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Old 11-11-2001, 12:15 PM #1
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Post Best affordable, quiet, and efficient barrel?

What do you guys think the best, quiet, efficient, and affordable barrel is for the Tippmann 98 Custom?

I was looking at a Custom Products, Lapco, Smart Parts, or something. Maybe around fourteen to sixteen inches.
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I'd probably say a J&J Ceramic those are not expensive at all and are great barrels~
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Old 11-11-2001, 01:48 PM #3
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The Lapco's are accurate, efficient and affordable, but not very quiet... Also, if you are set on getting a 14", they only come in 11.5".

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Old 11-11-2001, 02:29 PM #4
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Equation MS Pro Barrel System

For $189 you can get 6 barrels in one with 6 different sized stainless steel inserts in a barrel that is 13" long in your choice of colors and styles and porting for the muzzle, center extension, and insert back. Equation Multiple Switch Pro barrel system. Seems pricey at first until you compare buying 6 barrels with different ID's to match the many different paint sizes you will encounter to get the best accuracy and consistency. Pay now and save money later!
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Since the Equation barrel isn't in your list, I'd say go with a CP barrel because they're fairly cheap ($45), fairly quiet and real efficient. Plus you can pick lengths, colors and bores to suit your needs.
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Equation MS Pro Barrel System

dyoel182 a fellow Texican I spent many good years in the Fort Worth area many years ago.
Lemming did ask for info on ...Best, quiet, efficent, and affordable... on... Custom products, Lapco, Smart Parts or something... barrels.
I reckon the Equation MS Pro Barrel System falls under the "or something"
request. So I posted a reply.
I own a CP 10" one-piece aluminum .685 cocker barrel. In fact their factory is about 20 minutes drive away. You point is a good one . They do have a good barrel for the money. It is quiet but not very efficent. Accuracy is good with well matched paint. But paying for 6 different sized ID'd barrels to shoot accurately and consistently the many different sized paints that a player will encounter will set him back $270 plus shipping or taxes On the CP barrels.
If you could get 6 different sizes!! The edge in accuracy will go to the player
shooting well matched paint in a correctly sized barrel. The rest is skill!
Paintball is not a cheap sport and I speak from experience.
For the money I believe the Equation MS Pro Barrel System to be very affordable, quiet, efficent and shoots accurately and consistently. The rest is practice practice practice!!
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Old 11-12-2001, 10:43 PM #7
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quiet-All american Dye boomstick
efficient lapco autospirit and bigshot
affordable CP,lapco,j and j ceramic

My opinion is the CP one peice
i think it is the best barrel made overall period

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