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
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
>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.