The conditions today were:
Slight wind - 0-10mph
Sunny / Clear
The gun is :
A completely stock phantom marker.
J&J Edge Kit
Around 260-270 FPS
Here it is in numbers...
Accuracy : 9/10. You can always get better, though I don't see how you can get much better. The balls (with no wind) flew straight approx. 150 ft. They were straight enough to hit a tree a few feet wide at the base from across the river. This is without a sight or stock though, so I'm sure that would improve the stability and consistency of the shots.
Weight : 10/10. I've never held a lighter barrel than this. Phantoms, being god's gift to light kits, have a heavier barrel inch for inch than the edge kit. A 10'' Phantom barrel feels like a rock compared to a 10'' JJ Edge.
Noise : 9/10. I didn't think a phantom could get any more quiet. I was wrong. This barrel significantly reduces the report of the phantom. The only way I could see to improve is to pay Uncle Sam a couple hundred bucks a few years off of your life and get a silencer permit.
Price : 3/10. I just say 3/10 because it's readily possible to get a full J&J edge kit brand new for $70-$80, as long as it's not for a phantom. I suppose due to it's special construction and the fact that not many buy phantom edge kits, they aren't offered for a low price anywhere.
Looks : 10/10. This kit looks stunning with a phantom. Also, you can get colored tips to put on (when you order this is an option) to further increase the good looks. It comes in Red, Blue, Green, and Black. *A Notice* J&J doesn't tell you this, but it's pretty obvious once you think about it - The J&J kit for the phantom is different from the regular J&J kit. And the barrels and backs don't all fit into the bag (unless you put one of the barrels together (which irks me for some reason...) The phantom backs are longer and the tips are shorter than the other threaded kits, due to the pump of the phantom. It looks completely beautiful though.
Hope this helps, for $150 (less if you can find someone...) this is a great choice for a barrel kit.
This post has been edited by Hatchet: 10 December 2006 - 04:49 PM