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hambone Friday, January 16th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
stock 98 custom barrell
Recommended
Paintballs:
any decent quality balls
but certianly not jt freedom balls
Strengths: cost
acccruacy
sound
ease of cleaning
Weaknesses: none other than gloss black finish
Review: purchaced this barrel from a local paint ball shop for a very reasonable price
which happens to be the best thing about this barrell its cost

my stock 98 barell happened to not be as accurate as i had wanted plus it was very loud so i decided this would be a good upgrade

test #1....40* weather zapp rec balls...after my first shot i discovered that this barell was a vast improvement over stock....not only was my accuracy increased but the noise level was dramatically decreased over stock. at 30feet cluser was within 4" which is very good considering i use co2 and the temperature outside. I only had one ball break in aproximatly 500 shots and the gun shot right through the break, accuracy deteriated slightly but after a quick squeegie the barell came to a mirror finish inside, so its extremly easy to clean.

test#2....40* weather jt freedom paintballs...this was a good test of the barell here...the freedom paintballs and poorer quality and were breaking left and right which i thought was because of the barell....so tested the balls in 2 other barells and they did the same thing....still gun shot through breaks and cleaned very easily. In the woods this barell is extremely quiet so quiet that the only noticable noise i heard was my bolt in the rear of the gun. first time playing got a good shot planted between an opponents eyes, this is a accurate barell

test #3....durability.....While playing i slid down an embankment rubbing the gun on the way down, and low and behold not a single scratch on the outside of the barell, granted its high gloss black and this is a drawback to me but it is extremely tough.


negative like said before is the gloss finish but hey for the accuracy, cost and ease of cleaning i will take it
Conclusion: if you want cheap accuracy less noise and a sturdy barell like me this seems to be the best BANG for your buck. In my opinion you cant go wrong with this barell if your on a budget
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, February 16th, 2004 at 10:45 am PST
 

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