14" Whisper- the Whisper sucks compared to this
16" Entity- both about the same
12" Smart Parts Linear- Stealth is waaay better
13" Armson Stealth
BT Closed Bolt System
I've only used scorch, but they seem to work perfectly
Shoots very well thru breaks
Kinda ugly, but whatever
So 2 months after I ordered this barrel from Extreme Paintball, they said that the 11" Stealth wasn't coming. I ordered the 13" instead, and when it came, I immediately got my stuff to try it out. However, I had no CO2. So the next day I got the tank filled up and put it on. It was raining and cold, plus my velocity was cranked because I didn't adjust it from when I put the BT Sealed Bolt System on. It was a fairly extensive test:
At 25 feet at a 1 foot target I shot 10 out of 10 in a 3" spread.
At 50 feet I shot 10 out of 10 in an 8" spread.
At 100 feet I shot 9 out of 10 in a 12" spread, with one outlier (it still hit the target, though).
10 shots rapid fire:
25 ft. 10/10 in a 3"circle.
50 ft. 10/10, 7" circle.
100 ft. 9/10, 10" circle, 1 outlier (didn't hit the target.
Shooting through a break***:
25 ft. 10/10 in a 5" spread.
50 ft. 9/10 in a 9" spread, one outlier (still hit target).
100 ft. 8/10 in a 12" spread, 2 outliers (one hit target, one didn't)
The consistency shot for shot was excellent. It is super quiet, even when my gun ran out of paintballs it was still quieter than most barrels. I experienced no breaks thoughout the test. Against a 14" Whisper, the Stealth blew it out of the water. Although this barrel is very accurate, I think it is a little ugly. Eh, no biggie, I dont really care.
***: I broke a ball in the barrel on purpose, literally splashing the paint in it. I experienced no breaks thoughout the test, as well as just shooting around.
After I finished shooting, I looked in the barrel. I was amazed to find that it was completely clean! I thought about it, and came up with the idea that with a perfect ball-to-bore match, the air escaping thru the rifling will clean the paint out. I have no other explanation for it.
Now when it came, I noticed part of the screw had fallen off. It has made no difference in accuracy, but I just wanted to point it out. Boo to the shipping service, the package was all ripped up when I got it... Oh well, the barrel doesn't have any scratches on it.
The Stealth barrel's accuracy seemed to have gotten much better after about a hopper full. I think that the rifling hasn't been broken in or something, but it will soon. I am going to do more tests once the weather clears up, but so far, so good.
10/10, excellent barrel!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 at 4:33 pm PST
a5 w/flatline, egrip, tactical stock, remote, 20 oz
any paintball just use the same ones every time
Accurate, quite, intimidation, low consumption of co2
i just used a friends a5 with a armson stealth and i was amazed... at least 10 times better than my flatline. It shot almost the same distance as the flatline but with an accurate grouping. It used half the co2 my flatline did ( i filled up 3 times with 2000 balls, he shot 2000 and filled up 2 times, we were both set at 300fps).
If i hadnt bought a flatline first and had an extra $80 i would buy one with out any hesitation
Most acurrate barrel ever
more accurate than the flatline
Chops up cheap balls
Flatline has an extra 30 feet range
you cant use cheap walmart paint - it just gets chopped into pieces
carry a squeegee while you play because when a ball breaks in the barrel it's hopeless
It is a long barrel but arn't all 16" barrels?
Another advantage it has over the flatline is it is very easy to clean. I've unscrewed it during games and squeegeed it and got and started playing. You might as well surrender is a ball breaks in you flatline.
The best thing about it is its accuracy. It's rifled so the barrel is extremely consistent.
Get this barrel instead of the flatline and save a couple bucks. Very pleased with it.
Taso Eliminator barrel
32 degree's whisper
J&J two piece
Taso Stone Cold
Tippmann A5, double trigger, star-fire front bolt, Pure Energy 48ci 3000psi tank, armson stealth 16".
PMI all-star (only balls ive used that haven't broke in the barrel)
one of the quietest barrels ive seen for the A5
Picky on paint (only very high quality balls).
I have used this barrel on both my A5 and my model 98, I have been very happy with the accuracy and the distance of the barrel. I primarily play woods ball and it has meet my expectations and even surpassed them. IT is also a very quite barrel for my tippmann adding a sniping part to my game. It however is picky on paint and you need to find a ball that fits the barrel well, when you find this paint you will have a barrel that rarely breaks balls.
My final recommendation is this is a great barrel for woods and everyone should give it a try, it adds accuracy, distance and the element of surprise to any ones game. The only reason i give it an 8 is because it is picky on paint.
Black Smart Parts Ion
Pure Energy 72/3000 tank
Evo 2 w/ z board
Accurate w/ right speed.
Curves balls when velocity is at speedball level (read review)
This barrel is pretty good but when i play at my local speedball field and they check ur velocity and lower it the balls curve when you shoot. Besides that the barrel is good, i'd recomend using it on a tippman 98 (thats what i had it on before i sold my tippman, kept the barrel though).
Good barrel if velocity isn't set low, would reccomend this a lot for tippman 98 users. would give a 8.5 but ill give it a 9.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, August 15th, 2005 at 2:39 pm PST
Any paint that is permiun.
Don't buy any paint from Wal-Mart
Marbolizer is good, but expensive
PMI is good and reasonobly priced, about 15 for 500
Makes gun more silent
Can't use any old paint
If breaks must clean Barrel
I recomend this barrel to anybody that wants a good Barrel. I don't know the differnece between the 13 and 16 in barrels. This Barrel tries to make the paintball go far and straight, so if you want the ball to curve, better get a flatline for a tippmann. Another good thing about the barrel is it makes your gun a lot silenter. If youm switch your barrel out you can here the differnece.
Its a good barrel.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, April 30th, 2005 at 6:27 pm PST
Doesnt clean itself well have to use squeegie
Ive played one game with this barrel and i was using old paint and from the first shot till the last it was right on the mark
but if it breaks a ball youve got accuracy problems till you clean it
wind doesnt seem to chang the tragectory of my shots
and the spiral rifleing works i dont care what anybody says.
Marballizers, All-Stars, any high-quality small-medium paint.
-Incredible accuracy(with good paint)
-I've never chopped a ball with it
-needs expensive paint
-If you do chop,it's hard to clean
I really like this barrel, its the best I've seen if you have good paint in it.. The rifling works great to stabalize the ball in the wind. One windy day I played with my friend and all of his shots were thrown WAY of course by the wind, while mine were perfectly straight. Many people say that the rifling doesn't work, and though I can't prove it does, this is still the most accurate barrel I've ever seen! The problems are that its kinda heavy, it shoots like crap with bad paint(about the same as a stock barrel) and mine 16" is long, but with my remote line its fine. That and although I've never chopped I saw someone else do it once, and took them forever to clean it.
This is a good barrel, my only problem with it is that it isnt versatile with the kind of paint you use. Unless you can get one of these cheap, I'd say go with a J&J. If you have the cash, get a longbow(I havn't used them, but heard great things and I'm buying an aluminum one soon)
8 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, April 18th, 2004 at 6:48 am PST
Will break balls on fast fire, then no telling where the balls will go.
I have read here that this was loud? I guess that must be in other markers because mine is almost silent, in fact I now head sounds comming from the acction of the marker that I could not hear before.
I am not sure on the accuracy at this point, it is OK but I modded the stock barrel and it was better. I am going to keep shooting to see if it gets better.
If you are shooting a Tippman and want the quiest barrel around this is it, if you can shoot you can hit 10 out of 10 times in the head at 50 feet and 8 out of 10 from 75 feet. If you shoot high ROF you will break balls so polish the stock barrel for those situations.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 24th, 2004 at 4:20 pm PST
Its was for the most part accurate and pretty lite.
Really were none x-cept it shouldent be call the stealth.
I think it is a very good barrel but the only bad part if anything is if a ball breaks in it i shoots the next few balls in every which direction. It is very accurate and lite wait but i wouldnt call it the stealth cuz it wasnt silent or stealthy but it wasnt loud.