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Poll: what should i upgrade to? (42 member(s) have cast votes)

got $10. what to use it on

  1. from pmi air tank to crossfire air tank (37 votes [88.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 88.10%

  2. from 16in to 20 in barrel (5 votes [11.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.90%

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#1 User is offline   gorton-guy 

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 03:30 PM

im geting some new gear and i have $10 extra. what upgrade will improve my accuracy (sp)
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Posted 28 October 2006 - 03:46 PM

20" barrels don't improve accuracy, they lose it. I wouldn't change to a 20" if someone paid me to! Do some research on barrel lengths & accuracy before you buy them. There are many reports on this. If I remember correctly, 12" to 14" have the best accuraccy. Good luck & have fun saving.
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 03:30 PM

Neither of these upgrades will do you any good. What is your current setup.
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:24 PM

a 16 inch is a good enough barrel you should get the air
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:37 PM

View PostTIPoff, on Oct 28 2006, 03:46 PM, said:

20" barrels don't improve accuracy, they lose it. I wouldn't change to a 20" if someone paid me to! Do some research on barrel lengths & accuracy before you buy them. There are many reports on this. If I remember correctly, 12" to 14" have the best accuraccy. Good luck & have fun saving.


I have to disagree with the first part of this. I use a 16" and a 20" Smart Parts barrel, the first a Progressive, and the second a Tactical. While the drawbacks of the 20" barrel are many, I have to say that at 100', the 20" is more accurate than the 16", and more accurate than any other barrel I have used or seen used on my field (*which, unfortunately, does not include any Stiffi's*).

Now granted, its not much of an increase in accuracy at all (*and the reason why I use my 16" barrel instead of it most times*), but it is there, maybe an inch at 100'.

12-14" barrels, in my experience, tend to have the best compromise between maneuverability and accuracy.

So in answer to your original question, I think the increase from 16" to 20" would increase your accuracy, while changing HPA tanks would not.

I also think that you probably would not get your moneys worth out of that upgrade.......best to spend that cash on a high quality paint like a Marbalizer or a Hellfire and run it through your current setup.

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 02:40 PM

16" and longer barrels don't improve your accuracy or distance. Only waste air.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 05:51 AM

Hmmm...He hasn't responded I wonder if he really needed to know :ninja: ...
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Posted 01 November 2006 - 11:52 AM

Or he just doesn't get online very much, or his internet is down, or he's been in a terrible accident, or.....

How it is online. We can't tell what's going on with some one in real life.

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View PostTIPoff, on Oct 28 2006, 04:46 PM, said:

20" barrels don't improve accuracy, they lose it. I wouldn't change to a 20" if someone paid me to! Do some research on barrel lengths & accuracy before you buy them. There are many reports on this. If I remember correctly, 12" to 14" have the best accuraccy. Good luck & have fun saving.
Yeah. 12-14" is about the best barrel to get for the best accuracy. Of course there are other factors. i.e. paint, the gun its self, any upgrades, wind, etc.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:29 PM

20 inches isnt going to do much for you. only add 4 inches of distance.
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Posted 13 November 2006 - 03:24 PM

I use 21+4 Inchs of silencer. works just fine for me =\
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:37 AM

Let me tell you a little story. My friend found a 20” smart parts barrel for 40 dollars, I found a 14” custom products for the same price. He bought the smart parts, and I bought the CP. After they arrived, we played a game against each other. Now here were out setups, him: 98C, stock, 20” smart barrel. Me: 98C, stock, 14” CP barrel. We went out to our separate sides of the field. He decided that he was going to stay back and “snipe” so I’m moving up the field, when all of a sudden he sees me. Now, he knows what a sniper is supposed to do, “one shot, one kill”. So he thinks “I have a 20” barrel, so I should be able to make this shot. He shoots, the paintball lands 10 feet behind me. He shoots again, the paintball lands 10 feet in front of me. And again, this time, it hits the dirt before it even comes close to me. By this time I’m behind a bunker taking aim at him. I shot one shot, it landed right on his neck. Another time, we were playing at another field, him and I were in the same squad. Were moving up, and all of a sudden he sees a player on the other team. He immediately begins blasting at them, but every shot pops in his barrel, it turns out, that because of all the friction from going down that 20” barrel, the paintballs were popping inside the barrel. Just goes to show, that bigger is not better :ghillie:
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:13 AM

You already have compressed air, so switching to a crossfire would not give you any sniping advantage.As for the 20"barrel i'd stay away from it, you don't need 20" imo its just for looks not function. Try some premium paints.
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:46 AM

Try reading this.
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 09:32 AM

don't get the 20" i had one and i got rid of it there is no point at all in 20" i saw no diffrenc in accuracy and i lost distance. but going from one comressed air tank to another would just be a waist of your money i would get somethin else like a stock or something.
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 04:52 PM

View PostTIPoff, on Oct 28 2006, 04:46 PM, said:

20" barrels don't improve accuracy, they lose it. I wouldn't change to a 20" if someone paid me to! Do some research on barrel lengths & accuracy before you buy them. There are many reports on this. If I remember correctly, 12" to 14" have the best accuraccy. Good luck & have fun saving.

No. I barrel with 8 inchs unported plus 8 of porting is the most accurate, so 16 inch the most accurate.

The most efficient barrel is an 8 inch unported but accuracy suffers without porting on most barrels (the palmers brass, though, is deadly accurate without porting)

2-3 inch sizers are the most efficient and accurate, not 6-8 inch like everyone thinks.

Its called Science.

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