Originally Posted by bchu
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.