evil express (what I use)
shoot most other paint just as well with a few minor slip ups
Handles fast fire with consistent accuracy
Bang for buck
no ball breakage
none that I have noticed
For about three months now I've used the newer boss progressive and have noticed unique characteristics. One it has a unique and consistent flight pattern. Two, nice and quiet for stealthy and sneaky situations. Three, accuracy remains fairly consistent in rapid fire.
I bought this barrel for 35 bucks. with the extra I saved I was able to purchase a reloader and new bolt. after buying I fired it in my backyard a few times (safely though) and noticed that this barrel bolt combo matched preety well. at about 75ft i shot 10 times into a 8 in circle and only one shot land outside of it. also the barrel was amazingly quiet even with the psi turned way up. shooting at the local field I was able to gog three people off the break (there's that accuracy again). Also, I was able to easily flank and eliminate two other players who couldn't figure out where shots came from after they were shot out (quiet). and in a situation I should have avoided (a six on 3 game with my friends) i was able to fire without a chop in rapid firing situation against three of the other team.
In conclusion I find that this is an excellent barrel for a low to mid budget player. Expect great things from it and even greater if you can match the barrel with a bolt like I did. While it's no boomy or freak it shoots like one, but because it isn't it gets a nine.
stock barrel ( pretty good but not as good) tear drop, 3a knock out ( sucks so dont buy it) j&j ceramic
spyder xtra, kingman ipi electro frame, ricochet rhino loader ( why do people with spyders buy halos? doesnt make sence the hopper cost more than the gun and the gun cant come close to keeping up) pmi pure energy 20 oz co2
i use kickin
same thing as teardrop, cheap, looks good
this barrel is awesome, looks good on my gun but performs even better, im able to hit people from distances i never was before, i can shoot twice and lands the balls right on top of eachother, it never breaks balls and its real quiet, i wouldnt trade it for a freak
go get it, 30 dollars off ebay, what a steal, giving it a 9 cuz nothin is perfect
I have also used the Flatline for the model 98, and the bOoYaH Ultra barrel was very similar. Stock barrels just don't compare.
Tippmann 98, 12V Revolution, 14" Progressive, 48ci/3000psi Pure Energy Tank
Since this is an average bore barrel, .689 I believe, just about any paint works well. I like to use Blaze, Infernos, and Dusk paint through it.
-Accurate with a good paint match
-Perfect Lengths for Super Airball
-Not 2 Piece
-Doesn't come in short lengths for different uses
I got this barrel from a friend for my Custom 98 for 15 bucks used, and it was worth every penny, even if it would have cost 35 new. The porting at the end of the barrel made it pretty quiet, especially compared to the normal cannon-like sound of the Tippmann 98. With my Sam's Club ancient paint, I experienced no chops with this barrel. The balls traveled very straight, and the gun was quieter.
With field paint, my results were the same. I had no chops, I was shooting more accurately, and my gun was quieter. The 14" length proved itself on the airball field. I was able to push in against the bunker, and get better shots against my opponents.
One of the most important tests that I put this barrel through was if it could shoot itself clean. I forced a break by out shooting my hopper, then I fired several paintballs through to see if the barrel would shoot itself clean. The results were impressive for a 30 dollar barrel. Most of the paint came out within 3-4 shots, and after 5, the gun was shooting perfectly accurate again.
While this barrel has its downsides, its upsides far outweigh what is bad. My rating of this barrel is a flat 9, and I would highly reccomend it to anyone looking for a quiet, .689 bore, accurate barrel for less than 50 dollars.
This is a great barrel. 9/10! It often goes on sales at many stores too, so see if you can get one cheap. If you have the money though, wait to get a 2 piece barrel.
Camo Spyder Pilot, Clear Egg2, 20oz Pure Energy co2 tank, Silver Sweet Spot Trigger, Black Dye Sticky 3 Grips, CIP Sure Fit Feed Adapter.
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I haven't used this barrel for very much but when I have it performed very nicely. The accuracy is much better than the accuracy I was getting with my stock pilot barrel. It was a lot quieter than the stock pilot barrel. The barrel looks very nice considering it was only $60CND and if you are shooting a Spyder or Piranha or Tippmann I really reccommend this barrel as it is much better than crappy stock barrels and will make your gun as a whole look much nicer.
This is a great barrel, from 50 feet away, i can get a 5" by 5" grouping (with the right paint of course). Its actually not as loud as everybody says it is, its basically an ugly teardrop/ one piece all american.
ITS ONLY 35$! GET IT I SAY!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, June 30th, 2004 at 3:50 pm PST
14 inch thunder pig
14 inch J&J Ceramics
14 inch Progressive Barrel
will shoot just about anything really ...
Great grouping !
Very consistant !
Good looking !
Great Price !
After several barrells, I think I finally found the one for me ! I was very impressed with this barrell. I would have to say that you will not be let down. It costs around 35.00 and for the money, you will simply not find a better barrell anywhere. You will notice how tight your patterns are in 3-5 shot bursts ... you can litterally shoot through the little holes in the bunkers if you want to :)
I love my Progressive barrel, i never play without it. It works really good on any Spyder, and it's accurate as hell!! I would recommend this barrel to anyone who own's a Spyder because Spyder stock barrels get the job done... but not nearly as well as this baby does. Not only do these barrels work nicely but they are also pretty cheap... it's usually hard to find something real good for cheap, so take advantage of this. Got get this barrel NOW, you wont regret it!
I recommend this barrel to everyone, expecially Spyder owners... this barrel kicks!
I give this a 10 because there is really no down side to this barrel, i love the thing!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, March 24th, 2004 at 11:09 am PST
Cleaning gets a lil tought when paint gets stuck in porters
The progressive barrel is for sure one of the best barrels priced under 50$(got mine for 35).It is very very accurate, i was playing down here in Miami and maybe 8 mph winds were going through and it curved very very slightly and thats it.Its Quiet but not too quiet and will take opponents a second or two to find ur location.Also the quietness of the barrel will sometimes depend on which gun u have and the bolt u have for that gun.Any questions just write me a comment.
Good barrel for under 50$(very very very good barrel),ill give the accuracy a 15 out of 10,and yes this barrel is good for beginners,pros,and even some veterans
14" Smart Parts Progressive Barrel
System X dropforward
ACS Delrin Bolt
DYE E-Spyder Sticky Grip
Shocktech Spyder LPC
Java Expansion Chamber Kit
Doesn't matter, I use all kinds of paintballs. They all work fine
The key strengths are the distance, and the accuracy.
There aren't really any weaknesses, this is a great barrel.
I got this barrel in 14 inches. 14 inches is the best size to get. This barrel is very accurate, and goes a great distance. When I ordered this I didn't really know how good it was till when i shot it. After I shot it I realized that this was awesome.
In conclusion, this is a great barrel because it is very accurate, and goes very far.
Spyder Victor, PMI hopper, 14inch Progressive Barel, 20oz C02 tank
G.A.P. paintballs work really well, as well Draxon, pretty much anything
looks, acuracy, quietness, strength
This is a sweet barrel. Makes my gun so quiet. This barel wont scratch either. Get it in black. Makes my gun a lot more acurate to. This barel looks sweet on any gun. My friends so jelous when I got it. Get 14inch not to long but not short either. Its gotta be good its a smart parts.
This is a must upgrade for your gun and works so well. You cant beet the price either for what you get. Smart Parts sure knows how to make them. Go out and get one best move you can make.