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Posted 25 January 2005 - 08:26 AM

I ws going to get a 22 inch 2 piece barrel for my spyder, is it worth buying, and will it make my accuracy, and distance better or will it just get in the way?




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Posted 25 January 2005 - 08:30 AM

who makes it, one of my friends bought a 22 inch barrel and i think it was a 2 piece, ill ask him later then tell you
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:02 AM

It is called a BLITZ "2boku" Modular Barrel




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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:11 AM

I ws wondering if a 22 inch barrel would make my gun more accurate or would it just get in the way? i was thinking about getting a spyder 22in. BLITZ "Boku" modular barrel. for 34.95 , should i buy it?




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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:15 AM

There was a very comprehensive study on barrel lengths recently and the results were basically this:

- Any barrel over 8 inches does not improve distance nor accuracy.
- Paint quality is the number one factor in distance and accuracy.

So, spend your money on better paint rather than a longer barrel.
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 11:55 AM

Cloaking Ghost, on Jan 25 2005, 09:11 AM, said:

I ws wondering if a 22 inch barrel would make my gun more accurate or would it just get in the way? i was thinking about getting a spyder 22in. BLITZ "Boku" modular barrel. for 34.95 , should i buy it?

accuracy has little to do with length,,, a 12" barrel is just as good as a 16" a 16" as good as a 22" The only thing you gain is length. no more accurate (maybe 1" at 100') and they take more air to shoot at the same speed as a 16" (friction)

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 12:24 PM

I'll throw in my agreement with xjnation here. I'll also add that the accepted line of thinking when it comes to paintball barrel length, 12-14 inches is considered the ideal in terms of matching accuracy(assuming proper paint to barrel match) with efficiency (also requires proper paint to barrel match). Anything over 14 inches just starts to add extra drag on the ball and negetively effects performance.
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 01:24 PM

Wow!!! A 22-inch barrel. It would be pretty funny to watch someone attemp to wrap around a plywood bunker with that.

xjnation covered the points perfectly. On a high-pressure marker like yours, a paintball only needs about 6 inches to get up to speed and be on trajectory. Everything thereafter is just friction that starts to slow the paintball, which requires more gas to push through.

Personally, I love the Dye ultralite and use a 14" tip. The back has enough length to get the paintball up to speed without wasting air, and then the tip opens up to a wider bore so as not to drag the ball. Plus the tip has LOTS of porting to make for a lower sound signature. There are lots of other similar barrels out there, too, that also cost less money.
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 02:44 PM

ADMIN, on Jan 25 2005, 09:15 AM, said:

There was a very comprehensive study on barrel lengths recently and the results were basically this:

- Any barrel over 8 inches does not improve distance nor accuracy.
- Paint quality is the number one factor in distance and accuracy.

So, spend your money on better paint rather than a longer barrel.

16in is what i heard. I'll test it out some time...still have my stock barrel, teardrop, brothers Xtra barrel, and whatever my team has got.

I sopose if the front piece was bigger bore so it never touched the barrel but rather kept the air behind the ball it might give it some more distance, assuming its not fluted very much. Though, I've heard otherwise. As far as accuracy goes i heard it was ok, but friction was a factor so the ball lost a lot of speed so i heard it seemed like it was going slow motion and wouldnt break. I've finally found a wannabe sniper and ehs convinved on getting the biggest gun setup he can find(tryed telling him otherwise) so after he gets shoulder straps for a 15lb tank I'll ask him if hes gotten his 21in barrel and give it a test run.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 04:27 PM

No way about the 8inch barrel being the same as a longer one. I think its 16 inches too. I had a tippman 98c and it shot horribly inconsistent with its stock barrell. When i upgraded to a 14 in freak, i was much more consistent and my shots were going further. And i WAS using the same paint on both barrels. So whoever said the crap about the 8inch not mattereing is not a very smart person. I know it wasnt you Admin, but whoever conducted that study is not very knowledgable of paintball.


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Posted 25 January 2005 - 04:31 PM

oh yea i thought u might like to know that a 22inch barrel is not worth it. Just get a 16 inch barrel instead. 22 inch barrels are wicked hard to walk around in the woods with. My bro had one and he was constantly getting hung up on trees and brush.


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Posted 25 January 2005 - 04:42 PM

autococker04B-dawg, on Jan 25 2005, 04:27 PM, said:

No way about the 8inch barrel being the same as a longer one. I think its 16 inches too. I had a tippman 98c and it shot horribly inconsistent with its stock barrell. When i upgraded to a 14 in freak, i was much more consistent and my shots were going further. And i WAS using the same paint on both barrels. So whoever said the crap about the 8inch not mattereing is not a very smart person. I know it wasnt you Admin, but whoever conducted that study is not very knowledgable of paintball.


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Actually you are the one missing the point here...everyone knows you should throw away the stock 8" or 10" stock tippmann barrel. It has nothing to do with the length it is the horrible inconsistant interior finish. they done even microhone em!

also using the same paint in both barrels will give youtotally different results the factory tippmann barrel is the freak junior is a meduim bore barrel and the tippmann stock barrel is a large bore barrel. so using the same size paint will give you different results

The fact is that a paintballreaches its max velocity in the first 8" of a barrel. the rest of for looks and helping to stabalize the ball for flight. That being said ther is no shooting difference in same barrels of different length. all other things being perfectly matched.

The key point you missed was the change from stock CRAPPY barrel to aftermarket QUALITY barrel. Your improvement had very little to do with length.

The study was done buy all the manufacturers at one time or another and has been corrolated here by oen of the best guru's of the sport:

barrel faq

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 04:38 PM

[quote name='ADMIN' date='Jan 25 2005, 09:15 AM'] There was a very comprehensive study on barrel lengths recently and the results were basically this:

- Any barrel over 8 inches does not improve distance nor accuracy.
- Paint quality is the number one factor in distance and accuracy.

So, spend your money on better paint rather than a longer barrel. [/quote]
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What about the flatline saying over 50% farther distance?
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Posted 26 January 2005 - 05:45 PM

The flatline uses other technology to shoot farther.. (MAGNUS EFFECT)The flatline has a curved barrel that put a back spin on the ball which causes it to shoot at a flat trenectory actually putting rise on the ball which counteracts gravity and creates an area of low pressure over the ball which gives us the extra distance
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Posted 26 January 2005 - 06:22 PM

I think it's better to say that it uses magic. And it does go farther. Tippmann sells more markers, so they have more money to hire a better warlock. His magic is stronger than Dye's, Kingman's, WDP's, WGP's, and other usless TLA's, so the barrel shoots farther.

Find a beach volleyball [those huge hollow multicolored purveyor's of stupidiness]. Try to "shove" it through the air. Now throw spin on it. Goes a lot farther and straigher with the spin, don't it?

It's not quite the same thing as a paintball, but it's similar enough.
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