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Old 04-07-2013, 02:33 PM #1
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What is the best barrel for my invert mini

So I have a empire mini and I want to upgrade the barrel probably 14" unless something else would be an improvement. So any mini owners please tell me what you think is the best barrel for me.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:08 PM #2
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It depends what your budget is. The mini has autococker threads so when you buy a barrel look at what kind of threads it is. I would recommend getting a cp 2 piece barrel or an invert whisper carbon fiber barrel. Look at reviews for those barrels and see which one u find more convincing.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:23 PM #3
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For my axe i did **** tons of researched and i picked up the deadlywind carbon fiber FIBUR barrel together with the gog freak bore master kit. And the 14 inch fits perfectly in the freak boremaster case also the barrel is the lightest in the market
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:09 PM #4
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Dye UL+techT ifit=light and tight and stacking shots
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:29 PM #5
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Dye UL+techT ifit=light and tight and stacking shots


No, that's what good paint and a clean marker and loader does.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:30 AM #6
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Dye UL or a stiffi. Get a .684 or .685. Best bore today
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:11 AM #7
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I'd say the lurker eigenbarrel is my favorite, but a CP 2 piece with a dynasty tip is solid too.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:57 PM #8
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If you have money to spend, look into getting a full kit. If you are on a budget, a cp one piece .689 barrel will work with any paint an is very affordable.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:23 PM #9
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I have a 12 and 14 inch freak and a carbon empire barrel I use the factory barrel though it works fine
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Best barrel is pretty subjective anymore. I've checked out a ton of punkworks info on the subject and the data says something about shooting an imperfect sphere is bad for accuracy lol.

I have a CP 2 piece kit, empire 2 piece kit, evil pipe kit, few ultralites, and just picked up a lurker barrel last weekend. I really liked the one piece lurker. It is light, decently quiet, and shot 2 cases without a break. Was actually hoping for a break to see if it cleaned well or not. If next weekends barrel testing goes well the empire and cp kits are gone and replaced with .684 and .679 lurkers
I've always worried about slight misalignments in the tolerences for 2 piece barrels.
Carbon fiber barrels worry me with breakage even though I'm not the sliding/superman snake type.

Pick a barrel you like for the majority of the paint size you use. If you really know the paint size, try underboring a little as I've had good results so far.
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Why? **** the iFit, get a proper sized back. For the $160 you blew on the UL + iFit you could have bought a proper kit with control bores that actually help, like a Deadlywind + freak inserts (or a straight up Freak).
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^^^ I agree. I like Lurker, CP and the critical barrel. The .684 Lurker seems to be ideal for most paint in my area.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:28 PM #13
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iFit sizing length =
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freak insert sizing length =
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go as your g/f or wife which works better......
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:18 AM #14
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If you have money to spend, look into getting a full kit. If you are on a budget, a cp one piece .689 barrel will work with any paint an is very affordable.
No offense but at most fields this would be nearly as useless as a stock barrel. Unless you wanted a longer barrel. Otherwise you are still over boring and the efficiency is not going to increase that much.

Imo I would just skip the barrel, the price does not give you that many advantages unless you have an autococker/closed bolt system. Others may disagree and want to squeeze every bit of performance they can out of their marker. For those people I suggest the Deadly Winds Fibur barrels. It takes freak inserts, its carbon fiber, and its very well built.
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I would get either a Full Freak Kit(stainless steel) or the DeadlyWinds with a Freak Kit(stainless steel)
Reason for the stainless steel is because it wouldn't bend or get dents so easy, also it has been noticed the aluminum ones sometimes have the wrong bores. Also temperature would have a less affect.
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Personally, I would have the stock barrel Freak bored and pick-up two or three inserts. Anything over .685 is a waste, or just get a CP Classic/Advantage, 14", .685 for 30-40.00. Best inexpensive barrel on the market.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:21 PM #17
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I would get either a Full Freak Kit(stainless steel) or the DeadlyWinds with a Freak Kit(stainless steel)
Reason for the stainless steel is because it wouldn't bend or get dents so easy, also it has been noticed the aluminum ones sometimes have the wrong bores. Also temperature would have a less affect.
I actually liked the Aluminum ones better. They are more consistent with the aluminum ones now, they are usually the bore stated. I tested each one of mine with a caliper and they all measured the same bore they were supposed to be to the nearest thousandth. Granted I could not test all the way through the bore due to only testing it with a caliper. The SS ones make a light carbon fiber barrel kinda heavy. You can feel a surprising difference to them, which is why they are not my favorite.

@warlord- I agree with the .685 thing to a point, its the only bore I really use at my field (and fits the paint nicely). Though I gotta say when your playing in extreme weather a .687 or .689 bore is nice. Sometimes even my .685 bore can cause a barrel break in cold weather.

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