Utilising a combination of Award Winning design and tried and tested manufacturing techniques and materials, Planet Eclipse present their own range of high quality, precision manufactured and finished barrels.
The Shaft is Ultimate Eclipse two-piece barrel. Available in multiple back-section bores, multiple Tip lengths, and multiple marker threads, the Shaft is every barrel you will ever need.
With the Tips using the same Patented porting technology, reduced turbulance, increased accuracy and reduced signature are guaranteed. And in a revolutionary twist, the two halves of the Shaft attach using a reverse (left-handed) thread. Designed primarily with Cocker users in mind, this allows simple and quick removal of the complete barrel off your gun, without leaving the back section behind. No more pipe-grips required to get the back section out of the Pneus!
The Shaft can be fashioned to suit your requirements. Cocker thread users have a choice of 0.686”, 0.689” and 0.693” backs, Angel and Impulse users can choose from 0.689” or 0.693” backs, and Spyder thread users have just the 0.693” back. All users have the choice of tips to create a complete barrel length of either 14” or 16”. And don’t forget, the tips and backs join up with a reverse thread!
The Planet Eclipse Shaft 2 Piece Barrel is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Trilogy Stock(best stock barrel for autocockers)
WGP 2004 ProStock
Eclipse Shaft 2 piece (.689)
47/3000 Bulldog Air System
Evolution II (Y-Board)
Evil-or slightly smaller balls
Comes in a kit
Buy the different back and tips
some paint doesn't fit
(tried fitting All-Stars and Empire Fuel)
When i got it i was iffy about how good it was because even though its normally a $92 and should be good i got it for $65. Plus the guy who sold it to me plays for Distortion and they are sponsored by Eclipse. He said he thinks it better than the All-American which was $65 too.
I used it about 2 days after i got it and it was accurate with Evil paint about 75ft away. They landed within 6" of each other. The All-American i tested did about the same but Evil is kinda small for the AA but fits the Shaft perfectly.
After about 2 games i ran out of Evil so i busted out a bag of Chronic because they are the most similar paint to Evil. They were just as accurate and then about 25 balls later one broke and they all started going everywhere. The Evils still mixed in with the Chronic in my hopper would shoot dead on still through the break but the chronic was terrible. I cleaned it and then took a few test shots around the 10th shot another chronic broke. So i cleaned it again in water and dried it off so it had no paint or moisture on it at all and took 4 shots. All of them broke. Took one more and it was an Evil ball, dead straight.
The way i could tell only the Chronic was breaking is because they were orange and the Evil were yellow. Just for the people who doubt that i would know.
The reversed threads are really only preference. I can see why people would get it stuck on their autocockers but mine is fine i didn't need it. I can't take points off or add them for this just because its all preference.
This is some time after the review.
I went to the big game a canobie nov. 20. went to the chrono with some stingers and i was shooting ball on ball and only 250fps. I turned it up to about 270fps and it still shot dead on. then just this saturday with another bag of stingers i was shooting dead on up to 75ft away. There was some kid on a rock about 150ft away video taping us. Got him in the sack with one shot. i was surprised. I think this is way better than an all american and i got it for the same price.
Barrel is great with smaller paint. Evils tend to just roll out of an AA but they fit perfect in this barrel.
If you can find it for $65 or less get it but not sure if it is worth $92 unless you get more than 1 back, performs same as an All-American.
Edit: Get this barrel if you want a good cheap barrel but i recommend using stingers they work great and are cheap paint.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 11th, 2006 at 12:26 pm PST