The Paint Wears Way Too Easily, But It's Not A Tea Party
I Think Any Beginner, Middle Class, Or Well Experienced Player Would Really Love This Kit. It Shoots Ropes! You Cant Ask For Anything Better. And It Looks Great On Any Gun, All Though The Paint Wears And Will Eventually Lose Its Shine. It Will Still Shoot Ropes, Also The Barrel Is A Pain To Clean When You Chop. But Chopping Barely Happens. Thats If You Have A Good Hopper
I Would Recommend This Because, It Is All Around Amazing And Shoots Ropes Without Any Hassle
Tippman 98 Custom, Response Trigger, Two Finger Trigger, VL 200 Hopper, Adjustable Stock, JAVA Paintball 12oz co2 Tank, This Barrel Kit
I use this barrel kit on my Tippman 98 Custom and love it. It is very quiet and it shoots very straight and far. Also, the case that it comes in has extra space for other barrels and has lots of paded protection in case that you ever drop it.
This barrel works great for my Tippman 98 Custom and I would recommend this product to anyone.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 3:05 pm PST
Improved accuracy, good grouping, noise reduction.
Time to match your balls not being able to shoot thru a break.
I play alot of woodsball. being in alaska provides great terrain. I have used tippman products for 10 years or so and found them reliable as a stock marker. i recently acquired the barrels through a guy selling his a-5. the price was right. i knew nothing about them and am impressed with the improvement. i look forward to trying other types but for my buck i am pleased. i upgraded 2 more barrel tips to try in an arena and sniping. i never knew what differences aftermarket upgrades bring. These barrels and markers have performed admirably in the field. my regular buddys are impressed and looking to try Empire barrels on their markers. Also a slightr noise reduction helps in woods ball so the enemies dont lock on your position too fast
The kits are older and cheap in price compared to some barrels which are a hundred bucks or more. the kit can be upgraded and being able to match paint decreases breaks and loss of co2 This is worth trying. you get a good bang for your buck. try it if you dont like it sell it on ebay or something.
Tippmann 98 Custom
Empire 7 Piece Barrel Kit
WGP Ergo Regulator
Shocktech Front Bolt
Hit Mann Stainless Hardware
Match paint size
Cheaper than most kits
The two smallest backs don't work with Tippmann 98 Customs.
THE PROBLEM I DISCUSS IS A MARKER-SPECIFIC ISSUE. IT DOES NOT REFLECT THE PERFORMANCE OF ANYTHING EXCEPT TIPPMANNS.
When I first got the barrel kit I obviously wanted to try it out. I had small paint so I used the smallest insert which had the best fit. I noticed a major decrease in velocity and noise and that my response trigger wouldn't work. When I used my other barrel (Smartparts Teardrop), it worked fine. So after some confusion I figured out that the front bolt (the piece of plastic that pushes the paintball into the barrel) was too big for the small bore of the barrel. The two smallest barrel backs actually. I remidied this by filing down an extra front bolt that I now use for the two smallest backs, while I will use the Shocktech Delrin aftermarket front bolt for the other backs.
Empire could have at least tested their product with all the markers it was intended for. That is poor.
But other than that is is definately well made and accurate. The case is awesome.
Other than that problem the barrel kit is great. Made well. I would recommend it for anyone who wants an excellent kit for the money. If you have a Tippmann just be prepared to file down your front bolt if you want to use the two smallest backs. But that shouldn't be a problem for other guns since they're all made differently.
5 - average
So I'm giving it a 6 for the sweet case.
Freak Jr.- More options than the empire (tips, backs, colors)
Tiller (ebay cheap barrel)
Empire Barrel Kit
Random Brand on/off
Victory Boarded Halo
G36C hand guard and rail
Six Position Stock
Tasco 30mm sight
Freak Jr. barrel
Ak mag kit
Trigger Spring Mod
Dishka Flash Suppressor
Anything - 6 bores to size it properly, however, just make sure the paint balls are a consistent size.
6 different bore sizes
Thread Together nice
Niffty carrying case
Can't find Tips in my area for it
Only includes one tip
I bought this barrel kit for my PMR after finding it in a local paint ball shop. I had been looking around at a freak back and more inserts to match my marker, because I already owned a tip and one insert. i found the freak to be more pricey, roughly (60 dollars for a new back and 20 dollars per insert.) so for five inserts and a back, i was looking at spending 160 dollars. The kit was sitting in the back of the shop kind of out of the way, and i inquired about it, having read good things on the internet. Sure enough there was a sale on it, and i walked out of the store with a new auto cocker threaded barrel kit.
The case- Fairly sturdy, good zippers, looks nice and protects the barrels. no problems here
The Barrel- itself looks very nice, no dings on it as would be expected, the threads are very well done, no trouble threading the backs and tip together what-so-ever. (Ive found my freak jr. to have a slight problem threading together with the tip and back.) Also the paint job is very tough, no scratches from crawling through 150 meters of buck brush (long story). I have found the included 14 inch tip to be a little long for some situations.
When shooting this barrel I immediately found it to be lighter than my freak, and a little bit quieter. With a proper bore size paint ball, which is the point of the kit/ all kits it is very accurate. The bore sizes cover a wide amount of todays paint balls they are .681,.684,.687,.690,.693,.696
Cleaning- The first time I used this barrel, i fired some cheap paint balls that were laying around my house from a few weekends ago. Some had expanded slightly and i had put on a too small of bore. Resulting in a jam/ really not fun mess. I ran my squeegee through once, and the barrel was clean. Another time,a broken ball resulted from a turning of the eyes off and a to slow hopper i did find that the porting on the tip is slightly small and has a tendency to trap the paint very well, but not let it out.This barrel wont really let you shoot a break out.
I am very impressed with this kit. i purchased it for cheap, one of the best upgrades/accessories Ive bought for my PMR (minus a trigger).
i have found one slight disadvantage over the freak however, and that is if you have more than one marker with more than one thread, changing tips and bores isn't as easy. If you already own the bores for the freak and a tip, all you need is a new back. With this kit, you either need to find a after market thread adapter or buy a new kit.
Overall if you can find this kit, check it out before you buy something else, i am very happy with mine and do not have any regrets.
An almost perfect product, the fact that you can't shoot breaks out and it only came with one tip drops it to a 9
Accurate and much quieter then anything I have used.
After about 5k paint, no break.
Breaks. . .
Well, mine broke. The actual "barrel," not bore parts, broke. . . The screw part that connects it to the different bore parts snapped. Though I fell onto it, it was not much pressure at all. I am currently contacting Empire; and who knows? Maybe if Empire will replace it, for some miraculous reason, then I will be happy.
Good barrel, just never ever ever fall on it. Ever.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, June 4th, 2007 at 10:30 am PST
Tippmann 98 custom pro
shoctech superfly bolt
Any that you match well with the bore size
You can match nay size paint with the barrel back
Difficult to clean after a break
I just started using the empire seven piece barrel kit, I picked mine up off e-bay cheap with two extra fronts a 12inch and 10inch. This is my first barrel kit and I have found it pretty easy to match the correct size back with the paintballs. It has definitely improved the accuracy but is also a lot quieter which is something that I did not expect. I looked at many different one piece and two piece barrels but decided that for the money this was the best option and I am glad I did.
SP ION with QEV
REDZ BOLT, ASA, and Camlock
Any that are good and round
Multiple backs easy for matching paint. Especially with numbers engraved in. Quiet and accurate.
Easily scratched, but other than that nothing
I like this kit I picked it up from a buddie with all the backs and all the fronts for a little less than the new price so I'm happy with it. It's quiet and accurate and a good kit for someoen that dosn't want to spend an outrages amount on a kit. I like it better than the freak b/c of simple ease of use.
If you've got a low budget and high expectations this is the kit for you.
tippmann 98 custom-empire 7 pieace barrel kit,double trigger,remote, soon to be at next pay check!!!
tippmann expansion chamber,drop forward, e-grip
empire ramp,pmi premium
Very accurate 14inch.
It might be hard to match bore if you havent used a kit before.
empire as out done it self. I was very pleasaed to see the price that i payed only 40$ for a barrel kit. I was a little worried that it would just be easyier to just buy the twister but i wanted to try something new. And was very impressed added 40+ feet on to my stock barrel and incressed accurcay instead of it tailing off to the side it dipped down when it reached its maximum
Geat barrel got it on sale for 40 bucks coudnt ask for any more.
smart parts non-vision impulse
-shocktech supafly bolt
-ndz blade trigger
-smart parts lpr
PROS->ACCURACY-this is easily the most accurate barrel i have ever used
2 PIECE- no third peice to dent
6 BORES- there are six different bore sizes
CONS->BREAKS- it doesn't shoot through breaks very well
O-RINGS- i went to take the two pieces apart and they wouldn't budge. I had too use 2 wretches to get them apart(put belts between them and barrel so it didn't get scratched) you have to be really careful not to put them together too tight. Not a big deal though. Then there is no o-ring on any of the backs so they come loose every once in a while. Not a big deal though I just took the one from my progressive.
This is a great barrel. I would recomend this barrel to anyone.