Thinking about buying an Ultralite barrel like the one that comes stock with DMs. Is it good? I read the control bore was 7 inches, is that about right? I ask here instead of barrel forum because you folks have more experience I'd imagine
Getting specific. Dye UL barrels have a 7” control bore (almost standard for all 2-pc. Barrels) Dye CF barrels have an 8” control bore. In doing testing this allows the ball to reach terminal velocity before air starts venting. Depending on the gun and set up this will allow you to run (on some guns) lower dwell and lower pressures. This does a couple things. One, makes you gun quieter. Two using less air making your gun more efficient. In addition a little easier on paint. Also, being that the CF barrel has a stainless steel sleeve, Stainless has a much lower drag coefficient than traditional Carbon Fiber or aluminum barrels. If a ball break ever occurs the barrel will clean faster and easier than a traditional carbon fiber or aluminum barrel. Not all carbon fiber barrels are created equal. Most have much shorter control bores than the Dye CF barrel and their stainless sleeve are not polished to the surface quality of the Dye CF barrel. At the end of the day get out and compare these barrels in side by side testing. This will allow you to see the difference and justify the amount of money you spend on a barrel at any price point.
Just found this digging through old threads, w00t.