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Stiffi Barrels Are they really that good?

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 08:58 PM

I am not trying to put these barrels down at all, I have a few friends that constantly talk about the stiffi barrel and i was just wondering is it really that good and does a carbon fiber barrel make that much difference? I just want to know if it is worth the money for me to buy one or not. What do you all think?
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 09:04 PM

Scientifically, you can't beat em. Unaffected by heat, humidity, etc. Slick. Lightweight. no reverberations from the shot. But man, one tube is the same as another... hammerheads don't work any better than freaks which don't work any better than ceramics, etc... It's a 105 difference, tops, as far as materials, etc. Just match your bore to your paint, and you're good. if you're shooting open bolt, like a spyder, tippy, imulse, ego, etc, you dont even ahve to do that, just get close. Only people who REALLY have to worry about barrels are cocker, pump, blazer and old-school shocker shooters, cuz the ball might roll out of the barrel if the bore is too loose, or get stuck if it's too tight.

Grab two new barrels, say, a Driver at .689 inches, and some random Speedline or something at .684, and you're golden. Stock barrel for big paint, .689 for medium, .684 for small. And porting? Just tells you how quiet it's gonna be. And sometimes helps on accuracy.
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 09:12 PM

Yeah they mentioned the whole "match the paint to the barrel" thing at PTI and I just now remembered that. Thanks for the info thought!
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 01:44 PM

Not true.

Stiffis are GREAT! But the biggest factor is paint. Sure, that barrel may cost 100 but if you are shooting brass eagle, my stock 3" custom A-5 barrel will probably shoot better with good paint.

I have used MANY barrels and so far the stiffi is my favorate. J&J is close second and lapco makes some nice stuff too.
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:06 PM

only 3 barrels I will shoot is stiffi, cp , and dye ultralights...all are highly accurate lightweight and quiet....
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 05:57 PM

i play woodsball and when i shoot people have a hard time telling where the paint is coming from and its almost always ball on ball. its worth the money.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 03:41 PM

View PostBeast02, on Oct 11 2007, 12:06 PM, said:

only 3 barrels I will shoot is stiffi, cp , and dye ultralights...all are highly accurate lightweight and quiet....

AMEN TO THA DYE ULTRALIGHT!!!! oh and the stiffi is great but just be careful not to be too rough on it. you dont want that carbon fiber to fray
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 06:08 PM

Accuracy has more to do with paint to barrel match, quality of paint, consistant air pressure, and the person using the marker. There are alot of good barrels out there. The Stiffi is lighter and quieter than most other barrels. So if the weight and report of the barrel are important to you then get the Stiffi. Otherwise a lower cost barrel will work just as good.
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