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#1 User is offline   PJsniper 

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:58 AM

I'm a new sniper, and i'm trying to find a cheap but accurate sniper barrel, preferably threaded for a 98 custom. Could anybody help?
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:15 AM

Budget is going to be the big thing. What can you honestly afford? J&J barrels get good reviews for a 98. They have a barrel kit for about $95.00, comes with the backs so you can better use different sized paint. Single piece barrels are fine if you know for sure you're always going to use the same sized paint and it actually fits the barrel you want.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 12:45 PM

To add onto what Puzuma said, a barrel kit will be your best choice. Not only can you shoot all different kinds of paint, but you can match it to your barrel more precisely, and one of the most important aspects to accuracy is paint-to-bore match; AKA, how well does your paint fit in your barrel?
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:52 PM

Opsgear Fluted Sniper Barrel

Here you go buddy! I'll totally vouge for this barrel. I bought one of these last year for my SP-1 and it is Amazing! You really can't beat this closeout price.
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:58 PM

Opsgear Fluted w/ python compression kit.
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:27 PM

^^^FTW :P
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:48 PM

I'm not sure if they come in Tippman threads, but I have a cocker threaded J&J ceramic that I picked up for $14, and for that price, let me tell you, it's amazing. Hopefully you can find one on the internet in the threads you need.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:14 AM

View PostBagheera, on Nov 18 2009, 07:48 PM, said:

I'm not sure if they come in Tippman threads, but I have a cocker threaded J&J ceramic that I picked up for $14, and for that price, let me tell you, it's amazing. Hopefully you can find one on the internet in the threads you need.

Of course they have them in Tippmann threads. My friend had one for his A-5 and it was a really nice barrel.
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 12:14 PM

View PostFlorentine, on Nov 19 2009, 12:14 PM, said:

View PostBagheera, on Nov 18 2009, 07:48 PM, said:

I'm not sure if they come in Tippman threads, but I have a cocker threaded J&J ceramic that I picked up for $14, and for that price, let me tell you, it's amazing. Hopefully you can find one on the internet in the threads you need.

Of course they have them in Tippmann threads. My friend had one for his A-5 and it was a really nice barrel.


Thats pretty much all opsgear sells, is tippmann. When it comes to paintball at least.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:13 AM

know of any good rifled barrels?
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:00 AM

View PostPJsniper, on Nov 20 2009, 07:13 AM, said:

know of any good rifled barrels?


I am pretty sure that rifled barrels don't actually spin the ball that much.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:28 PM

actually they don't at all they are supposed to make it ride on a cushion of air but it doesn't do that either lol
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:03 PM

It depends on the rifling style of the barrel. Some use grooves, some twist the metal, some are straight, whatever they end up doing, it doesn't work. Rifled barrels don't necessarily work any worse than normal barrels though, a lot of them work pretty well, but it isn't due to the rifling. Ultimately you end up paying for it, which isn't generally worth it.

I would recommend looking at Lapco Autospirits/Bigshots, or Palmer's brass barrels if you have the money. They have very well made bores, not mass produced, and are available in specific bore sizes. There isn't really and specific "sniping" barrel. They all basically do the same thing. Most all barrels as long as they are well made will shoot similarly in terms of accuracy. It all about looks, weight, sound, and if you're paying for a brand name.
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 07:38 AM

View PostPJsniper, on Nov 20 2009, 08:13 AM, said:

know of any good rifled barrels?


I have a 16" RAP4 straight rifled barrel...it does reduce spin, which improves accuracy in liquid filled projectiles. I tried it out with some two colored paint, and the paintballs almost completely stopped spinning...it looked a little strange after watching the paint from the non-rifled barrel spin. Took away a little distance, but the groupings were tighter. It's the only rifled barrel I own, so I don't know how it compares to other rifled barrels.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 07:22 PM

16in Pathogen barrel from hustle paintball. Its a little on the expensive side but it works great.
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