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Stoneweapon Thursday, April 17th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
4 years
4 years
Products Used:
JJ Teflon, Tippman Flatline, ACi Zero Gravity Graffity, many tested
Marker Setup: Tippman 98 Custom, Tippman E-Bolt, Low Pressure Kit, Palmers Stabilizer Male reg,
TechT Fang Trigger with magnetic mod and several other mods.
All sizes. They should not be too fragile or old and swollen.
Strengths: Accuracy, nice look, rare, interesting system of operation
Weaknesses: Relatively loud, air hog, big mess if a ball breaks
Review: Just seeing the crowd looking at your barrel before you even fired the first ball over the crono is worth the money. The slayer SA looks very eye catching indeed. It is relatively short (around 10 inch) but this is not a problem with a long marker like the T98 is. The accuracy with any kind of paint is much better than other big bore barrels.
The SA has a very big bore and therefore your air consumption is relatively high. If you shoot mixed paint you have still high accuracy and only a very small change in fps (because its really big bore). The inner surface looks and feels very smoooth. The Bearings are not very smooth and may cause some paint to break in the barrel because they touch the paint with some force on a relatively small surface of the ball.
I used field paint most of the time (small size 684-686) with very good accuracy and no brakes in the barrel so far. But this paint is not brittle as tournament paint.

My e-bolt tends to chop balls even with low rof and after that happened the barrel doesnt shoot straight anymore even after cleaning it with a barrel sweeper. You have to clean the bearing chamber also to achieve high accuracy.
I repeat: No ball breaks caused by the barrel so far (about 3000 balls shot with it).

If you want to buy a Slayer SA from other players or ebay keep in mind that it will not fit newer Tippmann 98 markers because Tippmann changed the treads. I got one of the last Slyer SA 2004 and I don't think they produced any of them with the newer T98 tread. It definately doesnt fit the 98pro. You better try it on your Tippmann first.

I give it a 8 because it does very well what the advertisement says but it has its flaws that keep it from being a reliable 1 for all everyday barrel.

PS: Sorry if my English is not 100% correct. I am from Germany and try my best.
Conclusion: It is a nice idea that works ok. I would recommend it to all people who are interested in owning a special product but for reliability you should have a spare barrel with you because cleaning will take a long time. I usually used my JJ for the rest of the day and cleaned the SA later.
8 out of 10

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