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Smart Parts - Freak Barrel Kit Information
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Smart Parts
100 Station Street
Loyalhanna, PA 15661

Phone: (800) 992-2147
Fax: (724) 539-2298
Email: customersvceast@smartparts.com
Website: http://www.smartparts.com
Smart parts freak barrel system. This modular system uses three basic pieces: barrel tips, barrel backs and internal barrel bores called inserts. Each piece is universal and can fit all other Freak components.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: Unknown
 MSRP: $159.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 266
 Rating Summary:
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Smart Parts - Freak Barrel Kit Reviews
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I love the option of matching paint to bore. It really seems to help accuracy. I bent one of my inserts, so get the stainless steel inserts if possible.
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Nelby2388
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: South Shore, MA
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $130.00
Pros: Bore matching, options
Cons: Price
I love the option of matching paint to bore. It really seems to help accuracy.

I bent one of my inserts, so get the stainless steel inserts if possible.
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit the freak barrel system is most defiantly one of the barrels on the to of the pile when comparing all of them. Ive had one for 8+ years still one of the best barrels out there test of time=...
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nhadley13
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Pittsburgh
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
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Performance:
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Reliability:
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Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: lightweight quiet low profile
Cons: nothing
the freak barrel system is most defiantly one of the barrels on the to of the pile when comparing all of them. Ive had one for 8+ years still one of the best barrels out there test of time= passed
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I have been using freak kits since they first came out. They shoot great. I love how easy it is to size paint and shoot anything through them. You only have to buy a new back piece if you get a...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
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Performance:
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Reliability:
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Value:
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Price paid: $149.99
Pros: Accurate, multiple bore sizes, protective case
Cons: expensive, bulky case
I have been using freak kits since they first came out. They shoot great. I love how easy it is to size paint and shoot anything through them. You only have to buy a new back piece if you get a different gun. They hold up quite well. Playing front, the anodizing does tend to wear after a while. I do recommend this barrel to anyone playing tournament or woods ball.
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit This barrel is amazing! Non the less.. shoots ropes.. must buy
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NJpaintballer99
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: amazing
Cons: Nothing
This barrel is amazing! Non the less.. shoots ropes.. must buy
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit well, the freak is one of the most sought after barrel kits in the industry now. they are a classic kit that does what i needs to do, time after time. i started my kit with a purchase of a SP...
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: minnesota
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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Appearance:
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Performance:
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Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: great looks, good inserts, pretty good performanc
Cons: overpriced for the performance, inserts damaged
well, the freak is one of the most sought after barrel kits in the industry now. they are a classic kit that does what i needs to do, time after time.

i started my kit with a purchase of a SP epiphany, and then later bought a freak front and 4 extra inserts. performance wise, it's very accurate. you can underbore, overbore, or simply match the bore to the paint to your pleasing. that's the biggest perk to this kit.

for the money, you can to a lot better.
$150 for the entire kit can buy you a lot more now a days in the paintball industry... so i think that the value for this kit deserves 3 stars

overall, i would rate it 4 stars

good job SP though!
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I own the Smart Parts Freak Jr. 14 inch and it has never shot me astray and is very reliable. If you dont mind spending a couple of extra bucks the freak insert system is very convenient in that it...
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Texas
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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Performance:
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Reliability:
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Value:
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Price paid: $74.95
Pros: accurate,easy bore
Cons: heavy,long
I own the Smart Parts Freak Jr. 14 inch and it has never shot me astray and is very reliable. If you dont mind spending a couple of extra bucks the freak insert system is very convenient in that it takes up less space than separate barrel backs.
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I've this barrel since it came out for the impulse. Overall this barrel is amazing and the bore sizes came in the perfect sizes for most paint. Not really any problems with the freak kit except for...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
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Performance:
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Reliability:
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Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $125.00
Pros: bore sizes
Cons: wearing on the ti[s
I've this barrel since it came out for the impulse. Overall this barrel is amazing and the bore sizes came in the perfect sizes for most paint. Not really any problems with the freak kit except for on the darker colored ones fading occurred a little bit on the tips.
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I've used Freak barrel kits for over 10 years now, and they've never let me down, but they've never really wowed me either. For the price, they're a little sub par but I've always bought used so it...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
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Reliability:
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Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: 8 bores, availability and variety of combinations
Cons: A little heavy, somewhat pricey
I've used Freak barrel kits for over 10 years now, and they've never let me down, but they've never really wowed me either. For the price, they're a little sub par but I've always bought used so it saved me quite a bit of cash. Match the paint you're using to an insert, and it will shoot darts all day.
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I am certainly a fan of this system. While some people in reviews and info on the internet just claim to dramatically overbore everything for best results, the rationality and physics just aren't...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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Reliability:
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: effective
Cons: initial investment cost
I am certainly a fan of this system.

While some people in reviews and info on the internet just claim to dramatically overbore everything for best results, the rationality and physics just aren't there for me.
Asymmetrical, crescent shaped gas leak around top portion of ball in an over bored barrel would create down force creating the ball to be forced onto that side of the barrel causing roll which in turn creates a hooked ball. This is just my individual interpretation of the effect of a discharge, your results and concept may vary.

I use this kit on an autococker, cocker pump, Mini, and G4, with great results.

I have heard there can be inconsistencies from batch to batch on real world diameter in contrast to indicated diameter, however mine seem to mic out well.

They are not light barrels, but that's not pulling me away from them.
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit i have used the freak with all my guns and will keep using it.
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
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Appearance:
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Performance:
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Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: bore size
Cons: not free
i have used the freak with all my guns and will keep using it.
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