Billet machined from solid 6061-T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
Gun-drilled and micro-honed to exact sizes leaving a near mirror finish
So straight that they even clean faster and easier
A highly mico polished interior
Exact replica of the M16/M4 muzzle break
1 inch diameter barrel
Flat Tactical No Glare Finish
The OPSGEAR Operator Barrel is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Tippmann 98c : Empire reloader 2 hopper
Stock (not sure of the exact name)
PMI Pure Energy air bottle
Raider remote line
OPSGEAR 16" Operator
OPSGEAR SIG hand guard
OPSGEAR M4 mag kit
OPSGEAR FOT sight
Any smaller bore balls. Mine are Guerrilla field balls from www.gizmos.com I think they are their own brand.
Very smooth bore
None. This thing rocks!
I have recently bought this barrel and have only run about 500 balls through it.
But already i can tell this is the best buy for my gun.
The accuracy is perfect, cant say any thing against it.
Its pretty loud, which I like cos it sounds cool. I don't really think that you could possibly get a barrel that is so quiet that you cant tell where the person is so I think it doesn't really make a difference.
The bore smoothness and size is perfect for my paintballs.
I strongly recomend this barrel to any tippmann user cos it looks great on them and it really is a quality barrel.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 at 8:39 am PST
32 degrees whisper barrel or razr barrel but they compare horribly....
M4-milsim 98 model soon to be 98 custom pro
any, except for knock off brands and wat not.
Accuracy, looks, distance, trajectory, did i mention accuracy?
Scratches bit easily but o well, small price to pay
i bought this along with the A-1 adjustable carry handle (10/10) and the 3 position carbine stock (9/10) and well what can i say? this is great! i can not believe how much more accuracy this adds to ur gun. even if people say that since all guns use the same velocity its the same distance, that's not necessarily true, the sleeker the interior of a barrel the smoother more stable the flight of the paintball which means it will go farther and under the right conditions (i.e no moderate to heavy winds) will land where u point at it.
-the day i decided to really play hard i shot 3 to 4 people from 200, 300, and even a miraculous 400 feet!!! (those of u who have played at hurriacne paintball park in p[almbay, FL will agree that from the forest line to the nets and bunkers is roughly that distance...i think any ways) i'm geussing it was more luck than aim that a paintball makes it that far but w/e
-same day, due to the no glare finish of my gun and my barrel. i confidently hid in a prone position in the shrubs with my camo and people passed and did not know i was there til i shot them.
it works, but remember its the shooter as much as the gun so u have to MAKE it work don't expect this or ANYTHING to just magically enhance ur skills. though nothing will make u better this certainly helps for aim, point and shoot. (point as in look through the iron sight rail with the small hole, reduce the movement of ur gun to nothing, stop breathing to help ur aim, and press the trigger and don't let go until after it leaves the barrel to reduce recoil....) and people say there is no such thing as a paintball sniper
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, March 19th, 2006 at 12:51 pm PST
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Similar Products Used:
a-5, opsgear operator 16" barrel, opsgear g36 stock, special ops a5a2 forgrip, simmons red dot sight, double trigger, and a tac cap.
Any large bore paintballs.
Very heavy. Not ravingly accurate.
I just got this barrel a few days ago and so far I'm not awstruck by it. I would recomend big bore paintballs for it because if you don't, the paint will fly everywhere. If you get the right paint, it is a good barrel. The most accurate shot i had with it so far was about 70 feet. I had a 8 inch grouping at 50 feet. I like the barrel and it gives the gun a sniper look if you get it with a stock.
If you want it, get it. If you don't, then don't get it.
Tippmann 98 Custom
14 inch OPSGEAR Operator Barrel
I've always known Opsgear for making quality products, and this is no exception. I ordered this barrel after having the stock barrel for a couple months, and was amazed first of all by the price, at only 60 bucks. 60 Bucks. Thats half the price of a Stiffi and a Boomstick, with the same performance. Also coming with a beautiful black paintjob and a mirror slick finish on the inside, I would say for 60 bucks you can't go wrong. Anyway, onto the fun part...
At 250 fps shooting Scorches, I put a 3 inch grouping of 10 paintballs, at 50 feet away, with the farthest paintball away from the grouping being only 1 inch.
At 280 fps shooting Scorches from 50 feet away, I made a 2 inch grouping with the farthest ball away being only a half inch.
Buy it. A barrel that is up at the top with the big dogs, for half the price.
ive used the flatline, progressive, stock barrel for the model 98
model 98 sig rifle kit from opsgear
any big bore paint is good.
It has good accuracy and good range.
None. It's a pretty darn good barrel.
I think that its a great barrel. Ops gear is a good brand and I love their products. Iv'e never had a problem with them and I dont think you will. I think any new player or a person thats been playing for a while should get it. You'd be amazed at how it performs and there aren't any weaknesses.
I think you should get this barrel because for the price and what it can do you would be amazed.
PMI stingers, not much experience with anything else
Tactical looking barrel
Intimidating and powerful if used right
Not too great for cqb
Does add bulk to gun
I've had this barrel for a few months now, and its accurate, it does very well for the range it covers. Suprisingly, does intimidate a few other guys with the barrel. The flat black and muzzle break look similar to the M4/16 style break, but with its own style. I haven't had a break in it except if i use the crappy walmart brand paint, otherwise if you spend more you get more. Very nice grouping, haven't seen much like it in a while, put this and a red dot and you'll have some more notches on your belt.
If you want something that is tactical and nothing too fancy, this is yours, but like the saying goes, if you can find a better barrel, then buy it
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, March 4th, 2007 at 11:31 am PST
i have used the stock 98 barrel, and flatline barrels, along with the opsgear 18 in interceptor
14 in operator barrel
flatline barrel(for long range gunnery)
opsgear M249 saw stock
some funny sight rail
tru-glo 30 mm red dot sight
3 inch home made barrel (yes i have a lathe)
48 round winchester hopper
nelson, hot spot works great, but i scored 2000 rounds from this guy who said that the paint swelled and it worked even better, no breaks no nothin
Nice finish, better than any barrel that i have seen for a 98
Big bore diameter, thats it
I was given this barrel as a gift and i loved it from the start. Consistantcy, quality, and just plain coolness. I like most of opsgears stuff and they have created an awsome product. the only problem that found was how big the bore was, but i am not a speedballer that has to have everything perfect (yes i play speedball with it, along with alot of rec ball)so i like this barrel alot.
If you want it buy it if you don't then don't buy it
Many other barrels from OPSGEAR..
All great barrels!
-Tippmann 98 Custom Tactical M4-
Response Trigger from local store
M98 Cyclone Upgrade with full TechT set & Squishy Paddels from local store
JCS Aluminum Power Tube & Howitzer Bolt From Opsgear.com & XPaintball.com
Rocket Cock from XPaintball.com
Moded Asia Clubfoot 6Pos. Tactical stock with Dual storage saddle compartments from EBay.com
A3 Detachable Flattop Carry Handle with see through Picatinny Scope Adaptor from Opsgear.com
1x42mm Dual Red/Greed Dot Scope from Opsgear.com
7'' Picatinny Tactical Handguard from Opsgear.com
Ergonomic Picatinny Foregrip from Opsgear.com
16'' M4 Style Operator Barrel from Opsgear.com
Bossman Mag Kit from E-Bay.com
HP Spyder Coiled Remote w/ on/off & Slide Check
M4 Aluminum Foresight from Opsgear.com
72/3000 HPA Tank from local store
Home spun mock suppresor
Larger bore premium grade paintballs as the bore of this barrel is a large
.691 Most all paintballs still do alright in it though.
Inside finish is mirror finish for minimum friction!
Has never busted a ball!
A slightly larger bore size (around .691)
I have had this barrel in the 16" form for about half a year..
During this time, I have been very impressed with it!
At first, the accuracy wasn't what was expected, but I measured
the bore size and found it to be large, about 6-hundred and ninety-one
thousandths (.691) of an inch. I purchased some larger sized paintballs
and I was getting greater accuracy and grouping at longer distance!
I recommend this barrel, as well as any other OPSGEAR barrel, to anyone who wants that milsim look without the sacrifice of quality and performance!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, February 18th, 2008 at 5:57 pm PST
ops gear g36c foregrip/sight rail
opsgear g36c mag
opsgear g36c folding stock
ops gear operator m4 barrel (16 inch)
bt bipod, bt bipod barrel adapter
tiberius laser site
tiberius tactical flashlight
techt vortex mod
techt cyclone feed lightning rod
jt tactical sling
tiberius vertical fore grip
oranged howitzer bolt
rap4 hopper offset
pen spring mod
Any will do but i prefer xo v1s and pcs combat 68s
Little loud ( but thats not really a weakness )
Ive had this barrel for about 6 months and i love it. it looks great, its accurate, and its tough. ive dropped it hit off trees running though the field and its not even chipped or scratched ( inside or out ). it still fires like its brand new. ive only broken about 40 balls out of roughly 8 000 so far and most of those were chops inside my a5.
Its a great barrel not very expensive and it will put your shots were you want them