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spray and pray
04-18-2008, 05:54 PM
I have a hammerhead kit and it's acting up on me. I was considering getting a new barrel but I thought I would ask here first. What ones do you reccomend?

xsvly-fat
04-18-2008, 06:07 PM
what is it doing?

MVS1
04-18-2008, 07:00 PM
I have a hammerhead kit and it's acting up on me. I was considering getting a new barrel but I thought I would ask here first. What ones do you reccomend?

Whatta ya mean by acting up??? If your looking at getting a new barrel I have became a HUGE FAN of Deadly Wind Fiburs. If they have the barrel thread your looking for I give it :up: :up:

Ace24
04-18-2008, 10:49 PM
I don't understand how barrel kits can "act up."

It is an inanimate object. It has no moving parts... how can something that doesn't move "act up?"

User fault?

bigred76
04-18-2008, 11:04 PM
Scratches from dirty balls? Permanent gunk from ****ty balls? I don't quite know how a very good quality barrel like a Hammerhead can go bad... explain?

spray and pray
04-19-2008, 02:53 AM
I have the deadlywind on my ion and it's great but not what I'm looking for on my spyder. I have no idea what's wrong with the hammerhead. I got my velocity to 285ish like they reccomend and I sized my paint so I had the perfect match. I go to fire a few paintballs and they fly all over the place. After that I thought it must be a bad batch of paint. I got a new case of paint and sized my balls again and still had the same problem. There was absolutely no wind.

ttam13xlpb
04-19-2008, 07:29 AM
are there scratches inside the barrel?that could be it...oh and id recomend a cp barrel.always done good on my spyder

spray and pray
04-19-2008, 07:34 AM
no scratches. I have always taken good care of my stuff so that is why I'm really confused. I talked to hammerhead and they said try some other paintballs and if that doesn't work send it in for cash back.

Ace24
04-19-2008, 09:33 AM
Check your bolt for flaws.

MVS1
04-19-2008, 06:43 PM
I have the deadlywind on my ion and it's great but not what I'm looking for on my spyder. I have no idea what's wrong with the hammerhead. I got my velocity to 285ish like they reccomend and I sized my paint so I had the perfect match. I go to fire a few paintballs and they fly all over the place. After that I thought it must be a bad batch of paint. I got a new case of paint and sized my balls again and still had the same problem. There was absolutely no wind.

Had the same problem w/a used Stiffi Red Mamba (.691) I picked up for my A1, it was all over the place, even sent it into Site and paid $45 for them to check it and replace the G7 Fly collar w/an A1 specific collar (.689). Got it back and had the same problem, random breaks and lousy accuracy. Sometimes the PB gods just frown on us I guess.

spray and pray
04-19-2008, 07:07 PM
They said that they would give me 100% cash back for the defect items which seem to be all of them. So thats over $150 I would have to spend on a barrel kit.

MVS1
04-19-2008, 07:11 PM
That would be the direction I would head. DW's are only $89 and if you already have one for you Ion that means you have freak inserts for it.

spray and pray
04-19-2008, 07:16 PM
Well I would like to try something else, the dw just isn't what I'm looking for on my spyder. Any other reccomendations?

bigred76
04-19-2008, 10:03 PM
Overbored DYE UL.

Ace24
04-20-2008, 03:57 PM
Overbored DYE UL.

Psh... depends on the gun and paint.

I <3 my .684 UL on my Cocker.

HelpDeskHustler
04-20-2008, 05:13 PM
.688 UL was too small for even small paint.

king-man
04-20-2008, 06:26 PM
you could always go with a freak, not my fav co. but it is one helluva barrel

Ace24
04-20-2008, 07:17 PM
.688 UL was too small for even small paint.

.684 UL is perfect for DXS Bronze, Custom/Xball

HelpDeskHustler
04-21-2008, 12:46 PM
I had barrel breaks with dxs bronze in the .688 but not in the stock .689 or .691 of various guns. It actually was a good barrel for procaps field aside from the fact that the stuff was so small that it went past my detents and would actually get chopped because half a ball made it to the breech.