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#1 TenaciousThayer

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 08:55 PM

Alright......

I have a smart parts ion with a stock barrel, and I am looking to upgrade my barrel. I was just wondering if there we any suggestions.

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My buget is no more than $70

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:01 PM

If you have your heart set on buying new, check out the Redz Pepperstickz, the invert nitestick, and the Freak Jr. Kit.

If you are willing to buy used, search on ebay and see if you can find any of these in your price-range:
Powerlyte Sceptor
Empire revolver
Deadlywind fibur

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:02 PM

I suggest a Carbon Fiber barrel if you can get one.
Stiffi
Sly Barrel (Not Kit)
Fibur

Or if not CF, look at Fender's post,
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:10 PM

FYI, if you do end up with a CF barrel...

If you use a cotton style squeegee on a carbon fiber barrel, it may pull up the fibers and make them start to unravel, thus damaging the barrel. Deadlywind makes the only carbon fibur barrel that can be swabbed.

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:33 PM

I personally love my JJ Ceramic barrel, but I do not recommend it because I have seen them literally break in half. My best bet would be a .685 CP barrel.

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:34 PM

I personally love my JJ Ceramic barrel, but I do not recommend it because I have seen them literally break in half. My best bet would be a .685 CP barrel.


That's way to small, the paint I use is usually around .689... If you are going to get a single barrel, you need to go with a big bore like .691

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:38 PM

FYI, if you do end up with a CF barrel...

If you use a cotton style squeegee on a carbon fiber barrel, it may pull up the fibers and make them start to unravel, thus damaging the barrel. Deadlywind makes the only carbon fibur barrel that can be swabbed.

True, besides the Fibur, make sure you use a pull-through style squeegee.

I personally love my JJ Ceramic barrel, but I do not recommend it because I have seen them literally break in half. My best bet would be a .685 CP barrel.

.685 seems really small. Sometimes my .689 cuts it close.

That's way to small, the paint I use is usually around .689... If you are going to get a single barrel, you need to go with a big bore like .691

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:53 AM

I would get a cp 1 piece with a .693, I love my cp and there really cheap.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:47 AM

ive got a 14in stiffi, and i love the weight it drops to the gun and it shoots great, no issues so far

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:42 AM

if u can find them get a lucky un1tec. best barrel under a $100
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 12:50 PM

FYI, if you do end up with a CF barrel...

If you use a cotton style squeegee on a carbon fiber barrel, it may pull up the fibers and make them start to unravel, thus damaging the barrel. Deadlywind makes the only carbon fibur barrel that can be swabbed.



Not completley true, I believe that Stiffi fixed this problem a while back(correct me if I am wrong), and using a cotton swab no longer voids your warranty or messes up your barrel.

Think she would give me a handy for some oregano?

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:23 PM

My friend is using a freak barrel with the .691 insert on his ion and it's shooting fairly well.
Dye ultra lights are good of course
I really like my Proto 1 piece, .691
(not on an ion though)
You could go with Mike's favorite, CP 1 piece .693

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 04:52 PM

I would go with a stiffi 14". I have one and its a great barrel.



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Posted 28 September 2008 - 05:10 PM

CP one piece .689-.693 30$ at actionvillage. Any color you want.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 05:16 PM

I would get a cp 1 piece with a .693, I love my cp and there really cheap.


I agree, go with a CP barrel, and always over-bore so when it gets later in the day and the paint starts to expand, it doesn't affect your accuracy.

http://www.techpb.co...o...6&Itemid=77

Check that out if you have any doubts.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 05:26 PM

video wasn't made for this purpose but you can see the CP barrel is extremely accurate plus it was raining like 5 minuets before i went outside, the barrel was SOAKED but still was amazingly accurate

click here for vid

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 05:51 PM

You could go with Mike's favorite, CP 1 piece .693


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Posted 28 September 2008 - 05:59 PM

CP is always a solid choice.
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 04:24 PM

I have an Ion (allmost all aftermarket) with a beautiful 14" blue proto 2-piece and the mofo shoots darts. Its not the BEST barrel out there, but for the price its straight dirty. PROTO FTW!!

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 04:27 PM

oh and btw some other good upgrades you should consider are a new board (APEs are sick), def a new ASA (i have an ego on-off), and a new reg (im looking into a CP)

oh and if you havent yet id change the macro hose

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:53 PM

J&J S2 $50
or standard J&J Barrel

they self clean themselves and shoot straight

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 05:39 PM

If you can find an Empire Revolver Kit used; you will be set. I have one for my Ion. I also have a DYE Boomstick.




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