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Poll: Barrels (10 member(s) have cast votes)

Barrels Preference(type)

  1. Lapco Bigshot (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  2. J&J Ceramic (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  3. Stiffi (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Stock APEX (6 votes [60.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

  5. Flatline (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  6. Barrel Kit(not going to list all brands) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. PPS Brass (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  8. Other (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Stock A5 Barrels (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Barrels Preference(length)

  1. Shorter than 8" (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. 8" (2 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. 12" (7 votes [70.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 70.00%

  4. 14" (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  5. 16" (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Longer than 16" (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

What barrels do you currently use(choose most used)

  1. Lapco Bigshot (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. J&J Ceramic (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  3. Stiffi (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Stock Apex (5 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  5. Flatline (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  6. Barrel Kit (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. PPS Brass (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  8. Other (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  9. Stock A5 barrels (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

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#1 User is offline   Sheriff Matt 

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 10:34 AM

Well, I looked through the past 7 or 8 pages of hammer threads and couldn't find much about barrels. I'm wondering what everybody's opinion is on barrels for a DT. I'm leaning more towards getting something like 12" lapco bigshot barrels, but then again, does it really pay to get APEX setups? So what barrels do you guys use?

I'm just trying to decided which barrels I should invest in initially. I probably wont be getting new ones for a LONG while, so I want to make a good choice. Right now it's looking like I'll probably go with the Lapco Bigshot 12" barrels. I'm not really concerned about gaining distance so much as having a semi-decent amount of accuracy(which I know isn't really the point for a hammer). At the field I play at most of the time, it really wouldn't pay to get flatlines or Apex barrels. It's just not a big enough field, and there aren't enough wide open areas.

I guess in the long run what I COULD do is get the new Bigshot barrels with the ability to accept the flatlines at the end, and in the future if I need more range I could go for the Apex tips.

Anyway, let me know what you guys think.

This post has been edited by Sheriff Matt: 02 February 2008 - 10:35 AM

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 04:05 PM

Apex barrels for sure. I had the Quadzilla apex barrels setup in the Contra Spread-gun pattern at blanding. Huge area of coverage.
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 09:31 PM

When I first built my DT, I used flatlines and I played at a field where they weren't as usefula as I had hoped because of its smaller size. Then I went to CP 12" and it was better for that field, but I liked to switch over to the flatlines(which is a pain) at larger fields. When I got my apexs I was not only impressed with their long range, which far outshot the flatline, but I was incredibly impressed with the short range capabilites. In a short range situation, the Apex barrels turn what would normally be a suppressive fire situation into one where you actually get eliminations. If you turn the ramp all the way up on an apex and flip it upside down you get a short range vertical dive bomb effect on the paintballs. You can shoot down into bunkers and heavy brush and actually be the most effective heavy brush close range gunfighter on the field.
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:47 AM

I also started with flatlines and now I only use apex barrels.
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:57 PM

Check out the Lapco Apex-ready Bigshots. It sounds like that would combine everything you're looking for.
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:00 PM

View PostWaggles.K, on Feb 3 2008, 01:57 PM, said:

Check out the Lapco Apex-ready Bigshots. It sounds like that would combine everything you're looking for.


Yea, that's what I was thinking about. I'll probably end up going with those...even though they don't look as nice as the regular big shots.
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