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Hammerhead - Dominator Barrel Information
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Hammerhead
801 E. Campbell Road
Suite 400
Richardson, TX 75081

Fax: (972) 404-0201
Email: wcobb@hammerheadpaintball.com
Website: http://www.hammerheadpaintball.com
Our exclusive Rifled, Gun Drilled, Counterbored Barrel (black only). Can be used in both woods and in scenario.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2007
 MSRP: $69.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.0/5 stars.
 Reviews: 2
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Hammerhead Dominator Barrel This barrel is the most accurate I ever used, however it is my first 2 parts barrel, so I can compare only to stock barrels (A5, T98 CS Pro ACT, Syder Rodeo, Victor, Xtra etc) or lower cost one...
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Patejl
 
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $1.00
Pros: accurate
Cons: picky on paint
This barrel is the most accurate I ever used, however it is my first 2 parts barrel, so I can compare only to stock barrels (A5, T98 CS Pro ACT, Syder Rodeo, Victor, Xtra etc) or lower cost one pieces (Winforce, SP Linear).
Also, I am more woodsball player and using A-5 CO2 powered, so no Pro review here, just an impression of a casual weekend warrior. No other reviews for this barrel around, so this is why I post, maybe this helps a bit.
So - with proper round paintballs, with this barrel you are going to have apparently better performance than everyone else using stock or after market one piece barrel. In my first game with the new dominator, players were coming themselves to me and asking what do I use to shoot so precisely. I have to say I was pretty average player till that time: I usually could find place or way to spot or shoot opponent first but crappy shooter - too much used to adjust my aim to "where the 1st ball flies", which is no good. This barrel gave me - for some time - certainty of "it flies where I aim, so just my sights".
Here is why I write "for some time" and here we go to this barrel disadvantage. You simply have to use good round paint, otherwise you start to have much worse performance than even stock barrels using the same crap. We once tested with a friend of mine vertical curve over a distance (he used stock Rodeo 11in barrel - btw imho the best stock barrel ever). I was much better with mine but - I ran out of my paintballs (Xball silver that time) and so got some from his (oldīnīcheap stuff). From that time on, I started to hit within some 3 meters (!) diameter on some 30-35 meters distance with almost each 2nd ball, while he mostly kept it under 1m. My paintballs were flying visibly in wider and wider spirals - probably thanks to the rifling. From that time on I experienced from time to time bad performance, when had to use older paint or newer paint (not checked what they delievered, I do not have local store near my place).
Fins - it does not matter so much if you sligtly overbore, the .690 standard fin should shoot fine most of paintballs, I tried this and .693 for RPS premiums I usually use and it was comparable. Same story for .689 and .690 for smaller paintballs.
Chops and cleaning - I usually have only few chops, but if it happens, I am screwed. This barrel wonīt self clean, forget it. You chop the ball, you are outta game, all others will tear, your only chance is to spray opponent with paint from up to 5 m distance . on the other hand, cleaning is not so big deal as some people say. I recommend to have a bottle with water for the porting, just pour a bit on it and then clean the barrel.
Other stuff - the barrel is light, sturdy, maybe it quiets a gun a bit but itīs only as I feel it.

Summary: if you use quality paint and watch over it, you will get extremely well performing barrel. I would still recommend to take with you the stock or other one as a backup in case you run out of your paintballs or whatever happens. If you use whatever paint someone brings to the field, this barrel will be a big disappointment.

P.S. the price is wrong, firstly I donīt remember it yet, secondly I donīt pay in USD, so it would depend on temporary exchange rate anyway
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Hammerhead Dominator Barrel This barrel is my go to guy for woodsball. The weather doesn't affect the performance and I tried all brands of paint with consistent results. I love this barrel and recommend it to anyone. Sometimes...
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pittsburgh Area
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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: $75.00
Pros: consistent & worth every penny
Cons: self clean is random
This barrel is my go to guy for woodsball. The weather doesn't affect the performance and I tried all brands of paint with consistent results. I love this barrel and recommend it to anyone. Sometimes it will self clean then others it just breaks more balls.
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