16" barrels vs. 14" barrels vs. 12" barrels

16" barrels vs. 14" barrels vs. 12" barrels

Post by En Fueg » Thu, 01 Feb 2001 15:39:05


Hi,

Quick question, I took a 16" Dye Boomstick barrel to a local paintball store
last weekend to trade in to get a barrel for my Spyder.  The guy told me
that it would be hard for him to sell that barrel because it was a 16"
barrel, and most people buy shorter barrels.  Was he lying?  He offered me a
red 14" PMI Spyder barrel that matched my gun, so I took his word for it,
and agreed on the trade.  Did I get ripped off?  Please respond ASAP, I plan
on going back up there tomorrow with a friend, and if he did rip me off, I'm
getting my DYE back.  Thanks for the help.

En Fuego

 
 
 

16" barrels vs. 14" barrels vs. 12" barrels

Post by Stepha » Thu, 01 Feb 2001 16:53:54



Quote:
>Hi,

>Quick question, I took a 16" Dye Boomstick barrel to a local paintball store
>last weekend to trade in to get a barrel for my Spyder.  The guy told me
>that it would be hard for him to sell that barrel because it was a 16"
>barrel, and most people buy shorter barrels.  Was he lying?  He offered me a
>red 14" PMI Spyder barrel that matched my gun, so I took his word for it,
>and agreed on the trade.  Did I get ripped off?  Please respond ASAP, I plan
>on going back up there tomorrow with a friend, and if he did rip me off, I'm
>getting my DYE back.  Thanks for the help.

>En Fuego

Think about it for a second.
How many people do you see on the field with 16" barrels?
On the other hand DYEs barrels are expensive compared to PMIs. You
might have want to compare prices on the net before proceeding to such
an exchange.

Stephan
Autococker 2K1, DYE Xcel, HPA.

 
 
 

16" barrels vs. 14" barrels vs. 12" barrels

Post by Russell Hatc » Fri, 02 Feb 2001 00:39:48

He does have a point, it would be very difficult for him to sell a 16"
barrel, on the other hand Boomsticks are very expensive.  I probably would
have checked teh prices online and found someone on line to buy it, through
ebay or something.  There has to be somebody out there that wants a 16"
boomstick and you can find them on the internet and get the full worth out
of the barrel.

--
Russell Hatch
University of Central Florida
UCF Paintball Team

Quote:
> Hi,

> Quick question, I took a 16" Dye Boomstick barrel to a local paintball
store
> last weekend to trade in to get a barrel for my Spyder.  The guy told me
> that it would be hard for him to sell that barrel because it was a 16"
> barrel, and most people buy shorter barrels.  Was he lying?  He offered me
a
> red 14" PMI Spyder barrel that matched my gun, so I took his word for it,
> and agreed on the trade.  Did I get ripped off?  Please respond ASAP, I
plan
> on going back up there tomorrow with a friend, and if he did rip me off,
I'm
> getting my DYE back.  Thanks for the help.

> En Fuego


 
 
 

16" barrels vs. 14" barrels vs. 12" barrels

Post by painthapp » Thu, 01 Feb 2001 20:55:13

The thinking used to be "the longer the barrel the more accurate it will
be...."

Ehhhh, Not really the thinking now a days.  Most of todays guns are good and
accurate and 2'' is not going to make any real difference.  Anyways consider
running around in the woods or on a field with a real long barrel.

You do not have to take my word for it but consider this:  I have a couple
16" barrels from back when but my favorite is a 12"

You're fine:  Go have fun

Painthappy

 
 
 

16" barrels vs. 14" barrels vs. 12" barrels

Post by Icem » Fri, 02 Feb 2001 07:08:37

the seller is right. 16" barrels are kinda hard to sell.  too long, too much
friction w/ the ball.

however, you did get ripped off, i believe, b/c you traded a boomstick w/ a pmi
barrel...