Smart Parts AA. The AA is more field paint friendly.
Spyder (bought 9 years ago when there was only 1 kind)
14" Smart Parts /12" Lapco Autospirit barrels
Taso LPC (like there's any difference in those)
DYE 45 grip frame (single trigger, don't like doubles)
Lapco vert. adapter
Smart Parts bottomline and gas thru stock
Quick strip kit (forget who made it)
Bob Long bolt
PMI sight rail
Vigilante/Bob Long Torpedo reg
velocity adjuster (forget who made it)
AKA Tornado valve
Madmann spring kit
polished internals and trigger job
field paint only where i play, so dunno
can be a pain with large , cheap paint. Shape
Nice barrel, works just like all the others. Has a small bore which for me I find doesn't go well with field paint. For me, in my setup, I break a lot in the barrel. My AA is much more field paint friendly. When the paint matches it, works fine.
I don't like the shape (personal preference) I like a smooth barrel, no bumps, no ridges, nologos.
It's allright, depends on if you like busy looking gear or not.
Dye stainless, J&J Ceramic, Freak, and Smart Parts All American
2002 Autococker *Stock--not for long though
PMI DF with a 48/3000 tank
It says to use smaller bore paintballs, such as Marballizer and Diablo.
I have heard many testimonies that this barrel is great, I can see how it can be, the design of this thing is great. Only few porting holes at the end deliver great gas efficency (when matched with the right paint) and better range. So far my experience hasnt been as great as other people's.
I played with this barrel over the weekend using RPS All Star (supposedly really small) and RPS Polar Ice (was smaller than all star when doing paint test). I had more ball breaks than I suppose many of you had. Granted 2 of them were my fault, I short stroked my trigger. However, this barrel did shoot throught the paint really well (unless there is shell in the barrel) . I hope to get better performance, maybe it doesn't like RPS paint. Maybe it was just too damn cold (I live in Michigan, its like 15 degrees here). I have my cocker running at about 400 psi (stock), Im not sure it that was too high for the paint .
My experience so far isnt as great as others, but I am going to try some other paints, adjust my gun and report back becaue I think this barrel deserves a second chance.
cocker--mkII, gas thru, full force bolt, rat 3:12
bm2k, mega reg, gas thru, eclipse venturi
Honestly, I haven't figure it out yet
light weight, good looks, reasonable price, extremely efficient--shot count will go way up.
Not accurate, loud, appears to be too tight and must have internal flaws
I think I must have gotten a bad one. It'll shoot very accurately at 210 fps, but turn it up to 275 or higher and it shoots like the barrel is wet. Both my cocker and my bm are very lo pressure, or I'm sure it would break balls like crazy. I have run nothing but fresh All star and Marbs through it, and neither seem to fit. In the last year I've played with it maybe a half dozen times, and every time I end up pulling it off, throwing my carbon fiber on, having a better time and swearing the Lapco is going to storage. This is it. I've had it with the thing. I give it a 5 because the price was right and it is very efficient. I get 1200 plus with my cocker and a 68 3K tank. But if you want to shoot faster than 210 fps, forget about it. I can't recommend it. All the barrels listed above are more accurate.