How good are Lapco Barrels?
Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:26 PM
Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:53 PM
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
Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:21 PM
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?
Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:27 PM
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.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:57 PM
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.