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purelycanadian Monday, September 3rd, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
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2 years
Marker Setup: TIPPMANN 98 CUSTOM

-- BE Folding Stock
-- BT Adjustable Rail
-- BSA 30mm Red-Dot
-- PMI Remote Coil
-- Smart Parts 14" Progressive Barrel
-- Tippmann Double Trigger
-- Tippmann Camouflage Graphic Kit (98 Custom)
-- Pure Energy 20oz. CO2


-- PMI Remote Coil
-- 14" Proto 1- Piece Barrel
-- Pure Energy 20oz. CO2
Doesn't really matter, I played today and used whitebox paint as well as Zap Spank and Cryptic and Monster Balls a friend had. They all worked fine.
Strengths: Price
Cleans Itself Fairly Well
Colour Variety
Weaknesses: Not any that come to mind actually..
Review: The Key Strengths pretty much speak for themselves. They're listed in the order of greatest importance as far as I'm concerned.

The price was the main reason I got this barrel. I was actually looking for an A-5 Progressive barrel, but they were sold out so I got this instead as it was the same price. Generally it performs much like my Progressive on my 98 Custom does.

The accuracy is middle-of-the-road. It's pretty good, but not the best. This might be due to the fact that my bore size isn't matched up perfectly, but I really don't care. It still isn't too bad.

The barrel does a decent job of suppressing some sound, again, middle-of-the-road. It's certainly better than the stock barrel, but it isn't whisper quiet or anything.

I tripped and got some dirt and pine needles in the end of the barrel. Two shots and it was all cleared out and I didn't brake a ball doing it. Pretty good, doubt it has much to do with the barrel but I thought I'd add this on.

Although I always buy black because I play woodsball and a shiny red wouldn't really work for me, there is a good selection of colours to choose from. Also the barrel looks sleek.
Conclusion: I recommend that you try this barrel out. It basically performs the same as my Progressive did on my 98 Custom, but that's not a bad thing. It's a good quality product for an affordable price. Give it a try. From what I hear the 1 Piece is a lot better than the 2 Piece. The 1 Piece works great for me anyway, so why fumble around trying to get a perfect size. Give this a shot.
9 out of 10

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