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Old 03-23-2008, 12:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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i have an old J&J brass twist lock i like to use and a twist lock stainless steel proteam barrel that i love. I will not buy an automag with a ULE i just like the twist lock style more
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Oh, I guess I forgot to mention that I also have a lapco bigshot twist on my old powerfeed Classic and that thing shoots darts (when it isn't chopping.....old ANS Phase II bolt). So, I guess I can say that I actually like all three equally and have shot paint through all three types with great results.
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polished brass distracts my opponents.
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here is Palmers opinion on brass

PPS Brass Barrels - Paintball Palmer
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My buddy's dual vented .684 is one of the nicest barrels I have ever shot. Period.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:05 AM   #16 (permalink)
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And there is plenty of data showing brass is better, and when you use a brass barrel the difference is visible.
But either you get it... or you don't.
ummm ... no.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:02 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Add some content to that post. pish posh! hah
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:56 AM   #18 (permalink)
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For me the twist lock is just a matter of nostalgia
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:16 AM   #19 (permalink)
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On most twist lock barrels, the twist lock part is stainless steel.
Thus the big and clunky comment on my 1st post.

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Taken from PPS Brass Barrels - Paintball Palmer .

So far all I have seen is that. Opinion.
They dis sizing barrels to paint but I have found the smaller bore barrels ie .686 or .687 to have much better accuracy than the standard .690 or .691 .
And I have found barrel length has no effect on accuracy with smaller bores.
8" or 14" same difference . I prefer 8" or 10" and once in a while 12".

So PPS has an opinion like everyone else but no scientific data to prove they are right.

1) You cant anodize brass
2) It stands out shiny and bright like a sore thumb in woodsball
3) Its much heavier than anodized aluminum
4) It must be maintained or it will tarnish and most certainly effect shots like a dirty aluminum barrel

Opinions are like feet. Most people have them, and most of them stink.
But thats my opinion.

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1) You cant anodize brass
2) It stands out shiny and bright like a sore thumb in woodsball
3) Its much heavier than anodized aluminum
4) It must be maintained or it will tarnish and most certainly effect shots like a dirty aluminum barrel
So, what you are saying, is that brass has to look like brass, is heavy, stands out, and requires maintenance. You ARE aware of what site you are on, right?

Joking aside, I think the twist lock thing is preference. I prefer the heavy feel of locking in a twist lock, and I find the nostalgia gives it some more charm.
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