> I'm looking at buying a stainless barrel. I've heard great things
> about the DYE stainless and would like to get one. But, I found a TASO
> stainless barrel for about almost 20 bucks less (www.bbtpaintball.com,
> DYE 14" stainless $88.59, TASO 14" stainless $69.99).
> Does anyone out there listening have any experience with the TASO
I've used both types of barrel, a TASO Pro Series 14" Stainless, and a DYE
14" Stainless(can't remember what model tho)
Lets see... the DYE was a bunch heavier than the TASO, but was quieter at
higher velocities - had spiral porting, but used much more gas. The TASO
only had a muzzle break and no porting, so whilst being more gas efficient,
it was freakin' loud, especially without paint in it...
I was using RP Schrerer Marbaliser and El Tigre, and didn't break any balls
whilst using these barrels on my Spyder. As far as accuracy goes, I'd have
to lean towards the DYE barrel, both were accurate at close range(sub 40ft)
but the TASO had a tendancy to put spin on the balls at long range which
result in much larger grouping at 60-80ft.
If budget is going to be a consideration in your purchase, I'd recommend a
TASO 14" Winforce Rifled barrel, the porting and rifling definately stop
any spin, again, reduces gas efficiency, and it's black ano'd Aluminium so
it's less than half the weight of the Stainless... Hope this helps!
My advice on barrels, cruise down to your local fields, find someone who
runs the barrel you're interested in buying, and ask them if u can try it
out on yer marker(s)