I have heard almost nothing about this barrel but the reviews were good so I wanted to try it out. I found out they just cam eout with a new modle (no muzzle break check out my pic at the top here) and price is great so I got one, I must say this barrel looks great, I love it and the porting is great to keep my gun quiet (well quiet as a 98 can get anyways) so it still sounded like a tank.. but at least it wasnt a tank in need of a tuneup...
anyways the barrel looked great but how did it shoot, I have been using my werks and empire kit for a while now but I must say this was great. Im prolly gonna just sell my empire kit because this is all I need. it shoots darts! accuracy is amazing and I played yesterday in the snow/rain (was 0 degrees so it was more liek wet snow) anyways no breaks at all! not all day and I fired prolly 1000 rounds. they all went very straight and i was very impressed. bore size is great for most brands, its not huge and not tiny, medium so most paint will fit. spank worked great (expecially for economy paint)
Oh yes, also in the listing here it sais 14". but it comes in 12" 14" and 16"
*update march 14th 2007*
After having this barrel for a bit longer I am only more impressed with it, I actually bought a second one lol, I put a apex on a 12" version which is amazing and gives me not only pinpoint accuracy but great range as well.
then I have a 14" that I use as a standard barrel with no mods. which is fantastic. I have shot many types of paint and for the most part its all great, obviously a smaller spread if you use paint to match your bore but even with seconds accuracy was supprising compared to other barrels. my current 2 are on my Tippmann 98 but I will be getting one as soon as I buy my A5 making 3 I have total, unless I can fidn an adapter for teh a5 cheep so I can just use these 2,
I am also having many requests from people who see these in action for where they can be purchased, they are not well known and are rather low hype barrels but thats great because I dont feel like a clone and I get a much better price then on a name brand barrel for the same if not better performance. They go on ebay for $30
Barrel looks great, Fires great, is cheep/ what else do you need?
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 at 5:57 pm PST
Kingman Spyder Xtra(newer version)
Stock(venturi taken out)
Zap Mach 404 Hopper
20 oz. CO2
Basically not Brass Eagle ones
Quiter than stock
Gives ball a nice spin
Honestly, I have had none. Although, there will always be a better barrel.
The Winforce barrel, mine was 16 inches, will really improve your accuracy and spin for your paintball gun. It also helped quited mine which helped me since I play scenario paintball. It's slick black color also keeps it hidden and does not reveal it by sparkling of light. The design of the holes(swirling around) and end really gives it a remarkable effect.
I would recommend this barrel for beginner to expert, and since it comes in a wide range of sizes, I would recommend it for any type of gamel. Although, I will give it a 9 out of 10 since there will always be a better product.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, May 19th, 2006 at 6:59 am PST
Spyder Victor with Taso Winforce barrel, clear viewloader hopper, 20oz Pure Energy CO2, and custom made handle.
Tiny ports are difficult to clean
I got this barrel on semipermanent loan from a friend who upgraded from a spyder.
I have to say this is quite a decent barrel. It's quiet, and it's more accurate than the stock barrel. However, if you chop a ball or paint gets on/in your barrel somehow, the small ports toward the middle tend to be a bit difficult to clean.
It's definitely an improvement on the stock barrel. I think $45 is a bit much, but probably because I'm cheap and inexperienced.
spyder compact deluxe
14" taso winforce
32* expansion chamber
custom made drop
anything draxxus/diablo or pmi
Great accuracy (even with crap paint) looks cool, cheap
Its a little light (if u can call that a weakness)
This has to be one of the best barrels in its class. Although they can be a little hard to find, if you do find one BUY IT. I only paid $30 online for mine and I couldn't be happier, its easily 5 times as accurate as a stock 9.5" spyder barrel and its performs even better than my friends 12" progressive (which he paid $60 CAD plus tax at a shop for). Plus its great with any paint even really crappy field paint and it reduced noise by about 40%.
Overall a 14" teardrop may be able to compete with it but thats twice the price so go get a winforce instead
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, September 2nd, 2004 at 12:45 am PST
68 Automag with some stuff
Spyder 2 in 1 with a winforce and other stuff
Draxxus Sun Flare(good)
Cant think of any right now
I was looking for a new barrel for my Spyder 2 in 1 and originally I had bought a "freak juniorette", which was a freak junior that pressed together instead of screwed together, But that didnt come. So I went with this barrel, it was only 18.95 so I wasnt losing too much if it was bad. Actually this barrel was very very good. It is by far one of the quietest barrels I have ever heard. It is so quiet I got a headache dry fireing because all it did was amplify the sound of my bolt moving, which was very head-ache inducing. It is a little more accurate than the stock Spyder barrel, but a lot quieter. This barrel is good for sneak attacks, because the first clue that your shooting at the other players turns out to be the paint flying around them. This is pretty much the same barrel as the 32* Nyte Stik, its porting pattern is the reverse of the Nyte Stik.
This is a very good first aftermarket barrel for a spyder. It is VERY VERY VERY quiet, and reasonably accurate. If you like the 32* Nyte Stik you will like this one, and I think this porting pattern actually makes the gun make less noise than the Nyte Stik (no idea why, this is just from experience)
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, July 7th, 2004 at 11:34 pm PST
I've used this product on both a 98 Custom and a Spyder Aggressor XT. Also have used a DYE Excel Barrel on an Avalon Diamond GT, DYE Boomstick on a 98 Custom.
Silver Tippmann Model 98 Custom w/ 14" Taso Winforce barrel
Anything other than DBX (terrible ones that come in a black case from stores like (it won't let me say the 'D' word) Sporting Goods) or anything Brass Eagle. Mostly I've used ZAP Primers and Torks through the barrel on both guns and have never EVER EVER EVER had a ball break because of the barrel, and never EVER EVER EVER had a ball break in the gun at all.
Accurate; friendly with most paint
If you are going to get a barrel in the $30 range, this is the one to get, for either a Spyder or a Model 98. If you are looking to go a step up, the J+J Ceramic is the way to go. Otherwise, price shop and find where you are going to get this barrel, because you should get this barrel. Get ZAP paint and you are good to go. Like I said, don't use the DBX. I let a friend of mine borrow the gun for a day of play once and he used this paint. I'm telling you later that day I was cleaning paint out of parts of the gun I didn't know paint could get in.
Best possible barrel for a Spyder or Model 98 in the price range
wont go far with some paint
some balls move when the bals come out
i like this barrle, its better then the stock. this barrle goes far and accurate, i would recomand this barrle for any one who has a spyder, tippman, brasseagle or auto cocker. iv had this barrle for 3 moths and every time i go i live how it shoots. some balls will move around when they come out, so buy paint that fights your bor size. i like how it shoots but i dont really like the diesigen
good for spyders
if u have the stock barrle i say get this barrle
14'' razzor barrel and the same kind although 2 pieces...both are OK
tippmann model 98 custom
4 stage expansion chamber
this barrel 16 inches
and 2 other guns that arent important
RPS has always worked for me
doesnt work well with response trigger
i paid $50 for this barrel and its really accurate....the range is decent, not the best but its pretty good. it doesnt chop ANYTHING. i havent broken a single ball in the 6 months ive had it....i lent it out to my friend once and he has a tippmann model 98 custom response trigger and all it did was chop. i dunno...maybe it was just the paintballs. this barrel is quiet when you have your volocity in the right place, but if you shoot like me (450 FPS) then its really loud..............some idiot at paintball wouldnt shut up about his flatline barrel on his tippmann and he was showing off the range on it and so he shot, and i shot right after him and it went further or at least matched his distance....
great barrel buy it. kicks the crap out of boomsticks and PMI razzor barrels.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 at 8:00 pm PST
spyder victor w/ 14" taso winforce, 20 oz with smartparts on/off
spyder imagine w/ ricochet AK coming soon!
any medium bore paintballs. get a paintball, put it in...it should not roll through immediately. blow on it and it should fly out easily. if it gets stuck it's too big, if it rolls through it's too small. diablo dusk is a bit too small for this barrel.
it's cheap, made of strong aluminium, accurate
its kind of ugly looking
This is the first barrel I bought for my Spyder after being tired of the stock barrel. I was really pleased with the accuracy increase for the price(about 40 dollars). Friends of mine who tried it out also liked it. I tried out a friends night stick and did not see any visible increase in accuracy. the paint to bore match is really important, so make sure you test your paint with your barrel. I like this barrel, it is quite cheap, and it's made out of aluminum which is very strong.
This is a good barrel for a cheap price. I was new to the sport and thought this was the cheapest you could get, but I noticed now you can get the J&J Ceramic for only about $35. Try that too.
buy this barrel if you are a beginner and dont want to buy an all american barrel or something like that. this barrel is all around great. i have had it since christmas (today is 03/18/03) and i have only broken 3 balls out of about 5000-8000 balls.GREAT BARREL!!!!!!!!
BUY THIS BARREL!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! i would recommend it too a beginner or some one who is advanced!!!