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Big Shot vs. All-American

#1 User is offline   Reaper54 

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 01:03 PM

I've narrowed my A-5 barrel choices between the Lapco Big Shot and the Smart Parts All-American. All i play is woodsball and accuracy is my primary concern above all else. So which one is better?
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Posted 02 March 2005 - 01:08 PM

What length are you looking for? I've got a 12" Bigshot. Love it. It's a great all around barrel. Used to have a 16" SP AA barrel but that was a good 7 years ago.

Dunno how they shoot now. If I recall, they're both medium bore barrels (around .689 ID) and the SP AA's claim to fame was that it could shoot itself clean, which the one I had did pretty well.

Either way, you're getting a good barrel. Do you play FPO or BYOP? As long as you make a good paint-to-barrel match, you'll get good results with both.

The Bigshot's much louder than the SP AA, if that's something you want to consider.
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Posted 02 March 2005 - 01:26 PM

My vote is for the Bigshot. Lapco is a great company that makes quality products, and the Bigshot is a bit cheaper than the AA. The AA might be quieter, but Lapco barrels are among the best out there.
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Posted 02 March 2005 - 06:01 PM

I'm looking at a 12", and pretty much only play BYOP. I've heard nothing but good things about both barrels, but the bigshot is cheaper.
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Posted 02 March 2005 - 06:04 PM

i had an all american and it works great. I still prefer my JJ ceramic over it though. remember the higher price doesnt mean its better
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Posted 03 March 2005 - 09:12 AM

Both are good barrels (I own both) ... The SPAA is a better barrel for medium to small bore tournament grade paints (All stars, evil, chronic, etc). The bigshot can shoot rocks if needed :blink:, but works best with the .688 and larger paints.
I normally use a flatline barrel on my A5, but I carry my SPAA for nightplay, or if it's raining. I take my Bigshot everytime I go to a scenario thats FPO, since I never know for certain what the paints going to be, or what condition it will be in.
Basically, I can't say one is better than the other ..... it's just a matter of where you play. If you play at a BYOP field, or a FPO field that offers paint that is a match to your barrel/bore size, then I'd suggest the SPAA.
If you frequent a lot of different fields, or a field that changes paint vendors every time the wind blows, then I would suggest the Bigshot.
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Posted 03 March 2005 - 06:54 PM

I dont know about the AA but I have the Lapco big shot 12" and its great
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 03:25 PM

I have a 14' SPAA, and it works great for me, very accurate and quiet.
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 04:23 PM

All American. As far as I'm concersed, the Bigshot is a terrible barrel. The AA outclasses it in range, accuracy, and its quieter. But that's just my opinion.
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 08:37 AM

I also have both barrels, well, the AA is just a front for the freak system, but I have the 8" lapco bigshot as well, and I love both of them. It just depends on where I am at. When I am playing woods ball I tend to use the lapco because it is shorter and doesn't get banged on things.
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 08:27 PM

Dragon Slayer, on Mar 17 2005, 08:37 AM, said:

the AA is just a front for the freak system,

wrong
the AA is its own barrel system
there's an AA back which i think is .689 for all guns but spyders which are .693?
the AA front is compatable with the freak back, and the freak front is compatable with the AA back
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