J&J Ceramic: 14" to 12"

J&J Ceramic: 14" to 12"

Post by Randy Giv » Wed, 28 Apr 2004 22:27:12


I got a 14" J&J Ceramic for my Spyder because the local stores did not
have 12" barrels. Because I only need 8" to 10" (see other threads),
would there be a noticeable benefit in accuracy in going from the 14"
to the 12"?

Also, I liked Draxxus Blaze with my stock barrel, but not so sure
about Blaze with the J&J Ceramic -- it seems loose. Any suggestions of
paintballs for that barrel? Only tried Blaze, Inferno and RecSport so
far.

 
 
 

J&J Ceramic: 14" to 12"

Post by Mofa » Wed, 28 Apr 2004 23:12:57

There won't be any difference in accuracy between barrel sizes.  You'll just
waste more air propelling the ball forward through the longer barrel.  In
addition to that, any length beyond 12" is ridiculous.  Barrel manufacturers
only make barrels that long for the "oooo!  looks shiny" crowd, which is
comprised of mostly 12 to 17 year old kids.

I use specifically 10" barrels.  No longer (my Micromag is an acception
since the 14" barrel that came with it (used) looks good attached to it).
So, when I purchased an OTP barrel from the manufacturer's store in West
Covina, California a few years back I had them cut it down from the original
12" to 10".  I still paid the same price for the extra 2" I didn't want, but
at least I got a great barrel for the length I desire.  Later on I smoothed
out the tip where it was cut.  It still looks good today.

--

Mofaz
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
    - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Quote:
> I got a 14" J&J Ceramic for my Spyder because the local stores did not
> have 12" barrels. Because I only need 8" to 10" (see other threads),
> would there be a noticeable benefit in accuracy in going from the 14"
> to the 12"?

> Also, I liked Draxxus Blaze with my stock barrel, but not so sure
> about Blaze with the J&J Ceramic -- it seems loose. Any suggestions of
> paintballs for that barrel? Only tried Blaze, Inferno and RecSport so
> far.


 
 
 

J&J Ceramic: 14" to 12"

Post by Denise Anderso » Wed, 28 Apr 2004 23:32:07


Quote:
> There won't be any difference in accuracy between barrel sizes.  You'll
just
> waste more air propelling the ball forward through the longer barrel.  In
> addition to that, any length beyond 12" is ridiculous.  Barrel
manufacturers
> only make barrels that long for the "oooo!  looks shiny" crowd, which is
> comprised of mostly 12 to 17 year old kids.

> I use specifically 10" barrels.

Same here.  I've never noticed a difference in anything longer than the 10"
barrels I have either.

 
 
 

J&J Ceramic: 14" to 12"

Post by J. Hoy » Thu, 29 Apr 2004 01:45:08

Quote:
> I got a 14" J&J Ceramic for my Spyder because the local stores did not
> have 12" barrels. Because I only need 8" to 10" (see other threads),
> would there be a noticeable benefit in accuracy in going from the 14"
> to the 12"?

None whatsoever.

Quote:
> Also, I liked Draxxus Blaze with my stock barrel, but not so sure
> about Blaze with the J&J Ceramic -- it seems loose. Any suggestions of
> paintballs for that barrel? Only tried Blaze, Inferno and RecSport so
> far.

Don't worry about it. On open-bolt guns, even the pros use oversized
barrels. It just means that you'll never have barrel breaks. Velocity will
be a tiny bit less consistent but nothing worth doing anything about. Just
keep using the Ceramic, even if it does seem a bit too big.

Joel Hoyt

 
 
 

J&J Ceramic: 14" to 12"

Post by MathU » Thu, 29 Apr 2004 05:20:10

Quote:
>I got a 14" J&J Ceramic for my Spyder because the local stores did not
>have 12" barrels. Because I only need 8" to 10" (see other threads),
>would there be a noticeable benefit in accuracy in going from the 14"
>to the 12"?

No. It might be a little less efficient and a little more quiet, but no more
accurate.

Quote:
>Also, I liked Draxxus Blaze with my stock barrel, but not so sure
>about Blaze with the J&J Ceramic -- it seems loose. Any suggestions of
>paintballs for that barrel? Only tried Blaze, Inferno and RecSport so
>far.

A J&J's a good barrel, loose or not. The blaze will still work better than
through your stock barrel. There's not much that fits tight in a one-piece J&J,
but if you find something that does that isn't footballed, try it out. Point
Blank's Weekend Warrior paint worked well for me, and it's cheap if you can
find it. PMI SuperSwirl's not bad, and I still like Game Face Sunflare, even
though they're a bit small.
 
 
 

J&J Ceramic: 14" to 12"

Post by Tras » Thu, 29 Apr 2004 06:22:52

Quote:
>>I got a 14" J&J Ceramic for my Spyder because the local stores did not
>>have 12" barrels. Because I only need 8" to 10" (see other threads),
>>would there be a noticeable benefit in accuracy in going from the 14"

You play woods ball or speed ball?  I play mostly woodsball and found that the 14"
barrel comes in handy when I'm feeling particullary sneaky and settle down in a
patch of brush or behind a cedar thicket.  The slightly longer barrel lets the tip
clear the brush making me both hard to spot yet along hit cleanly :)  

From what I've read a bunch of the speedball types like the longer barrels to help
manipulate inflatable bunkers to allow then to shoot but stay tight behind for
cover.

All in all its a matter of style, personal taste and 2"