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jl1052 Sunday, December 22nd, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month34 of 46 people found this review helpful.

6 months
Products Used:
none, 1st upgrade from stock barrel
Marker Setup: 98 custom, flatline, richochet ak hopper, pro teams collapsible stock
Strengths: Performed even better then I anticipated. Accuracy was not perfect, but still very good. Much easier to aim as paintballs now travel in straight line much like a rifle, rather then having to lob. I am getting AT LEAST 100 feet more accurate distance then my stock barrel and was able to easily nail the kids with the expensive setups before they could touch me. I nailed 4 mask shots in my first game after installation. I was using PMI's during the games and had no breaks through approx 600-700 balls. During practice, no breaks using cheap wal-mart viewloader balls ($3 for 100?), after going through a whole 100 round tube. Fairly easy to install, took 15 minutes tops. I really recomend this barrel! I have not yet practiced with it enough but look forward to learning how to shoot around obstacles. The good of this barrel far outweighs the bad!
Weaknesses: 1 out of approx 7-10 would sail on me, but this was well worth it. Not to mention I was running Co2 a cold slightly windy day. The field was muudy and twice I fell on my face causing 2" of mud to go up the barrel. I was able to shoot it out by disconneting my hopper and shooting it out with air, but my accuracy was so bad afterwords I was basically out of the game. Took 10 minutes to take it apart and clean it out. Found I had to give it a good scrubbing with water even after using a squeegee or the accuracy was still suffering. After the scrubbing I was back in business. It is a pain to make sure the barrel is straight during initial installation and future cleanings.
Conclusion: Again , I really like this barrel. I think the pros of using this barrel far outweigh the bad, and highly recomend it (as long as you are not playing against me). You will get much greater distance, with straight "rope" shots. I found the accuracy to be very good. You wil have to take a little more time to clean and maintain it but it is worth the extra trouble. Installation isnt as bad as they say. It also looks more like a rifle with the shroud setup, and my stock. Buy it if you want to shoot farther then anyone else on the field with accuracy!
9 out of 10

Review Comments
98cman Thursday, June 10th, 2004 | 7:50 am PST
who has used an all-american and a flatline? If so which do you reccommend?

Stan_the_HitMan Saturday, August 7th, 2004 | 9:36 am PST
flatline, all american has good patterning accuracy and comes in tons threads but it just doesn't do what the flatline does.

cougarsnipeshot Friday, February 18th, 2005 | 2:30 pm PST
For some reason i am thinking that you didn't line up the barrel perfectly straight which causes accuracy problems

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