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tridecaphi Friday, August 8th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

6 months
Products Used:
Freak barrel, ego 08 stock barrel
Marker Setup: Ego 08 with Magna RF chip
Empire Magna hopper
Kila Detents
14" Deadly Winds carbon fibur barrel
Freak 14" two piece barrel with SS insert kit
Haven't had issues with house paint
Strengths: It's so light and accurate
Weaknesses: Potential durability issues being made of carbon fibur, but none I've experienced.
Review: Everyone told me when I bought the Ego08, it will throw a ton of paint, but it's just not accurate, that stock barrel is awful. My first time out using the stock barrel, I was unimpressed. At 100 feet and beyond I had to throw a ton of paint to hit the intended target. I did some research and found a lot of people spoke very highly of this barrel. I took it out to the target range and where my old stock barrel would hit within a 12" circle from 50 feet, I find the DW barrel is hitting within a 3-4" circle. MAJOR DIFFERENCE. At about 100ft I go from a 2+ft circle using the stock barrel too inside 12 inches. When you are trying to hit a backpack just sticking out behind a tree, doubling your accuracy is extremely helpful. It's got a great sound to it as well. I bought the SS freak kit off ebay used, came with the barrel. I would say the carbon fibur barrel is modestly better than the freak barrel, but not significantly. A lot of it seems to depend on the consistency of the paint you are using.

My only concern is long term durability. I've read some good comments of people whacking it pretty good without issue, but it is carbon fibur. That's why I didn't mind getting the freak barrel as a backup with the SS insert kit.
Conclusion: I'm very happy with my purchase and I would highly recommend it. Everyone tells me to go with the SS freak inserts, so, that's my suggestion as well, which means, it's a $200+ barrel if you can find the inserts like I did.
10 out of 10

Review Comments
NorCalgamer3 Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 | 7:56 pm PST
carbon fiber is stronger than steel, it's used in racing car because it is lighter AND stronger than aluminum, and steel...

why would you be worried about durrability?
Last edited on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at 7:57 pm PST

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