View Full Version : New barrel for my 05' spyder pilot

02-12-2006, 10:16 PM
Hey all. Im new to paintballing and really love it(and aint half bad!). So more to the point. I have the spyder pilot acs 05' with normal c02 and the 12 volt revy. I was playing on saturday and realized it could shoot straight for its life! I need a new barrel for 30$(im a cheap skate). Does anybody have any suggestions for a new barrel? Please include link to site. Thanks!

02-12-2006, 10:24 PM
I was thinking about a j&j ceriamic or a smart parts tear drop 12 to 14 inches. I heard that the j&j breaks alot of paint due to the small bore size(says it cleans it self), is this true?

Here is the link
http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=vK6PL0v_5k6PYwgPmmxPh0ErtINK5spOv3s=?Pro ductID=W4KsFAY7xQkAAAD3RCelA_2t

And for the Teardrop
http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=vK6PL0v_5k6PYwgPmmxPh0ErtINK5spOv3s=?Pro ductID=daesFAY7vL4AAAD3kyylA_2t

Are there better barrels(30 bucks or under LOL)?

02-13-2006, 01:03 AM
smart parts progressive and teardrop = about the same thing and are equally good for the price

02-13-2006, 08:09 AM
Personally I love my J&J. It shoots great on my 05ACS. If I use crappy paint, the least expensive from the field, I break, but honestly it seems to break more in the gun than in the barrel. If I ever get some paint in the barrel, 1-2 shots of air cleans it up beautifully, i rarely squeegie in the game. Once or twice I've gone back after the game to my table and ran a pull through to find a buncha paint, but I couldnt' remember being upset at the accuracy. My favorite economy paint to use so far is Diablo Heat. I can get it for $43 a case or $38 if i buy 5 AT the field! According to PBnation, that's about .688-.689 and a J&J .688-.691.

And the best part is you can get it for $30 at AV.

Lots of bore sizes of paint and a few barrels at PBnation (http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=916326)

02-13-2006, 09:18 AM
i'd probably get the teardrop because of it's bigger bore. It would let more paint be able to go through with no problem :)

02-13-2006, 11:23 AM
J&J's are good...had 3 in my lifetime. You need to use .687-.685 bored paint though. Scorch runs decent through it but not marbs or um...forget the name of the blue ball...

02-13-2006, 01:12 PM
I think i made up my mind. I'm going with the teardrop.

02-13-2006, 01:38 PM
hah awesome, good choice :)

02-13-2006, 02:58 PM
29.99 at Actionvillage.com! I'm also going to get the dye sock red/black, cause i'm pro like that! LOL!

02-14-2006, 09:17 AM
If you look at Otter's site the J&J Ceramic is .688-.691 and the Teardrop is .688. My son has the SP Teardrop and I have the J&J. I like the J&J much better. I haven't found a paint that it can't shoot well. Even cheapo' Brass Eagle. The Teardrop seams finicky about paint size. In the looks department, Smartparts Teardrop all the way. Accuracy, J&J all the way.

02-14-2006, 01:12 PM
hmm, i havn't had any paint problems with my teardrop. Also, i have tried big paints in it, and it seemed to not have any problems what so ever ... My teardrop is also very accurate also ... but i guess you could say j&j if you wish .. it's really personal preference

02-15-2006, 12:25 PM
Not saying the teardrop is crap, but having used both extensively, since I have access to both, I like the J&J better. But you know what they say about opinions. I might end up getting the Teardrop (I know this sounds lame coming from a 40 year old) because I like the way it looks on the gun much better than the J&J. I can deal with the slight loss of accuracy. I've even tried to paint the J&J gloss black with 2 different types of paint, but they don't seem to stick very well on the barrel material.

02-15-2006, 03:13 PM
yeah, the j&j is a pretty good barrel, but i personally don't like it .. CP's a better choice in barrel than a teardrop IMO though

02-15-2006, 07:00 PM

02-16-2006, 10:43 AM
Custom Products..............

02-16-2006, 03:47 PM
yep, cp is a bit more expensive though .. just maybe get the cp 1 piece classic .. or you could just get the teardrop