DYE stainless vs. TASO stainless barrel

DYE stainless vs. TASO stainless barrel

Post by SooperTec » Tue, 17 Oct 2000 04:00:00


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
stainless?

Does anyone know of a good web site that has barrel comparison tests?

Thanks guys....     -  SloHand

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DYE stainless vs. TASO stainless barrel

Post by Spyderm » Tue, 17 Oct 2000 04:00:00

BOTH barrels are of equal quality.  BOTH barrels shoot exactly the same.
However, BOTH barrels are of different bore size.  I have one Taso SS
and one Dye SS.  I swear by both of my barrels.

Mofaz
a.k.a.

Dave

 
 
 

DYE stainless vs. TASO stainless barrel

Post by SooperTec » Tue, 17 Oct 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> BOTH barrels are of equal quality.  BOTH barrels shoot exactly the
same.
> However, BOTH barrels are of different bore size.  I have one Taso SS
> and one Dye SS.  I swear by both of my barrels.

> Mofaz
> a.k.a.

> Dave

Hmmm...  Now that's odd...  "The Aftermarket Barrel Chart" at
http://www.paintballtimes.com/barrelsizes.htm sez they're the same
size.  wtf?

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DYE stainless vs. TASO stainless barrel

Post by Mark and Selena Abbot » Wed, 18 Oct 2000 05:24:33

Quote:
> 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
> stainless?

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)

Cheers,
Mark

 
 
 

DYE stainless vs. TASO stainless barrel

Post by Mofa » Wed, 18 Oct 2000 04:00:00

The Dye aluminum and SS barrels are small bore barrels.  All Taso
barrels are medium bore.

You're right about the chart.  Unfortunately, neither that chart, nor
the one in Paintball Consumer Guide, July 2000 issue are correct.  It
states the aluminum and stainless barrels are medium bore.  However, I
know for a fact they are small bore.  My stainless will only accept
small bore paint, such as Marbalizer, All-Star, Proball (all brands),
Hellfire, and Inferno.  Before one buys a barrel, have the shop owner
measure the bore hole before you buy.

Mofaz
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DYE stainless vs. TASO stainless barrel

Post by Styles Bitchl » Thu, 19 Oct 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>The Dye aluminum and SS barrels are small bore barrels.  All Taso
>barrels are medium bore.

DYE has went to .688" as their standard ID for all barrels now, so it's closer
to medium really. Older DYEs were larger, except boomsticks.

The TASO stainless is pretty nice, but i've seen them cheaper than $69, in fact
my local store sells them for $61 I believe. If you wish email me and i'll hook
you up with their contact info if you can't get a better price.

Styles ***ley
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Captain and sole member, Team ***in'