The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
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-Farthest shooting barrel out there
-Good close range accuracy
-Didn't break a ball in 600 rounds of el tigre, rp premium and BE paint
-requires small bore paint to be accurate
-very poor accuracy at its 120 foot + ranges.
This is my opinion on the flatline barrel. I own a 2001 cocker with a bigshot as well and a model 98 with a bigshot. Both the bigshots are much more accurate then the flatline barrel. I can lob balls out to where the flatline hits with better accuracy then it shoots.
In the woods you often are need to be very close to get good shots on people, the flatline has range yes, but there are to many branch's in the way plus you have to be VERY lucky to hit a person with its poor long range accuracy.
the other bad is that at those long ranges a person can dodge a paintball, it takes a paintball 1 second to go 100 yards, it takes less they half that to duck under you cover.
Bottom line i can easily move up on a flatline user with my cocker and its superior accuracy until i am in range then nail them.
Dispute: You say that the balls are inaccurate at 120+ feet, but most paintball barells wont even reach that distance to begin with. Thus the flatline is the king cause within normal paintball ranges it flies flat and then it goes out side paintball ranges. That alone is worth it. Its just like a normal gun. The farther the range, the more inaccurate the shot. Furthermore, the barrel is only 14" long meaning that you can get longer barrels for your paintball gun.
Last edited on Monday, April 17th, 2006 at 4:48 pm PST