Choosing a barrel.. cant decide Flatline, Straightline, J&J Ceramic?
Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:39 PM
I would like to know what you all think about these barrels and you can incluce other barrels which you highly recommend. I realize that any barrel with a kit is going to improve accuracy. Also, would the J&J ceramic even be a good upgrade from the stock barrel? The price just leads me to think thats its just " so so".
Thanks for your responses
Posted 25 November 2009 - 03:17 PM
Go with the J&J Ceramic
*EDIT* The Smart Parts linear and progressive barrels are pretty good for the price too...
This post has been edited by Minnesota Sn1p3r: 25 November 2009 - 03:19 PM
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:08 PM
For a few dollars extra over the J&J the CP classic 1 piece would give you the best preformance improvement. CP has more quality in it's barrel making than the other barrels you are looking at.
I would recommend the .689 as an all around barrel bore size for the CP.
Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:40 PM
Of your choices I would go with J&J. Most any aftermarket barrel will be an improvement over your stock barrel. Those barrels are hardly even polished. J&Js are pretty good for the price. However, they are heavily mass produced and their consistency has kind of dipped. I too would recommend looking at CP One piece barrels which I feel offer better quality in the same price range. Lapco barrels are worthwhile improvement if you don't mind spending a bit more. They're bores are really just flawless and they have a long standing reputation for their perfection. Palmer's brass barrels are another option, each is custom made and very high quality, but can get rather expensive with options.
A barrel kit won't necessarily improve your accuracy. In reality most barrel kits offer too short of a back section anyways and you end up loosing a bit of efficiency. They just allow you a bit more flexibility over varying sizes of paint - which is good if you are subjected to varying sizes of "field only" paint or travel a lot and play paintball. For most people, it is simple enough to just buy a semi-large bore barrel (.689), and purchase paint that also has a large bore. In the event that you do have to use smaller paint, it will still work. In reality, most aftermarket barrels as long as they are decent made all shoot relatively similar. A cheap barrels can shoot just about as well as one that is several hundred dollars.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 01:05 PM
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