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    whats a good barrel kit?

    looking for some info on whats good out there, probably going to buy used

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    I like my Dye UL personally

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    I almost hate to say it but the Freak kit is nice. I only have to tote around the case full of backs. I have a Freak back on all of my guns and only need to add an insert. I don't have to worry about the threading or whatever else. They seem to be a good control bore length that doesn't slow down the velocity very noticeably. Buying the backs for each gun can be expensive so if you just get black it will match most guns and be easy to resell.

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    Want the best barrel kit ever? Get a Deadlywind fibur and a set of Freak inserts. That's the definitive kit you will ever going to use. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpsd View Post
    Want the best barrel kit ever? Get a Deadlywind fibur and a set of Freak inserts. That's the definitive kit you will ever going to use. Seriously.
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    I've fell in love with my sly carbon fiber kit since the first time I shot it and its still my barrel 90% of the time...I'd have to say anything freak other than that

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    Freaks are the most convenient to use for the reasons kwik stated above. Most of my barrels are freak based. One very good thing about freaks is that everyone has them (this includes people shooting DW barrels), and every shop sells them. So if you need an insert on the fly, chances are someone will be able to help you out, or the shop will have it on hand.

    I personally like Kaners the best, but you need to make sure your paint isn't too small since they only go down to .682. The new dye competition balls shoot amazing through them since they avg .684-.687. They aren't made anymore, so most of the time you have to buy them used. PBGateway still sells them in individual pieces.

    I hear great things about Dye UL's, but I've never tried a full kit. They were always a little too steep in price for my tastes.

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    I've used a freak kit for many of years, but I have been thinking of getting the new Shadow shake barrel kit. Each barrel back has a 6" control bore and you can get a aluminum or carbon fiber front.

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    Everyone has their favorite. Hopefully you can borrow the various kits before you buy one. I prefer my Kaner kit since paint has gotten back up to 0.682-0.684 around here. I like having weight to my barrel and having the choice of 12", 14" and 16" barrel with the tips included.

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    I've been using a Lapco with Apex2 but I just got a Gog Apex2 Freak tip.

    Plan on using it next weekend at the Waynes World scenario.

    Been using the Apex2 exclusively since it came out (love it !) but now adding a Freak in the mix.


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    I love my Powerlyte Scepter kit. Too bad they don't make them any more.

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    I also like my Powerlyte Scepter. I have one of the original style kits. Know anybody that will make inserts? My kit goes down to .684, and the paint has been rolling right through it the last two years or so. Not too big a deal unless I use it with my E2 Cocker.


    -Nathan
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    Quote Originally Posted by nak81783 View Post
    I also like my Powerlyte Scepter. I have one of the original style kits. Know anybody that will make inserts? My kit goes down to .682, and the paint has been rolling right through it the last two years or so. Not too big a deal unless I use it with my E2 Cocker.


    -Nathan

    sweet guys I didnt know the freak fit otther barrels, i never cared really i had been using a mix of barrels! I like the kitt where u can do 12, 14 or the killer 16 lol. on the karner can it do smaller paint? its been a while and idk what paint he fields r using. thanks for your input!

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    Kaner backs are 0.682, 0.684, 0.687, 0.689 & 0.691

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    whats a good price on the karner? i tried to look dont see much? if i have 3 barrel choices thats cool i can mix it up!

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