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Merc4Hire Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Various barrel kits most good ones are about the same as eachother
I own several freak kits with the full ranges of inserts Way better
Marker Setup: an e2 orraccle w/ belsales ram & Eclipse QEV's supafly bolt, Redz on off, Freak kit, Nitro duck 90/3000 etc.

10 assorted cockers all upped. some listed below if you care.

2k3 body w/e2 and eclipse everything except Rat 3:16 valve and Killa detent, WGP unimount

Outkast w/ ticler & eclipse ram & old JAM bolt in delrin (exact same wieght as Orracle bolt)

Custom body cocker Mech w/ Orracle pneumatics (shoulda been eclipse/ belsales)+1 QEV (too lazy to thread back or buy better ram)

5 2004 black WGP Prostock Autococker. SP 14" teardrop barrel, Shockteck Supafly 2004 style black/teal delrin & pin, Egg II/ reloader, Check It unamount, kapp twista rod, aluminum pump rod, Belsales hollowpoint 3way, STO Ram+ eclipse QEV
6 2K3 Piranha STS eforce , empire reloader, teardrop 14", Stock barrel, spring kit, normal Co2's...

a coupla more blowbacks

an ancient and cool Sheridan PGP with Holster
Strengths: Simple and cheap

Small, so it doesn't make your barrel long

quality
Weaknesses: Short paint sizer
easy to get stuck by an autococker's front block
Review: The strengths and weaknesses speak for themselves. I think that It could work better for paint sizing if it were longer, but I am sure a bunch of people will disagree, other kits like the stiffi switch and OTP, etc only bore size for about an anich and a half and get good results.

It is nice that it is short, but it makes it hard to unscrew. also it can be difficult to remove from an autococker without scratiching it if it gets stuck by the front block. I always use an oring so that I can take it off.

Basically it's well made for going down a bore size, but you obviously cant turn your .689 barrel into a .691 on a rainy day without getting problems...

Mine is a .685 and when it fits paint it works well with a SP teardrop or my dye ultralite. I mostly put this on guns I loan out when My freak kits are being used on other guns. I imagine you would get good results with any decent barrel. However, you can get a used freak kit with 8 sizes and interchangeable tips and backs for $80 in online auctions, which would only buy you about 4 sizes here. Don't think you need the sizes, well you can get away with less, but I have found that I have used each of the freak sizes from .691 to .679 and it definitely makes a difference, so variety is better. A lot of my favorite paints were around .679 to .682, so any thing that doesn't go that small did not give me as much performance. I don't think you can buy these that small, but getting smaller than stock helps with most decent paint even if it is not a perfect fit.

If you only want 3 sizes to prevent rollouts, or so you can keep your cool looking stock barrel or stiffi or whatever fixed bore barrel you want to keep (like my kaner) then these are nice.
Conclusion: A full kit is cheaper than a full set of these, but if you get the smallest and something medium to go with a .689 barrel, you will cover most paint close enough. You will notice some improvement.

Lapco's build quality is excellent as always.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

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