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How good are Lapco Barrels?

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:26 PM

I was planning to buy a 14 inch Lapco Big Shot Model 98 Barrel for my Tippmann Alpha Black Tactical. Does anybody know how good this barrel is? I would like to upgrade my barrel (my gun is somewhat accurate, I want it even more accurate.) I currently use a 14 inch J&J Ceramic Barrel.
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:53 PM

For aluminum barrel I feel that they are the best on the market, especially for what you pay. The bore on them is just absolutely flawless. They've had a long standing reputation since the 80s for their high quality and perfection in their products.

Overall, along with Palmer's brass barrels I would say they are my favorite. They don't overdo the porting on their barrels, and that combined with a very smooth bore makes their barrels very air efficient. Unfortunately that also makes them a little on the loud side, but that shouldn't matter much for an Alpha Black. They're fairly lightweight, but still built solid.

I can't say you will notice a huge difference in accuracy compared with a J&J, most aftermarket barrels are really all somewhat close in their accuracy, but Lapco's tolerances are much more strict, and you'll be getting a barrel with a specific bore size.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:35 PM

Second opinion- I agree 100% with what Piller just said! :laugh:
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:21 PM

Here's another question:

I found out that the Smart-Parts All-American 2-piece barrel is about as much as a Lapco Bigshot ( $50 on actionvillage). Which is better? If I'm correct, the All-american is boasting some sort of porting that improves it's accuracy? Please help.

What are the advantages/ disadvantages of 2-piece barrels? Opossed to one piece barrels?
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:27 PM

Lapco makes wonderful barrels, All American isn't too bad either though! I prefer two piece barrels the majority of the time.

I love two piece barrels as they allow for the allowance of barrel backs. This means if you have smaller bored paint, you can screw on a smaller bored barrel back. This also means better efficiency and accuracy. Two piece barrels mean you can adjust your barrel to accomodate the size of your paint. This is the precise reason people purchase barrel kits.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:57 PM

to be honest with you people that say Lapco barrels are amazing is becuase they use them, same deal with dye, or PPS or any other barrel.
The more you use the barrel the better your going to become accustomed to it.

but yes, Lapco makes great barrels. alot of people have succsess usuing them.
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