JJ Ceramic, Smart Parts Progessive, Smart Parts All American Barrel
Kingman USA Spyder Aggessor XT
16" CP 1 Piece Barrel
12/20 Oz Co2
Its good with pretty much any paintballs, but some of the ones I have used are the:
RPS Big Balls
Customizable Bore Sizes
There are many reviews on the CP 1 Piece Barrels and most give you the background you need to know, but here is what I concluded about the CP 1 Piece Barrel.
Features & Benefits
First of all the barrel is constructed with great quality. The barrel is solid yet very light, I own the 16" version of the barrel, and have no complaints about weight, or length. It is recommended that you great a barrel 12"-14", but I don't think you lose much getting the 16". While on the subject of length, bore is another important factor in a barrel. Most stock barrels are .689 as well as most paint. However if you want to shoot paint other than .689 than this is the barrel for you. I might add that the colors that the barrel comes in are pretty nice, which ever color you pick it will probably be a good choice. The reason that I put availability as a weakness is because this barrel if offered at 3-5 stores, and although that is a good number, more would be a nice compromise. Now that you know where to get the barrel price is another factor. The barrel has a reasonable price tag considering its Key Strengths. You can usually obtain the barrel at a price range of $35-$45, although some people have been claiming you can find it for $20, I personally was not able to find it that low when shopping around.
Its a no brainer here, the barrels performance is great. The paint comes out straight and accurate.
I performed a test using 16" CP 1 Piece (.689 Bore) using RPS Big Ball Paint and these are the results I have come up with.
After shooting 50 Paintballs from 25 yards from at the target (20X24 Target Practice Sheet):
43/50 hit in the center area. (86%)
The rest hit the outer circle or missed the target. However it depends on the paint to bore match and your marker.
The noise level on the barrel is pretty good, meaning that the barrel is not extremely loud yet not as quiet as some barrels. (**Defiantly quieter then most stock barrels**)
The performance of this barrel is solid and satisfying. In conclusion you wont be disappointed. This review is being based on the midrange barrels section and comparing to premium barrels it wont be as good, but in its own midrange section I would give this barrel a:
*I would recommend this barrel in replacement of any stock barrel.
*If not sure about bore size get .689 (Standard)
*Get a length 12"-14" , but do not worry about getting 16" (Performs just as good)
This is a good barrel because of the following:
High Quality-------------------------Good Material, Finish, and Design
Great Accuracy---------------------86% at 25 yards
Customizable Bore Sizes-------.685 ; .689 ; .693
Fairly Quiet--------------------------Does not make excessive noise.
Rating: 95% rounds up to a 10
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, July 13th, 2006 at 1:15 pm PST
paintballshurt, the only difference in the one piece and the one piece classic is the cosmetics. great review. i have this barrell and it does good. i havent been able to use big balls in mine yet but since you based this review on it shooting that paint, it gives me that little bit of reassurance of using big balls with it.
Its better to go with a two peice. Two peice gives you the option of being able to change the bore to fit the paint, this would give you better accuracy. But if your really not interested then just get a one peice. Thats what i started out with.
I use a Dye Boomstick as my main barrel and own 11 others, alot in the $50 and less range. The CP is the only barrel in that range that has the accuracy to compare to a Boomstick. CP's are IMO the best barrel made under $50....no comparison out there.