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TLXshoota
01-16-2007, 04:17 AM
What should I do for a barrel for my TLX? I heard that a longer barrel is more accurate so I was hoping to get a 16 incher or bigger, any suggestions?

Hossy
01-16-2007, 05:15 AM
A longer barrel is not more accurate, it just means that it will use more air.

Id suggest a 14 inch barrel if you play woodsball, and a 12 if you play speedball.
If you just want a barrel, and save money, get a J&J ceramic.
if you want a barrel kit, get a freak kit

nbishop66
01-16-2007, 05:26 AM
I agree whole heartedly with Hossy. I had a 14" J&J Ceramic on my Pilot ACS and for $30 it's a great barrel. My son sold it to one of his friends with his Pilot ACS. I didn't realize how quiet it was until I heard someone else use it. I can hear the clicking of this kids solenoid more than I can hear the shot when we play.

STRIKEFIRST
01-16-2007, 06:40 AM
I would go for a used freak system...you can piece it together form sales corner or from BST's on othe forums...being able to match inserts to ball diameter is a great benefit. I would gor for a used freak kit with a back, 14" front and 3 inserts a .689, .691 & .693. you can get a spyder threaded back for around $20-$25 a tip depending on style from $15-$30 and inserts for about $8 each...(actually i just go to my local shop for inserts new they're 12.50 each)

Or a J&J Edge kit.

kidonfire
01-16-2007, 10:41 AM
What should I do for a barrel for my TLX? I heard that a longer barrel is more accurate so I was hoping to get a 16 incher or bigger, any suggestions?

Any barrel longer than 14" is just going to waste air. 12 - 14 inches is a good length to go with. J&J Ceramic barrels are great, I personally have a 14" 32* Night Stick. What you really need to get good accuracy is paint to bore match. To get the best paint to bore match, you should probably get a barrel kit. but good ones cost upwards of $60. If you have the cash, then go for it. You can get a decent barrel for around $30. You can read around at PBreview.com and read what others have to say about it. Hope you make a good choice and have fun playing.

FAQ about barrels (http://www.ottersccustoms.com/barrels.html) (click link)
Page about barrel bores (http://www.ottersccustoms.com/barrelc.html)
Page about different paint sizes (http://www.ottersccustoms.com/paintc.html)
Page about range and accuracy (http://www.ottersccustoms.com/range.html)

You know what? If you havn't already, read this site (Spyder Bible (http://www.ottersccustoms.com/)). Great site made by one of the Moderators here, and an amazing source of information.

wbpaintball
01-16-2007, 12:41 PM
longer barrels are always better but not much. I'd get a 2 piece freak barrel

Halucin8
01-16-2007, 01:59 PM
read otters site i beleive he talks about barrel length there. it takes like 9 inches for a paintball to get up to full speed. and the longer the barrel the more friction therefore more are to maintain that speed. that is why most use 12-14" barrel. i know if I chrono my marker at 285 with my 12 j&j then immediately take it off and put on my old 16" cmi thunderpig barrel trher is a huge drop in fps and distance. that is why it sits in my gear baga nd hasn't seen the light of day for over a year