[quote=Jinx18;77642909]I will explain why I did not include it in my test. The short to the point answer is it is so similar to the Disruptive Deathtouch.
The long answer. Since it's so similar I wasn't going to buy both. I had to choose which one to buy and go with for my test. Here is how I analyzed both to make my choice on which to buy. You can look at what I did and decide which benefits are more important to you. Performance between the two should be very similar though.
Disruptive Deathtouch: $60 for a barrel
Lapco Fuse: $90 for a barrel
Winner: Disruptive Deathtouch
Disruptive Deathtouch is supposed to be lighter
Winner: Disruptive Deathtouch
Disruptive Deathtouch: More ports over a longer area. Spaced out well on the barrel. Three different size ports.
Lapco Fuse: Less ports. More concentrated on the tip.
Winner: Disruptive Deathtouch for sound (educated guess). Lapco Fuse for efficiency (educated guess). Generally that should be the outcome but there are other factors which could influence it. I personally am not to interested in efficiency so I think the Disruptive wins here as I like a quieter barrel.
Disruptive Deathtouch: 8"
Lapco Fuse: 8.5"
Winner: Very similar but the Lapco does have slightly longer bore length which should help with efficiency. I do not like this but the reason is not because the bore is too long. It is because when the bore gets so long you start taking away from the tip length and what you can do with porting. This is why the Fuse has its porting even closer to the tip. Plus the disruptive is 15" long so it has even more porting since there is more length to work with.
Disruptive Deathtouch and Lapco Fuse: Pretty much identical in all respects.
Disruptive Deathtouch: 0.688, 0.686, 0.682, 0.678, 0.676
Lapco Fuse: Made to fit inbetween the Shaft 4 sizes.
Winner: Preference on what sizes you like.
Disruptive Deathtouch: Great Quality
Lapco Fuse: Much larger company known for amazing quality on barrels
Winner: Lapco Fuse
Honestly very similar and I would summarize it like this.
Disruptive Deathtouch is 15" (or 13" but I am talking about 15"). Lots of ports spaced out down the legth of the tip, three different size ports. 8" control bore length with great quality. Overall should be slightly less efficient but quieter. Also much cheaper.
Lapco Fuse is 14". Ports concentrated closer to tip. 8.5" control bore length with amazing quality. Overall should be slightly more efficient but a little louder. Also much more expensive.
One seems to be tweaked more to efficiency, one tweaked more to quietness.
For me a cheaper, quieter, lighter barrel is a no brainer.
The backs are pretty much the same except for .5" length. The tips are where most differences are. Plus you can interchange tips and backs between Lapco Fuse, Disruptive Deathtouch and Shaft 4.
Here are the tips:
Thats a really good breakdown. I just wanted to add a couple things to this and help shed some light on the FUSE kit.
First the photo of the FUSE tip you have is the 12" tip so it has a lot less porting than the 14" or 16"
You also mention weight. The FUSE barrel was designed a little different than most with a slightly heaver tip to reduce barrel lift at high rates of fire. We gave up on weight for function.
Porting is our best balance between efficiency and sound. Porting to the tip for efficiency and porting spacing and size for sound.
Cost is a deceptive thing with barrels. Yes the FUSE is more but the grade of aluminum used is a much higher grade than most all of the barrels on the market. This costs more but worth the extra in my book. Lower grades of materials don't hold their finish or honing. That causes degrading of performance over time especially how a barrel cleans out. That is my #1 beef with CF barrels. They only have a finish on the resin used with the CF and the resin wont hold a finish very long.
We went through dozens of designs and did all we could do to make this barrel something special.
With all that sales pitch out of the way can I work out sending you a FUSE kit to compare and add to your video test. No obligation to say anything other than the truth.
PM me and lets see what we can work out.
FYI my post is extremely biased so take it with a grain of salt!!