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Gonzo98 Sunday, September 14th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Similar
Products Used:
nothing compares
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 custom pro platinum
Quick Thread Flatline
Rocket cock
tippmann ak 47 stock
tippmann x7 m16 sight

soon to come: cyclone feed system, bossman m16 mag, and new internals, palmers stabilizer, and hpa tank
Recommended
Paintballs:
any small bore - medium bore with thick shell-( i use severe cyclones)
Strengths: range
accuracy(see in review)
looks, not important
Easier to clean
Weaknesses: Accuracy (see in review)
Loud
inconsistent
Review: Pros:

After using it for a few games I like the barrel. Its range is better than any other barrel I saw. Youíre able to hit people or bunker them without worrying about getting hit. The accuracy is good, I compared it to my dad's smart parts freak 2 piece barrel and it was about the same maybe better. The only better accurate barrels will probably be barrel kits or a stiffy, all-else might be the same. The flat trajectory helps in a lot of situations. Since it screws on like any other barrel it eliminates the time to tune it like the old one had. It is also lighter and easier to clean than the old one.

edit: the accuracy is not as good as i said, my dad has a bad shot. i was using his marker the other day and it shot way more accurate, but the accuracy is still decent

Cons:

When a ball breaks the barrel shoots CRAZY curves and is very inaccurate, but can be fixed if you just clean the barrel. It is loud so if you are looking to play a stealthy game this might not be for you. Although it shoots about 250ft the accuracy of at that range is bad (but it is one of the only barrels that could reach that far and all barrels will probably be just as accurate if they could reach that far)

Other:

Some people say that the barrel breaks paintballs a lot. This is partly true. If you use Wal-Mart type ball they will break, but if you get good quality paintballs you should be fine. I haven't had a break in the barrel yet and I shot over 1500 paintballs maybe more.

Ball Floats and is slow. This is not true. It is just an illusion from the flat trajectory







Conclusion: Although it could be inaccurate at times it does its job. You do have to take care of it but itís easier to do compared to the older one. If you do get it set you velocity at 250 and bring a back up barrel just in case of a break. Hope this review helped leave comments if you see any flaws. Remember itís not the gun itís the player

edit: i currently switched barrels from a flatline to a hammerhead. i switched because the flatline wasnt right for me, but it is still a decent barrel
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, November 8th, 2008 at 3:41 pm PST
 

Review Comments
ImperialBunny Sunday, December 28th, 2008 | 9:59 pm PST
Hey man, i read your review on the flatline... and i have a few questions.

1)would the thread on look ridiculous on a old model 98? If so, do you still have the flatline? I've been modding a old 98 and want to test a flatline for myself.

2)How is that hammerhead?? I used to have a 14 inch stiffi for the 98 that was AMAZING, well i still have it, but I'm looking for a new A5 threaded barrel, and have narrowed it down to a hammerhead or palmer brass barrel. thoughts?

thanks!!

edit: you could PM me all that or whatever, thanks again
Last edited on Sunday, December 28th, 2008 at 10:00 pm PST
   

Gonzo98 Monday, February 2nd, 2009 | 10:30 am PST
srry for taking so long haven't been on this in a looooong time been on another forum, no i dont have the flatline anymore if im correct i think that the barrel threads have changed from the really old 98s and i dont think the flatline barrel would screw on correctly, but if it does it comes with a rail so you could put it on top of the 98 so i dont think it would look ridiculous.

As for the hammerhead, I only used it for like three days, all were on really cold days, one day the paint was really brittle and the paint constantly broke in my barrel (it even broke on people with egos so yea BAD paint) and the other two were cold days below 30 degrees and i was using CO2 so it wasn't a good day. However I was impressed by the accuracy of the hammerhead it shot really well given the conditions and i know it will perform great on better condition.

As for the palmer Brass I haven't gotten a chance to use one, but i heard great reviews on them so you should check that out.

Sorry for answering so late, hope this wasn't too late to help you, Ill try to be on this more lol.
   

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