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    Posted: 28 November 2005 at 11:58pm
One of my buds has had a model 98 for about a year now and is just now getting a new barrel only becuase he is playing more now. He has been looking at either the j&j full tilt and the armson stealth and they are really close in cost. I dont really know anything about these barrels and i told him id ask yall to see your opioins. Thanks for any help
-Tippman 98c
-Lapco Bigshot 14"
-Flatline
-Palmer Stablizer (male)
-Dead On dropforward
-Hyperstar bolt
-Red dot sight
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My opinion would be to skip both and just get a J&J Ceramic at half the cost.

Armson Stealths never impressed me. I was turned off by the "rifling" inside... which to me, invited messier/harder cleanups when the inevitable barrel break/chop happened.

J&J Full Tilt is a nice barrel... but I don't see how it would perform any better than the less expensive Ceramic. It's just "flashier looking", and markets the hype towards 2pc barrels.

If he is dead-set on those two choices... I would go J&J.
However at the same time, I would recommend the Ceramic over the Tilt, given the lower cost and equal performance.
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he isnt really deadset on anything he just didnt know if the j&j ceramic would actually give the same results as the full tilt
-Tippman 98c
-Lapco Bigshot 14"
-Flatline
-Palmer Stablizer (male)
-Dead On dropforward
-Hyperstar bolt
-Red dot sight
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I have a J&J ceramic for my A-5, and my brothers for one for his 98. We are both pleased with the performance of it, and for the cost of it, you really cant go wrong. I'm with Shorty on this one, send him in the direction of the ceramic.


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I also vote for the J&J ceramic, or for a little bit more, get a Lapco Bigshot. Both are great barrels for the price.
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I have both the Lapco, and the J&J. I prefer the Lapco, but its all personal preference...
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alright thanks for the help but i have one more question, What is the difference between the lapco bigshot autospirit, bead blasted or just the regular barrel?

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-Tippman 98c
-Lapco Bigshot 14"
-Flatline
-Palmer Stablizer (male)
-Dead On dropforward
-Hyperstar bolt
-Red dot sight
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The AutoSpirit is just a smaller bore. So tell him to get the Bigshot for more range in paint. And the difference between the regular and Bead Blasted, is just the finish on the barrel. The regualr is shiny, the BB is dull. The performance will be the same between the 2.
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