The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
7 of 27 people found this review helpful.
Similar Products Used:
dye excel (14") and boomstick (14")
not pmi prems
breaks like crazy
hard to clean
i hate to give bad reviews... but i've got to here. i put 1500 balls through this barrel in 1 night... & i got at least 15-20 barrel breaks (1 or 2 per game). and they are the worst for cleaning too. w/ my boomy or excel i could dry fire like 10 times and at least balls wouldn't keep breaking before they leave the gun... but a break with this barrel requires a battle swab. even swabbing doesn't completely fix it... it will contine to curve balls until you can thouroughly clean it. cleaning out the porting is the worst part though, it seems like nothing can it clean. when it wasn't dripping paint it wasn't the greatest with accuracy. i mean it wasn't horrible, but maybe that's cause it's a 12" (but i don't think so).
all in all, i think it's a bad barrel. i know some will disagree, but if it works for you then cool. i would reccomend a dye excel (same price as teardrop). it's always treated me well and i wish i had one for my spyder (it was a tippmann barrel). hope the review helped, but i would reccomend a different barrel... but that's just me. l8r, J
hey. dont go giving this review crap just because the barrel didnt fit your gun! well no crap its going to break balls and curve it theres a misfit on the barrel. DUH dont post if your not using the right barrel
i think he stated the problems he had with it very well. maybe it was bad paint or a defective barrel. maybe it is just crap compared to dye barrels. i don't know but u don't have to bash people just because they don't like the barrel you have.
I dont know wut type of hopper u had but that could of been a major problem. Im not goin to yell at u or wutever because thats your opinion, but depending on wut type of hopper u had, i think u either got a defect, orjust got unlucky. My firends have these with eggy hoppers, and even hopper sthat arent as fast and they maybe break 1 ball every 5000 paint.
Like i said, its your opinion, but u prob got a defect, or u need a new hopper
PMI SuperSwirls...that's all I can say for a paint-to-barrel match. I had incredible accuracy from my 14" TearDrop on my 98 Custom. But you have a point, if a ball breaks, you're pretty much out unless you have your stock barrel or another. The only way to clean out the porting (which has to be spotless in order for this barrel to work) is to run a water hose up it and force the paint out. I never broke a ball with mine, but the barrel's so bad about being spotlessly clean, that paint that got in the porting from splats on nearby trees reduced accuracy from pin-point to none. I mean it wouldnt shoot past 10 feet without curving. See my review on this, and the J&J Ceramic which I HIGHLY recommend if you don't want to clean as much as you have to with a TearDrop. Also, view my team website at www.texassoldiers.tk. you have to turn pop-up blocker off to view, thanks to anyone who does! Sign the guestbook :D