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Old 04-21-2012, 01:40 PM #1
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Barrel kits or barrel

What's the best barrel or barrel kit for an invert mini ?
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:47 PM #2
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No such thing as a best barrel or barrel kit. Perhaps if you give us some more info on what you are looking for in terms of: sound, efficiency, weight, cost, etc. we might be able to throw you some suggestions.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:10 PM #3
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It just has to be light that's all
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:15 PM #4
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All I am looking for is something light
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:14 PM #5
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Go with a cf barrel
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:26 PM #6
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All the carbon fiber barrels are extremely light. Stiffi makes the lightest.

The best light kit is the Deadlywind Fibur barrel with freak inserts in my opinion.

Stiffi, Sly, Deadlywind are all brands I would recommend for carbon fiber barrels.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:33 AM #7
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Thanks a lot
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:15 AM #8
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:00 AM #9
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stiffi will be the lightest, 1.7 ounces (per their site for a 14"). my 14" deadlywind without a freak insert weighs 2.07 ounces, and then you still have to add the insert weight.

now, with the deadlywind, you can just buy more freak inserts to get different bore sizes (if that is something you wish to do) which is a large part of its appeal.

if you do not plan on getting different bore sizes, you could get away with just one stiffi barrel. their control bore is 5" just like the freak insert (for the non switch kit).

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Old 04-22-2012, 04:24 PM #10
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Dye UltraLite barrel with selection of backs.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:52 AM #11
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"Light" is relative. Any aluminum barrel is going to be light compared to a stainless barrel. CF barrels are going to be light compared to anything else. I have aluminum barrel kits and can't really feel the weight of any of them. The barrel is no where near the big heavy item in a gun. Your loader full of paint probably weighs more than the rest of the gun. The air bottle even if it's carbon wrapped is going to be fairly hefty too. Third is the weight of the gun. By then the weight of the barrel is getting pretty negligible.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:37 PM #12
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"Light" is relative. Any aluminum barrel is going to be light compared to a stainless barrel. CF barrels are going to be light compared to anything else. I have aluminum barrel kits and can't really feel the weight of any of them. The barrel is no where near the big heavy item in a gun. Your loader full of paint probably weighs more than the rest of the gun. The air bottle even if it's carbon wrapped is going to be fairly hefty too. Third is the weight of the gun. By then the weight of the barrel is getting pretty negligible.
I agree. I actually found that with one of the bottles I run a slightly heavier barrel balances out the center of gravity making it easier to swing the gun.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:31 PM #13
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And more stable. IMO the barrel is a silly area to try to cut weight.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:18 PM #14
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Yup. CF looks cool, but it's not making you run any faster.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:28 PM #15
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Sly or the UL kit but the UL kit is expensive
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