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mod98commando Saturday, June 9th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
More than 5 years
Products Used:
Lapco Bigshot
J&J Ceramic
Tippmann A5 Flatline
Marker Setup: Primary:
Aluminum Double Trigger & Grip Frame (can't remember who makes it)
PB drop-forward
68/4500 nitro tank

I also own a 98c, 68-carbine, SL68II, and a PT Xtreme.
Anything with roughly a 0.689 bore should work nicely. I used PCS Combat 68 or something like that. I've never heard of it before this weekend but it was similar to PMI Premium. Worked very well with this barrel and it was only $60/case.
Strengths: -Accuracy
Weaknesses: Nothing major
-No o-ring included
-Slightly small bore size, if you consider that bad
Review: Excellent barrel. I was just randomly checking out some paintball stuff online one night and came across this barrel. I found it for only $30 and saw a lot of good reviews so I thought I'd give it a shot. I ordered it a while ago and finally got the chance to test it out over the weekend. I was very impressed with the quality of the barrel. The internal finish is nice and smooth and the outside has a nice design. I put it on my gun and tested it out in my backyard about a week ago and it was great. I've been using a Lapco Bigshot for years on my 98 and my A5 and this barrel may be even better than that at half the price. My nitro tank had to be sent out to get hydro tested so I was forced to test with CO2 which killed my shot-to-shot accuracy but even still the barrel was performing very well. I got to borrow my friend's nitro tank for a few hours and that fixed the inconsistencies right up. As long as your velocity is consistent and you use decent paint, you can shoot one shot right on top of the last with this barrel.
Conclusion: This barrel is definitely a new favorite of mine. I didn't think I'd ever replace my bigshot but I may have finally found something better without going to some kind of crazy expensive barrel kit. Sadly, it seems that powerlyte has discontinued this barrel as their site doesn't list it and online stores don't seem to have it. It's a shame because it's an excellent barrel. If you need a new barrel and you find one cheap on ebay or something, grab it, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
9 out of 10

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