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deano 177 Monday, June 9th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
This is the first barrel that I have owned with the adjustable sizes
Marker Setup: ][nvert Mini olive w/ Techt gold bolt
Empire Vents Avatar with fire thermals
Halo V35 w/ green empire shell or Smoke Reloader B2
68/4500 Crossfire/Pure Energy with DYE covers
][nvert 3+2 Loaders
][nvert Digi Woodland Outfit
][nver Digi Red Outfit
VS3
Spyder MR 1
Halo Frontman
14" j&j barrel
Spyder E-trigger
Palmer's Stablizer

Recommended
Paintballs:
That's the good thing about these type of barrels... I have been shooting Draxus, Kickin', Diablo heat formula 13.... What ever. Just don't change paint without resizing your back...
Strengths: Carbonfiber is light
Different backs for different paint
Shoots clean
Lifetime warranty
Weaknesses: No fluffy swabs...
Only 4 Different backs
Review: I got the "DUAL CARBON MIL SIM" (I don't know why it says mil sim with white writing on it?) which shows on their site as a cocker thread only and avaible with the 14" front. I guess the different fronts will work with all the backs...

I have been in the market for a new barrel for my mini for a while. I know a guy who has a stiffi on his mini and it is pretty sweet. His barrel is a one piece so he can't change his bore size(I don't think!). He paid a little more than a hundred for his. I wasn't prepared to slap down a hundred for a barrel that you couldn't change the bore size even though it is really quiet and looks great. I took a trip to the B!tchin PB to check out their knee pads and they just got one of these in. He would have sold me one back and the front for $120 ish or the whole package which included 4 backs, the front, a barrel bag and a free t-shirt for $171.00. Seemed like a good deal and I had seen another guy at my field running a mini with the yellow Infamous style SLY CF. So I said what the heck and bought it.

First impressions:
One of the first things that I noticed was that it was very well constructed and super light.

Once I sized my pballs (.683 I think), I took it to the target range and was hitting some tight groups. I was shooting at a 4" disk @ around 65' and hitting it 3 out 4 shots. I also noticed that I didn't have any "zingers". 95% of all balls that I shot went straight and true.

I also noticed that the report of the marker was pretty quiet. Mini's are already quiet even with the stock barrel but I don't know how you could get much quieter.

There are only a few negative aspects with these type of barrels: No fluffy cloth swabs can be used in them. I guess the fibers of the swab gets caught in the carbon fiber of the barrel. It will void your warranty. I would like to see a few more backs. You only get 4 with this barrel in sizes .683", .686", .689", .692". I'm not sure if they are going to offer any other sizes.
Conclusion: A good barrel for a decent price. You may not have all the options of the freak barrels (8 sizes?but really, do you guys with the freak inserts use all of yours?). Good for players who never know what paint you'll be using next.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, August 14th, 2008 at 11:14 am PST
 

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