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Mark00A-5 Friday, March 28th, 2003
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month63 of 105 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Empire Barrel Kit
Kapp barrels with bore sizes for the front and backs (you will prolly have to special order those...)
Marker Setup: No marker right now. Selling my impulse, baught an AKA Viking. Underground is the way to go :)
Sheesh... I'm not sure... just about any paintballs that are anything resembling round.
Bore Changing
Review: Goods-

Bore Changing - You have the new and improved option to change the bore sizes in the rear of the gun. This will help result in less paint breakage, greater air effiancy, and in some cases greater accuracy.
Customizing - When you buy this barrel, you get the new option to use different fronts, this does include fronts that dye has issued on their new boomsticks and ultralites. You can also chose the back, to be stainless steal, or aluminum.
Volume - The barrel does seem to quiet down my shots a little bit


Price - The price is horrible. This barrel kit is a great, but definatly not worth the price.
Accuracy - Althought the accuracy is a HUGE step up from any stock barrel, its not nearly as good as some of the other barrels out there. My suggestion is to mimic the boomstick and make stainless steel inserts, stainless steal provides less friction on the ball, and with the aluminum front combo, it seems to make very good accuracy. Want proof? Take a look at the boomstick... very successful and accurate barrel.

Boomstick/Freak Hybrid? I like the sound of that :)
Durability - The inserts sure ai'nt titainium people, treat them with care because they will dent.
Conclusion: Good barrel. Bad price. Accuracy could be better. I reccomend to any tourny players, but not to any low budget players. Get a boomstick, pretty soon dye will have changable backs for their boomsticks and ultralites, I would go for one of those.
8 out of 10

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Lyxtwing Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 | 9:36 am PST
Originally posted by XtReMeCaRnAgE
This is not right at any level.... What he says is untrue.. The barrel is extremely accurate

Did you plan on backing any of that up? Though I agree that it is an accurate barrel, simply saying he's wrong isn't going to accomplish anything. Along with that, I did not notice anything "untrue" in his review, as the inserts were not available in SS at the time. If he is not right on any level then it doesn't have interchangeable bores? Or multiple options for front size and colour? I don't mean to "flame", but your comment brings nothing to the debate on any level other than showing that you are too narrow minded to notice that though you disagree with the review doesn't mean it's a bad one.

You want to bash his review feel free, but getting bashed back will be a sacrifice if you don't back up your claims. Even if they aren't groundless to you, that's how they look to those who read them.

AOE Friday, November 24th, 2006 | 6:56 pm PST
nope sorry to break it to YDNA is right barrels have nothing what so ever to do with accuracy as long as their smooth.

I would love to play against you crazylegs lol. Barrels have nothing to do with accuracy lol. Get a clue, the barrel is the only thing that has to do with accuracy. It's about sizing the paintballs to the barrel.

I would have liked to hear that these barrels are quiet, not as quiet as a stiffi, but not as loud as the stock barrels by any means. I use this barrel on both my pm6 and my new PMR and it does what I expect the barrels to do. close spread, decent distance, and adaptability to my paint needs. Shooting all stars or premium at the field to shooting monster ball and zap at home on my own field against the neighborhood kids, This does all that I want it to do.

I paid 125 for the 2006 edition which is not shown in the picks. does not say freak anymore (plenty pics of juniors on there tho)



Nemesis2k4 Monday, January 1st, 2007 | 7:44 pm PST
Yes this barrel is very accurate and i have been using mine for some time now and i have not had any paint or durability issues

Guan Ero Monday, February 12th, 2007 | 7:23 pm PST
Well accurarcy It's mostly paint to barrel match also depends a bit on the bolt and air regulators, not only the barrel, but after trying the epiphany and some wpn paintballs with I agree it performed great..

cockermania Saturday, May 5th, 2007 | 5:01 pm PST
what is the difference between this and the freak jr.

nasty x nerve Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 | 3:46 pm PST
ummm thats crazy,i have had my freak kit for a looooooong time and it is extreamly accurate and they do NOT dent easily, i mean mb if ur retarded and shoot paintball at it or somthin but seriously thats compleatly inccorect

Swordkirby45 Friday, July 24th, 2009 | 6:49 pm PST
Psst, there ARE stainless steel inserts
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