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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:
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 Reviews: 259
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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
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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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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit Ahh, the Freak!! What can I say? This barrel is a classic. 2 Piece to match paint bore size. It's the best out there!!
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Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Sleek. 2 Piece.
Cons: None.
Ahh, the Freak!! What can I say? This barrel is a classic. 2 Piece to match paint bore size. It's the best out there!!
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit Best barrel kit for the buck. Comes in every size imaginable. If you want a longer barrel just get a longer tip. Only barrel I shoot.
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Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Like having 8 barrels in one
Cons: Case could be nicer.
Best barrel kit for the buck. Comes in every size imaginable. If you want a longer barrel just get a longer tip. Only barrel I shoot.
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit 14 inch with .689 blue insert looks great and shoots great all that need to be said
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Price paid: $40.00
Pros: Shoots Great Reliable Great for anytime
Cons: scratches easy but no big deal
14 inch with .689 blue insert looks great and shoots great all that need to be said
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I first bought a freak kit when i owned a epiphany, it worked great and i bought additional fronts. I moved on to Dye/Matrix guns and just had to buy a cocker threaded back and i was all set. the...
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Price paid: $120.00
Pros: easy to change inserts
Cons: not the best looking on some guns
I first bought a freak kit when i owned a epiphany, it worked great and i bought additional fronts. I moved on to Dye/Matrix guns and just had to buy a cocker threaded back and i was all set. the only thing that i do not like about this product is that the only gun it really looks great on is a shocker, everything else it is just, meh
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit great barrel kit
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Price paid: $110.00
Pros: interchangeable, accurate, light
Cons: nothing
great barrel kit
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit great barrel if you can pay for it. it is a really nice feature to be able to match the paint up with the barrel so eaisly
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Price paid: $130.00
Pros: bore to paint match
Cons: heavy expensive
great barrel if you can pay for it. it is a really nice feature to be able to match the paint up with the barrel so eaisly
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I have had three freak kits and used a freak on every marker i have owned. The performance is as well as expected, and i would purchase again. I have used a dye UL, macdev matchstik, evil pipe, wgp...
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Price paid: $150.00
Pros: easy to adapt to new marker
Cons: none
I have had three freak kits and used a freak on every marker i have owned. The performance is as well as expected, and i would purchase again. I have used a dye UL, macdev matchstik, evil pipe, wgp kaner, and many other barrels, and can honestly say the freaks that i have had are just as good if not better. there are many who claim the inserts bend easily, but i havent had an issue on any of mine. if you step on them, i can see them being damaged, but i have yet to see one damaged by dropping or normal use. i do however recomend only a small assortment of inserts, as i use 3-4 mainly and can get by with my .693 and be happy...
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I'll state it right now...I am not a huge fan of barrel kits, especially ones that use inserts. Yes, this barrel works and it work fairly well too but I don't think it is worth the cost. I obtained...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
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Price paid: $0.01
Pros: It Works Well
Cons: Pricey
I'll state it right now...I am not a huge fan of barrel kits, especially ones that use inserts. Yes, this barrel works and it work fairly well too but I don't think it is worth the cost. I obtained the kit through a trade which is pretty much the only reason I own it.

The barrel is by no means bulky but isn't the best looking in my opinion either. The whole idea of inserts and paying all this extra money so you can get a good fit on any paintball you shoot just doesn't seem worth it. I am a bigger fan of just over boreing the paint but we will leave that for another time.

So the Freak Barrel kit is a very good barrel and if you have the money and are dead set on a kit then I would say the Freak is a very good option. It shoots straight and can deal with breaks fairly well in my own experience. The inserts, unless stainless steel, are a bit fragile although they still need quite a bit of a beating to cause any real damage. I just haven't noticed, in my experiences, any advantage in owning the Freak kit and I truly believe there are barrels out there that perform better.
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Smart Parts Freak Barrel Kit I bought the freak jr kit for my A5 last year, put a couple cases through it and broke about a dozen balls. If you have an electro I'd say buy this barrel but if you have a Tippmann skip it and grab...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Tournament grade barrel
Cons: Price, bore sizing can be a pain in the heat
I bought the freak jr kit for my A5 last year, put a couple cases through it and broke about a dozen balls. If you have an electro I'd say buy this barrel but if you have a Tippmann skip it and grab a J&J or anything from Opsgear. I sold my freak and got a 6 in barrel from opsgear, such an improvement for my playing style.
Quick note; I've met tons of people that swear by this barrel, it just hasnt been my experience. All in all, if you have a Tippmann just get a flatline or a cheaper barrel like an SP progressive or J&J ceramic.
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