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fcatman Monday, February 11th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
More than 5 years
Products Used:
WGP stock barrel on Trilogy Tactical
J & J Edge barrel kit (on Spyder markers, not tried on the 'Cocker)
Marker Setup: Autococker Trilogy Tactical SF Camo
Shocktech lever clamping feedneck
Shocktech bolt pin
Alamo City PB Delrin bolt
VL Eye Force loader

Spyder Fenix ACS
T-Board Version C
Stock clamping feedneck
VLocity JR loader
J&J Edge barrel kit
Bandit Bolts high flow valve
Alamo City Paintball Supply delrin valve cup seal
SPPS Snapdragon Magno-trigger
SPPS 50 g micro switch (splice type)
HPA and CO2
32 degrees spring kit

Spyder Rodeo
J & J Edge barrel kit
Zap / Archon Hopper gravity fed
32 Degrees spring kit
Evil Delrin Bolt / Stock bolt with venturi removed
Bandit high flow valve

Autococker Trilogy Pro SF (sold it)
ACI Griffin (sold it)
Syndicate Paradox ELE (sold it)
Any probably. I've been using some semi-dried out Visible Impact that breaks on the first or second drop from 6 feet (pretty brittle)

PPS will custom make your barrel bore diameter (I got a mediumish .690 to cover any field paint I may encounter)
Strengths: Inexpensive (see review)
Accurate (see review)
Dead sexy
Weaknesses: Heavy
Need to polish occasionally
Review: WOW.

First the bad: the 11 inch brass barrel is heavier than the 14 inch stock WGP barrel. I also hear that the barrel will do lousy after a ball break. I have shot half a case through it and not had to find out (no breaks).

Now the good!

First, this barrel is actually fairly economical when you realize that it replaces an entire barrel bag full of barrel backs or inserts. The elliptical honing will work with a wide range of paint diameters (and work very well, on the principle that the pressure and g-forces will flatten the paintball as it accelerates through the barrel). If you have a closed bolt marker, the "wedgits" available will act as secondary ball detents - no more (or at least fewer / less) roll outs!

Second, this barrel is fairly quiet (I got the single spiral vented, the double is supposedly even quieter but less efficient).

Third, this barrel is efficient! (Hey, maybe the double spiral vented is still pretty darn good?) I instantly got 50 fps velocity increase switching to this barrel from the stock WGP barrel. Yeah it was a better paint / bore match, but it seems that the shorter length of the 11 inch barrel and the elliptical honing combined to help out on efficiency. I'll post actual number of shots per tank after I get in a few full 3,000 psi fills.

The looks? I think it looks great. Very old school. You can get them bare brass, nickel plated, glossy black or matte black powdercoated.

Accuracy? Top notch. But perfection can't exist for a liquid (almost) filled semi spherical projectile like a paintball, can it? I can shoot ball on ball at 65 feet with my 'Cocker with the stock barrel too.

Conclusion: Definitely look into one. Maybe not for you if you want insane light weight or tend to chop a lot of paint, but perfect for me. The two reasons it gets a 9 instead of 10 are: Weight (not a biggie) and possible accuracy issues after a ball break (love the J & J for that!).
9 out of 10

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