wicked nice. I have my sloth matrix (custom) which I put this on (13") and I love it. with the nice low pressure of the matrix and the nice snappy *POP* of this barrel it sounds awsome. the accuracy is wicked nice but since I shoot most people from about 10-3 feet away its all good. and for anybody still debating this topic a paintball gun is better than a women when it comes to a cocker. what else is gonna get my balls to were there go'in.
dont get one for a matrix they suck (you hear me,,,SUCK!!!!!) if ya do payne and sloth will come for you.
not pretty but I think it looks good, the rifling looks nice to bad it doesn't work
I was hoping that a 16" barrel w/rifling would be more accurate after many tests with different guns and expenssive paint our results showed no improvement
I compared this barrel to the stock 12" barrel that came with my gun(PI-E2), a 12" smartparts (progressive) and a 14" J&J Ceramic. With targets at 100ft., 120ft. and 150ft. We found absolutely no improvement. All barrels were tested using JT, Marbalizer and Anarchy paint. After spending $70 on this barrel I would say I'm pretty dissapointed.
Ball breaks,bad curve, heavy, very inconsistant chrono
I hated this barrel. First, 1 in 10 shots would have a break, somtimes even more. I tried to use it in one game and there were so many breaks that I switched to my other 16" that cost half as much. I didn't use it the rest of the day. The second game, the crono shifted 20-25 fps each shot, and the curve was really, really bad. For the record, I was using PMI's and my othe barrel that day with everything the same (co2 tank, paintballs) as the armson, worked perfect. The airsmith at the field laughed at me for buying a rifled barrel.
Do not buy this barrel. It is terrible. The only people I would recommend it for is people I play with so that they couldn't hit me if I was 15 feet away, standing still, in the open.
The rifleling does not help, but instead hurts accuracy. The only way to get someone out with this barrel is barrel tagging them. You can get better barrels for half the price.
PMI Piranha EXT Pro G3 w/ Mako ELCD Trigger and System X Drop and Richcohet 2K
RPS All-Star, Diablo Dusk, RPS Slam Ball, RPS Super Swirl
There isn't very much good about this barrel. Actually I think it sucks. It's worse than the stock barrel. Go buy a new S.P. All-American if you don't want to spend the money for a Boomstick cuz Armson sucks.
First of all it's loud. That's not a real big deal or anything but I thought it would quiet my gun down but it made it louder. Second of all the ball curves all over the place. And I'm using top of the line paint, not crappy Brass Eagle. Third, it's obviously very inaccurate and it's not worth the 70 bucks I payed for it.
Don't buy this barrel, it's a waste of money. Go out and buy a Smart Parts 2002 All American or a Boomstick. Or if you're on a budget go for the Dye Xcel. All in all this barrel really blows the big one.
Everything, the accuracy, range, ball breakage, and
cleaning. The accuracy isn't much better than my stock
barrel. The company is full of crap w/ their internally
rifled bs. If anything, the rifling hurts accuracy. The
range isn't too great, and could be a lot better.The
company says the barrel puts top sping on the ball( this
doesn't make any sense, it would make the ball shoot
shorter cuz flatlines put backspin to increase range) This
is a small bore barrel, and i used marbalizer paint. I
broke several balls (u will too). This barrel doesn't self
clean too well either. So u have to get out the old
squeegie everytime u break one. Cleaning is a pain.
I have a spyder w/ an expansion chamber and 32 degrees
venturi bolt. I got the 14 inch model.I severly regret
paying 80 dollars at the zap am open for this barrel. I
should of just thrown it away! I would rather play w/ my
stock barrel than this piece of crap! I would much rather
buy a J&J ceramic, dye, or smart parts barrel. Don't be
fooled by the companies hype about interannally rifled
barrels, my friend has a tipp 98 and a 16 stealth. He feels
the same way about his. He hates it! Please don't screw
yourself w/ this barrel
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16oz Stubby w\anti siphon
Something with a really thick shell
Rifiling will not work
This whole barrel is just a makerting scheme. A paintball is not a solid projectile and therefore cannot effectively engage the rifiling. Just because rifling works on a real barrel doesnt mean it works for pb, which it doesnt. Anyone who bought into this merely bought into a poor scheme. Oh well your loss.
Well if I could I'd give it a 0 but I cant. The idea is just really stupid and doesnt work for paintball.
Smart Parts ION, 16" Armson Stealth Barrell, Blackheart Board, Lightweight Warrior Aluminum Body Kit, Ninja 4500 48Cu, And Dye Rotor Loader-Black with Liquid Red Parts+red speedfeed.
I use Black Label paint from Spyder but i love any Evil paint.
Quiet, Looks good, Accurate, and long range.
Once you chopped paint you cannot shoot strait. (Only one though)
I used to use a freak barrell for my ION but the threading was stripped so I couldn't use it anymore so I went out and bought an Armson Stealth 16" barrel and fell in love immediately. I started woodsball and moved to backplayer in speedball because i was so accurate. I like it much more than the freak barrel. Unfortunately when you pop a ball it is hard to shoot straight unless you clean your barrel. The rifling was a breakthrough that really made the barrell a legend, the freak barrell did not use rifling. In the end the Armson stealth Barrell is my favorite barrel above all.
It gets a 9.5/10 the .5 taken off was because of the accuracy after ball pop. other than that they made a breakthrough in the barrel business.
This is a good barrel it is a little pricy but it is so much better then the stock barrel.
This barrel is rifled that give you better accuracy and more distance but it does affect the consistency i found that about every fourth shoot will go wild. but to get the best distance and accuracy find a paintball that has a good bore match after that you might want to mess around with the velocity to find the sweet spot. to high and your balls will start dropping after a few feet too low and you won't get the distance you want or the braking power you need.
If you are going to get this barrel i suggest you find a good paint to bore match and dail in your velocity you will be alot happier with the barrel.