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#1 User is offline   Legato 

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 01:08 AM

Well we all know there are NUMEROUS types of barrel threads, cocker, 98, pro/a5, spyder, automag twist lock, slip fit, impulse, and a few others. They all have their pluses and minuses. Everyone has their fave. Yes 80% of the market is cocker/timmy threaded. But i hate cocker threads, too fine. Takes me 5 min to unscrew the barrel to swab it and another 5 tPPo get it back on.

So what's your ideal thread type? IE if somehow we did standardize all markers to use one thread type, what do you want it to be and why?

For me, slip fit/thread less like PPS Blazers and Tippy SL 68's. Why? Cause it is the perfect way to do it. Barrels aren't made perfectly. That's why some always shoot to the right or left slightly. That is due to imperfection in the barrel. Well with slip fit/thread less you can spin the barrel to align it so that it is shooting straight every time. With a threaded barrel one side always ends up as up, no matter what that same side is always up. So if the marker shoots off to the right slightly, it always will. Not true with slip fit.

If i can't get threadless and i need to choose a threading, then A5/Pro threading. It is fine like a cocker, but nowhere near as many threads, so i can get it off and on in a quick amount of time.

So i ask again, what's your ideal barrel thread, and why?

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 01:43 AM

Cocker simply because its the most popular. I don't worry so much about the time it takes to get it off, I'd rather just prevent any breaks.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 01:48 AM

Twistlock :blush:. I've always found it easy to remove twistlock barrels and put them back in, and they're incredibly fast to swab if you do get a break.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 03:56 AM

I kind of like my phantom thread. It has that weird thread, that is not sharp and pointy. idk, its hard to explain. It makes unscrewing it, nice ans smooth, so I can undo it quick.

But I have not used that many threads before.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 04:30 AM

Spyder and Tippmann, only because theyre easy to find and all the Pb Pro Shops in my area carries both.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 06:05 AM

i dont really have a preference. ive used all types of barrels and liked them all. ive gotten good barrels from Xcel, Opsgear, Tippmann, and others. it'd be hard to chose a favorite, but if i had to id go with Opsgear. the barrel i currently have from them is excellent
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 09:59 AM

I like cocker threads, except when taking them off. Lots of guns use them, and they are easy to get.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:06 AM

I like tippmann thread because they are the only threads my marker excepts. I though all markers only excepted one thread, I must be wrong. So can my 98c use more than just tippmann 98 threads?
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:15 AM

I like the Twistlock, it feels bad"butt" when you take it off in a game.





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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:20 AM

View Postoutlaw-master, on Aug 29 2008, 11:06 AM, said:

I like tippmann thread because they are the only threads my marker excepts. I though all markers only excepted one thread, I must be wrong. So can my 98c use more than just tippmann 98 threads?


No, your gun won't use anything but tippmann threads.

If you took off a twistlock, wouldn't it feed all your balls into the body?

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:24 AM

You've still got a detent...





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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:29 AM

angel thread (the 07 )
take like 5 sec taking the barrel off


i like my cocker thread but take forever to take off and my ego barrel is stuck i cant take it part :huh:
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:29 AM

I like 98C threads.

Thick, impossible to strip, quick removal.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:30 AM

View PostGhostFlanker, on Aug 29 2008, 11:24 AM, said:

You've still got a detent...


No, you don't. Twistlock detents are built into the barrel.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:37 AM

For Sheridan markers I like the fixed barrel. I just like knowing that the paintball never passes over any bumps or grooves before it exits the marker, and that the barrel is in fact flawlessly aligned with the marker.

However, I think my favorite barrel threading was the slip-fit design of Montneel Mega-Zs. It was a slip fit like Palmer's, but it used a spring loaded pin to lock in place. It's just a little bit quicker to take off and put back on - and I'm not paranoid of he barrel clamping nut coming lose. There's nothing to strip (but then barrels rarely get stripped). It's about as fast as it gets, and the barrels are pretty easy to manufacture if you have a marker setup to use one.

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