Armson has combined their newest SSR (Straight-Stepped-Rifling) technology into an incredible two piece barrel design. Muzzle ends area available in several lengths to allow you to change barrel lengths in seconds.
The Armson SSR Barrel is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
WGP Trilogy Autococker Competition
Armson Stealth SSR
Black Dye Sticky Grips
VL evolution hopper
Not to loud
Not easy to clean
This barrel suprised me. I didn't think the straight rifled grooves would perform as well as they did. I had some friends using the same barrel and 1 it didn't work well for. He said he wasn't getting any accuracy, but for the rest it performed well.
I think it's a great barrel. If you want a barrel to put the paintball where you want it, this is it. Worked wonders for me.
Armson Stealth - harder to clean. Is much more picky about paint.
Dye Boomstick - Very simular. Easier to clean. Heavier.
Autococker 2000- ANS Frontblock, ANS QuickFire Trigger, Messiah Reg, Lapco Drop Forward, Taso Quick release venturi Bolt.
Bushmaster - Chaos Chip...work in progress...(Soon KAPP Verticle adapter and Messiah Reg)
Marbs, The new Premium was okay That is all I have put through it.
Very accurate, almost as accurate as the Stealth. It has different rifling than the Stealth. It's two piece so you can change your length if you want to. Easier to clean than the stealth.
It is hard to get paint out of the porting. Still pretty picky with paint. If you use Big Ball, or Brass Eagle you will have problems....but I think that the problems are more the paint than this barrel. The few times I have gotten paint in my barrel it was the paint.( The marbs that I used were rather deformed...I think it was a humidity problem where they had them stored. Every other time that I used Marbs I had not problems.)
All arount a great barrel. It has taken up a fairly permanent home on my Bushmaster. In my opinion it mixes the advantages of the Stealth with the advantages of the Boomstick. I have had good luck with it thus far. I'm going to give it a nine, because the cleaning problems.
I have used Armson Stealth 10", 13", 16", DYE Boomstick, Flatline Barrel, and My Tippmann Stock Barrel (Yuck!)
I have a Tippmann 98 Custom with a CAR-15 Stock, Low-Pressure Kit, 86ci Nitrogen Tank, at 4500psi, A Russian Military Scope made in Kazan, 15x, and an expansion chamber\remote.
I recommend RP Scherer Premium, or, if you have enough lemons, Marbellizer.
Hella accurate, shoots almost as far as the Flatline, VERY cool looking, and, if you take the front part off and shoot, it makes a really loud noise and the newbies think it is a 50 caliber or something going off. I painted mine in camo colors, and it looks GREAT!
Hard to clean, but I have a tip: Take your sqeegee, run it through a few times, and then do this: Take a normal metal rod, much smaller than barrel diameter, but large enough to not bend in barrel. Next, tie an old rag to the ndo of the stick, and you can use it as a squeegee. This thing can clean the annoying little ports and grooves.
This is a kick-ass barrel, but you need to get used to it as you would get used to a real rifle. It acts in its own way, and you must "be friends" with the barrel before playing. Get t know how it works.