Aluminum Vs. Steel

Aluminum Vs. Steel

Post by McBa » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00


I am considering to buy a DYE Barrel for my Spyder, I have 2 questions:

1) What is the difference between Aluminum vs. Steel? do they preform any
differently? The Aluminum barrel is about 20 bucks cheaper

2) If I buy this barrel would it work on my Spyder SE when I buy it, and is the
SE any good? its got a whole lot of upgrades and looks great.

-Arash

 
 
 

Aluminum Vs. Steel

Post by Joel Saldan » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00

The SE is a great gun out of the box.  The difference between aluminum and
steel is the weight, scratch protection, and loudness.  Stainless Steel
barrels are MUCH heavier than aluminum (true for any kind of barrel) But
since the SE is so light weight...you shouldnt have a problem.  SS barrels
are VERY tough against scratching. (scratching causes you're barrel to not
shoot as straight)  Aluminum usually scratch easily...but not as easy as
brass.  And Dye SS barrels are VERY loud.  If you want a good SS barrel go
with the SP AA SS (whoa....just in case you didnt know..that stands for
Smart Parts All American Stainless Steel barrel)  They arent as loud.  Also
depending on what paint you shoot, you get either Small, Standard, or large
bore barrel.

Quote:

>I am considering to buy a DYE Barrel for my Spyder, I have 2 questions:

>1) What is the difference between Aluminum vs. Steel? do they preform any
>differently? The Aluminum barrel is about 20 bucks cheaper

>2) If I buy this barrel would it work on my Spyder SE when I buy it, and is
the
>SE any good? its got a whole lot of upgrades and looks great.

>-Arash


 
 
 

Aluminum Vs. Steel

Post by Joel Saldan » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00

oh and yes, regular spyder barrels fit on spyder SE's

Quote:

>I am considering to buy a DYE Barrel for my Spyder, I have 2 questions:

>1) What is the difference between Aluminum vs. Steel? do they preform any
>differently? The Aluminum barrel is about 20 bucks cheaper

>2) If I buy this barrel would it work on my Spyder SE when I buy it, and is
the
>SE any good? its got a whole lot of upgrades and looks great.

>-Arash


 
 
 

Aluminum Vs. Steel

Post by Shawn01 » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00

If the DYE is too heavy then you probably are too weak to even pick up your gun
in the first place.  SS barrels are definitely heavier than alum. and brass but
there's not that much difference.

The DYE's are not real loud either.  I have a 10" and a 14" and they weren't a
lot louder than the SP AA 16" I had for a while.

DYE rules

 
 
 

Aluminum Vs. Steel

Post by byl.. » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00

The person I deal with at the shop where I purchase my gear
reccommended aluminum to one of my friends when he was purchasing a
new barrel for his Spyder. He explained to me that the SS barrels
sweat too much causing balls to break.

He has apparently been having some trouble with his SS barrel sweating
on the inside, causing his accuracy and performance to drop. He says
that he was breaking more balls in the barrel due to the moisture.
This doesnt happen to him with his alluminum barrels.

He did not specify what air system he was using (CO2 or Compressed
Air). I would assume that the problem would increase with the use of
CO2.

I have not run into this problem with my own SS barrels. And I have
not heard any other complaints from the other people I know who use
them.


Quote:
>I am considering to buy a DYE Barrel for my Spyder, I have 2 questions:

>1) What is the difference between Aluminum vs. Steel? do they preform any
>differently? The Aluminum barrel is about 20 bucks cheaper

>2) If I buy this barrel would it work on my Spyder SE when I buy it, and is the
>SE any good? its got a whole lot of upgrades and looks great.

>-Arash

 
 
 

Aluminum Vs. Steel

Post by Crai » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00

(cut lots of stuff)
And Dye SS barrels are VERY loud.
(cut more stuff)

I just wanted to clear up one thing.  Dye Barrels are not loud at all.  They are
one of the quietest barrels on the market.  The reason is because of all the
porting.   They are also one of the most popular barrels made,  most pros use
them. The reason is because they are very accurate.  Other then that you are
correct in your statements.

Craig

 
 
 

Aluminum Vs. Steel

Post by Crai » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
> Where are all the 20oz tanks.  The store in my town can not get them in stock
> from PMI or I&I.  I heard something happened to the manufactorer but nothing for
> sure. Any one know anything that is not a rumor.  Like when they are going to
> become availible again.

Craig
 
 
 

Aluminum Vs. Steel

Post by <olesen.de.. » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00

The alluminum barrel is a lot lighter than the stainless steel, but it dents
a lot easier which messes it up in the long run. They both perform the same
except for the weight diffeerence.

It will work on the Se

 
 
 

Aluminum Vs. Steel

Post by TiM » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00

The factory where they are made and tested had a fire and they are slow to
recover from it. They have been telling us in the next couple of weeks.
However, they have been singing that tune since Christmas.

Quote:

>> Where are all the 20oz tanks.  The store in my town can not get them in
stock
>> from PMI or I&I.  I heard something happened to the manufactorer but
nothing for
>> sure. Any one know anything that is not a rumor.  Like when they are
going to
>> become availible again.

>Craig

 
 
 

Aluminum Vs. Steel

Post by Terr » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00

obviously he had aluminum barrels in stock to sell, huh! time to find
another shop to do business with.

Quote:

>The person I deal with at the shop where I purchase my gear
>reccommended aluminum to one of my friends when he was purchasing a
>new barrel for his Spyder. He explained to me that the SS barrels
>sweat too much causing balls to break.

>He has apparently been having some trouble with his SS barrel sweating
>on the inside, causing his accuracy and performance to drop. He says
>that he was breaking more balls in the barrel due to the moisture.
>This doesnt happen to him with his alluminum barrels.

>He did not specify what air system he was using (CO2 or Compressed
>Air). I would assume that the problem would increase with the use of
>CO2.

>I have not run into this problem with my own SS barrels. And I have
>not heard any other complaints from the other people I know who use
>them.


>>I am considering to buy a DYE Barrel for my Spyder, I have 2 questions:

>>1) What is the difference between Aluminum vs. Steel? do they preform any
>>differently? The Aluminum barrel is about 20 bucks cheaper

>>2) If I buy this barrel would it work on my Spyder SE when I buy it, and
is the
>>SE any good? its got a whole lot of upgrades and looks great.

>>-Arash

 
 
 

Aluminum Vs. Steel

Post by Terr » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00

the "loudness" has nothing to do with the material of a paint ball gun
barrel. It is a the design of the porting or muzzel break which determines
that.

Quote:

>The SE is a great gun out of the box.  The difference between aluminum and
>steel is the weight, scratch protection, and loudness.