Can't operate at high pressure very well, very loud
I bought this barrel to be a sniper. the gun i had at the time was used, and didn't shoot over 170fps. with that setup, i could hit pretty much anything i aimed at. however, when i bought my new Piranha EXT Pro, the accuracy dropped off like a fat kid at an all you can eat buffet. My friend used it with my old gun and it works like gold. great as a backup to a better gun/barrel combo. plus, it's a hassle to clean if you break paint.
ok if you're a beginner and are short on cash. it's pretty loud, and the Chrome doesn't help for stealth. i'd go with a J&J ceramic for a little more, but you get your money's worth
anything but really cheap stuff (brass eagle, etc)
I got a 16" for my old raptor. It really increased the performance of that old gun! I was so impressed with it I got a 14" for my spyder xtra when i got it. The barrel is surprisingly accurate for $20 (ebay!) I think the rifling helps a ton with its performance. The muzzle break makes it look mean, but it also makes it loud.
Not the best barrel on the market, but for $20 a super deal. 7 for the barrel, 10 for the price, so I'll give it an 8
A-5 with a RT and a red dot, and unfortunately a thunder pig
A bit quieter than stock
Unconsistant, a bit loud, and way to long
About a year ago i wanted to be a "sniper" really bad and the old stock 8 incher was not working out for me. So instead of reading PBreviews i looked at the size and price of the thunder pig, which was a mistake. It is very inconsistent, not quiet at all, and is simply not very accurate. The good thing is that the 21 inches tends to be a little intimidating when playing your local nerds, while they are scared the good paint baller you are up against should be happy to see you and your broomstick. There have been numerous times i could not get shots of, not be able to hide well, and not be able to go places due to its length. From now on i highly recommend 16 inches.
Well if a VERY tight budget and you would like a broomstick then i guess get it. It is not the best barrel and i would spend the extra 5 to 10 dollars and get a much better one like the nyte stick, J&J ceramic which are all around $40. They say a rating of 5 is average and a 1 is worst, but its not the worst but by no means average i am going with a 3 right between
procarbine, 14" bigshot, houge grips, polished internals, air tipps hammer, silenced and polished back bolt, extensive trigger work, madd man springs, custom dragunov style stock, vertical adaptor.
those that are blessed by god to not break (that is what it would take)
None unless you hate accuracy and like a flame thrower affect
Innaccurate, as long as a broom stick, zero balls make it wont take it back.
ok, to start off dont think that the streight rifleing in this barrel works, IT DOSENT if you think im full of shat then put some two color shell paint in your gun turn down the fps so u can see and observe the obvious strobe affect imparted by the SPIN when u fire. this brings me to my next point the ridge down the center of most paint acts like the seam on a baseball it imparts drag on the air surrounding it if it spins your gun is throwing a CURVE BALL (a realy bad thing) and it always spins the ball. and that brings me to the next point it sprays paint like a air brush dont know why. we put it together in the right fashion in the right directions and it
spit every time I think it does with all the rough edges in the barrel and the made in mexico quality . Also 21" in a paintball gun is pointless all it does is cause more drag on the ball and a average pb gun does not spit enough gas out to fill the barrel completely so by the time the ball reaches the end of the barrel it actualy slows due to friction and a vacuum behind the ball (not a prob if the barrel is ported) 14" is the maximum usefull leghth also there are lots of burs in the barrel that throughly blends the ball before it exits. this barrel is a disgrace to the word sniper.
some say it is intimidateing but I think it makes u look like a paint spraying moron.
Get a barrel from brass eagle or something made in a sweat shop it would most likely perform much better. Too bad there is no minus rateings
Spyder Victor with Thunderpig barrel, rebel bottomline setup with psi reg
I have used everything from cheap zap seconds, to Marbalizers, with only 2 ball breaks, both on the same day in december playing in cold, cold, weather where the barrel iced up due to liquid co2 in the marker
Just looks cool.
None, unless you frequently play in extreme cold.
This barrel is just flat out awesome. I bought it for my spyder victor to replace the stock 7.5 inch barrel. The model I have is a one piece, 12 inch with tru-flight rifling. The name is misleading since rifling is actually spiraled grooves put into the barrel of a firearm to spin the bullets. In paintball spinning causes the balls to zip off in one direction in mid flight. The thunder pig barrels have straight grooves running the full length of the barrel to remove spin from the paintball, causing a very accurate flight. When I say accurate I mean, accurate. I shot this side by side with my friend using a 98 custom w/ flatline and we both had groupings exactly the same size from 50 yards out. Nothing compares to the flatlines flat trajectory, but for pure shot on shot accuracy this comes pretty close, (at at least $100.00 less). If you have a tippman and money buy a flatline, but if you just want great accuracy at a great price, go with this barrel. You won't be disappointed. I don't know how people can be breaking paint in these, unless they have a two piece they are putting together backwards.
Buy it. You won't be disappointed. If you are, something is probably wrong with your marker, or you are shooting brass eagle paint.
Empire Twist (just as tight pattern, but balls landed to the left ALOT)
anti syphon kit
no creep/over travel trigger
gun mounted in m40 rifle stock
6" patterns at 105yd's
To long for fast moving
Needs a higher velocity because of length
This barrel is a vast inprovment over the stock m98c barrel. I can throw my marker up, and hit a telephone poll from 105 yards away, 9 out of 10 times. You will need to turn your velocity up more to acheive 300fps, because the length of the barrel with create drag. very quiet, and the muzzle break really does help ball turbulance. great for woods game back players, who do not move around alot, and stay prone.
Only get this if you are a back position player who is well concealed (ghille prefferably) and stays prone.
Better than stock barrel(Nice upgrade),
It doesn't shoot that far,
breaks cheaper(Wal-mart) paint
This is not the best barrel you can get but for 30$ it is well worth your money, that is if your a newbie. If you have been playing paintball for 3 or more years than I would not recommend this barrel. You can get a real nice Custom Products One Piece Barrel for about 50$, now thats a nice barrel.
I would recomend this barrel to anyone who is making there first barrel upgrade, but for 20$ more you can get a much nicer barrel
Overall this barrel isn't too bad, considering the price. However, if you have the extra little bit to spend, I'd recommend something a little better. The barrel is accurate to a degree. At 100 ft or so you have about an 8" to 12" spread, so the balls aren't too well grouped. I might be a little over exaggerating i guess, might only be 6" to 8", but still....
Also i found that the barrel is somewhat fragile. When i bought mine I was lucky because i bought insurance on it. When it came in the back (part you screw in) had a little notch in it to the point that paintballs wouldnt feed through the barrel... a major problem. I did try to fix it and did by using pliers to bend it back to a straight (curved) surface and balls could feed in. However it chipped the paint, looked ugly, and would catch about 1 in 50 balls and break them in the barrel. So i sent it back and got a new one which was fine and has worked pretty good.
Basically, its an alright barrel for a beginner who just plays for fun, but not really designed to be accurate enought for serious or tourny play. I reccommend spending the extra $$$ on a better barrel that is more accurate. I'm getting a J&J Ceramic 12" for my new E99 and only paying $31 with shipping (off ebay) for it, a better barrel for only about $10 or $15 more. I give it a 7 because its price (i paid $20) reflects its quality.
i think this barrel is great. i mean when i first got it i had my doubts. but now its awesome. i sit in my back yard now and then and squrriels come by i usally hit 3/4. with my old barrel i never hit none. today i played paintball with this barrel for the first time. my friend was a little scared to play with me. i hit by taking only about 3 shots each new game we played and hit him 1 out of the three. he was about 40 yards away each time. he said it hurt bad and i could c that when he showed me the welts. this shoots amazing.
id say get this barrel its cheap and its really good for sniping and intimidation. and the accuaarcay is outstanding