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Old 09-19-2012, 10:00 PM #1
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Barrel Choices Help (CP, Lapco, or J&J)

Hey,
I am getting into paintball and am prepared to get a new barrel. Right now, I have a Tippmann A-5 w/ R-T with the 8" stock barrel. I mainly play speedball (I know, I know, with an A-5?) and am looking for a good barrel. Here are my three choices:

Custom Products 1 Piece Barrel
12", 14", 16"
.685, .689, .693
$30

Lapco Big Shot
12", 14", 18"
.684, .687, .690
$50

J&J Ceramic Barrel
12", 14"
I don't know the bore size
$35


I usually shoot Valken paint (Infinity, Fate, Crusade).


I'm pretty set on a 14" barrel, but I can't ****ing decide between the barrels and it's slowly killing me.

I don't care about sound, aesthetics, or distance. I want accuracy with a good bore-barrel match.

Which barrel should I buy and, equally importantly, what bore size should I choose (while shooting Valken paint)?

Also, please tell me any other barrel recommendations in this price range.

Thanks for any help,
James
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:06 PM #2
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I have a CP 89 and realized nearly everything i put down it was overbored. So i went went with an underbore to see the other side of the fence.

pumppb.com had lapco make them a barrel, called a tightstick. Its got a 681 bore with a 10in control bore! Which is rediculas, google them. There 45bux right now, best barrel i could find. I shoot valken too
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:21 PM #3
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A 89 was really overboring? I was looking at a .687, but I might go smaller. And I'll look into tightstick.

Thank, man.
Oh, and I see you're from Waco; I'm from Dallas
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:18 PM #4
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A 89 was really overboring? I was looking at a .687, but I might go smaller. And I'll look into tightstick.

Thank, man.
Oh, and I see you're from Waco; I'm from Dallas
Yep graffiti wanted smaller then the 89, infinity was closer but i wouldnt recommend anyone buy infinity. I didnt like the consistency down field

Thats whats up, im up here for college. Thinkin about coming to DFW for one of thoughs night games. Sounds fun
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:25 AM #5
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I don't care about sound, aesthetics, or distance. I want accuracy with a good bore-barrel match.
Well shoot, then pretty much any of the barrels you listed will do what you want. Accuracy won't change between the three barrels you listed. As far as a good bore match, that really depends on your paint. Anything in the .684 range would be best.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:24 AM #6
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Probably go with the cp then for the price
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:48 PM #8
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Best one I have used and shot out of those was the LAPCO.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:56 AM #9
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J&J's are my favorite barrel for the price. the self clean very easily as well

get a 14in barrel
bore around .684 (hot summer months its nice to have a .688)
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