EXTREMELY hard to adjust
Rattling twist thing on bottom
Sight that gets in way
This is one of those barrels that you can't go wrong with, though you might have to put some effort into making it just right for your needs. First off, i got this barrel by checking out various web pages for a new barrel, after i found this one that i really liked, I went to a website that compred prices. Here I found a site offering this for $40 including shipping. Astounded, i bought it immediatley. When you get it, it with most likely be lined up crooked on yourgun once screwed all the way in, which is really frustraiting. It took about an hour to get it right, because i didnt have a clue of what to do. If this is the case, you need to take the barrel apart. You do so by pulling the cap to its extent on the side attactched to you gun. There will be a slot that is revealed that needs and allen key. Its is extremely hard to reach, but after fiddling around it should unscrew, now, you are left with two seperate pieces, the barrel and the sight still attached to the barrel. Then, on the bottom of the sight, there is a tab that flaps around. Under that is another allen key slot. Fiddle around again, until you get it loose. It will side off. Now, you can adjust it to be strait and then piece it back together and whela! now it is perfect. Moving on, I love this barrel. It looks badass. You might want to consider taking off the sight though, because it is mounted very high and that makes it hard to aim with. I play with it off.
This barrel is affordable, and looks great. A few minor issues with adjustments, but after that is over with you will love it. Get It! You surely will not be disapointed :D
Stock Tippman 8.5", Tippmann Werks 11", Game Face Recon E5 14" and BT Apex
Tippmann 98 Custom Pro E, BT-16 14" Barrel, BT6 tactical adj stock, BT adj. hand/sight rail, 32* remote, 32* Tactical vest and Game Face Recon paintballs
Tippmann M98, Werks 11" barrel, 98 Pro E Drop foward, Rocket Cock, Hand/sight rail, polished internals
Two sling positions and shoots straight with Game Face Recon paintballs.
Absolutely nothing weak about it!
Typical BT/Tippmann quality, as expected. Just twisted the barrel on, loosened the foregrip fasteners and aligned the front sight, grip and joining pieces to index as a unit. Now it lines up perfect everytime I replace the barrel after cleaning. Micropolished internally with proper porting. Very nice sound, more aggressive to put some fear in the beginners. I have the 14", there is a longer 16" available. Accurate is the word. Better than most barrels or guns out there. I haven't broke a ball since I switched up from low end grade. Very easy to strip and clean if you take a hit in the barrel, no problems. Run the parts under warm water and wipe dry, how easy is that?
Sounds much better!
If you want the Military look and an upgrade at the same time, go get one!
-CP 12 inch barrel
-CP swoop custom trigger job
-Hybrid Lady Grips
-05 cp rail and on/off
-CP Snatch Grip
-Equalizer 2.9 Board -Black Clamping Feedneck
-CP Ram Cap
I bought this barrel at my local paintball dealer thinking that i would have the sickest most accurate gun out of my friends....wrong, it weighed the fron of my gun down(a stock wouldnt counter balance it) it curved like mad, even when i tried it on my friends guns.
BT sight rail (recommended for this barrel)
BT 16 barrel
Large bore size (not really a weakness)
I give this barrel a 10. It did as well as I expected, and is a huge improvement over the stock barrel. With the sight rail you can easily line up the front sight and its accuracy is good. The only problem I have is the bore size. It is a larger bore (.692) and works much better with the right size paint (I recommend Big Balls). Also as someone else said, the handgaurd wiggles a bit and I ended up taking it off. The front sight can sometimes slip forward or side to side, but that can be fixed by tightening the screw underneath the front sight (a little hard to find at first).
I give this barrel a 10. The bore size isn't really a problem for me and the increase in accuracy and range are worth a little bit of extra looking.
ok - it's about "make it yourself" barrel kit I did myself, it looks same as BT-16 Barrel Kit, but it way cheaper.
I have Tapco AR15 Carbine Handguard on my J&J Ceramic 14" with Tippmann X7 M16 Front Sight - i fixed it myself and total cost [assuming you already have the barrel] was around $30 plus s&h for some items.
- J&J Ceramic 14"
- Tapco AR15 Carbine Handguard [no heat shield] ($4.99)
- Handguard cap, round ($2.00)
- Delta Ring ($6.00)
- Tippmann X7 M16 Front Sight ($15)
- heater hose [about 2 inches]
Message me if you need instructions [ i have to follow the rules, so cannot put store names and stuff]
Check photo M-16 Marian if want to see how it looks like[it's with review tapco folding stock for Tippmann 98 custom]
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ok, i got this barell for crismas a couple years ago and i put it together and stuck it on my backup....
strengths: this barell looks realy cool and thats about it
inacurate: nomater what paint i use in this barell it is always SHI**Y!!
loud: nomater what paint i use in it, it is REALY LOUD
range: the paint goes absolutely nowere (the stock 8 inch is better)
comes apart very easily: it fell apart and i stil havent fixed the pile
all in all, ur better off not geting this barell, i would go for a j and j ceramic for like 80 bucks less
Its a pile of crap if u ask me
And i have used absolutely all kinds of bore sized paint and it is always crappy
4 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, October 29th, 2006 at 11:38 am PST