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brsport102
06-27-2007, 12:54 PM
i dont kno what barrel i wana get for close range paintballing .. im thinking about a 9 /12 inch or a 12 inch or just useing the 14 inch i got for my spyder TS please tell me what you think :P

VS2 King
06-27-2007, 12:57 PM
Go With A Smart Parts Barrel. If You Are Playing Close Range Then GO With A All American 12Inch They are excellent Barrels.

Oscum Guy
06-27-2007, 01:17 PM
smart parts linear is cheap, and rox!

xSoulsx
06-27-2007, 02:36 PM
Don't use anything in the 9-12 inch range. Your gun will be soo inaccurite its not funny. (<---imo)

Get a 14 inch or 16 inch


I ahve a 16 inch J+J Ceramic barrel for my Electra and it is 20x more acurite then the stock barrel


And by close range you mean a regular Speedball field???

Kenny_McCormic
06-27-2007, 02:42 PM
Don't use anything in the 9-12 inch range. Your gun will be soo inaccurite its not funny. (<---imo)

Get a 14 inch or 16 inch


I ahve a 16 inch J+J Ceramic barrel for my Electra and it is 20x more acurite then the stock barrel


And by close range you mean a regular Speedball field???
length means nothing.I can put ball on ball from 40 feet away using super swirl in my stock barrel the looks like somebody shot sand through it.

MVS1
06-27-2007, 02:55 PM
I'd pick up a used freak back, .689 &.691 inserts and then you can experiment with tip lengths to find which one suits you best. I have 12", 14" and 16" AA tips for my freak kit and have to say there is no accuracy gains from the 16" over the 14", and the 12" has great accuracy out to ~30 yards. Irregardless of which length you choose having a 2 piece barrel gives you a lot of flexibility to use different length tips.

Tito=PBL
06-27-2007, 05:06 PM
I think you should just use the 14", but if you really want another barrel get a 12" not a 8"

pbfreak3221
06-27-2007, 06:01 PM
length means nothing.I can put ball on ball from 40 feet away using super swirl in my stock barrel the looks like somebody shot sand through it.
Length means a lot. I will quote otter,
The Length of a barrel does matter. A nice length for a barrel would be between 10-14". Long barrels are kinda clumsy when on the field. Particlulary when moving about. In paintball, if your pinned down behind something, you will need to snap shoot to keep your opponents in place until you figure out what your going to do. Your opponent will see the barrel start to come around the bunker. By the time you get into position, there may be 1 or 2 balls heading towards you. Or you may need to sprint to a new location. You could get your barrel caught on something. Not good. Short barrels on the other hand are typically loud.

What about performance for a barrel length? A paintball will need 8" to 10" of barrel to get up to your desired velocity. It also needs some guidance when it reaches this velocity. Typically, that is from 2" to 4". Something longer, this will cause unneeded friction on the paintbal. The friction will slow the paintball down. Thus, more gas is needed to keep the paintball the right speed. A short barrel will not have the proper guidance for the paintball.

brsport102
06-27-2007, 06:49 PM
well kinda by short distance i mean .. one corse at the place i go for paintball has a field thats like 50 yards in langth and width and ye its kinda like a speedball lil differant

clickclicksplat
06-27-2007, 09:40 PM
I woulc recommend a J&J Ceramic... accurate and self-cleaning. As for length, I use a 12'' for speedball, I wouldn't go any longer than 14".

NeedForSpeed
06-28-2007, 05:05 AM
hhmm..depending on how much cashyou have, I would get a barrel kit.

Paintball_Freak
06-28-2007, 11:32 AM
The Best barrel someone can get is one that has inserts. Paint to bore match means accuracy, less gas used ad the ball is a tight fit.

Freak Jr for the win

Also longer barrels give a flatter trajectory for longer, but does cause velocity drops as there is excess friction.

Ill make a drawing

12" - ~~~~~~~~~~~~------------------__
14" - ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----------__
16" - ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----__

Key
#" Barrel length
~ Flat trajectory
- Ball starts dropping
_ hits the floor

thats what lenghts do, but the optimal length is 14".

And a PB needs 8" to reach optimum velocity and 4-6 inches for guidance.

Note that all the distances are the same

applesauce
06-28-2007, 02:03 PM
what do you guys think about a 14" evil driver??

DriverJ
06-28-2007, 02:20 PM
I shoot a 12" freak on my spyder xtra and couldn't be happier. Pick up a used freak kit, you can do so on a budget and they shoot amazing!

Kenny_McCormic
06-28-2007, 03:51 PM
I shoot a 12" freak on my spyder xtra and couldn't be happier. Pick up a used freak kit, you can do so on a budget and they shoot amazing!
define budget.

pbfreak3221
06-28-2007, 04:01 PM
You can also buy a freak kit, pieces at a time, as you save your money.

Critical
06-28-2007, 04:01 PM
Spyder threaded fronts and backs can be found here for ~$20 each and inserts range in price depending on if you're buying multiple pieces from that seller.

spyderpilotacs05
06-28-2007, 07:41 PM
freak jr 90 shipped on ebay. i hated when people say they shoot darts but now i know what they are talking about.

Nuwisha
07-06-2007, 09:41 AM
For general play I like a 14" or 16" but I found a J&J Edge Elite kit for $90us with 5 different sized backs and three different fronts that give you 12/14/16"
lengths..... If you match your paint, a 12" barrel can shoot better/further than a 16". Just remember, when switching barrels, re-chrono your marker.

I've gone from shooting 275 with a 12" to 320 with a 14" kit.

A well designed/made barrel will not impart a lot of drag even if its longer.

HelpDeskHustler
07-06-2007, 04:10 PM
The Best barrel someone can get is one that has inserts. Paint to bore match means accuracy, less gas used ad the ball is a tight fit.

Freak Jr for the win

Also longer barrels give a flatter trajectory for longer, but does cause velocity drops as there is excess friction.

Ill make a drawing

12" - ~~~~~~~~~~~~------------------__
14" - ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----------__
16" - ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----__

Key
#" Barrel length
~ Flat trajectory
- Ball starts dropping
_ hits the floor

thats what lenghts do, but the optimal length is 14".

And a PB needs 8" to reach optimum velocity and 4-6 inches for guidance.

Note that all the distances are the same
barrel length between 12,14, and 16 inches will not create any noticeable difference in how far or accurately you shoot.