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Old 07-08-2006, 11:04 PM
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Default good barrel?

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

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Old 07-09-2006, 08:20 AM
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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.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:26 AM
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smart parts progressive
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:30 AM
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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.
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Old 07-11-2006, 05:35 AM
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has anyone used the empire twist?
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:17 AM
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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.
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:44 PM
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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?
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:39 AM
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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 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.

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Old 07-15-2006, 09:53 PM
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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.
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