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C-Mag Thursday, July 3rd, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month6 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Dye Stainless
Dye Ultralight
Dye Boomstick
Dye Xcel
Smart Parts All American
Smart Parts Progressive
Empire 4-peice barrel kit
Marker Setup: Spyder AMG
Sweetspot trigger
CP Classic One Piece
Pure Energy 68/3000 Fiberwraped

VSC Phantom with blue acid wash and Dye Izon sight

Recommended
Paintballs:
Depending on what bore size you have, I have a .689 and Draxxus pain is DEADLY, especialy Blaze
Strengths: Low Profile yet good looking
Fairly quiet
Very accurate
Light weight

Weaknesses: Somewhat hard to clean
Scratches easy
Review: Initialy I tested this barrel using several kinds of paint: Blaze, Marbs, Zap Chronic, and Midnight. I snap shot a pod sitting on a bunker about 30 feet away. The Brass Eagle was obviously crap, and it didn't shoot strait and I didn't expect it to. Next I tried the Zap, and it shot much better, however it was a bit big and I had sevral brakes. Same with the Marbs. Then I tried the Draxxus, they were both very, very accurate. I hit the pod with a short string of paint, and the pod fell with sevral paint marks, beautiful. Out of the two I would say that the Blaze shot better, but to tell you the truth any medium-high quality .689 paint should shoot well thru it. After a few weekends with this barrel it has a few scratches but still shoots great. One major problem I have noted is that it is really hard to clean due to the lack of sufficint porting, however the incresed acuracy I have noticed due to that porting design more than makes up for it.
Conclusion: If you wan't a cheap barrel with good perfomance this is in my opinion the way to go. I don't claim it to be as good as most DYE barrels or the All American, but I can't seem to find a DYE or All American barrel for 30$

I tend to be verry pickey about my gear, and this is deffinatly an above average product, I give it a solid 7
Rating:
7 out of 10
 

Review Comments
paintballerz_98 Friday, November 21st, 2003 | 10:13 am PST
i heard if you put a paper towel in one end and dry fire it cleans very well.



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L337 krew Saturday, December 4th, 2004 | 7:09 pm PST
Dye and the All American can be found on ebay for $30
   

stubby08 Saturday, April 30th, 2005 | 7:44 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by L337 krew
Dye and the All American can be found on ebay for $30

yeah thats used and getting something used you never know whats wrong with it and barrels on e-bay like DYE never sell for $30 they go to about $60-70
   

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