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Old 02-14-2013, 01:06 PM #1
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Freak Boring..Worth it?

So I as thinking of getting a barrel bored out to accept freaks but just wondering if it would be worth the trouble to get it done.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:46 PM #2
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Depends. Boring will cost ~$45 shipping both ways. Freak kit ~$70. If not the kit, at least $30 worth of inserts to justify boring it out in the first place.
Is bore match super important to you? or are you getting roll outs?
What gun are you shooting?
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:54 AM #3
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That is a question I have been asking others that do barrel testing to see if the TechT iFit 1.75" control bores are a better solution to boring out an existing barrel to use Freak inserts.

The TechT ones can be used on any existing barrels without mods. Unfortunately I can not find any testing comparisons for these short control bore system comparing it to a Freak.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:15 PM #4
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This is a discussion relevant to control bore length. somewhere in that mess people are claiming ~7" is ideal. I believe it probably has to do with efficiency as well as accuracy. A short control bore may be just as accurate, but it would require a larger volume of air to get the ball up to the same fps. Too long of a control and you're adding friction.

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:00 PM #5
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Somewhere, TechT claimed that a paintball reaches its max acceleration with only 1.75" of control bore, thus their design.

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:54 PM #6
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I've heard that too.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:34 PM #7
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Somewhere, TechT claimed that a paintball reaches its max acceleration with only 1.75" of control bore, thus their design.
They made a video showing best results from the ifit used with the freak, not instead of. The ifit and freak together get the control bore to around 7".

The ifit/python just isn't long enough on its own. I used one by itself for awhile, but never got the performance my freak kit offered. I'd use it on a pump cocker to prevent roll outs (if I didn't have a freak) or if my marker didn't accept a larger OD barrel, like the spyder mr3.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:58 AM #8
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I have several barrel kits that use Freak inserts. Also replacement Freak inserts are so easy to get and it has served me well, I will stick with it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:23 AM #9
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It really not a lot of trouble you can see my prices in my service thread but since your in OH and I am near Pittsburgh PA I bet if you ship the barrel to me next Monday you will have it back by Friday
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:47 AM #10
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Somewhere, TechT claimed that a paintball reaches its max acceleration with only 1.75" of control bore, thus their design.
They later retracted that statement after getting called out.

The optimal bore length is generally considered to be somewhere between 7-10 inches of length. It can vary with guns depending on the valve type being used. Punkworks has a project under way to try and narrow down the ideal length for the various paintball marker types.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:55 AM #11
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So the information Techt put out about the ability of their Ifit product was incorrect? Is there any video on this?
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