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Smart parts teardrop, smart parts progressive, smart parts freak. All these barrels shoot the same basically.
Smart parts basic impulse s/n 17830
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It looks good.
It shoots just as good as a 40 dollar progressive.
Well, I got this barrel with my first autococker back in october. At first it worked great but after a while of screwing the barrel appart and together the barrel formed a gap inbetween the front and back of the barrel. So I figured, ok this isnt the biggest of deals, so I go out to play that day, and surprise surprise, im breaking paint up the wazoo. I figured it was my first time with a cocker of my own and I wasnt used to the hinge. So later on when we're done I decide to just clean out the whole marker. And I realize that there was no paint on the bolt or breech of my marker. But where was there paint? You guessed it, from where the front and back of the barrel meet and so forth all in the front of the barrel. This made me very mad, and I have noticed this happened with many other all americans and freaks as well. So im done with 2 piece smart parts barrels for good, untill they can make a quality one at least.
Oh, one more little thing I would like to point out. The all american and progressive have the exact same honing since smart parts doesnt hone any of their barrels differently at all. So basically a 40 dollar progressive will shoot just as good as a 75 dollar all american. So for all of you who spent 75 on an all american, you just wasted 35 dollars :). And to those of you who are just reading this to find out whether the AA is a good barrel, please dont waste your money on this sorry excuse of a barrel. Its just junk.
This barrel is junk, the only thing keeping me from giving it a 1 is the fact that it was a 16inch (my favorite length) so i'll give it a 3 since it made me realize that 16 is my favorite length, but other than that its useless.
How can you give this product a 3 just because a ball broke and got paint half way in the barrel? unscrew the front and whipe the paint off. thats not hard. If it was forming a gap call customer service and send it in.
sorry, i'm gonna go with the other 3 too. i think that you probably should have tried to fix the problem or at least contacted customer service. i also don't understand how you think you can be right about this barrel when there's numerous pages full of very satisfied responses.
I think your wrong and i agree with everyone else, its a great barrel and you need to learn that you got to screw the two pieces together. there is over 150 people saying its a 9 or better, are u sure you have a smarts parts all american and not some brass eagle.
look i own this product and i like it a lot i have a 16 in on a red vert 2k3 autococker and i love it it is just as accurate as my friends ultralite i love it it is a problem unscrewing it but u know what........don't unscrew it hmmmm that was hard to figure out wasn't it?
OK listen, zealot is right they are made differently. YOU on the other hand are wrong. The All American is a two piece barrel that consists of a control bore and a flight path section. The progressive isn't two piece so it has less control over the paintball. There IS a spin on the paintball, you know that right?