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what is a better barrel for a sniper in paintball a 10" rifled barrel or a 14" carbon fiber barrel? Rate Topic: -----

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:33 PM

I have both and no money to spend on a new barrel. it is for a 98c
the carbon fiber is a 12" barrel with a 2" tippmann barrel adapter that you can get at walmart ( do not know the brands name ) , and the rifled one is a stock VL High Voltage

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Post icon  Posted 29 February 2008 - 09:44 PM

View Postsniperorion, on Feb 29 2008, 08:33 PM, said:

I have both and no money to spend on a new barrel. it is for a 98c

I would have to say the 14in carbon fiber barrel. Although rifling barrels are great in accuracy too but you might want to go with the extra length for better accuracy. just IMHO.
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 10:02 PM

Well, it really depends on the barrel itself. It would help to know the brand name. Carbon fiber won't really do anything, and neither will rifling - it's all about the barrel design and quality.

Most all barrels so long as they are smooth on the inside shoot about the same. There aren't really any barrels out there that are magically more accurate than anything else. Both will likely work about the same. It's all about what you are comfortable with.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 10:16 AM

i would say the 14" . the 10" i would say is not accurate enough. just because it has rifling it doesn't make it accurate.
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:40 PM

With the 2 options you gave us they would work the same. Really it boils down to sound. That depends on the brand. Can we get more information on the barrels?

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 09:01 PM

If you're going to get a rifled barrel it has to have paint/bore fit PERFECT. Otherwise it's either going to chop like crazy or your balls are just gonna fly all over the place and you'd have about as much accuracy as a snub nose shooting at 1000m. having said that, snub nose is actually pretty accurate lol.
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 09:04 PM

knowing the brand would help but i would think the carbon fiber would be better because of the longer length than the rifled barrel
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:04 AM

why dont you just put a few hoppers through both barrels and see which one is more accurate?

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