Originally Posted by prologix
I run the original flatline barrel on the 98c and no doubt you do get way more range. There is some question about the balls breaking on the person at distance, but my experience is it works and at least for woodsball, providing suppression fire it rocks.
Way more range? Do you have any imperical data or just 'it looks farther' data. I had a flatline 98c for a few years. I swore it was lazer accurate and could shoot a lot further than any thing else.
The fact is, no, it does not. There are several reasons for this.
The 'loft' spin induced by rolling the ball through the curve of the barrel is quickly stopped shortly after it leaves the barrel because the thick LIQUID core is not spinning at the same rate.
The laws of physics also come in to play with an object of X weight fired at Y velocity succumbs to gravity after Z feet.