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HyperLiteGT5
02-03-2008, 07:14 PM
What is the longest reccommended barrel for this gun? (in inches) Could you go up to 21 inches without losing too much velocity and accuracy?

slim and shady
02-03-2008, 07:26 PM
you dont lose any accuracy with a longer barrel you just use more air and have to turn the velocity up to push it out the extra long barrel at the same FPS.
It is said that a 14" barrel is the optimal langth for paintball. I agree and i would say that 14 and 16 barrels are the most popular. I have a 21, 16, 14, 12(2 of them) 10, 4 and a 3 inch barrel and I like the 16 the best but thats because its a barrel kit so its "accurate" as far as paintball accuracy goes anyway. I would sugest a 14 or 16 personaly.

kramernator
02-04-2008, 08:54 AM
i agree i have a 14 inch freak, but i am going to change it to 16 inch soon

anything bigger is a waste of air imo

N_Dub_Spyder
02-04-2008, 11:06 AM
I would not think of going over a 14". Loss of performance past 16".

deano 177
02-04-2008, 11:22 AM
I would not think of going over a 14". Loss of performance past 16".
Any time you lengthen the barrel you should get a loss of performance. Thats just physics. But the performance is, in this case, basically would be efficiency. It will take more air to move the paint down the barrel but you should keep it on its trajectory for a little longer, barring wind, co2 squirls, lopsided paint, dents... and the list goes on. I think that if you want to put one of those new 23" carbon fiber barrels on it, go for it.:D The only thing it will hurt is your co2 consumption but you wont know the difference there. "Did I shoot 900 paintballs or 925?"

xsvly-fat
02-04-2008, 11:28 AM
some people say that a longer barrel is a little more acurate at longer range but most people dont realize the difference.

i like 14 or 12 inches

N_Dub_Spyder
02-04-2008, 11:37 AM
lol Yeah I did not elaborate that loss of performance and efficiency is not that great. I do not believe that it can be, nor have I ever seen a longer barrell be noticably more accurate.

deano 177
02-04-2008, 11:48 AM
lol Yeah I did not elaborate that loss of performance and efficiency is not that great. I do not believe that it can be, nor have I ever seen a longer barrell be noticably more accurate.
We had another post here that basically was the same as this. With out someone buying a 12" through a 23" set of barrels and doing tests there is no way to truly know. I'm not gonna go buy $200 worth of barrels just to give it a shot.:D :p I do endorse getting away from the stock barrel. I only played with my mr1 one time with the stocker.

camo_mr1
02-04-2008, 12:00 PM
i either use the mr series 16" or j&j 14", i switch them out depending on the condicions, wind (16" is riffled), tight spaces, and whatever i think looks cooler lol

motokid351
02-04-2008, 12:55 PM
i just got a 20" J&J and it is amazing. absolutely amazing. it is so accurate you can hot a target 100 something feet away, even if the target's only like 6in. and the velocity doesnt seem to affect mine at all. it stayed exactly the same with the new barrel. a long barrel doesnt affect quality or velocity in my opinion.

Dimitrio
02-04-2008, 01:06 PM
I use an 18 inch J&J. What these people say about long barrels is true. But, I'm literally writing this RIGHT after I went paintballing for a couple of hours, and I'm really pleased with it. It DOES require more air, but not that much, and if you stay back and cover your team (like me) then it helps alot.

I am changing to a BT AK-47 barrel, but that has nothing to do with the performance of my J&J.

I'm basically saying that it depends on your style of play. If you play up cole & personal, I would use a 14-16 inch, but farther back I would use an 18.

motokid351
02-04-2008, 01:09 PM
yeah. your right. but how did you find an 18" j&j for a spyder. i didnt even knoe they made 18s

N_Dub_Spyder
02-04-2008, 01:46 PM
i just got a 20" J&J and it is amazing. absolutely amazing. it is so accurate you can hot a target 100 something feet away, even if the target's only like 6in. and the velocity doesnt seem to affect mine at all. it stayed exactly the same with the new barrel. a long barrel doesnt affect quality or velocity in my opinion.

I know I have been out of the sport for a few years, but wouldn't shooting a target at 100 feet be considered "long-balling"? Long balling is very inaccurate.

motokid351
02-04-2008, 01:51 PM
no. i shoot straight, not angling for further distance. tilting the gun up for greater distance is longballing

N_Dub_Spyder
02-04-2008, 02:00 PM
no. i shoot straight, not angling for further distance. tilting the gun up for greater distance is longballing

Hmmm...OK. 100ft "accurate" straight shot at a six inch target. Not my markers. 75ft maybe. Guess you have the edge then.