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Proto Paintball - 2-Piece Barrel Information
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Proto Paintball
10637 Scripps Summit Court
San Diego, CA 92131

Fax: (858) 536-5191
Email: customerservice@protopaintball.com
Website: http://www.protopaintball.com
Proto barrels are manufactured with premium 6061-T6 high-grade aluminum and honed to .690 and 8 micron finish. Straight porting makes the Proto barrel a quiet and most accurate addition to your gun.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: Unknown
 MSRP: $80.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
 Reviews: 28
 Rating Summary:
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Proto Paintball - 2-Piece Barrel Reviews
Proto Paintball 2-Piece Barrel Looks - Appearance Dye provides this barrel in a very large variety of colors. It only comes in 12" and 14" though, which Dyes have a larger variety of lengths available. Basically any paint size...
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OTEdge2
 
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Mission Viejo
OTEdge2 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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: $1.00
Pros: Mostly Everything
Cons: Its not Dye, One Bore Size, 2 Lengths, Dust Only
Looks - Appearance
Dye provides this barrel in a very large variety of colors. It only comes in 12" and 14" though, which Dyes have a larger variety of lengths available. Basically any paint size you can get, the backs can get a match for it. These barrels are probably one of the most customizable possible since the colors can match almost any gun and the user can match the length and bore to there paint and playing style. I myself have a Red Proto Barrel with 12" tip with the .690 bore size which is the only size it comes in. The looks on this barrel are great and are basically the same as the Dye 2-Peice Ultralite. All things on this are interchangable with the Dye Barrels.

Accuracy - Performance
So far from this time I have shot White Box and Chronic through it, and they both went through perfectly. Both of these paints were .689 and the accuracy was good, which was to be expected after using the Dye Ultralite. I did however, chop with the Whitebox. Luckly, this barrel cleans out very well, and was shooting semi-straight after about 7 or 8 shots. After the match, a quick swab and it was shooting fine again.

Sound Signature - Performance
I have had barrels that were quieter but this is nothing to complain about. The porting is from the top to the bottom of the tip. It is just straight down porting with 4 columns and 14 holes in this 12" one. My All American tip has spiral porting and alot more of it so it of course, has a lower sound signature. Overall it is a pretty quiet barrel, not like it matters that much in the game. Atleast not in speedball.

Weight - Performance
This is a fairly light barrel, nothing to really complain about. Its not light as a Stiffi, Sly, Deadlywind, etc. but its not just raw stainless steeel. It keeps the balance of the gun in check unlike some carbon fiber barrels I have had which makes it a little back heavy.

Durable - Reliability
This thing wont just snap in half unless you have a defective one or take a pretty bad dive. Im sure if that does end up happening Dye will get you another one for free or discounted maybe. The anno on this so far seems to be good, I have bumped it a couple times and no visible scratchs. Only thing with it, along with mostly any other annodized barrel, is that it is fading on the tip a little bit. I wont complain since this is bound to happen with almost any that you buy.

Bang4Buck - Value
I got this for free from a team mate so I dont know the used value of an average one is. The MSRP for this straight off the website is $60 which I think is a rip off but to each there own. The only other barrel that is basically the same as this is the Dye Ultralite. If you can afford the Dye Ultralite instead and would like people to think your cool for a few extra seconds, then go ahead and get that, but if you want the same performance for a lower price then I would recommend this.

Disclaimer - Please Read
I take time on my reviews to make them honest and non-bias as possible, on most occasions I will spell check them and revise to. The point is I take a lot of time on this and do appreciate good ratings, or bad ratings if you feel it deserves it. Before rating please read the full review and base your ratings on my review and not the gear and my opinions on it, if you do I have no control over that but please do it just to be nice. Thanks - OTEdge
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Proto Paintball 2-Piece Barrel This is a great barrel for the price it is about 40-50$. If your like me and cant afford a dye get the proto two piece. Its extremely light, its acurate/and its cheap.The bore size I think is fine I...
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: eveything
Cons: Only 1 bore size
This is a great barrel for the price it is about 40-50$. If your like me and cant afford a dye get the proto two piece. Its extremely light, its acurate/and its cheap.The bore size I think is fine I use wpn weapons grade and it shoots it perfect it shoots strait streams of paint so you no you can hit whoever your shooting at. If you are looking for a great barrel thats not to expensive for sure check out this barrel it awsome!!!!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Proto Paintball 2-Piece Barrel Note about the price: Came with PM7 These are pretty nice barrels for the price. The one thing I dont like about ultralights/proto barrels is the fact that if the bore isnt right for the paint your...
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NC
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $450.00
Pros: Light, quiet, and decently accurate
Cons: Stock pm7 barrel is short and bores
Note about the price: Came with PM7

These are pretty nice barrels for the price. The one thing I dont like about ultralights/proto barrels is the fact that if the bore isnt right for the paint your using you need to get a whole nother back. If your buying one new however you should probably save the money and get a ultralight.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Proto Paintball 2-Piece Barrel An ultra light with a different name on it. this is the dye ultra light with protos name on it all around good defadentley worth the money good on any gun it can thread good cheap addition to your...
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Madison,Wisoconisin
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: $70.00
Pros: Quiet,light,accurate
Cons: None
An ultra light with a different name on it. this is the dye ultra light with protos name on it all around good defadentley worth the money good on any gun it can thread good cheap addition to your setup 5 stars
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Proto Paintball 2-Piece Barrel fairly quiet barrel. basically a ul with a proto name on it. proto barrels are cheaper and basically the same thing as a ul if you put a ul tip on it. if you ask me your buying a ul for the...
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Slitzz
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Richmond VA
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $30.00
Pros: quiet
Cons: none
fairly quiet barrel. basically a ul with a proto name on it. proto barrels are cheaper and basically the same thing as a ul if you put a ul tip on it.

if you ask me your buying a ul for the name

proto barrel w/ ul tip > ul back and tip
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Proto Paintball 2-Piece Barrel This is a great barrel, I picked one up a while ago in a trade and have kept it since. Exactly like an Ultralite just cheaper and with Proto's label. Reliable, Accurate, and Light. I'd recommend if...
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New York
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: Light, Accurate
Cons: none
This is a great barrel, I picked one up a while ago in a trade and have kept it since. Exactly like an Ultralite just cheaper and with Proto's label. Reliable, Accurate, and Light. I'd recommend if looking for a low cost barrel with a high performance.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Proto Paintball 2-Piece Barrel came on my pmr se it's accurate and light and interchanges with dye UL backs and fronts great choice
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: North Wilkesboro N,C
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $1.00
Pros: light, back fits dye front, front fits dye back
Cons: none
came on my pmr se it's accurate and light and interchanges with dye UL backs and fronts great choice
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  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Proto Paintball 2-Piece Barrel i would say it is a great barrel got it with my special edition and i love it. The barrel is very light and very accurate. I would recommend this barrel to anyone.
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $1.00
Pros: light, quite
Cons: one bore size
i would say it is a great barrel got it with my special edition and i love it. The barrel is very light and very accurate. I would recommend this barrel to anyone.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Proto Paintball 2-Piece Barrel It came with my pmr, so i used it and wasn't disappointed. it was a lot lighter than expected, and proto did a nice job. The only con is that the only bore size is .69, and they dont make any...
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $30.00
Pros: light, quiet,
Cons: only one bore size
It came with my pmr, so i used it and wasn't disappointed. it was a lot lighter than expected, and proto did a nice job.

The only con is that the only bore size is .69, and they dont make any others, but it does fit UL barrels
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Proto Paintball 2-Piece Barrel this cam with my se pmr and it shoots tits. i can even use poor fit, cheap paintballs and can shoot ropes onto a mask from 90ft away
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: northern OH.
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: sweet lookng, accurate, quiet
Cons: to big of bore
this cam with my se pmr and it shoots tits. i can even use poor fit, cheap paintballs and can shoot ropes onto a mask from 90ft away


  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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