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Old 07-31-2011, 03:08 PM #1
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Lapco STR8 Shot Barrel question...

How well do these work?
I'm sure there are players here that have used them, I just want to get everyone's opinion on them. How much better are they than the stock one?

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Old 07-31-2011, 03:22 PM #2
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FAR better than the stock barrel. I got one when they first came out for my 9.1 and have used them on 8.1. You will be able to notice the difference immediately! Better accuracy hands down than the stock barrel. I use regular paint and FS with this barrel.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:14 AM #3
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thanks 'GMAN' for the update...damn, guess I have to save up for 2 of them.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:35 PM #4
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Yeah, they're phenomenal barrels compared to most markers' stock barrels.

Although stick to the smaller bore sizes available (.686) if you can. You'll get better efficiency and consistency out of them, which helps a lot with magazine-fed markers.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:49 PM #5
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Yeah, they're phenomenal barrels compared to most markers' stock barrels.

Although stick to the smaller bore sizes available (.686) if you can. You'll get better efficiency and consistency out of them, which helps a lot with magazine-fed markers.
even though the paint I use is .689?
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:31 PM #6
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Quick question(s): What size are the fs rounds? I've heard .687 but I also heard a .690 will work just as well. I saw that you can get the str8 shot in either .686 or .690. Would underborring be a good idea for this rounds? I'd imagine if its rubbing against the barrel it would slow it down thus reducing range(accuracy too??). But then again if its overbored then it would bounce around inside the barrel thus reducing both range and accuracy(Right?). I'm getting a t9.1 ranger soon and the only thing i'mma use it for is "sniping" so any and all info you guys can give me in this regard will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:15 PM #7
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Basically with barrels and paint rounds you want a boundry layer of air all around the ball, nothing too big. But nothing to small that it will rub on the barrel. FS rounds typically are .685" to .687" (most of mine are .685 after measuring them all)

underboaring the barrel will cause a loss of accuracy and range as the ball will be "forced" through the barrel.

Overboaring will cause an extreme loss in accuracy as the round will "tumble" through the barrel and the trajectory as it leaves the barrel is totally unknowable.

Personally id say keep around .685. To me thats the best performance size
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:57 AM #8
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Personally id say keep around .685. To me thats the best performance size
Good stuff! That pretty much answered my question Now I got one more. Does anyone have any experience with the .686 variation? I've heard the .690 has really good consistency but haven't seen to much about the .686 and I've been googling like crazy about this.

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