Originally Posted by splatthetick
Sheeee-it...for the price of the DAM...it should track like Phoenix missile out of the box! I have to upgrade after buying this p8nt slinger? Wow!
For 99% of the folks out there, the stock barrel works great. It's an ultralight after all and is a barrel many folks upgrade TO.
However, for First Strikes, we're finding that riffled barrels work better. This is something that wasn't really in the works when the gun was being developed. What most find though is that if you shoot the riffled barrels, regular paint accuracy drops off a bit. If you're not shooting FS rounds, the stock barrel is as good as you are going to get. If you're shooting FS and regular paint but don't want to compromise regular paint accuracy for FS accuracy, the stock barrel is going to be the best you can get. If you want ultimate FS accuracy (with my .683 barrel I'm making head shots at 100 yards) and don't mind a bit of a drop in normal paint accuracy, then get a riffled barrel.
Mind you, the argument over regular paint accuracy with a riffled barrel is still not decided. Some see no change in regular paint performance with some riffled barrels.