View Full Version : good barrel?

07-08-2006, 11:04 PM
what is a good barrel thats not going to cost a crap load but something like around 40 bucks im thinking a 16inch for a little... sniping well not really sniping cuz u cant really snipe with a paintball gun but u know what i mean

07-09-2006, 12:46 AM
Smartparts teardrop, J&J Ceramic, CP one piece ....

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07-09-2006, 08:20 AM
i use a 14'' cmi tru flight barrel which was $ 25 shipped off ebay. they also sell a 16" cmi barrel. My friend bought it and its accurate. both barrels are good over the stock barrel. very good i might say.

07-09-2006, 08:26 AM
smart parts progressive

Hob Hayward
07-09-2006, 08:30 AM
The new one that is, NOT the old one. I'd recommend the 06 progressive or the teardrop. My friends J&J ceramic didn't impress me.

07-11-2006, 05:35 AM
has anyone used the empire twist?

07-11-2006, 08:17 AM
anything over 12" is a waiste. J&Js are Ok and the smart parts progressives are good. I have a 10" progressive that I have no problem hitting 290fps with. I believe the most important part of accuracy comes from paint to bore match. I bought a freak kit and it is amazing the difference that it made. I would imagine that the pipe kit, J&J kit or empire kit will give you similar results. IMHO they are worth the money as you can tailor the barrel not only to brand but different batches with in that brand.

07-11-2006, 09:44 PM
I'm thinking of getting myself a J&J ceramic... I've heard pretty good reviews on them, and they come in a dust black finish (my problem with the Smart Parts barrels are the shiny black finishes they seem to all come with... at least for the Spyder threaded ones).

I also have the same complaint about alot of the expensive insert / two piece kits... none of the ones I've seen seem to add anything to the milsim look (re: they're all too shiny, or bright ano colours). I won't disagree that in theory, they're probably alot more accurate though.

The Lapco Big Shot (I think that's the name) looked pretty mean though... haven't heard anything about if it's much more accurate than the stock one though, which, you have to admit, is one of the most accurate stock barrels ever, eh?

07-12-2006, 03:39 AM
anything over 12" is a waiste.

Well I guess that is an opinion.

I use a 14" or sometimes a 16". The PB Bible says no longer than 14" no shorter than 10", LINK (http://www.ottersccustoms.com/barrels.html) 10" to get to speed and 4" to control the ball.

As for a good barrel...

The J&J Ceramic's are nice barrels. I also like the CP Barrels. You can get a CP one piece or a CP two piece. If you get the two piece you can add more backs as you get money and have a kit.

Another option is to get a Freak Jr. kit used, or even a full Freak kit used. I am using the Freak kit now and love it.


07-15-2006, 09:53 PM
I just bought a 16" 32 degrees nite stick opn Ebay for $20.00. This barrel made it worth putting a red dot sight on my MR1. Prbably the best and cheapest upgrade I could have done. It is not a matte black finish but it's not quite as shiny or glossy as other barrels.

07-17-2006, 03:16 AM
i bought the empire twist barrel..14" rifled .. its gloss black but with allitle scuff and paint it matches. i was very impressed. i was hitting the bottom of a beer can at 40 yards.

07-22-2006, 09:31 AM
dude, go with the smartparts linear 16". its a great barrel. not too good at self cleaning but best bang for the buck!

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07-27-2006, 09:32 AM
ive got a 16in. 05 smart parts progressive

07-31-2006, 01:56 PM
Hammerhead 14 inch barrel

02-21-2008, 09:34 AM
WAZUP guys.... i had a similar problem i can,t decide between 2 barrels a smartparts progressive or a empire twister...

02-21-2008, 11:15 AM
this thread is a over a year old. but out of the two barrels you said i would have to say the twister however i like cp and j&j

grande juevos
02-27-2008, 07:14 PM
J&J ceramic can't treat you wrong. I also got a Empire 7 piece barrel kit on ebay for the price range you are looking for - gotta be patient in looking for a deal on those.