other than the stock barrel(much worse than tear drop) this is the first barrel on my new gun
Pirahna Pro w/ vf, boo-yaah Elcd trigger frame, PMI pure energy regulator, venturi bolt, and of course, my beloved 12" tear drop barrel
every paintball brand i have used with this barrel has shot extremly well. this includes super swirls, zaps, diablo, etc.
just about everything is good..
-hasn't broken a paintball yet
-i got it for $60
actually, i haven't found anything bad about it yet, except i chopped a ball once, and it didn't perform as well, but it was still pretty good anyways.
with my old stock barrel on my pirahna, i could turn the CO2 usage down, but i would get barely any range. with my tear drop, i can turn it down just about as low as it can go, and i will still get exceptional range. i would reccomend this barrel to anybody
TL+, 12v rev., 14 inch teardrop, nitro and new trigger frame soon
I always use big ball and they work perfect
This barrel is a great barrel. I have shot over 4,000 paintballs through it and havn't broke one yet. It's hard to explain how good this barrel is.
-Very quiet when it shoots
-never breaks paint
-very very accurate
-you can shoot very far
-very good price for how good it shoots
-comes with a warranty
-I shot many different types of paint thru the barrel and the barrel performed
-paintballs never break in it
-very cool porting on it
-It also looks very cool
I have not had any problems yet. I was told that it is hard to clean if you have a ball break in it. The thing is no balls break in it! The only reason why a ball will break is because of your gun not loading the balls fast enough.
I think that it is one of the best barrels out there. I love this barrel. I think that I would feel naked without it on my gun. As I have said before, it is an amazing barrel because of many reasons. It's great.
Model 98 Custom, 14" Tear Drop, Full Boar Rear Cocking System, PB Gas through grip, PMI Perfect Cradle, Lapco Direct Feed, Double trigger
For my birthday my mom got my Brass Eagle paintballs, Which really stink in my opinion. So I tried it out with my gun and they curved a little but what do you expect the brass eagle. Out of all of the 500 balls three of them broke, When I play with my friends I go trigger happy :-) But with marballizers and proballs the paint goes a lot straighter then the stock barrel. What do you expect the barrel is from Smart Parts.
I didnt find nothing wrong with barrel. I love all the smart part gear its the best. I think my nexts gun is going to be a Impulse with Vision eye.
I gave it a 10 because I like it alot. I mostly never break paint in the barrel know.
Amazing accuracy, I shot this thing and nailed my friend in the gun from about 80 yards back, only took 3 shots! Easy as hell to clean, shoots through a break really well. Only takes like 5 shots before the zingers stop. Very quiet.
The porting has it's ups and downs... One of it's downs is if you have a pretty bad ball break then you have to dip the barrel in water to get it competely clean... I went face down in mud.. what do you think cleaning out the porting was like then?
A great barrel, hard to break a ball, but a breeze to clean if you do. I've shot about a case and a half through mine now and I have only broken 2 balls. Overall I recommend it highly.
PMI Piranha, Bottomline, pure energy regulator, sight
Best Acurracy~I can scope out and shoot people from more than 60yrds away!
Not too loud~ they never new where I was until I hit them
Nothing really... people say its hard to clean when a ball breaks... but all barrels are like that! bring a bottle of water with you just incase a ball does break
Exellant barrel nice and strong never had a problem with mine. It shoot straight... With this barrel I can shoot balls consistantly and hit the same place over and over (lines up with my sight nicely too). Very good deal!!!
Shop around the prices change only about 10 - 20 bucksbut thats a good amount... enough to buy a scope (small but good)
Spyder TL Plus
14" J&J Ceramic and 14" Smart Parts Tear Drop
shorter and lighter Trigger Job
ACI 6 stage
Psycho Ballistics drop fwd
My gun hates anything other than Marbleizers
Much quieter and accurate than stock. You HAFTA upgrade the barrel if you have a Spyder, it's a must.
When we play in the winter in CT I brake a lot of paint but it's the gun not the barrel. HOWEVER, when I do brake paint this barrel is done till you take it off and run a squeegie threw it. I also use a J&J ceramic that even if you break a ball you can still get 4 outta 5 shots out b4 you hafta clean it. Which is much better in case your in a heated battle and you break a ball. But in the summer when my gun shoots good this barrel is awsome. It's light, it looks really good, the accuracy is great and it's wicked quiet.
Very good barrel, if your in warm weather then go for it, if you use it in the cold then I'd hafta suggest goin w/ the J&J ceramic cuz it cleans itself much better than the Smart Parts Teardrop. The rating is difficult for me cuz if I hadn't had the J&J than I never would have know that the cleaning could be better and this barrel is a great barrel other than that, and I prefer it over the J&J when I can cuz the Teardrop looks much better on my gun :) Givin it a 9
any rps paint will work real good, pmi premiums work good too
this barrel got awesome accuracy. for the price you cant beat it. its also quiet and looks good on my SE. i had few ball breaks any high quality paint will work excellent and even veiwloaders worked ok.
this barrel sucks when you got a ball break. just squeegie it 2x and you will be back to normal. dont use BE balls or you will be squeeging the whole game
this is an awesome barrel for the price. this barrel is accurate and quiet and could hold up to the high price barrels like the boomstick or AA. for the price you cant beat it
Sharp looking, porting increases in hole size from front to back, fairly quiet.
One bad experience with it, bad combination of wheather and paint caused my 'balls to fly everywhere and break before they hit the target, but not in the barrel. Couldnt pinpoint the problem and didnt sit down and do so, so i cant bad rap it that much, but i would like a little more performance, but the price definetalty fits the satisfaction im getting from it
Tippmann 98c : Empire reloader 2 hopper
Stock (not sure of the exact name)
PMI Pure Energy air bottle
Raider remote line
Looks (see review)
I bought this barrel shortly after buying my marker. And i was very happy with the accuracy looks and distance and that was that. But now my friends and I are getting better and are looking to improve our guns. We are going in the direction a scenario paintball so we are buying hand guards stocks e.c.t. Because of the teardrops curvy shape its very hard to put a hand guard on so I have recently bought a new barrel.
But on the performance side of things with full co2/air this baby shoots as straight as an arrow.
In case of brakes, of which are very rare with this barrel, (I'v had one!) its quite hard to clean due to the porting.
I strongly recommend this barrel for it does what I'm sure many barrels would find hard to beat. And for a very affordable price.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, August 11th, 2005 at 3:26 pm PST