All American 14"
Stock 98 and A5 Barrels
Tippmann A-5 w/ Response trigger
Smart Parts All American 14"
Special Ops A5A2 Foregrip
20oz Co2 (2)
Only tested marbs so far, but those work well.
Accuracy Not Great
So i just put 250 marbs through my brand new flatline and i am impressed with the results.
Basically, i compared my All American with my Flatline, and here are the results:
100ft 3x3 target
All American (in my opinion one of the top 5 barrels you can buy)
Average 9/10 on target
Average 7/10 on target
The Flatline showed accuracy comprable to the stock A5 barrel.
An interesting side note, i shot 20 balls as fast as i could (which took about a second with the super response trigger upgrade)amd it seemed that the flatline might have recorded more hits. Also the flatline really can shoot through bushes and tall grass better that regular barrels.
In the end, the all american is more accurate, but i personally love the flat trajectory and increased range of the flatline.
Overall a great barrel
I would reccomend this and the all american combo for any a5 owner
Tippman A-5 & 98c (i own flatline barrels for both guns...hate em)
psh...what ever is one sale
-Increases speed of ball while using less co2 (turned down velocity)
-Inaccurate (after 45-60 feet)
-MASSIVE curving of paintballs
Ok, well i got my A-5 two Christmas's' ago for my 2nd gun...its a good gun in itself but i wanted a better barrel. So i took my money, went online, and ordered the flatline barrel. I slapped it on my gun (very easy installation) adn went into my back yard and started shooting...whoa...the balls went crazy and curved every which way..so i turned my velocity down...BLAMMO worked like a charm, dead on...at least for targets about 45 feet away.
then came playing time...took it to a lone wolf outdoor Field...the barrel did offer more distance as advertised...but that's because it curved up after 60 feet, so i was aiming down at far targets. Then i don't know what happened but it went crazy and balls were flying every-which way by curving massively right, left, up, and down..at anything over 20 feet away!!!
Get it if you want...definitely not worth the $120 bucks...i would buy it for 40 or 50 at most...its heavy, inaccurate, curves...but it does look cool...so if you can find a way for it to work better than it did to me...more power to ya.
Now a Bt* 16 barrel which by the way is way better then the flatline
Heavy, inaccurate, tough to find right size bore of paint
This barrel is by far the wrost barrel I've ever seen. It's a pian in the but to take off and on if you chop a ball. I will giveit some credit on looks, but the bt-16 has way better looks then the flatline. Also it is not accurate, once again bt- 16 better. Range not good, once again bt- 16 way better. See what I'm trying to say:D
Do not get this barrel. If you want a good barrel for around the same price, get a bt- 16 barrel or a freak or an all american.
Has to have nice round paint, no cheapies here guys.
Was a little disappointed when I first put it on, while I was getting incredible distance, the curves were horrible. Of course I was shooting walmart (scorch) paint, which have more dimples than golf balls and might be as round as an egg, if your lucky. I bought a couple bags of good paint (marbs and evils) I was totally blown away by the performance of this barrel/paint combo....and so were all my competion (literally) I have read the reviews about not breaking on target and inconsistent grouping. NOT SO!!! If you spend th $ to get good quality paint that is actually round this barrel will own anyone within 200 + feet. This barrel is awesome buy you have to feed good paint.
Great barrel, lethal on the field, but it does require quality paint to get the full potential out of it, for that reason i'll give it a 9 because some people just don't want to drop $80+ on a case of paint. I highly recommend this barrel if you can aford to feed it.
Marballizers (sick but pricy)
PMI Premium (awesome and inexpensive)
Worr Games Domination
Its EXTREMELY ACCURATE
Its real bulky and heavy
its also real hard to clean on the field
This barrel is a must have and its well worth the price
although its alittle bulky and heavier than most other barrels on the market.
Its extremely accurate. Buy it buy it buy it buy bit buy it! You will love this barrel its very durable and very accrate thers not much more to say.
I'll admit it does have range plus an auto setting does scare players easily
Wait til you read below
I bought that whole setup with my graduation money last year along w/ the flatline and i loved every game i used it til last sunday. i just bought a remote coil to make it easier on me and after 4 hours of playing while using full auto the barrel shot out of the flatline shroud but not before breaking over ten balls and getting completely jammed. yes the part of the barrel that adds the backspin flew out. later that night i looked and the barrel i had was scratched from where the screw tried to hold it in place.
In conclusion, very good barrel but use it at your own risk especially with remote coil + auto capabilities
I have used a variety of paint and have no complaints
Range, slightly improved accuracy (over stock)
Picky about Velocity, strongly affected by wind
I quite enjoy the added range that my flatline allows, and the flat trajectory in which the ball(s) travel. I have found that by not having to arc my shots (in the woods), I am breaking far less paint on branches, and am hitting my targets far more frequently. This barrel is ideal in the woods, especially for those of you who are playing in areas where there is alot of under-growth.
However; when playing in an open area I have found that the barrel "floats" the paint out in a manner that allows the paintball to be far more affected by wind as opposed to using a "regular" barrel. Wind is far less of a factor in the woods due to the cover that the natural growth provides.
I have found that the best way to set the velocity is to turn the velocity all the way down, shoot intermittently while turning the velocity up slowly until I can see the "lifting effect in the shot. This is generally the way that I see the optimum accuracy and lift, but on the chrono, it usually reads 245 fps to 265 fps....... this slow velocity increases the amount that the wind shifts my shots.
My findings are that this barrel is a "love it or lump it" purchase....... I love mine, but also know others that can't stand them. If the price were less, it would allow for those that don't like it to be less bitter about thier purchase.
I would reccomend this barrel to anyone. It is by far the best woodsball barrel I have used, and the fact that you can achieve good distance while keeping your velocity down helps maintain good spirits at the field....... no one likes to get shot with a gun that shoots hot. If you are one to play in close quarters (less thatn 20 yard shots), or in the woods (insane longball ranges), you will find the accuracy to be quite good. I give it an 8, the rating would be higher if the price were a bit more reasonable.
stock a-5 barrel(I cut it down to 4 inches because porting in the middle of the barrel is a real problem. It shoots just as far and accurate, and looks SICK! If you cut you barrel make sure that you smooth the end were the paintballs comes out with a fine sandpaper, cuz if its rough it will shoot very poorly. Lapco 12in Bigshot shot 180-190 Ft.
A-5, flatline, e-grip, JCS Double trigger, Lapco front grip,PMI pure energy 45cu at 5000psi with remote, Solid and soon a collapsible stock,
Tippman tested and designed the flatline around Marbelizers so that's what i use.
Length 220+ft stright
The 98 Flatline is better than the a-5 flatline. The 98 is 14", and the a-5 is 9". Thus the 98 shoot 20-30 farther. Also the 98 is ported, the a-5 is not. Porting is essential for accuracy. The 98 shoots paintballs in a laser beam. The a-5 shoots them in 4 foot welt clouds.
IF you have a 98 get the 98 flatline. IF you have a a-5 get an a-5 Flatline. The best combo would be a 98 Flatline on an a-5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I gave it a 9 because the a-5 flatline is not ported,so accuracy can be an issue.
JJ S2 Ceramic
CP-Prorail w/ Reversed ASA (so the tank is directly under the gun)
Increased Range and Accuracy
Must be completely clean to shoot straight.
I bought this barrel as part of a package and thought that is would be great. Im not saying it isnt but unless you have money to spend on really good paint this isnt the barrel for you. i dont have that money so i bought ok paint. the thing is you have to have good shell otherwise when the ball reached the top of the curve it breaks and then you r done. thats just my experience with cheap paint but if you buy good paint then this is and excellent barrel. the paint makes all the difference along with the right FPS setting. About 275 to 280 seems to work best.
Good Paint Buyers should get it.
Cheap paint buyers should avoid it.