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Old 05-28-2017, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, what is the best one piece barrel out There? Options? Costs?
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Old 05-28-2017, 02:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Stock 11" or maybe Lapco
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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c-bored (freak bored) stock barrel, 11". check phantomonline.com for price.
LAPCO .681 CCI Phantom Bigshot Paintball Barrel 12" $60 on fleabay, the manufacturer is selling them here as well, possibly for a better price
deadlywind CF. ~$90
Palmers Pursuit Shop-brass, customizable, but... $150+ price tag.
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Old 05-28-2017, 04:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Lapco .681 bigshot hands down. Pm hellion360. I believe it was $55 bucks. Picked mine up before the classic and shot lasers all day.
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Old 05-28-2017, 06:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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^^how does the bore of the lapco compare to the finish on a cci barrel? I always thought cci had some of the best honed barrels.
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Old 05-28-2017, 07:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Putting a hairy eyeball to them, each has a great finish without the stepped rings found in cheaper barrels. I think lapco edges out cci for mirror quality. The stock barrel with asp detent is money, but I prefer the lapco because of the full length control bore. Detent rings and inserts are effective, but ultimately break a few balls. Those edges then weep paint through the rest of the game resulting in missed shots and more trips to the dead zone. Lapco claims you can shoot through breaks, but I have yet to break one in barrel to test that claim.
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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hmmm... that's a good idea about the weeping effect of insert barrels. I've always gone for a thorough cleaning and wash with water after a break to try to eliminate the possibility of any residual paint. I've always felt like my DW and CCM carbon fiber barrels have blown broken paint out and self cleaned pretty effectively. I also like the CCM barrel because it is progressively bored--with irregular sized/shaped paint the shorter control bore has less of a chance to grab the paint and cause bad shots/breaks. I also feel like at some point in the progressive boring the paint and barrel find a sweet spot and line up just right. These are all just anecdotal notions, and of course not tested.

All that being said, the Lapco barrel has always looked pretty sweet to me and with consistent paint that works with the .681 bore it must be pretty nice. I guess it is one of the few barrels I have not tried for the phantom as I am wary of locking myself into a single bore size and enjoy the adaptability of inserts (then again, I suppose I do not have to throw away my other barrels when I get a lapco). So, I'll probably end up with one at some point. I'm a barrel hoarder, I can admit it.
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All that being said, the Lapco barrel has always looked pretty sweet to me and with consistent paint that works with the .681 bore it must be pretty nice. I guess it is one of the few barrels I have not tried for the phantom as I am wary of locking myself into a single bore size and enjoy the adaptability of inserts (then again, I suppose I do not have to throw away my other barrels when I get a lapco). So, I'll probably end up with one at some point. I'm a barrel hoarder, I can admit it.
Lapco has .681, .684, and .687 in 12" phantom threads on their site. Your barrel hoard may grow in grandeur! Joking aside, I highly recommend the .681.

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Old 05-28-2017, 09:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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.684 is my jam. I always seem to use that size insert.
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Old 05-28-2017, 10:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've got one in my bag, but my field buys .673 - .675 paint. :/

I've been missing it, but I'm rocking the insert life now.
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