-Smart Parts Ion
-CP Roller Trigger
-Halo B w/ Victory Board
-J & J Ceramic
-CP on/off air system
-48ci/4500psi carbon fiber tank
Anything but really crappy paintballs, and honeslty, even those are fine, just expect a break or two.
100% does NOT shoot through breaks or clean itself.
Way too much porting.
Alrighty, so here it is. I've heard about this barrel ever since I started playing about 4 and a half years ago, but everytime I got a new barrel for any of my guns, the J & J was always in the back of my mind. And so I've had my Ion for like a year now, and I play hard, hard, hardcore woodsball, so all my stuff gets slamed around, and finally i cracked a big nice whole near the tip. So then the J & J was put in my mind. And I love this website, before I buy ANYTHING, I always come here to see what people like you think of all the things I need. And I heard some really great things about this barrel; I mean it's average is like a 9.2. Some reviews say it cleans itself, some say it shoots through breaks, but I'm here to set all of you straight. It does not shoot through breaks, well I mean any gun "shoots through" breaks, but not too many barrels keep velocity and accuracy, including this barrel. And if this is the only reason you're buying this gun, any high-end barrel does it for real, they just don't advertise it, and if you don't believe me, head over to any pro shop and as a tech what I'm talking about. One final flaw is all the porting. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's the holes along the barrel to release the air. Now I will tell you, this is the quietest barrel you will EVER, EVER shoot, and you can take that to the bank. But it's because of all the porting. And once you get a single break, the barrel is not fun to clean, so be warned. Sorry, enough with the negetives. I have a Freak Barrel Kit, a fairly high-end barrel, and I put it up against the J & J. Of course, I re-calibrated the velocity when switching barrels, and with them both shooting 280 velocity, they had the same accuracy (dead on), and acctually, the new J & J had a few feet of range consistantly over the Freak, but the main thing that got me was the noise. I mean people never knew where I was coming from with the Freak, but holy f**king sh*t the J & J is QUIET. I had my friend who was with me, and when I started shooting, 2 feet from him, he was digging through my bag to find my spare tank or something, and to give a real-life situation of how quiet this is, when I emptyed an entire hopper, and he found my tank, he stood up and in dead seriousness asked me what I was waiting for to test the new barrel. So there you have it people, for only $38, this can outshoot barrels that cost over twice as much.
For only $40, no barrel that isn't at least double the price will out shoot this. The only reason I give this a 9 and not a 10 is because it does NOT shoot through breaks, even though it says it should. For all the people with a high-end marker like myself, I know I was a little skeptical about buying this barrel because all the reviews were from people with crap Spyders and Tippmanns. But take it from me, this barrel is worth double its cost.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 at 7:01 am PST
Ok so I have asked like three people this already and no answers, I have a Tippmann 98 Custom and I am trying to set it up for snipping and I am debateing between this one, smart parts progressive, and the apex. which one would you suggest as a snipping barrel. I mostly just need range and accuracy.
Okay Klim0009. I know from personal expirences with Tippmann 98 Customs, I have used a 14" Progressive barrel with it, and it shoots amazing! I have seen a few problems from people using the Apex, plus is costs like $30 more. So, in my opinion, go for the 14" SP Progressive.