Accurate, light, quiet, looks good, bore sizers, well made
I am going to start by saying that I am not in any way employed by or sponsored by Hammerhead Paintball.
I have been playing paintball for about eleven years now and have shot a lot of different markers and a lot of different barrels. This barrel is by far the best one that I have ever shot. You can tell by your look at the thing, it looks and feels like a real gun barrel and not a piece of aluminum tubing a few holes and some threads tapped into one end. The whole thing was milled on a CNC machine. It doesn't feel like other paintball barrels.
This thing shoots straighter and farther than any other barrel I have ever used. I went out with a friend right after I got the barrel. We were both shooting identical markers except for the barrels. He was using a Pro-lite barrel. The patterns on the targets were about the same only I was about thirty feet behind where he was shooting. The first time that I played a game with it I stood next to a friend with a Freak barrel and the Hammerhead shot the balls straighter and farther(my velocity screw was turned down almost all of the way).
The ads say that the shooter may experience more noise because of the backwards porting. It is a lot more quiet than the stock barrel that I used to have.
It is a little difficult to get perfectly clean if you break a ball(which doesn't happen very often). This isn't a problem because it will still shoot straight even with a broken ball, it just doesn't look very nice.
This is the best barrel that your money can buy. It is expensive but it is worth every penny. I bought the barrel with the fin kit and had some doubts about shelling out $250 for a barrel kit that only has three bore sizers. After using it I plan on buying another kit so I can have all the bore sizers and another length barrel. It really is that good. It has convinced a few of my friends to get them for their markers.
I have one last thing to say to the people that wrote the reviews that trashed this barrel. The reason that the balls were curving randomly is your velocity was set too high. My marker does it as well. All you have to do is turn your marker down and you start shooting straight as an arrow. The balls do not break on the rifling in the barrel. They are a couple of tenths of a millimeter deep, it isn't like the balls are being forced through 1/4 inch deep razor sharp grooves. As far as quoting reseach about how putting spin on a paintball doesn't help accruacy. I can't say if it does or doesn't but this barrel is extremly accurate. One person said that the Armson barrel was rifled and it didn't work so anyother rifled barrel wouldn't either. I have shot Armson barrels and they do suck. This barrel is NOT an Armson. Finally giving this particular barrel such a low rating makes me wonder if those people are either paid by or sponsored by Smartparts, Dye, or some other barrel manufacturer
black matte works with 45 ,3000 nitro tank 12v hopper hammerhead 14" barrel
quite,great acc,quite,quite hmm.... QUITE
its alittle loud to you but not to them
get it its the best barrel more acc then a freak quiter then the freak and dye but together at 50 yards the other team cant hear any thing but this ssssssw sound its alsome they dont know where the hell you are at you really dont need to buy the fins just buy the barrel for a little over a 100 it make my works deadly
its a great barrel for a great price buy it now be for it get popular and the price goes up lol it will be hard to find a least
Accurate ( to a degree )
Self cleans fairly well
easy to install
Kind of pricey $120
Hard to find
I recently purchased this barrel during the winter. When spring rolled around I was excited to use it. After I shot about 20 paintballs I noticed some were curving and some were straight. This is the main problem with this barrel, INCONSISTENCY!
While some of your shots will shoot straight on a line, others will curve off into some direction where they aren't suppossed to. The better the paint you use the more straight shots you will get, but you will still always get recent occurings of curving so that does not make enough of a difference for me to reccomend it.
The good news is that it does self clean fairly well ( takes about 5-8 shots ) and does not break that many balls. Also if you don't fire too fast your shots wont curve as much either, but when your in a close firefight you don't want to be shooting slowly.
If I could do it again I would not have bought this barrel because I know there are better products out there and advise you to look for them. I will now spend my time looking to sell this barrel so i can get something more consistent. Look harder, this isn't that great of a barrel so find something better. 6.5 out of 10
2003 Outkast Autococker with Eclipse Eblade trigger frame
Any that fit the backs you have
Accuracy, accuracy, and once again accuracy!...oh yeah it's also lite as a feather!
A tad on the expensive side.
This barrel is awesome!
I have been using it for about a month now and I will never go back to my boomstick again. I didn't think that it could get more accurate than a boomstick so I had to try this barrel for myself to see if all the hype was true and it was.
I have not had one problem with this barrel. It shoots on target every time without fail. I have heard some people say that it curves alot in a cross wind but I have not experienced this so far even in some fairly heavy winds. Besides most balls do curve in a good strength wind.
You can put ball on top of ball at 30 and 50yrds. I have let my tournament team buddies play with this barrel and they are all hooked and plan on getting one asap.
Be careful...if you get this barrel there are no excuses for not shooting someone out.
Even though it is expensive it is definately worth every penny. It gives you the advantage on your opponent and if your serious about paintball then you know every advantage is critical! Buy it and you will not be disappointed.
I have been playing for over 15 years. I have played with alot of different types of guns and barrels, all the way from a splatmaster, to my Emag with several variations of barrels.
I use a warp feed with my Egg and can send mad amounts of paint through the barrel.
The grouping is tight from a variety of distances and it is quiet down field.
I generally use PMI or RPS paint and have never had a problem with it.
For those that complain that it busts paint and is hard to clean, blah blah, I recommend using quality paint and carrying a battle swab. It only takes a second to clean and is well worth the second of cleaning to have one of the best barrels on the market.
I recommend this product to all levels of players because it is quiet, accurate and a sweet barrel!!
Extremely accurate and reliable, new models are very light.
Older models are a little heavy.
I have been playing for about 12 years now, and this product is far and away the best barrel system I have ever used. I went back and forth through several types until I found this one. I haven't even considered getting another system since I started playing with Hammerhead. They are bar none the most superior product on the market, and the people at Hammerhead are among the nicest and most professional people you'll ever meet.
I whole-heartedly endorse this product. Buy this one, and you'll never want another barrel system as long as you're playing.
Phsyco Ballistics Lightning Autococker, Empire Reloader, WGP Stock Reg, WGP Stock On/Off Combo 20oz anti siphon CO2
Rifling, and high quality
Rifling, and porting
okay in miy quest for the most accurate barrel, i bought the best i could... i purchased 3 brand new stiffi's in .687, .689, and .691.. and the hammer head barrel kit w/ 5 fins for side by side comparison, and was planning on returning the lesser of the two.
First off, when i opend the box it was very professional. the case is hard plastic with custom cut foam and the barrel is very high quality. the inside finish is like no other, and after talking to the president, I found out that the company that rifles remington's barrels makes them... that is why they are soo high quality. the finish is dust black, and seems very very durable.
Shooting. when you thread the fins onto the barrel... erk... u must use the lube that's provided to lube the threads, because i experainced extream squeeking, and rough friction grinding fit betewen the barrel and fin.. but when lubed, it was smooth as butter.
Now the barrel comes with a note (i bought mine direct from Hammerhead, as did the Stiffi's From S!te MFG.) saying to shoot it at 280-285fps for the best preformance. i called the president again, and he gave me a bunch of RPM numbers saying that is because the velocity determines the rpm.. let it be KNOWN THAT all RIFLED BARREL HATERS MAKE SURE U KNOW WHAT UR TALKING ABOUT>>> THESE BARRELS WERE DESIGNED WITH THE LIQUID FILL IN MIND. and in some review say's 13,000 rpm... well the president said that is bull, and the barrels never spin the ball more than 3,400rpm or the ball will start to drift, and not stay straight.
Anywho, now to the shooting. at 285fps with 1fps variation on my freestyle :) it was spot on, tested with old rental paint, black shelled crappy paint. and Draxxus, the barrel shot very well, i broke one ball while shoving them down the barrel on pourpose... and it cleaned the thinnner shelled paints very very welll within 4 shots. almost to the point where i couldn't tell that i broke, just as the STIFFI DID. (they both were the same in this catagory) but at 300fps the barrel was a tad less accurate, at longer ranges the stiffi pulled ahead, and the president said to turn it down, i refused and returned it because i want to shoot right on 299 in tournaments to ensure that i have the least ammount of ball bounces. the barrel is lighter than the freak (according to the charts) and on the website the "ours v.s. theirs) they are using the Freak Barrel, but don't want to start a fued with company's so they let it remain anonymouse. If u doubt me, call the president.
the hammer head thought is a very good customer service, and he talked to me for 2 hours explaining everything i'm just lazy and don't want to type it all
Now the squeege is true, you do need a battle swab, and side by side the stiffi was quieter. the velocity acutally dropped from the stiffi to hammerhead which confused me, with all paints.
also sound... the hammer head is loud to the shooter and quiet to those recieving shots, just as advertised.. however my stiffi was quiet to both... when i say loud i mean noticiably louder upon switching barrles.
In conclusion if the barrel wasn't so picky on velocity i'd end up keeping it, but the stiffi won by about 2 points on my rating of 100 during my tests... So this barrel goes back to hammer head, and i keep my 3 stiffis'
I give it a 9.87
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 at 10:04 pm PST
black sp ion with ricochet apache, progressive barrel, flame drop, and twister feed, qev, macdev 05 legion air
spyder rodeo with ricochet ak and hammerhead barrel
Non dimpled ones
Looks cool, mostly accurate
When i bought this barrel i Thought that it was great it was very accurate and the rufling looked really cool. When i put it on my spyder it was very accurate, but when i chopped it did not self clean. Overall i think that this is a great barrel it is a little over priced but not that bad.
The closest would be the freak system but I have always shot a dye boom until the hammerhead came into picture.
02 cocker, black magic regulator, AKA bolt
Love to use Blaze with it but I think it can shoot most anything.
Increase in accuracy and distance.
Really can't think of one
I really like the barrell. I have a dye boom so I was satisfied with the accuracy I was getting. My buddies have hammerheads on their guns and love it to death. So I went up to the paintball shop and tested one out. I was very impressed. Even more impressed when the fin was put on. The paint shot out like it was on fire!!!!!!! The distance was unbelievable. I the barrel was shorter then my dye boom but went much further. The fin kit makes the biggest difference. When you get the hammerhead you must get the fint kit to get the very,,,,,, very best results. For you tournment players this would be an awesome upgrade.
Awesome barrel!! If you play tournments, you must get this barrel. It will undoubtly change your game for the better. It's well worth the money. If you have the money get it.