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Number of Reviews: 7
Average Rating: 8.9 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $80

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Slickest barrel available. For Olympic performance, hit targets currently beyond reach. Hard black anodized and Teflon coated. Unique tapered-broach muzzle break. Medium bore (.687) and tight bore (.684) available. Self-cleaning on most paint. Available for Spyders in 10", 12" & 14" lengths.
MSRP:$79.00 (10")
MSRP:$84.00 (12")
MSRP:$89.00 (14")
Product Availability 
The AKA Javelin Barrels are older, so while they may be available used and in a few cases new, they are not commonly available anymore.
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thotograph Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Dye's, pipe kit, and other decent barrels. I prefer shorter one piece barrels personally so these are my favorite.
Marker Setup: Many different markers used with the Javs... Lol I now have 7 of these barrels in different styles, lengths, and bores. My first one came from DC, I got a viking and it didn't come with one so I had DC send one back with the Viking after they tuned it. I love to use it on my emags too. I got a tight bore 14in with my excal. Since then I've aquired a short 10in tight bore that has some neat milling in it, and a 12in gloss black tight bore. My 04 DC Viking came with two javs, one was milled down to be lighter and anno'ed to match the gun (copper anno). Apparently there's a bunch of different one off's and such floating around. I've heard of full mill tight bores... and the 10in I just got has milling that looks like bound leather for the handle of a sword or something.
Recommended
Paintballs:
Anything that matches obviously. I had some evil that shot awesome through them and fit like a glove.
Strengths: Efficient with minimal porting, smooth bore, AKA quality, unique, and shoot straight.
Weaknesses: Loud, but I don't mind that. No large bore version.
Review: They shoot straight and have a good coating inside to keep the friciton down. The regular bore is my favorite for functionality and looks. The setup with an inch of spiral porting, a little more length, and then the muzzle seems to give each shot a nice true flight without venting to much gas. I see so many barrels where the porting/length is just so over the top. Which only wastes energy and efficiency. All you need really is 8inches of effective barrel length (before porting) and then maybe 2-4 inches there after with some porting. Sure the barrels are a little loud, but that doesn't bother me at all.

The tight bore javelins seem to have a unique pattern of milling and tapering, like nothing I've seen before. Not sure how to describe it but they have a certain texture to them (on the outside) that is like a cross-hatched pattern, barely noticable til you hold one in your hand. I feel lucky to have three different examples with three different lengths of the tight bore version (10, 12, and 14). You could say I'm a javelin hoarder/enthusiast. My short ten inch jav has some neat milling in it as well. These barrels are far beyond the kind of quality you get from mass produced types. The tight bores only have a single row of ports... but to me that is still enough. My autococker seems to like the tight bore javelins over all the other barrels I've tried.

For me they really do a good job so I use them on a number of different guns from my AKA markers, to my e/xmags, on down to my grey FEP Quest (which also has aka sidewinder). It seems like the guns I own that use a premeasured volume of gas, AGD and the FEP Quest (spool type), do really well with the Javelins as they are always consistent over a chrono with matched paint.

I give it a 9 only because they aren't made anymore, and don't have the full selection of bores available... a large bore would be nice for the tourney player. I've got larger bored barrels, but I often find my paint to be either .684 or .687ish so 99% of the time I'm using a Javelin when I play.
Conclusion: A straight forward one piece barrel that shoots straight. They are getting more and more rare so if you find one for sale scoop it up. The tight bore versions are especially rare. AKA makes quality products no matter what they are making, you can be assured of that.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Os_Gardi Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
6 months4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
SP AA
Dye Excel
Lapco Bigshot
PMI Razzor
Marker Setup: E-Mag
Lvl X
Vert feed black ULE body
Shocktech mini-drop
AKALMP Javelin Barrel
Recommended
Paintballs:
Marbalizer seemed to work best, but most decent paint will suffice
Strengths: Pretty consistent spread
Seems to shoot through breaks better than most barrels

Weaknesses: Ugly
Loud
Review: When I got my e-mag off of automags.org, this barrel came as part of the package deal between the seller and myself. First thing I did when I got it was to take it out back and fire a few hundred balls through it.

Groupings at 35 feet were pretty tight with nearly every shot hitting the target area; I didn't actually measure the area, but suffice it to say it was equivalent to an average adult male torso,

At about 55 feet, the grouping started to spread out more, with more shots going wide. Some of these could be considered appendage shots, but I’ll just stick to the torso. About 3/5ths hit the “torso” region.

I feel that it is important to note that I was unable to chrono my velocity since I was at my house and do not own a chrono, but I have enough experience to have a general idea as to acceptable velocities while playing, and I feel that I was well within the ranges.

Other performance factors could be the fact that I was not accustom to the “shoot-up” that occurs with the high end AGD valves, as well as wind speed and the fact that my body is not a vise bolted to a table.
Conclusion: On a scale of one to ten, one being an un-honed stock barrel, and ten being the epitome of barrel perfection, I'd give the javelin a solid 6, maybe a 7. However this forum seems to rate things a little higher and to keep on par with current ratings, I’ll give it an 8.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 at 8:27 pm PST
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koolcocker25 Tuesday, September 28th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
CP kit
All American
Empire Kit
Freak
JT pro barrel
Autococker stock barrel
dye ultralite
Many others
Marker Setup: 2004 Viking #2257
javelin / 14in. Cp
BP no rider
Dye sticky 3s
JmJ razor trigger
68/45 Worr Gas
Halo B victory board
Recommended
Paintballs:
Smaller bored balls since the javelin is a .687
Strengths: Very accurate in snap shooting and long distances.
Weaknesses: Balls start to drift off in very fast fire. 18-20 bps.
Review: This is a very good stock barrel that came on my Viking. I am keeping it even though I have a CP barrel now because it is a bore size i dont have and it still can shoot darts. It is very accurate ball to ball. I was hitting about a 4ftX4ft target that was 30ft in the air from about 90ft away very consistantly. I have only broken 1 ball in it and it didnt clean out to well. But i just swabed and it was ok. It shoots a little off targe at very high rates of fire but all the vibrating makes it do that. And it doesnt make a huge diff. Maybee a foot and a half radius or so more then before. Other then that its a great barrel. If you have a really crappy barrel and you can get a good deal on one of these go for it.
Conclusion: Good barrel. Not the best.
Rating:
8 out of 10
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AKA_Viking_Guy Wednesday, January 21st, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Dye Exel, J&J Cermic, and misc barrels
Marker Setup: AKA Viking With A Viewloader, 68CI 300PSI tank, drop foward with shut off w/ Javalen Barrel, and a spyder with same tank setup and loader. with Cerimic Barrel
Recommended
Paintballs:
Ones that match the barrel do a little better, but it shot even cheap paint ok.
Strengths: Durrable, Sturdy.
Weaknesses: Heavy (Is a plus and Minus), Loud (May matter, may not),
Review: This Barrel comes stock the the AKA Vikings, and AKA Excaliber, I am not sure about the AKA autococker, to me it does really well at close to moderate range (With about anypaint, good for a front player, I have the 12" version of it, so I don't know if length matters, some say yes with the longer ones and some say it doesn't matter, I don't know. I think the better grade the paintball and the closer the match to the barrel it is the better it does, but to me is seems like a any mid grade upgrade barrel. it has a "Star patteren in the Muzzel which is not always the easiest to clean, I have Noticed thought that when shoot through broken paint the first few fly where ever the feel like, then it straightens out, it does have a teflon coating, wich I found out if you put a little of regular PB oil ( NOT Cooking or 3N1 or motor oil, though cooking might make it taste better) and swab it out it helps it out, just right before you play, I think it is like oiling your non-stick pans, same idea it seems. To me it is about like the Dye Exel, or J&J Cerimic, with any paint, you get matched pait it works better, but that is common scence, but sometimes at tournyes you don't have the luxery of picking out your paint, and some fields. It is a little heavy, but there again that is a plus and aminus, it balnces well with my gun. It is lound, for some that matters for some it does not.
Conclusion: Well like I said I think it might be a good choice those of us that are front players, and it does good at short range with any paint and short to mid range with matched paint. but it is about avage to me. I Give it 8 for durability. It is built tough. If all else fails you can knock someone out in th parking lot with it. :)
Rating:
8 out of 10
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WGP*BLACK*MAGIC Monday, October 15th, 2001
 
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: this barrel is awesome. ive had 3 of them actually. i had one on my cocker and an adapter when i had my spyder and i have one for my bushy. they are EXTREMELY accurate. its one of my favorite barrels, paint fit doesnt even matter with this barrel, it shoots anything. when i go to feild paint only feilds i use it because the paint usually sucks. rarely breaks and about 10 dry shots and ur good to go again. not alot of porting to clean either!
Weaknesses: nothing big, its kinda ugly and kinda loud but thats coo!!!
Conclusion: this barrel is awesome. if youve got a spyder, cocker or bushy id buy one. any paint(even crappy paint) works in it. it compares w/ boomsticks and id reccommend it to ANYBODY!
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Auctionjunkie! Tuesday, March 13th, 2001
 
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: This is the barrel that is stock on the Excalibur. It's very consistant and unlike other stock barrels doesn't need to be replaced. It's accurate and efficient with the proper paint match. You can even order unanodized barrels from AKA and have it ano'd to match your gun. If you do chop or break it cleans itself easily. The muzzle brake is different than most in that it's parallel to the ball flight path instead of at 90 degrees.
Weaknesses: Nothing that I know of.
Conclusion: This is an excellant barrel. I own a 12" and have used the 10" and 14" on my Excalibur and 'Cockers. I think it's a great value for the money. It's as good as if not better than the Boomstick. People complain that the muzzle brake needs cleaning if you break or chop but it's easier to clan than a one with only holes.
I would recommend this barrel to others.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Unregistered User Monday, March 12th, 2001
 
6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: With good paint to barrel match, shoots straight as any lapco, dye, etc...cheaper than a boomstick with the same accuracy. Fairly easy to shoot thru ball breaks. My favorite barrel to use with Hellfire.
Weaknesses: If you manage to break a ball, you have to clean out the grooves at the end of the barrel.
Conclusion: I've owned a Javelin for my cocker and my angel for a year now. I don't know what the kid in the previous review was smokin', but the Javelin is one of the best barrels I've ever used. I might also note that the kid used it on a Spyder? I didn't even know AKA made one for the spyder. The .687 is perfect for Inferno and the .684 is insanely good for Hellfire. At $70 a pop, it's in the medium end of prices for barrels, but it's worth the price. It might be a little louder than some of the other barrels out there, but who really cares in tourney ball? AKA makes great products, and I'd be happy to recommend this barrel to anyone who asked.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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