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Old 01-28-2010, 02:26 AM   #21 (permalink)
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good question to ask only a couple of times but i like the sport i know i'm very wrong about some things that's the reason i have come here.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:39 AM   #22 (permalink)
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well, I don't really have any more useful input, so this will probably be my last post in this thread, just hear me out.

Don't make the mistake of wanting to upgrade your gear the second you get it. you noticed the stock barrel sucks and want to upgrade it. that's the process you need to go through. never 'upgrade' for the sake of change.

I'll stand by what I said and just get a good barrel. CP barrels are great for the price, I'm a fan of the lapco barrels, but they can be a bit pricey. I would stay away from the freak set, myself, I've measured the inserts and they can be +/- .005" of what they are marked as.

just get used to your marker and practice in the back yard as much as you can. you could always get an apex-ready barrel and add an apex if you really, really want one later
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:40 AM   #23 (permalink)
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thanks that's really useful advice.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:45 AM   #24 (permalink)
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what do you think of this?


14" CP Custom Products Tippmann 98 Paintball Barrel - Dust Black: cp-1-piece-98-14 Paintball Guns Store - Tippmann Spyder BT Empire Ion Paintball Guns


i am starting to think scope for now is overkill i just want a barrel that doesn't have a 7 foot spray radius at 10 feet.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:00 AM   #25 (permalink)
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what do you think of this?


14" CP Custom Products Tippmann 98 Paintball Barrel - Dust Black: cp-1-piece-98-14 Paintball Guns Store - Tippmann Spyder BT Empire Ion Paintball Guns

i am starting to think scope for now is overkill i just want a barrel that doesn't have a 7 foot spray radius at 10 feet.
Forget scopes, remember you have a mask on? It makes it that much more cumbersome to get a scope with proper eye relief etc etc. Just wastes money.

Buy your barrel from the official site Custom products site for the following reason:

Custom Products - 1-Piece Barrel

1) Pick 10 inches for length, Tippmanns are really long guns as is so adding more length will hinder your movement. Longer barrels allow you to point easier (preference) but for a tippmann, I think 10 inches is optimal. 14 inches is too long.

2) You can pick the bore size (inner diameter of the barrel). Depending on the paint you have, paint isn't exactly .68 caliber if you use a caliper and measure it. It's actually a little bigger or smaller, example like .689, .685 etc etc. Paint is usually smaller nowadays, around 685. The closer you match to the paint size, the less it'll move around as it accelerates downbarrel. Think of it as firing a tennis ball down a tube, the closer the diameter of the barrel to the ball, the more accurate it will be.

To test if the paint fits the barrel, take a paintball and stick it in there, it shouldn't roll down the barrel but should be snug. If you blow it down the barrel with your mouth as you would with a blowgun, it shouldn't require much force but it should fly out and not get stuck.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:58 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info guys this has been really helpfull.

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Old 01-28-2010, 04:02 AM   #27 (permalink)
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what bore size is a 98 custom platinum??

.68?

it asks me for .689 or .685
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:13 AM   #28 (permalink)
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more like somewhere around .695
go with .685, even that's a little big for some of the current market
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:29 AM   #29 (permalink)
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thanks
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:48 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Cheapest option is here: Amazon.com: BT M98 Apex Barrel System: Sports & Outdoors

Surprisingly, it's usually cheaper to just buy a full Apex barrel than to buy the Apex unit by itself.
Works out for you, because you can either use this thing as it comes or remove the Apex unit and ditch the tube that came with it.
Either way, you're saving money.
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