Paintball and barrel test of 2001
Our readers have been suggesting for many months that we ought to not simply compare a few barrels to each other with one brand of paint, but rather all barrels with all brands of paint.
The wait is over. We are in the process of finishing up our test and posting the results. Over 14 barrels and 5 different brands of paint were tested. The results are absolutely unbelievable. All barrels all paints, one test.
To our immediate knowledge nothing like this has ever been done with the recent offering of paintball barrels and paints. We hope that our test and results can help fill a major gap.
More details on the testing procedure will be provided when the results of all products or individual products are posted. Add yourself to our updates list to receive update information. See our sidebar on the right to add yourself.
Before we begin we need to clear up a few anomalies. If you don't see a certain barrel or type of paint, it's because the manufacturer elected not to participate in our test. We contacted the majority of the manufacturers and requested products. Almost all complied. Call them and complain.
The one regret we have is that DYE opted not to send in any of their barrels. We have included an older aluminum DYE barrel that we had lying around. We feel that many players use Dye barrels, and hence hope to include their barrels in the future.
We also regret to inform you that as of print date Diablo has not sent in any products to be included in our test. As you may know, Diablo paintballs are used by many high end professional and amateur teams. We regret to inform you that Diablo will not be covered.
If you are a manufacturer and want your products included you have to call immediately. The testing process will be completed by the end of this week.
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