the paintballs, it is rifled.... so that should speak for itself. your paintballs might have been too small if you thought that the rifling had no effect. moving on to your gas efficiency comment. that is 100% true. but that is in the eyes of the reader. i get free co2 fills so it is no biggie to me. besides, a sniper does not take that many shots to begin with so it should be no problem. as for the length. why did you buy a 20" barrel just to complain about the length? it does take some getting used to, but over time you will not be plugging your barrel with dirt. like i said, not a bad review, im not bashing it or you, just stating fact/my opinion.
Don i'm not making fun of you but you just wrote a review lol. oh and i was thinking about getting this for when iplay scenario and the 5 kinda ruined it for me ,but then don posted his review and made a good point thnks Don.