Tippman 98 Custom
polished the bolt and the internals
and a 14" Smart Parts Teardrop barrel
I use Diablo midnight and blaze
Nice looking barrel and it is seriously longer than the stock Tppmann barrel and looks better than the stock barrel
It is very light and well, it looks good.
I suppose it is more accurate than the stock barrel, I am not really sure.
The price was great......got mine for $60
Availability was good
did I mention that it looks good , i mean GREAT
You can shoot through a break in just a few more shots
It was slightly crooked (not bent) mine went to the left
Not nearly as accurate as I expected it to be but the projectile is round and wind carries the ball etc
(using the guns sights is not really all that effective)
It was croocked when I screwed it in really tight but kinda straight when not so tight but then it wobbles.
A few broken balls out of 500 or so but what can you do?
For a first upgrade, it's great. I was expecting some great accuracy but was left unsatisfied. I broke a few balls while playing but shoot some more through it and it works ok again. Some folks say about the emblems being upside down but if you pick them off with a fingernail, you can turn them around and everything looks great. (my tip to you) All in all for the price, you arent really wasting money on this barrel and you will be satisfied with how it looks on your gun (try to match the color or it may look funny) except that it is crooked, but I'm looking into how to resolve that. If you are looking for an inexpensive upgrade, then get this barrel and try to live with it's shortcomings.
for looks and design I would give it an 8
for performance I would give it a 5/6 but havent tested it against anything but stock
and for my satisfaction with it I would give it a 5/6
Then to calculate an overall rating of 7 is fair