JCS Red Hot Power Tube, HPA vice CO2,
Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:48 AM
Posted 04 July 2008 - 10:08 AM
The only reason you would need to own a metal power tube is if you plan on running your marker on liquid in the winter. Otherwise, all the added benefits manufacturers like to say their part gives is all just marketing.
Overall the accuracy of your marker is about as good as it gets - you have a smooth barrel, a consistent air source, and as long as you are using fresh paint you're marker will be shooting about as accurate as a paintball marker can. In the end it's just a paintball marker shooting a round liquid filled projectile. It will never be very accurate past 150 feet. Even so, out past 80-100 feet paint isn't very likely to break to begin with.
"Marketing hype in paintball?! The nerve of some people. After all, we paintballers would never throw our hard earned cash into the magic box of marketing hype."
Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:55 AM
I have aluminum power tube installed because my stock power tube broke when adjusting the fps (by the way, it even works with a broken tube, if the crack runs down the body along the length of it). And no other reason than that.
Location: Hamburg, Germany Camo Pattern: German Flecktarn Marker: Tippmann A5 Sidearm: 32 Degrees Delta .68 /w Picatinny rails
MilSim: VLTOR stock, Metadyne RIS handguard & M4 magazine, rail covers, flashlight, fake laser system, flip-up front sight, QD sling swivels
Tech-Mods: APE Board E-Grip, 12'' Lapco barrel, APEX tip, Straightline barrel set, squishy paddles, QEV, red power tube, red dot sight
Propellant: HP System /w remote, 68/4500 Backup Propellant: HP System, 48/3000
Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:59 AM