A5A2 Barrel Help?
Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:00 PM
Sabre # 163 - If we can't do it, it doesn't need to be done
"I think I'm going to make a broad patent on "crap". Then SP will have to pay me royalties for every marker they make." -JerseyPaint
Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:00 PM
Palmer's dual ported brass barrels will have both of those. If you like the old school look you can get it in bare brass and just let it oxidize. Otherwise, a powder coat works pretty well. According to Mann's barrel test every two inches of barrel length takes off about 1dB of sound. But it's more important to find a length you are comfortable with. 8-12 inches of unported length is the rule of thumb. An 10-14 inch Palmer's barrel with porting fits that criteria. The porting is about 2 inches in length. 14'' can feel rather long though. Even with the quietest barrel in the world it won't make your marker "quiet" relatively speaking - it can take off the edge.
J&J Ceramic Barrels are liked quite a bit if the high price of Palmer's dissuades you. They are of pretty good quality for the price. Again, there are no magical barrels that have amazing accuracy over another, but it can reduce your sound almost as much. The biggest loss here is in air efficiency. The unported length is a little short and on top of that the ball has to travel down a rather long ported section. For the most part I've never heard of any durability problems, but if you do happen to take a nose dive and damage your barrel it won't be as easy of a fix as a metal barrel.
This post has been edited by Piller: 29 January 2008 - 05:02 PM
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:30 AM
STIFFI C-series barrels, quieter than all other barrels besides other stiffi barrels that are quieter than the c-series but 2-X more expensive, more accurate than other barrels besides none C-series barrels by stiffi, and the decrease is not really noticable if there is one like there supposidly is, and it is carbon fiber son it will NOT shrink or expand and it blends in. You can get them at the spec ops store.