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Old June 16th, 2004, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How Big Is To Big?

i know that these 21" barrels and such are pointless, and i hear that anything over 14" is not worth it. As a forestball player is a good 16" barrel worth it? for the same price i can get the 14 or 16 inch progressive barrel. what should i get?
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Old June 16th, 2004, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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14, alot easier NOT to get stuck or hung up on things.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 08:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No less than 12in., and no more than 16in., should be good for just about any player.

I don't know. I'd probably suggest the 14in. to poke your way through all of the brush, and to still keep it pretty easy to move around. But it really doesn't matter since these 3 barrel lengths all perform the same, and one isn't too much longer than the next.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 12:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dont get the Progressive just get a 14" J&J Ceramic.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 01:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you're playing in the woods get a 14" it wont be too long. 16" are good for pushing back bunkers when you play airball, but wouldnt do much but get you stuck in the woods. 14 should be fine for you.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 03:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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16 is actually a lot more handy in the woods too. you can easily poke it through brush and things while ramaining in cover.

id go with a 14 or 16...
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Old June 17th, 2004, 05:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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18 is too long, in my opinion 16 is also too long. But anything under 7 or 8 is too short.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 06:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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no less than 8 and no more than 14.

Length between that is down to personal preference.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 08:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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no less than 8 and no more than 14.

Length between that is down to personal preference.
Anything below 12in. will give you bad efficiency.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 10:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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just get a 14 inch for now it is the "in the middle" size, but 16s or 18s are good too.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 11:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yeah 14 and be done, you wont see a difference in preformance
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Old June 18th, 2004, 12:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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get the 14" J&J 1pic ceramic (verry quite and cheap)
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Old June 18th, 2004, 12:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have used a backmans gun, I forget what it was, with an 18" Ultralite. I liked it. On the stand-ups it was easy to push the bunkers. But anyway, I have a 14" J&J Ceramic and have played woodsball with it. I like it alot.
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Old June 18th, 2004, 09:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I am actually considering a 9 Inch barrel. I sort of like having a shorter gun. Makes it much more manuverable.
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Old June 18th, 2004, 09:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I am actually considering a 9 Inch barrel. I sort of like having a shorter gun. Makes it much more manuverable.
Yet, alot less efficient. Especially if it has porting.
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Old June 18th, 2004, 10:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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16- over to big
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Old June 18th, 2004, 10:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I am actually considering a 9 Inch barrel. I sort of like having a shorter gun. Makes it much more manuverable.
it wont really affect your manuverability that much... a 12" is the shortest you'll want to go
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Old June 18th, 2004, 11:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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If you haven't noticed, there are A LOT of different opinions in this thread. That's because it's mostly about preference. However, if you are worried about effeciency, each gun can perform most effeciently some where between 10-14in. You will probably see most people with a 12 inch barrel. However, longer barrels (16-18in) can help you by using it to push bunkers aside, poke through brush, etc. I say get a 16 in.

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Old June 18th, 2004, 11:31 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Ya, well, any player should never go under 12in., and never over 16in. After those, it's all downhill in performance.
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Old June 19th, 2004, 01:42 AM   #20 (permalink)
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k thx for everyones help. i think im going to get a 14" All American.
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