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MacDev
15271 NW 60th Ave Suite 208
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Phone: (877) 622-3381
Fax: (424) 201-0550
Email: support@macdev.net
Website: http://macdev.net
The new Shift kit is one of the lightest alloy barrel kits available today. It also uses an expansion of the highly successful MacDev porting for quiet operation. The kit includes an autococker threaded back, 14" tip, and 4 bores (0.685, 0.689, 0.693, 0.696). It comes with a MacDev swab and plastic spanner in a tough carry case.
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 Release Date: 2008
 MSRP: $150.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 33
 Rating Summary:
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MacDev Shift Kit I like the insert idea, so you can get different threaded backs, while not having a real thin/****ty insert like the FREAK.
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Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Great barrel kit
Cons: Its not free
I like the insert idea, so you can get different threaded backs, while not having a real thin/****ty insert like the FREAK.
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MacDev Shift Kit I deducted 2 stars on performance because this kit sits in my bag most weekends. The smallest size being a .685 is still too large for many paint brands. When I do get to use it I really enjoy it. If...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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Price paid: $0.00
Pros: Great design and light.
Cons: Bore sizes.
I deducted 2 stars on performance because this kit sits in my bag most weekends. The smallest size being a .685 is still too large for many paint brands. When I do get to use it I really enjoy it. If MacDev were to make a small bore expansion kit, then they'd have a real winner.
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MacDev Shift Kit I received my shift kit with my Clone VX. I must say that this kit is for the serious baller. If you want to get the best insert barrel kit option on the market you've found it. Unlike it's...
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Price paid: $0.99
Pros: Light, Accurate, Durable, Consistent.
Cons: Absolutely NONE
I received my shift kit with my Clone VX. I must say that this kit is for the serious baller. If you want to get the best insert barrel kit option on the market you've found it. Unlike it's predasessor the Freak Kit the inserts are no longer a free moving part.

The Inserts screw into the Barrel back and the Barrel tip Screws to the insert. This eliminates any spinning or movement by the insert.

Durbality this barrel gets a 11 out of 10. I'm a small fast snake player and I hit my barrel tip all the time diving into the snake. It's one of the unavoidable things. This barrel has lasted through my torture with flying colors. I've snapped insert barrel kits before 3 to be exact. Ussually they break or strip on the part where the tip meets the back but the Shift Kit was the backbone of a barrel i need all at the same time still retaining it's lightweight design.


BUY THIS KIT!
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MacDev Shift Kit This is one of the lightest and most consistent bore'd barrels on the market. the design itself lends to an increased length of bore, giving you a bit better consistency and dare I say increased...
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Price paid: $125.00
Pros: LIGHT, consistent, solid
Cons: no 16" tip, too many large bores, backs can freeze
This is one of the lightest and most consistent bore'd barrels on the market. the design itself lends to an increased length of bore, giving you a bit better consistency and dare I say increased accuracy as a result. I pressed James and Bourke for MONTHS to make me a 16" tip, but it never happened, which is the downfall of this barrel for me. Offering a standard 14" tip is fine, but the end user should be able to have a longer or shorter barrel if they so choose, like it was with the matchstik. I've owned mine since the first year of the RX now, and I will only be letting my kit go with my 07 custom Borg since it's all ano'd to match.
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MacDev Shift Kit This kit is nice i bought it recently and come with .681 bore now instead of .695. very nice
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Price paid: $140.00
Pros: light,queit,accurate
Cons: none at all
This kit is nice i bought it recently and come with .681 bore now instead of .695. very nice
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MacDev Shift Kit Where can I start... Let's just say I have 2 Clones currently in my arsenal and are my favorite markers to shoot. Macdev makes marvelous barrels and their insert kit, also known as the Shift Kit, is...
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Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Great, simple barrel
Cons: Losing the wrence to get the inserts out is tough!
Where can I start... Let's just say I have 2 Clones currently in my arsenal and are my favorite markers to shoot. Macdev makes marvelous barrels and their insert kit, also known as the Shift Kit, is phenomenal. It makes switching bores out very fast and easy when you're shooting random paint brands or white box, and the bores are a lengthy full size bore for ultimate control!
I like the kit so much, I've had a kit match anno'd to my Immortal Viking as well!

Great quality, light, doesn't chip, comes apart easy.... Macdev just makes top notch products.
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MacDev Shift Kit It came on my clone vx hence the 0.00 price. This a fantastic, quiet, accurate and super light barrel. It has a ton of porting to make it very quiet. the inserts cover all the sizes you'll ever need...
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Price paid: $0.00
Pros: insert system
Cons: color options.
It came on my clone vx hence the 0.00 price.

This a fantastic, quiet, accurate and super light barrel. It has a ton of porting to make it very quiet. the inserts cover all the sizes you'll ever need unless they decide to switch us over to .66 cal or something and not tell us lol.
my only - is color options for the kits that you buy separate from the guns.
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MacDev Shift Kit this was a good barrel kit but i had one that wouldnt even fit in the barrel
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Price paid: $100.00
Pros: good range
Cons: doesnt fit
this was a good barrel kit but i had one that wouldnt even fit in the barrel
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MacDev Shift Kit This is easily one of the most underrated barrels in paintball. Just be careful to keep some grease on the threads of the bores, because with a plastic tool it can be hard to separate.
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Price paid: $140.00
Pros: Light
Cons: None so Far
This is easily one of the most underrated barrels in paintball. Just be careful to keep some grease on the threads of the bores, because with a plastic tool it can be hard to separate.
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MacDev Shift Kit Nice barrel kit with decent weight, porting, and bore selection. Comes with a nice barrel case. It would be nice to have one smaller insert and a 16" tip available.
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Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Light, quite, good bore selection, nice case
Cons: Could use one smaller bore selection
Nice barrel kit with decent weight, porting, and bore selection. Comes with a nice barrel case.

It would be nice to have one smaller insert and a 16" tip available.
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