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Tippmann Pathfinder Barrel
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Number of Reviews: 7
Average Rating: 9.3 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $40

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Solid one piece aluminum construction
Machined from 1" barrel stock
Honed and polished to perfection
Large multi holed muzzle break to reduce noise and increase accuracy
Created exclusively for the needs of Tippmann markers
Each barrel is hand checked by Tippmann for quality and fit
Each barrel is individually packed in a tube to insure against shipping damage
Product Availability 
The Tippmann Pathfinder Barrel is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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liltippmanguy Friday, January 6th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
1 year10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
16 inch smart parts progressive
j&j ceramic barrel
Marker Setup: tippmann 98 custom with response trigger and double trigger
allen paintball rubber foregrip
red dye stickygrip
viewloader revolution II eggy
68 cu nitroduck carbon fiber tank
no name drop forward
stock bolt and stock internals
Recommended
Paintballs:
draxxus blitz
Strengths: Distance is really good not too picky on paint
accuracy is good
price is right
Weaknesses: Only 14 inch length and its a one piece
accuracy drops with ball breaks
Review: I got this barrel at the tippmann truck at last years nppl event for the low price of $25! while i really had my heart on getting the 16 inch tippmann sniper i saw this as a 'baby sniper barrel' and it was recommended to me by the lady behind the counter. while some kid told me i should have gotten a 'freak barrel kit' instead,im glad that this was my choice. the first time i used this barrel i played woods ball with it which isn't my style of play i prefer speed ball and im not a good woods ball player either. the barrel did well and i recall no breaks that day..the distance and accuracy was decent while the paint i used was too brittle to make past the twigs and stray leaves on trees. the next week i played speed ball and found my new purchase to do really well with my comp air tank that it shoots probably as straight as some 60 to 100 dollar barrels..at times id do my lob shots and this barrel is a lobber. i did shop a few times and i had to really squeegee my barrel out good to get the accuracy back as this one isn't a self cleaner. it'll help you arc those shots right over onto the heads and masks of your opponent as i was able to this last month shooting out a player out in the back right can on his forehead and mask. if you are on a budget and love your tippmann,get this barrel that is truly worth the 25 to 30 dollars you'll pay for it.
Conclusion: This barrel is a great value for the money. Its not picky on paint although dont chop and then try shooting it will give you major curves and little straight shots. Ballers on a budget save your money and try this barrel. A good barrel doesnt have to cost more than 60 dollars. Tippmann fanatics get this!
Rating:
9 out of 10
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stephenissweet Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
T98 J&J Performance Ceramic Barrel
Marker Setup: tippmann 98 custom, with 14 inch pathffinder barrel
Recommended
Paintballs:
Rps, Bigball
Strengths: Excellent distance, great for woods and speedball, doesn't chop balls. easy to clean.
Weaknesses: Once a ball is broken in barrel, needs to be clean
Review: this barrel has saved my butt in some very tight and close matches. Just the pass weekend, i went paintballing at a local field, and one the first game, right at the start i hit a player across the field right in the chest. it was at least from 35 yards, and i was stunned. i used to have the old stock barrel for the tippmann 98, and it was alright, but i was curved balls and was limited to how far i could shoot. The pathfinder is a great barrel for woods and speed ball, i have not used it yet on a speed ball field, but from other players who have the barrel, say it works great. out of the whole day, i only broke balls due to damage paintballs. i was winning shoot outs, due to my new barrel. i could sit back or run up the field and still hit players. anyone looking for a good upgrade barrel for a tippmann 98 custom, without paying a lot of money, buy this barrel. it well not be a waste of money.
Conclusion: This barrel is great, it shoots far, and doesn't not curve, you will win many games with this barrel
Rating:
8 out of 10
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mega baller Sunday, November 26th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
stock barrel
Marker Setup: 98 with a 14" pathfinder barrel 20oz co2
Recommended
Paintballs:
big ball super swirl and zap
Strengths: Well the barrel is nice
Weaknesses: Well there is not any that i can thank of
Review: The barrel is all out good get it you will love it trust me i give it a 10 out of 10 that is how good it is my brother brought one for about $30 at a sporting good store in our area don't have one get one today you will love it trust me it is great
Conclusion: Get one
Rating:
10 out of 10
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JameyR323 Saturday, May 27th, 2006
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Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
stock barrel
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 custom with remote, 14 pathfinder barrel, stock, and laser sight.
Recommended
Paintballs:
Any i use the cheap blue streaks you can get at Walmart $20 for 1,000
Strengths: Accuracy, ease of cleaning, and price
Weaknesses: Looks and bad accuracy with high velocity
Review: This is a good barrel for someone who isn't a tournament player and just plays in a yard. It has a very accurate shot up to about 75 ft. Just be sure to turn your velocity down from what it was at with the stock barrel. Also it doesn't have a lot of ports so its easy to clean, unlike the 32 degrees whisper barrel. Also since its made by tippmann you know its made to the highest standard.
Conclusion: Its a good barrel and for $30 its a keeper.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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MaJoR_LeVi Friday, April 14th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 Custom
Psychballistics Double Trigger
Dead-On Rear Velocity Adjuster
Tippmann 14" Pathfinder Barrel
Tippmann Cyclone Feed System
Recommended
Paintballs:
PCS Combat 68, Nightmare
Strengths: Pretty Accurate, Good Looking
Weaknesses: Not extremely accurate, better than the flatline
Review: I got this barrel after a guy at the local Paintball store told me about it, 40 bucks, and it was a good looking barrel, with above average accuracy. I love thisd barrel, and I doubt I will use anything other than it. its close to the Lapco bigshot barrel, because its a good strong, accurate barrel.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a good barrel, for not a whole lot of money, then this is the barrel for you. Its pretty accurate, and it looks pretty good on the gun.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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NJPirates1 Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
6 months1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Any quality kit.
Marker Setup: Tipp 98 custom, this barrel 14 inches, the works
Recommended
Paintballs:
Any its fine with whatever
Strengths: Accurate, somewhat quieter than srock barrel, not heavy, ACCURATE
Weaknesses: None
Review: Iv'e been using this barrel on my 98 custom since march of this year. The one thing i got out of it was accuracy which was hoped for. This product has to be one of the best barrels for a long effective range. It is flawless. And I think it looks very nice inspite of being made from tippmann. Not flaming tippmann but their products aren;'t good looking. Whateveer paintball isn't about looks though.
Conclusion: Tippmann did the best job on this barrel possible. Please buy this you will not be unsatisfied. If I could put one of these on all of my guns I would. This product really deserves a 10 it is ball on ball shoooting, I LOVE THIS PORDUCT.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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huffnpuff12345 Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
1 year0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
16" Tippmann Werks
Marker Setup: 98c, cyclone feed, tapco t6 stock, 14" pathfinder barrel
Recommended
Paintballs:
I mainly use Nelson Hot Spots and they work well
Strengths: Acurate, cheap
Weaknesses: It's not a self cleaner
Review: I origionally got this barrel with my 98c violator package. I've only used one different barrel (16" tippmann werks) when my gun was in the shop and I borrowed a friend's gun. The werks did out perform the pathfinder, but i was surprised at how little a difference it made. The worst thing about the gun is that it's not a self cleaning barrel, so I do have to spend some squegee time with it. In all the time I've had it, it has only had 2 paintballs blow in the barrel, most of the time i'm only cleaning the barrel because splatter got in it.
Conclusion: It's a great barrel for a great price. If you're on a tight budget this is definately the way to go.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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