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Old July 1st, 2004, 08:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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"Finding the Right Barrel for your Paintball Gun."
Please follow the link below to view an excellent article that establishes the basic differences between different types of barrel materials, the effects of porting, two-piece barrels, the best length, etc.

Article Link: http://www.directpaintball.com/artic...un-barrel.html

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Old July 1st, 2004, 08:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good Post. You should definently sticky this or bump it around for a while.
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Old July 7th, 2004, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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pretty good, you forgot to mention titanium and carbon fiber. But very informative.
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Old July 7th, 2004, 11:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's another article that's also pretty good. http://www.paintballtimes.com/Article.asp?ID=26
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Old November 24th, 2004, 08:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is there any advantage/disadvantage to having a two piece barrel on your gun? (other than the chance that there will be a seam in the barrel which could mess up your paint.) I'm not talking about barrel kits, I mean like that cp 2 piece sniper barrel or whatever it is. I've even seen three piece barrels, again not kits, just one barrel. Why waste time dividing the barrel into sections when it could be done faster with one piece? Also is there any way different guns could be affected by different barrels? Iono just wondering...
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Old November 24th, 2004, 11:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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um, paintthecat, this was made in july, and i think thats a good question...
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Old November 25th, 2004, 11:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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unfortunately not many of the really knowledgeable people with 2,000+ posts bother to scroll down this far to these forums. instead of making a new thread it would be better to revive a sticky... wouldnt it? well if anyone ever gets this far and knows something about two and three piece barrels, please explain it to me because im kinda sitting in the dark.
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Old November 25th, 2004, 11:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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"The idea behind using two materials in constructing the two-piece barrel is to give the paintball the advantage of lower friction upon initial acceleration by using stainless steel and then using a ported aluminum tip to decrease the overall weight and muffle the guns sound output."

Got that from the link at the top of the page.
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Old November 25th, 2004, 11:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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oh... but what happens when the whole two piece barrel is made of aluminum like mine, what is the point of that? not all two piece barrels are made of two materials... they just have two pieces. thats why i was wondering what they do that for.
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Old November 25th, 2004, 11:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Some two piece barrels have different bore sizes.This way you can change the back part so you can have a better paint to barrel match.
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Old November 25th, 2004, 08:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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thats in kits though... my two piece barrel has two different bore sizes but i cant change it because it isnt a kit. i may sound like a noob trying to argue with you but thats not what im trying to do... sorry if i made it look that way. im a noob, but not arguing.
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Old December 12th, 2004, 10:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I know what you mean, for example the 2002 SP All American..I guess the main reason was in case you want a longer/shorter barrel later on you only hafta buy a tip instead of a whole new barrel but there could be other reasons too. As for affecting accuracy I really doubt it does because I compared my 2001 All American with my 2002 and there really wasn't a difference between the 2 other than one is a 2-piece and the other was a 1-piece.
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Old December 30th, 2004, 07:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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