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Old 10-02-2009, 07:31 AM
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Default MR1 Barrel

Hey, I was wondering if anyone could give some advice in regards to a longer Barrel for my MR1. I have the standard 12 inch, and was looking at something a bit longer for pushing around brush and perhaps for slightly better accuracy.

Im caught between finding something that provides the slightly better accuracy, and something that doesn't create too much drag on the ball. Any suggestions? It seems 14-16 inch is popular.

Can I get some unbiased balanced reviews about 18-20 inch barrels as well? I probably could use a little length to hold the shots a little more on course.

Don't worry. I'm an airsoft sniper as well as paintball player. I KNOW the difference between airsoft and paintball. So the question now is, where do I go with my barrel shopping? Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:35 AM
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Well, I've never tried anything above 16", but 16" itself feels too long to me. Harder to slide, hits trees and bunkers when playing woods. Of course if you're used to a longer airsoft gun, you probably wouldn't mind it.

Looks like you already know the rough physics of the matter, so I won't bore you, instead some personal opinions;

-If you're playing woods, go for a none gloss black finish, like the matte finish on the MR1 barrel.

-If you're going for a single piece, get something that's a medium bore, so at least it works most of the time. Balls are getting smaller and smaller, if you play at a regular field, check their ball sizes and work from there.

-Lighter? Heavier? Depends how your gun is balanced, and how you like it.

-Porting. More porting means more quiet, less is louder. There is exceptions, and efficiency details, but I won't bore you.

So many more things, but for a first barrel upgrade it'd do more harm than good to list them all and confuse you. Personally, I like my barrels 14" at the longest.

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Old 10-02-2009, 12:41 PM
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Get a J&J 16" if you want a longer barrel. Anything longer is just plain too long. Plus, the extra length will not help your marker at all. If anything, it will hinder it in terms of efficiency.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:26 PM
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Can I get some unbiased balanced reviews about 18-20 inch barrels as well? I probably could use a little length to hold the shots a little more on course.
Myth #1.

after 14-16 inches, you actually lose accuracy.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:43 AM
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Thanks! I was leaning towards something about that length (14-16.) So now, for barrels. Any good links? I have a few links myself:

http://www.atafa.com/sports/products...el-298725.html

http://www.amazon.com/Spyder-AERO-Sn...580365&sr=8-13

http://www.amazon.com/NEW-Spyder-Cyc...4580661&sr=1-5

http://www.atafa.com/sports/products...el-298541.html

I think I will go with the 16 inch, because even though it may be on the edge of impending your performance, seeing a long barrel before a battle can and will intimidate your opponent. Works with airsoft as well. It's a matter of playing to your enemies misinformed ideas, while still having the same performance capabilities as they do.
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:11 AM
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Myth #2: rifling doesnt work in paintball.


until youre ready to go out and buy a full-blown barrel kit, get yourself a nice J&J ceramic and call it a day
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:17 AM
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Yeah, I heard that one. Its a ball, not a bullet. I think I will go with the Kingman Brand 16 in.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:15 AM
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the aero? i guess it would look good if youre going milsim, but a J&J would be about $10 cheaper.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:20 AM
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There's no way you could go wrong with J&J, owned a 14 Inch barrel myself for my Spyder, it was exellent...
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J&J Ceramic is the best cheapest barrel for a Spyder.

Rifling with a paintball is retarded... it's a liquid mass inside a gelatinous sphere, constantly shifting it's weight around.


As to your comment about fooling others... I roll with a Dragon Timmy (gloss red, black accents) and red/black Empire playing gear. I don't care what they say or anything, it doesn't matter. What matters is your playing ability on the field. Be careful to not compromise that with 15lbs of **** you don't really need on your marker like so many others.
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