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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: 258
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Smart Parts - Freak Barrel Kit Reviews
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit Picked up a Freak Jr off AV as my first barrel kit. Aluminum inserts were true to their sizing & had nice, smooth bores. Front & back construction were high quality &, imo, looked pretty sharp...
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Join Date: Apr 2003
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $85.00
Pros: Quality inserts, cheap kit.
Cons: I don't like inserts.
Picked up a Freak Jr off AV as my first barrel kit.

Aluminum inserts were true to their sizing & had nice, smooth bores. Front & back construction were high quality &, imo, looked pretty sharp (although my cousin preferred the AA front ).

Performance was spot on. Barrel shot darts all day long. Never had any breaks while using it so couldn't tell you how well it clears them.

Now for the only con i could think of - i'm just not a fan of inserts. There's nothing wrong with them &, as i stated earlier, they work well. I just like having a barrel that's no more than two pieces.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit Ive used UL and shaft kits and I cant leave my freak alone. The sheer number of different inserts is just amazing. Why waste your time with anything else
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
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Reliability:
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Value:
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Price paid: $100.00
Pros: well made and easy to use
Cons: dont really care for the tip
Ive used UL and shaft kits and I cant leave my freak alone. The sheer number of different inserts is just amazing. Why waste your time with anything else
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit ive owned various freak kits over the years ive been playing and they are really great for players who shoot different paint frequently. the bores are easy to change, and if you have different...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $90.00
Pros: only kit you'll ever need
Cons: none i can think of
ive owned various freak kits over the years ive been playing and they are really great for players who shoot different paint frequently. the bores are easy to change, and if you have different threaded guns you dont need to buy an entire new kit, just a back
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit It is an amazing and highly recommended investment. i was once skeptical about these bore "kits" but it is awesome. my gun shoots so much more consistent and it is a night and day difference from...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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Reliability:
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Price paid: $95.00
Pros: Able to bore paint, appearance, very accurate
Cons: price
It is an amazing and highly recommended investment. i was once skeptical about these bore "kits" but it is awesome. my gun shoots so much more consistent and it is a night and day difference from just using one barrel for all types of paint.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit good barrel system
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
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Reliability:
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $149.99
Pros: accurate and quiet
Cons: none
good barrel system
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I have used this barrel kit for two years now. It is now the best kit out there, but will get the job done and is probably the longest running barrel kit to date. The kit comes with every bore you...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
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Reliability:
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Value:
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Price paid: $140.00
Pros: Good looking, can easily change bores
Cons: Doesn't clean well
I have used this barrel kit for two years now. It is now the best kit out there, but will get the job done and is probably the longest running barrel kit to date.

The kit comes with every bore you could ever need really. It looks nice, sounds decent (not too loud), and it is VERY nice to be able to change components between any freak barrel (Fronts + backs), and All American barrels.

Overall, this barrel is decent, cheap, good looking, but does not shoot through breaks well and is hard to clean out due to the inserts.
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  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit The Freak barrel is a nice barrel kit to own, if you own multiple barrel thread guns, all you need is a new barrel back and you all set to go, if you don't like the length or the front, you can just...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
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Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $99.00
Pros: Tons of different looks
Cons: Inaccurate bore size label
The Freak barrel is a nice barrel kit to own, if you own multiple barrel thread guns, all you need is a new barrel back and you all set to go, if you don't like the length or the front, you can just buy a new one and your all set to go.

The Freak inserts are accurate. There are aluminum back and stainless steel backs available. Aluminum is lighter but aluminum expands and contracts in heat and cold. Also their bore sizes are accurate if you go by the numbers, if you do the blow test, then it's good to go. Stainless steel inserts are heavier but strong and are less pron to expanding and contracting. Again, numbers printed for the bore size isn't accurate but you can just do the blow test and it's good to go.

Pros-Different looks and ability to be used on multiple markers with the change of the back
Cons-Inaccurate bore size label
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  • Currently 2.7/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I have to say, I never thought I'd spend 100+ dollars on a barrel, but I did and I gotta say I'm pretty glad I did. I like the freak barrel kit, its got a nice quality build feel to it, like it...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Looks good, bore matching
Cons: Pricy
I have to say, I never thought I'd spend 100+ dollars on a barrel, but I did and I gotta say I'm pretty glad I did.

I like the freak barrel kit, its got a nice quality build feel to it, like it won't break. It WILL chip and scratch easily but thats cosmetic and can be dealt with.

The bore matching is awesome, I always am checking my paint every now and then, making sure i got the best bore for the job. Not to mention the color schemes make it look badass as hell sometimes too .

I will say, I was not happy with the price, but it came so highly recommended and I took the leap. I won't say its 120 dollars good, but its still pretty good.
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  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit A very good idea by Smart Parts tarnished by their famous lack of quality. The barrel is a good idea, and should've worked well. But the inserts are usually inconsistent in their bore, and prone to...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
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Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $140.00
Pros: Interchangeable Bores
Cons: Looks bad, Fragile Case, Inserts prone to breaking
A very good idea by Smart Parts tarnished by their famous lack of quality. The barrel is a good idea, and should've worked well. But the inserts are usually inconsistent in their bore, and prone to bending/warping. They also don't usually sit right in the back tube. It does come with a lot of different bore sizes... which is good.

Its fairly accurate, but I'd prefer a solid bore kit over this. There are better barrel kits out for the money.
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  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit love it i have a .683 incert and it shoots relly accurate. im glad that i have it
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Join Date: Jan 2007
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: accurate, interchangeable bore sizes
Cons: its a bit heavy
love it i have a .683 incert and it shoots relly accurate. im glad that i have it
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