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Old June 23rd, 2004, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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14 or 12 inch barrel

This is the barrel I am planning on getting:

12 inch barrel: http://www.****************s.com/pro...roduct_id/2552

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14 inch barrel: http://www.****************s.com/pro...roduct_id/2557

What are the pros and cons of each barrel and what one you think I should get, please just don't say "the twelve inch one" or "the fourteen inch one." Please explain why.

Edit: I forgot that you can't post links, they are the smart part tear drop barrels. I guess the links are useless. But if you know what one is better please help.
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Old June 23rd, 2004, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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accuracy tops out at 14" and it is easier to push away a bunker with a 14".
that said the 14" is more ackward.
if you play front get the 12", middle/insert or back get the 14"
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Old June 23rd, 2004, 09:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I play woodsball, sorry I forgot to mention that. And we don't really have positions or anything.
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Old June 23rd, 2004, 10:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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theres really no dif. i hav the 14" cuz thats all that was available, its all a matter of preference really. Since you have a tippmann getting a 12" might be slightly better cuz tippmanns are so long, but it only cuts it down by 2"

it really is up to u
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Old June 23rd, 2004, 11:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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lenth of barrel doesnt really matter...its ALL paint to barrel match...so keep that in mind when selecting barrel....

i say 12 inch
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Old June 24th, 2004, 12:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It relly dosn't make a diffrence so I say go with what ever you want. I like the 12 in better though just because its shorted and you have more room to manover.
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Old June 24th, 2004, 12:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Accuracy between them wont be any different, as these guys have said. I accually have a 16" barrel (I wish I would have gotten a 14"). I play woodsball too, and having a little longer barrel is pretty nice because you can stick it through thick growth and stuff. It is a little harder to manage sometimes, but I haven't really noticed that much of a problem at all. As they said, it is just personal preference.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 11:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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If you are mainley a woodsballer, I would go with a 12 inch just becuase 14 inch barrels sometimes get in the way. It also depends on how much bushes and brush are in the area you play. If a 14 inch barrel wouldn't get in the way, and you have the money, go for it.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 12:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The 12 and 14 inch barrels are both the same price.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 12:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Then it is personal preference. Accuracy tops out at 14 inch which was said earlier in the thread so make your own choice.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 07:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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still...dont judge accuracy on barrel length...the main thing that make a barrel accurate is paint to barrel match.

I can play with my pipe kit without the front of the barrel...jsut the back, and it will stil be accurate as hell. And the backs are only about 5 inches long. It works so good because the paint to barrel match...if you get a almost perfect match, you will have great accuracy.

Try to get a barrel that goes along with the type of paint you use.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 03:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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ummm, i use a lot of different kinds of paint, normally i use mid grade paint and stuff, i use some nitro duck and some first choice paint
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Old June 30th, 2004, 08:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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when u get ur new barrel do the paint to barrel test.

Put a ball in the back of the barrel and point the barrel to the ground. The ball should stay in. If it rolls out the front. then the ball is to small for the barrel. If the ball stayed in, simply blow into the back of the barrel. If the match is perfect, the ball should come flying out with a semi easy blow. If the ball is to big...you will have to give it a hard blow, or it wont even come out at all.

so find the paint that works best with the barrel, and try to keep using that paint
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tippmanns are already long...get a 12"
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Old July 1st, 2004, 11:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
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so hes using a tippmann???then ya get a 12'...
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tippmanns are already long...get a 12"
personally i like 10" but out of the 2 get 12"
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Old July 6th, 2004, 09:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I like my 14" because i can push bunkers and stuff to the side.
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i have a 14" on my fishy, but tippys are longer so get a 12" for the woods
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like i said hes using a tippmann so he should get a 12'
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Old July 8th, 2004, 03:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
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14" is more accurate long range and 12" is more accurate short range
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Old July 11th, 2004, 09:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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get a 12inch because it has more range and less chance of ball breakage, 14inch juss shortens ur range but give u better accuracy i have both i use the 12inch most.
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14" is more accurate long range and 12" is more accurate short range
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Old July 11th, 2004, 10:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
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You won't really see an appreciable increase in range OR accuracy, so stick with the 12 inch. There's no such thing as 'short range accuracy' or 'long range accuracy.' The grouping generally just cones out evenly. Accuracy has more to do with paint-to-barrel match. Other than that, just make sure you're buying a quality product. Bottom line? Nothing made by 32 degrees.
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