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Old 02-25-2015, 05:51 PM #1
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freak barrel kit

I have a invert mini. I'm thinking of getting a freak kit. A) is it worth it? B) should I get the jr kit or just pay the extra $60 for the whole kit?
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:12 PM #2
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Depends, are you having efficiency issues? The freak kit doesn't help too much with accuracy but it will help make your setup more air efficient through either bore-matching or underboring.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:04 PM #3
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So what would be the best barrel for accuracy?
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:43 PM #4
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Best thing you can do for accuracy is to buy premium/ really good paint.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:41 AM #5
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Depends, are you having efficiency issues? The freak kit doesn't help too much with accuracy but it will help make your setup more air efficient through either bore-matching or underboring.
I would have to disagree with the freak not helping too much with accuracy. I have been using the freak for almost a decade and I can get ball on ball accuracy with a consistent setup with the right bore size and quality paint. I have used many different barrels (dye, evil, J&J, 32 degrees, empire, bob long, cp, tippmann, ect) and found that at the same bore size they shoot with similar accuracy as others at the same bore size. Having that option of changing out the bore helps quite a bit, regardless of what barrel it is.

Cost wise, the full Freak kit is costly, mostly for bore sizes you may not ever use. Currently I would suggest any kit ,freak or not, with bores at or less than 0.687. I think the Freak jr is at 0.687 and higher. so you will only really be using the smallest bore size with current average paint size.

It is normal to see others using 1-3 barrels of different bore sizes or having a small kit with ~3 bore sizes. Most people that I see have a good two piece barrel with 0.685 to 0.687 bore. If they need they can purchase a new sized back later on down the road, but they still shoot great with what they have.

Regardless of barrels, if you use cheap paint, you will get cheap results. I normally purchase mid grade for regular play and get decent results. When it comes to it, I purchase tournament grade for that extra bit of quality when needed

I could drop many names for quality barrels for accuracy, but it will help to know your price range and if you want used or new so that you don't get overwhelmed with options.
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:56 AM #6
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I've had a freak since they came out many moons ago, I love my freak and would highly recommend it to everyone.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:25 AM #7
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I have around $200 to spend and would prefer new but I don't mind used
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:26 AM #8
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Used, you can find plenty of barrel kits with a wide range of bore sizes for under $200. New you may be hovering around the $200 mark for a full kit and the $100 to $150 mark for a partial kit.

My suggestions, most I have used:
Freak Kits (Empire or GOG, keep in mind other companies like Inception and Deadly Wind have backs bored for freak inserts too)
Stella Kits (Inception Designs)
Empire Barrel kits
Custom Products Kits (CP for short)
Edge Barrel Kits (J&J Paintball)
Evil Pipe Kit (by Evil, these you will primarily find used)

Of those listed, I would myself look into the Freak, Stella and CP kits as my top choices. Other people may like other barrels themselves, but it is all user preference.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:10 PM #9
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New Freak kits with a barrel, case, and 8 inserts are $150.

The aftermarket on Freak inserts and kits is so wonky. Everyone tries to sell them based on the new cost of buying a single insert, to the point I see people trying to sell used kits for more than new.

Eigenbarrel kits are $85. You can build a similar Stella kit for around $120. CP kits Start at $120 or you can pick up 3 one-pices for $90.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:41 PM #10
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Ill just leave this here. http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...topics/2218018
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:19 PM #11
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I picked up the empire super freak jr kit for $100 from my local shop and im loving it after the one weekend i have been able to use it so far. The jr kit comes with just the one tip you will really need and 3 inserts instead of 5 (.680 .685 and .690)
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:19 AM #12
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Just ordered the Super Freak barrel kit. Heard a lot of great things about it. Especially the porting on the barrel back and from. Really excited to use mine pretty soon.
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