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StarfuryTH Monday, July 28th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Spyder Rodeo barrel
Marker Setup: Spyder Rodeo
Bandit Valve
Alamo City Paintball delrin bolt (two o-ring)
System-X Barrel
32* E-frame
32* spring kit
Drilled VA
Remote kit
Polished striker
Recommended
Paintballs:
Something .689
Strengths: Accurate, relatively quiet, inexpensive, good machine work
Weaknesses: Small porting holes, shiny chrome back, garish blue front (optional anodizing color scheme)
Review: I picked this barrel up for about $10 used as an improvement over my stock Rodeo barrel. Not that the stock barrel is bad, but it's hard to pass up a $10 barrel upgrade. The System-X barrel noticably improved accuracy and made the gun slightly quieter. I don't have anything but the stock barrel to compare it to right now, but I'm happy with it performance-wise.

The porting holes are a little small, but I've never chopped paint in my gun (or exploded a ball in the barrel) so it hasn't bothered me yet. I did notice it's a little large for Proball. I suspect that's because Proball is slightly less than .689, because I mic'd my barrel back at exactly .689. It still shot them well, though, with no curving and good accuracy. I also ran a case of crappy Wal-Mart paint (with a tighter bore match) through it and didn't have any issues with that either.

The only thing that really bugs me about it is the color scheme. Bright freaking blue with a chrome back doesn't really match my black Rodeo=/ It'll make a good barrel for my spare, though, once I get my J&J Ceramic barrel.
Conclusion: If you can get one for cheap and like the color scheme, go for it. That said, I'm picking up a J&J 14" Ceramic for $25 this week, so keep your eye out for good deals.

All in all, I give it a 7. It works, and it's cheap.
Rating:
7 out of 10
 

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