Dye boomstick - I think that they are overrated...no better than ACI 2stage
Well, my local field owner has TONS of barrels, and I tested a lot of them (including boomstick) Lets just say I chose the chrome Millennium series over everything else.
It doesnt really matter but heres go...
2000 autococker sleeper
CMI Chrome cradle
chrome ergo reg
"bomb" 3-way chrome
System-X swing trigger chrome
Chrome millennium series ACI barrel with teardrop milling
quick disconnect hose system
68/30 NEW bulldog II system fiber wrapped/ dye tank cover
purple ricochet 2K hopper
JT flex 7 spectra IZE
Sinister jerseys w/ team name
Powerball...worked great, but hey, I HONESTLY dont think any paintball is better than the other unless its dimpled because (yeah this is true, im just not biased like the other BE bashers) it all shoots the same. True story: I can fan a hopper full of BE paint and not chop OR break....and it shoots just as far and accurate.
IT looks VERY nice. In fact, I have one of the less advertised chrome and milled millennium series, which just looks awesome...if interested in obtaining one email me for a link to the site. It also shoots very good, just as good as the boomstick which in my oppinion is overrated anyways. There is a nice variety of choices, you have 10 in, 12 in, and 14, which doesnt matter that you cant get 16 because I think that you lose accuracy over 14 any ways. You get several design choices, including the chrome one, and you can get one to fit almost ANY kind of gun. Also, and this is TRUE, the chrome stainless steel (NOT alluminum) do shoot better I believe because of the material. I have a flames and chrome, and NEVER use the flames.
Well, not much, the chrome version cant be used properly in cold whether because it will cause it to contract, causing the balls to just break and/or hook. IT also doesnt have excellent range, so it isnt real usefull for play outside of tournements or speedball.
I would recomend this barrel, the boomstick, or freak. I personally perfer the ACI over boomstick, but that is just personal preference, but if you got the money and are willing to shell it out, go with the freak.
It's nice that you are not biased, but I think that when it says recomended paintballs it probably means the best match for the bore of the barrel. And if you were comparing paintballs such as Superswirl and Nelson Anarchy you would probably notice how Nelsons fill is just better, its thicker, brighter, and all around better. Superswirl is....well...watery.