Well I have only shot PMI Premiums so far...and they were good as gold. I will be shooting some Diablo Blaze through it this weekend. Hope it goes well!
Very accurate. Period. I have read many a review downplaying the effectiveness of rifled barrel bores on the paintball. Well for whatever reason this barrel WORKS. Shoots the ball out hard and straight. I would not want to be on the receiving end of this barrel!
Fairly quiet. Not silent.
Looks sharp too (I think so anyway)
I suppose cleaning may be a bit tougher in-game, but I have not needed to do it yet. If you shoot in tight places you might consider the 13" variety.
I needed a barrel to handle the smaller paints and this Armson fit the bill very nicely for a relatively meager $67.99 (shipping included). I point it at something...it hits it. That is why you get a barrel. Not sure I can say it any plainer.
just stock barrel - obviously the armson is way better.
pro carb w/ 16 in. armson stealth and 20 oz. CO2
superswirl shoot well - but i don't like them b/c they never bust! I would recommend marbalizer or any other small -med bore paintball.
incredible accuracy!- especially under 100 ft. made my fairly loud pro/carb nearly silent. very lightweght. why buy some titanium boomstick when u can get the same weight for over $120 cheaper. also very durable - havent got a scratch yet. I havent have a ball bust in the barrel yet either. Great buy 4 the money. looks pretty cool too!- i like how it is black. no one ever sees me when we play in the woods.
can't think of ne thing xcept the bore size - it is a little smaller than others.
I usually say nothing's perfect - but this barrel is. accuracy. durability. quiet. GREAT BUY!!!! I reccomend this barrel over any other.
.68 Automag with Venturi bolt, expansion chamber, co2 (Yes co2 sucks but it looks pritty nice when your broke.)
NOT BE!!! I like PMI premiums for the price, but Marblizers are nice
The barrel beats out the stock barrel and can shoot a good grouping. It gets nice range and its not that bad for the wallet.
Well the rifling is not ment for paintballs...
The balls will curve wild very easy.
Giving a paintball spin makes it real easy to break and curve.
MUST BE 100%% clean
It sucks that I spent $90 to find out but paint is nothing like a bullet. A bullet flies better with rifling because of its shape and it cuts the air. Paintballs are much different. Although I have had some good runs when I first started a game where the barrel is totally clean.
To explain take a baseball if you through a baseball with that spin it is a sinker. The ball will break simular to a curve. Now give the same spin to a football it flies much straighter. Now a paintball is much more like a baseball so it breaks and a bullet is more like a football and gets straighter flight.
I would suggest putting your money towards another barrel, although its not complete trash it will shoot when totally clean (I mean clean, you break your gun is useless might as well through balls at them, and even after squeegy most of the time you still got a little crap left and looses lots of accuracy.)
i use a thirty-two degress tippmann 98,but the gun i have this barrel for is a tippmann 98 custom with a raised sight rail and a laser sight. and i must incluse my new expansion chamber,with low pressure kit.AHHHHHHHHHHH
Use team clolors for any tippmann..they fit perfectly and not many of them break. Even though they are a little expensive you get what you pay for.
The rifling on all of armsons barells give the ball a good back spin on the ball causing it to give a better accuracy.(study on how rifles work to find out what im talking about)
It is a little pricey but just remember that the price they list here is just the suggested reatil..im sure you can find real cheap ones somewhere.
It is a great barell..not exactly a carbon fiber (sweet barrel) but it is a nice one.further more i would like to say that i think the dude below me was paid to advertise teardrop barrels.in which i might add suck the sweat of a dead mans balls.
-it doesnt break paintballs not even brass eagle paintballs
-it surprisingly hasnt broken a paintball yet and ive already put over 3000 rnds through it
-its fairly cheap
-it gets very good distance
-it doesnt break brass eagle paintballs!!!!!
-its an excellent sniper barrel
-its black so people cant see the barrel that easily
not much that i can think of except its kindof hard to use in the woods because if you swing around you face the risk of hitting a tree
the best barrel ive ever used. and it hasnt failed me yet.
get it if you want a barrel that doesnt break paintballs
its a very good sniper barrel
My first game with the armson says it all. We were playing 3 on 3 speedball on a small range. I hit my brother at 75 feet, player 2 at 70 I then got a side shot on the 3rd player at 50 feet game over. I shot about 20 rounds the whole game. My brother who had ordered his gun at the same time bought an armson that night. I swapped barrels to shoot a dye boomstick and saw no change. I also had no chopped balls or any other type of trouble.
I have the 16 in the only problem is cleaning it when you get hit on the barrel or from spray.
I payed $59 for mine. Its sharp and no trouble so far. If i have time to aim then you are hit no ifs ands or buts. You will love it.
Tippmann Model 98 Custom, 6" Drop Forward, Sight Rail, 3x-9x Rifle Scope, 16" Armson Stealth
I use Diablo Infernos. You can buy them in 2000 count boxes for $55.
This is an extremely accurate barrel. I've done fairly extensive accuracy testing. At 20 yards, I hit a 3" diameter circle 10 out of 10 times. At 30 yards, I hit 10 out of 10 in a 4" diameter circle. At 40 yards, I hit 10 out of 10 in a 6" diameter circle, with mostly vertical variation. I ripped off 20 rounds from 25 yards, at about 8 rounds a second with just a standard trigger, and they all hit in a 8" or smaller diameter circle, even with a slight (15mph) crosswind. In game testing showed similarly effective results. I play primarily woods and scenario games, and prior to getting my drop forward found the 16" to be a bit long for snap shooting, but since the addition of my drop forward I have no problem with it. In one woods game, I had a guy spraying paint at the tree I was behind from about 40 yards. He emptied quite a bit of paint at me, but didn't have enough accuracy to tag me. I popped out and pegged him in the head in 3 shots. Mind you that he was getting a 3 foot wide spray area at this range, while I, with the armson, popped out and hit him square in the mask in a 3 shot burst. Also, I shot a guy in the neck through a 4" wide gap in a pile of brush from 45 yards in a single shot. I've also taken on 2 people with relatively low-end guns (stock '98s, sheridans) and out shot both at once, just from sheer accuracy. Overall, the armson puts out great accuracy, and it softens the sound quite a bit.
The 16" model may be too long for some people, especially if you're into speed ball. However, with my drop forward I have no problem snap shooting. Also, it is slightly heavier than the All American, though I don't even notice the difference unless I really pay close attention. Some have said that it is useless if you get a ball break, though I haven't seen anything to support this. I've broken a few, but the barrel cleans itself fairly well with just one shot. Some paint gets in the porting, but there is no significant performance drop, and you can pour a little water over it to clean it out right away.
An excellent barrel. Extremely accurate. More accurate than the Flat-Line, Dye Stainless and All American. Also, fairly cheap.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 2:03 am PST
Minimag with Boo-Yaah Elcd Frame and Palmer Pursuit Side-line Regulator
Infernos are the best by far but any small, they must be small, bore paint will do
Very quiet really "silences" the gun. Adds more range but with more range comes a faster velocity so you will have to adjust it at the chrono. When you shoot your gun, or at least my gun, there isn't a very big difference but on the recieving end you can barely hear it. The barrel looks awesome too.
- the price for a new one is a little steep so I went to that trusty site called EBAY and got a Brand New one for $60. They aren't there 24/7 but you can get lucky.
- Picky with paint. If you get anything over small bore size paint the guns velocity will drop to 140 fps and that was from a gun that was shooting hot at 319 fps.
This barrel is the best barrel I have ever seen with the right paint barrel match that is. I don't know how this barrel will work on anyother marker but if your an Automag owner and you need a barrel that will get the job done, wether your a front player or a back player, you need to get this barrel
2002 vert dark green cocker w/ armson stealth (GREAT combo), dye stickies, and drop forward made by me :-) as a backup, a tricked out spyder
jt maxims, most rp scherer medium bore balls
this thing is ACCURATE! every shot went in the same place. this barrel makes a HUGE difference. the stealth and a cocker are a very lethal combination. that and some jt maxims are a thing of beauty. i can't stress how accurate this barrel is...
if you break a ball, the accuracy drops A LOT. you'll have shots going all over the place. make sure you bring a squeegee. a minor problem i found is that it scratches easily. the only scratch i've got is right under my cocker's shroud. while you have accuracy, there is a lack of distance. it shoots just a little further than my spyder/excel. one last thing: it's not as quiet on a cocker as i'd hoped. maybe it's because i've got the 13 inch and not the 16 inch.
get some high quality paint or you're screwed. other than that, GET THIS BARREL! the rifling really makes a difference. your opponents won't know what hit them.
I haven't really used many other similair products, since this is such a unique barrel, but i have used the Tru-Flight 16'', which was absolutely terrible, don't buy it- EVER.
I have the Spyder TL plus with the...
32degrees gel rubber grip (very comfortable feel!)
Armson 16'' Stealth Barrel (the best one there is!)
12 oz. cO2
16 oz. cO2
Oh, and Diablo Midnights work great with it, and probably pretty much any other gun.
This is one of the downsides of this barrel, but it isn't a major one. You have to use pretty nice paint, I recommend the Diablo Midnight, because if you use crappy paint, then u could start choppin balls, then clean out your barrel, so on, and so on...
I really love this barrel because of its porting, which makes it so quiet. I am also a big fan of the barrel's internal polygon progressive rifling which makes the balls fly fast and accurate.
There are two bad points to this barrel, it is hard to clean, and since it is hard to clean you'll want to use good paint. But hey, who doesn't want to use good paint.
This barrel will improve your game big time, it is so accurate and quiet. Did I mention that this barrel looks awesome too? I really think a new barrel is a good investment for any player who wants to improve their game, so you might as well get a good one.
I got this barrel at action paintball.com for $69.99, and you can get Midnight paint by Diablo there for only $44.00, which is one of the better deals that I could find. One other thing that you might want to buy is a better sqeegee so incase a ball does break (which is a rare ocasion, and I have yet to do) you can clean it easier, witout a hassle, atleast thats what I heard from other people.
So Anyways go out and buy it, trust me, you'll love it!