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kokaneeking420 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
98 Custom Flatline
A-5 Flatline

(outperforms both hands down)
Marker Setup: Tippmann Custom Pro ACT
M16 Apex
Response Trigger
Cyclone Feed
Bossman Magwell
Car Stock
Tacamo sight rail
BT bungee sling
Strengths: Superflatline
Drop shots
Looks
Overall accuracy
sounds cool too
price
Weaknesses: unsure of plastics durability
NOT for speedball use
Bungee Sling attatches to the front sight
Review: Pros:
this barrel is a great buy for the money, i bought mine for $75 from a proshop! It performs great in the woods, and is very accurate. i found that it was able to shoot a ball about 50 feet further than a flatline on a similar custom 98. accuracy is about the same as a flatline up to about 80 feet, and that is when the Apex system really hits it stride, able to fire with a certain degree of accuracy up to 130 feet or so. the Mil-sim look is cool, adding a bad ass look to a cool gun. the front sights are high enough, that -with the addition of a sight rail- i can actually use them with with goggles on! It is also very easy to clean if you do break a ball, which is rare because you can shoot cheap paint through it consistently and accurately!

UPDATE: This barrel is UNBELIEVABLY accurate!!! once you have a feel for its firing characteristics and the spin it puts on the ball, it is unmatched from 50-90 feet!!! overall distance still owns a flatline!!!

Cons:
it is fairly heavy for being made mostly out of plastic. it is a long and fat barrel, making it a pretty big target for speedball. because of its decent weight, it throws the balance of the gun off. i have concerns about the durability of the plastic used in the grip, though nothing has been broken yet, i would not be surprised if it did. you will have to shoot lots of paint through the barrel to get a feel for the curve on the shots, and what each different setting will do to the ball. it takes some practice before i would recommend playing a game with it.

UPDATE: the BT bungee sling clips onto the sling clip on the bottom of the front sight. any sharp pull on the bungee sling will move the front sight, making aiming difficult. although the set-screw is easy to access, it is a pain in the ass having to adjust the sight after an hour of abuse.
Conclusion: The sticker price is steep, but i got mine for cheap, so i am happy. after getting used to the characteristics of the barrel, it is amazingly accurate, and outperforms any flatline. durability is still a question in my mind, though i have fired at least 2000 balls through it, in at least 5 different games without any damage or issues. i highly recomend this barrel for the Mil-Sim player who expects excellent performance and badass looks. go buy one! or two!
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 at 12:16 am PST
 

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