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Old 07-08-2009, 03:37 PM #64
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flatline is the way to go

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Old 07-15-2009, 10:22 AM #65
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lol I don't much care for the flatline, I like the TI titanium longbow barrels, shoot if anyone wants a flatline I got one I used 3 times I'd sell for 35.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:59 AM #66
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thanks for the info. btw ive used the apex and flatline in the past couple of months and i do have to say they have not help me at all. i broke a couple of apex and the flatline did nothing. but thats just me
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:22 PM #67
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i think the apex works so well. i feel that its cheating sometimes. dive bombing people when they think they are safe behind a bunker is great.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:40 AM #68
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!!!!!Choosing a barrel!!!!!!

We are all sick of this question being asked, hopefully with this guide those of you looking for a new barrel won't have to ask the dreaded question.

:::Good Barrels:::

Their are single barrels and Barrel Kits, the barrel kits have different bore sizes and will match to your paint giving you better accuracy, but at a higher price. If you cant choose still just use choose a random one because all the listed are great.

-Barrel Kits-
Evil Pipe
Custom Products 2-piece
Lapco Snapshot
Smart Parts freak
Powerlyte Scepter
Empire 2-piece
St!ff!

-Single Barrels-
Lapco Barrels
Dye barrels
Evil Driver
Smart Parts barrels
J&J Ceramic
Custom Products 1-piece

-The Flatline-
The Tippmann flatline is so unique it deserves its own explanation. The barrel is curved which creates a backspin giving you an advertised 100 feet extra range and a flat trajectory (no other barrel does this!!!) If your into long balling in the woods this is for you.

:::Barrel accuracy factors:::

-Barrel quality-
You want a barrel that is very smooth on the inside and micro honed so their are no bumps on the inside.

-Paint quality-
Helps just as much as a new barrel, you want perfectly round paint without any dimples.

-Paint to barrel match-
Paint to barrel match means a lot for both accuracy and air efficiency. You want paint that wont roll down your barrel if you drop it in, but that will come out with a blow of your breath.

:::Myths:::

Longer barrels: Despite what you hear from some people, longer barrels do nothing but hurt, 8"-16" are the best lengths and all perform the same.

Rifled barrels: Every year or so a company comes out with a rifled barrel and everyone makes a big deal of it, they do nothing to help and if they did work your paintballs would just curve to the side.

!!!Have fun and good luck!!!
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:26 PM #69
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what is better the apex or flatline
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:23 PM #70
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gr8 info thanks
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:24 PM #71
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lol I don't much care for the flatline, I like the TI titanium longbow barrels, shoot if anyone wants a flatline I got one I used 3 times I'd sell for 35.
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:25 PM #72
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i think the apex works so well. i feel that its cheating sometimes. dive bombing people when they think they are safe behind a bunker is great.

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Old 09-15-2009, 11:34 AM #73
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What I use

I have a Flatline barrel With with upgraded tippmann and I kick out 25BPS and i get no chops. so i would say go with the flatline. Now i also have a Lapco barrel with a apex on it and it kick a$$ also not like the flatline but the apex does work well and with a lapco man you will be alright. is you want to just have a stright barrel for short war use a hammerhead they are good as well.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:36 AM #74
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Go with flatline you get the yards and be on target !
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:28 AM #75
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lapco bigshot with apex fosho
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:44 PM #76
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I have a flatline but trying to pick up the 20inch smart parts barrel soon.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:13 PM #77
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what is better the apex or flatline
Apex, hands down.

- you can use it on any gun as long as you have the adapter.
- it shoots up, down, long range and around corners and is adjustable.
- easily removed when you don't want to use it.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:15 PM #78
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I have an apex too. Works wonders
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:18 PM #79
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20inch smart parts barrel soon.
Don't get a barrel longer than 16". 20" will reduce efficiency, accuracy (yes; I'm not going into detail but it does), and just looks ridiculous on any gun. Bad choice IMO
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:11 PM #80
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The apex barrel is good stuff. You can adjust the amount of spin that you give the ball and you can rotate which you way you want the spinning ball to come out of your barrel. You can dive bomb or you can long range, or you can just reduce the spin and get a more consistent straight shot
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:34 PM #81
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Go with the flatline barrel worth every penny
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:57 PM #82
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apex are the best in my opinion
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:45 PM #83
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Phenom Barrel

I use a J&J barrel with .691 & .693 Base.
Cheapest price I've seen for the kit was 90bucks with 3 tips
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:51 AM #84
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