spyder victor 2 stock - no compairson
all american- a little bit more accurate not worth the extra $$
98c stock barrel- sux
spyder victor 2, 14 in teardrop, co2
not as loud as stock
this barrel is awsome, i got mine for 45. its accuracy is pretty much the same as the all american, and almost half the price. Ive heard that once u break a ball in it your done, but i havent broken a ball yet so i wouldnt know. buy it
There isnt really that much of a noise differnece.
well i jus got my t98c and i bought the tear drop with it. I have heard alot of good things about the barrel. But i was a little disapointed when i shot with it. Yes it was very accurate but i didnt notice a change in the sound. It was just as loud as it was.
This is a good barrel but if your looking for one that is quiet, do not get this barrel
I recommend After Burner paintballs for this barrel because it shoots them very accuratley and they are consistent.
Durable, light, very quiet, not expensive
I couldnt find any weaknesses
This is a good barrel and i highly recommend it for begginers and more advanced players. It is quiet, accurate and it is cheap. I needed a new barrel for my shutter because the one that came with it sucked so I went online looking for a barrel and i picked the teardrop. It shoots great and it looks awesome.
Great barrel it has made a big difference in the way my gun shoots and i am very happy with its performance.
Stock Spyder Rodeo, AK Ricochet loader, CO2 w/antisyphon tube.
Medium bore paint, I've used generic field paint and Sportmart stuff (Tork).
Well made, no blemishes, looks spiffy.
Don't notice any big difference over the stock barrel.
I figured I'd give this a try since it's fun to tinker with things and it's an inexpensive purchase. Barrel fits well, is nicely made, mirror smooth inside and out and looks cool.
That being said I haven't noticed any real difference compared to my stock barrel (Kingman 12 inch aluminum). No double range, no 3 inch groups at 50 yards, it's not as quiet as a mouse. I'm shooting inexpensive medium bore paint. If there are any improvements I don't think that I'll notice 'em without firing from a bench rest, switching barrels back and forth and getting out the tape measure.
Had one break in the barrel playing after a few hundred rounds of field paint (including some stuff that's not exactly what you'd call perfectly round), I don't think that's a problem, cleaned it with a squeegee (shooting through the break was no problem, rounds didn't go winging off all over the place). Cleaning the ports isn't hard but they don't just wipe off, I stuck the barrel end in some water, swirled it around, towelled off and ran a squeegee through, clean as a whistle.
Overall the Smart Parts Teardrop is a decent barrel but it's no big change compared to the stock barrel.
Buy it if you want to change something simple and inexpensive, you may get a minor performance improvement but don't expect magic. I'll call this "average", thus the 5.
E-99 Avant w/ Superfly bolt, bob long torpedo reg, halo TSA hopper (soon to be Egg 2)
PMI Premiums, Marbs are ok.
Very accurate for a <$50 barrel.
If you chop a ball..... say goodbye to your accuracy.
I liked this barrel while i used it. It was a lot better than i though it would be since i got it for $45. Make sure you always have a squegee with you because when u chop(very rarely) you accuracy is basically gone. This barrel was pretty good at a long range.
This is a good barrel for a begginer and you should get it if you are just startingpaintball.
I have used an Armson 16 inch Stealth barrel, but on a friends gun
Kingman Spyder TLX w/ 14 inch Smart Part Teardrop barrel and Viewloader eVLution 2 hopper
I recomend Diablo Heat paintballs, they are the best
This barrel has great accuracy on my gun, isnt as loud as stock barrel
There really arent any, its flat out awsome
I think this is a great barrel for all levels of expirience, I am a beginner and I think it is the bomb and I have heard other people talk about it that are very experienced and they say that it is a great barrel. I think that almost everything Smart Parts makes is sweet...no matter what it is. In the future I hope to have a Freak barrel kit but this is good enough for me right now...maybe in a year or two ill change my mind.
I think that all levels of experience would like this barrel...its accurate, looks sweet, and is quite.
Egg II / with Y-board
The stickers on the side are STILL upside down.
I bought this barrel when I bought my Pilot. I had read tons of reviews that say the stock barrels on guns suck, and you know what......they do. Supposedly, the gun manufacturers know that one of the first upgrades people get is a barrel. So they put junk on the guns to keep the initial purchase price down, fair enough. I did a lot of research, and was considering a few different barrels. After thinking about the J&J Ceramic, and the CP one piece, I got the Teardrop. My local paintball shop said the Teardrop is the best bang for your buck, and he was right. It looks very cool, and with a good paint to barrel match it is very accurate. Blaze paint is actually a little small for this barrel, but it still shoots awesome. Just for fun I put my stock barrel on my gun, and squeezed of a few rounds. After about 15-20 yards the balls would fly off in all kinds for directions, and I had two balls break in the barrel. So I put on the Teardrop, and did the same thing. My back yard is only about 25 yards, so I don't know how much range you can get. But at 25 yards the Teardrop was dead on. The balls flew strait, and I could hit a 4 inch wide tree with ease. Some reviews say that when you break a ball the accuracy is gone. Well, I can't comment on that because I never broke a ball...not one. As far as performance goes this barrel is the best in it price range. I'm sure the Ultalite, Freak, or the Boomstick will do better. But your going to pay for it.
The only bad thing I can say about the Teardrop is when you screw it onto your gun the stickers on the side are upside down. I would think that Smart Parts would realize this and fix the problem. But this small detail doesn't affect the performance.
If you want a good one piece barrel. That looks great, shoots great, and doesn't cost a lot, I would highly recommend the Teardrop. Sure the Ultalite, or Boomstick will perform a little better. But your going to pay twice as much for them. For being one of the best in it's price range, I give the Teardrop a 10
Paint chipped easily (see review)
Hard to clean porting
This barrel is a great deal for being in the $40 price range. It has quieted my marker down to the point where I no longer hear the pop from the Co2, just the sound of the striker after firing. From a distance, you could fool someone into thinking it's a Freak barrel, the front porting is almost exactly the same.
The only problem I had was with the paint/anno (not sure which) chipping in one small place on the bottom of the barrel. It's a very small place, so it's not really anything I worry about, but I was suprised when I saw it.
The porting is beneficial when clean, but is a liability if you break a ball, or get shot in the barrel. It gets pretty inaccurate once a few of the porting holes are plugged. I recommend a hose or a sink to clean it.
Excellent value for the money. Great barrel for anyone
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, September 2nd, 2004 at 8:57 am PST
black 98 custom
14 in teardrop
Toxic double trigger
any high quality paint balls like pmi big balls draxxus dusk
Not to exspensive
I really like this barrel compared to the stock one this is awsome this barrel can compete with alot more higher priced barrels i have never broken a ball in this barrel it is very accurate i got mine for 65 at a local pro shop and i love it
I wood definetly recomend this barrel for any onbe who wants a good barrel but does not want to spend a fortune.
* Very cool porting
* Accurate (with the right paint)
* Scratches easily
* Hard to clean ports
For the price....the barrel rocks! The twisted porting is just awsome, but if you chop a ball it can be quite hard to clean. This is a very cool looking barrel, it has a cool looking teardrop emblem on the side and nice sleek milling design. The inside is just fabulous, nicely polished and honed to perfection. If you want a cheaper alternative to this barrel, get the progressive. Except for the porting, its almost the exact same and its cheaper.
I recommend this product to all who want a cheap but yet very good barrel. It never let me down. GET THIS!