SP Progressive, basically the same but different porting
2003 Vert Feed Cocker
14" Teardrop Barrel
Chrome Palmer Stabilizer
Eggy II w/ y-board
Any that will fit the bore size.
Very Quiet, Pretty Accurate, Doesn't break paint
none really, see review however.
First off let me state that I bought this barrel used. This does not however change the fact that I still believe this barrel to be an outstanding barrel. When I first recieved it, I cleaned it out and then I had to wait about 3 weeks to test it. All that said lets get on with the review.
Accuracy: When I first go this barrel I thought that the accuracy would be extremely good. This is true and false. The balls generally go to where I am aiming however, from 150 ft I thought the shot spread pattern would have been slightly tighter, but it didn't matter, it was still about a 10in spread, so I mean that's outstanding. The reason it's false is because once in a while there would be that stray ball that would fly off but that's why the spread got to be 10 in, usually without those outliers the pattern was around 5 or 6 in. So in conclusion, you aim the gun, the barrel will get it there. I was shooting from 175 ft, and nailed a pop can off a post, so that's damn good.
Out of 100 shots, I only missed 8 or so, and those were those stray outliers.
Balls in barrel: Let me say, I've heard that once the balls break in this barrel it sucks for accuracy. However, I haven't even had a ball break. I however did put a ball in there then put cardboard on the end and shoved my squeegie in there to break the ball, and I was left with a huge paint mess. The paint oozed out of the bottom porting and then i shot the gun again. The first few shots were off the target line by about 1 or 2 ft from 150 ft, but after those, it started flying straight. I wasn't even using quality paint, just some old Big Balls. Even the lopsided balls and sundried balls somehow flew out of the barrel like top quality balls.
Quiet: You bet, I don't hear a thing when I'm shooting this on my cocker. It's so quiet I sometimes don't know if the ball came out of the barrel, until I hear it hit the board. So with all that said, this is by far the quietest barrel I've ever shot.
Price: I know I got mine used, but still I've seen them for 45.99 on some sites online, and I'd be willing to pay that much for the performance I've gotten from this barrel.
Looks: It looks sweet, the spiral porting really does work. and the tapered end looks sweet in my opinion.
Paint: Use anything. I shot zap torks, big balls and they both worked the exact same, this barrel will shoot anything as long as it's the same bore size.
I think that this is by far the best barrel I've ever used. This barrel was bought to be a temporary barrel until I got a powerlyte scepter kit. After actually using it, I am almost not willing to go and get that barrel now. This barrel performs sweet, I've never broken a ball, and it's quiet. The price is worth every penny, I know I woulda spend the money on it at least. If you get a chance pick this up. I am giving this a 10 for a few reasons. I know that there are better barrels out there, but you also have to pay for it. This barrel deserves the 10 for best because it's imo the "best" barrel or at least up there with the best barrels under 50 bucks.
I like the barrel. it works for me real good, the one problem i really didn't like was that it was loud. And when im shooting for practice cops will show up saying that i gotta stop when im in my own yard. So yeah i think the barrel is good
quote:Originally posted by pbrob789 I like the barrel. it works for me real good, the one problem i really didn't like was that it was loud. And when im shooting for practice cops will show up saying that i gotta stop when im in my own yard. So yeah i think the barrel is good
I doubt that it's that loud. Any paintball gun with any barrel will not be so loud that the cops make you stop shooting it when you are on your own property. You must be exaggerating.
Last edited on Friday, October 1st, 2004 at 10:51 pm PST
Allright dudes, when you buy a product you develope a Bias for it. All im sayin is that this barrel is as just as loud or quiet as the next barrel....to be honest there is NO quiet barrel. Its a great barrel...its accurate...its consistent...but its just as loud as my
Evil-Driver. Yea it does deserve a 10 though.
hey man, i agree with everything you said in this review. I just put a 12" on my wgp outcast and with n2 you can't even tell when you pull the trigger. Its awesome! I would suggest the 14" for anyone playing a mid or back spot on the field, but i play front and the 12" is the perfect tool for staying tight and low!! Peace
i sort of have a problem. i cant seem to shoot paint far at all through this barrel. i mean, it was super slow and dropped really quick. i tried two markers and thought it was the springs, so i got a spring kit and used to tighest spring, still no change. is this the marker's fault, or is the bore of this barrel just too big for the paint(which btw was cheap wal-mart paint.) i havent had a problem with this before with a tippmann barrel before, no matter if it was 70 dollar a case paint or 40 dollar case. any help?