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Old 12-11-2010, 08:15 AM #1
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dye ultralite vs PE shaft 4 barrels

Hi everyone,

Anyone with experience with both these barrels on an ego or etek? I currently have an .688 ultralite. The base shaft 4 barrel is .689 bore. The shaft 4 control bore is supposed to be about 8.5" compared to the UL 4 or 5". How is the sound signature between the two?

I mainly shoot pmi premiums and marbs. I will eventually get the remaining backs. I tend to bore match or slight underbore.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:12 PM #2
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Having not actually used both of these but having used an Ultralight extensively as well as other barrels with various control bore lengths and porting designs I will say that the shaft 4 seems like it should have better performance numbers both in efficiency and sound signature over the Ultralight given equal bore sizes. My reasoning behind this is the bore length being 8.5 inches in length (the optimum length being 7-10) and the increased porting over the Dye ultralight design.

That being said, since you already have an Ultralight, it is also a phenomenal barrel. I shot a 16 inch Dye Ultralight for years on all of my guns simply because I loved the looks, feel and pointability of the barrel. The differences between the two around probably going to be negligible (5-10 fps difference and slight difference in sound) so you shouldn't be going wrong either way. I am guessing the extra backs will be cheaper on the Shaft 4 which would definately be a plus.

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Old 12-11-2010, 01:30 PM #3
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With such a small difference in bore size, I'd take the Shaft4. BUT, since you have the UL, then it's not worth the upgrade. As Mr. Stealthy said, it's a shorter control bore and has more porting, but it's not big enough of a difference to pay for.
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Old 12-11-2010, 04:01 PM #4
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Stick with what you have. If you're going to buy anything, buy a kit with some small bore sizes. OTherwise there is no point in spending money on something that won't really make much difference.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:18 AM #5
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Its actually more for my gift list, to give ideas other then paintball gift cards. I really only like to put things that I would really use a lot. I am still hoping someone who has run both will chime in.

I knew I should of asked a regular at our field yesterday if I could borrow his barrel to take a couple shots and see (Chrono) and hear the difference.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:33 AM #6
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I have the shaft 4 and a ul barrel for my ego 11. Personally, I don't notice a difference in accuracy, however, there is a noticeable difference in sound signature between the two. The ul is significantly quieter (imo) (this may also be due to the change in frequency. the sound is pingyer(?) or higher pitched and thus, is less noticeable.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:08 PM #7
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hi.. I've made a video with shooting and chrono these two barrels
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:52 PM #8
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both are great, pick whichever looks best with your gun
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I prefer the Shaft barrel over the UL.
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Boomstick blows them both outta the water!
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:56 PM #11
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Boomstick blows them both outta the water!
Yeah that extra one inch length and decorative carbon fiber are huge game changers.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:36 PM #12
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Yeah that extra one inch length and decorative carbon fiber are huge game changers.
you said it! Even with your cute doggy run or w/e that was. Lol
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you said it! Even with your cute doggy run or w/e that was. Lol
having owned the Ultralite and the CF boomstick at the same time I can tell you that isn't the case. The boomstick chrono'd maybe 1-2 fps faster and they weighed so close to the same you would never know the difference. For the crazy price difference there is no way the broomstick is worth it aside from being probably the best looking barrel out there.

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Boomsticks LOL biggest waste of money when compared to other barrels.
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