barrel length? does it matter how long?
Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:15 PM
Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:25 PM
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 05:34 PM
PunkworksPaintball did a test, and it stated that 20" barrels have no positive effect on accuracy. In fact, barrels themselves have little effect on accuracy...
Posted 04 March 2010 - 06:47 PM
"Is a longer barrel quieter than a shorter barrel
Yes. A longer version of the same barrel will slightly reduce the sound of the marker being fired. The change is usually not enough to tell a difference. On my marker it is only ~ 1dB per 2 inches"
Posted 04 March 2010 - 06:53 PM
Nor much distance. You use more gas, while probably not so much as you would notice, especially if playing a sniper position. The best advantage of a longer barrel is that it puts your profile further from the end of the barrel, and you can hide in thicker brush.
Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:31 PM
Here's the link to the test (and a whole slew of other tests).*
*Warning: A whole lot of math and numbers...