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Oxbrain Saturday, January 3rd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
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Products Used:
I own an Evil Pipe and I used to own a Freak.
Tested plenty of non-kit barrels.
Strengths: Very smooth inside bore
It's a kit, so very adaptable
Nobody else has one
Weaknesses: Reverse threading is a royal pain.
Review: I picked this barrel up because I haven't seen one before and the store owner liked it more than the freak system.

The bore on this barrel is higher quality than most I've seen. About on par with highly polished brass, but much more durable. Add the fact that you get 4 backs and the SM-1 makes for a very accurate barrel.

The front section is well ported so it's rather quiet, but I would like it if the ports were bigger so the gun could shoot through paint better.

The barrel looks nice. SS is always good. Lots of colors to match almost any gun color. The inserts are rather cheap, so this could easily be used on several guns with little price increase.

Sounds too good to be true right? Well, now for the bad news.
The back and the tip are both reverse threads. In other words, to screw the back onto the insert, and the tip onto the back, it's lefty tighty righty loosy. While this is nice because you don't get the insert stuck on the gun like some other kits, it means that you can't get the barrel onto the gun without unscrewing everything. They very thoughtfully provide a wrench to turn the insert. If sanchez changed one thing about this barrel, I'd want it to be this. If the gun shot through paint really well it wouldn't matter as much, but since it doesn't, you have to swab it quite often.
Conclusion: Overall I like this barrel because it's very accurate and it's rare to see someone else with one.
With the quality of milling and general looks this barrel deserves a 10.
The fact that I have to fumble for a wrench after pulling my barrel to clean it drops that 10 to an 8
Since I have to clean it after every break because the ports are tiny drops that 8 to a 7

Great barrel if you can rely on not breaking paint and if you want something different
Rating:
7 out of 10
 

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