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    Posted: 18 May 2008 at 10:53am
Does anybody know about this, i want to try that. Or in June, is tippmann going to make a flatline barrel for the Alpha Black?
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Why would you want to? It would comepletely kill the look.

Take a look at the apex barrel. It is better than the flatline and could actually look good on an m-16 milsim.
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I'm not an Apex fan but the Apex is generally much more mil-sim friendly (appearance wise) than the Flatline.
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Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

I'm not an Apex fan but the Apex is generally much more mil-sim friendly (appearance wise) than the Flatline.

Ditto.  I just can't get my Apex to peform as well as my Flatline irregardless of tip and velocity settings. 

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many sites say that the alpha blacks treads and the same as a 98. i really not sure im fairly new to paintball. but i did see and AK-47 barrel that look sick.

www.e-tippmann.com/cdseo-cat/Tippmann-US-Army-Paintball-Gun- Barrels.html/

wouldn't let me put hyperlink, but just copy and paste.
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^^^ dont work
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Originally posted by l3uLL3t l3uLL3t wrote:

many sites say that the alpha blacks treads and the same as a 98. i really not sure im fairly new to paintball. but i did see and AK-47 barrel that look sick.

www.e-tippmann.com/cdseo-cat/Tippmann-US-Army-Paintball-Gun- Barrels.html/

wouldn't let me put hyperlink, but just copy and paste.

you can allways change the barrel with another one, and use the ak parts to go on the other barrel, but i thought the 98 threads were the same as the alpha?

Originally posted by paintball437085 paintball437085 wrote:

^^^ dont work

why do you allways have to to that, it's annoying, why dont you look befor you type!

take out the space and it will work....

http://www.e-tippmann.com/cdseo-cat/Tippmann-US-Army-Paintba ll-Gun-Barrels.html/



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Originally posted by l3uLL3t l3uLL3t wrote:

many sites say that the alpha blacks treads and the same as a 98. i really not sure im fairly new to paintball. but i did see and AK-47 barrel that look sick.

www.e-tippmann.com/cdseo-cat/Tippmann-US-Army-Paintball-Gun- Barrels.html/

wouldn't let me put hyperlink, but just copy and paste.

Why would you want to put an AK -47 barrel on an AB? That would be like putting a BMW front end on a Merc. The AB is stylized after an M4/M-16.

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Originally posted by oldpbnoob oldpbnoob wrote:

Originally posted by l3uLL3t l3uLL3t wrote:

many sites say that the alpha blacks treads and the same as a 98. i really not sure im fairly new to paintball. but i did see and AK-47 barrel that look sick.

www.e-tippmann.com/cdseo-cat/Tippmann-US-Army-Paintball-Gun- Barrels.html/

wouldn't let me put hyperlink, but just copy and paste.

Why would you want to put an AK -47 barrel on an AB? That would be like putting a BMW front end on a Merc. The AB is stylized after an M4/M-16.



Because some people think it'll look cool, which it might.
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Originally posted by oldpbnoob oldpbnoob wrote:

Originally posted by l3uLL3t l3uLL3t wrote:

many sites say that the alpha blacks treads and the same as a 98. i really not sure im fairly new to paintball. but i did see and AK-47 barrel that look sick.

www.e-tippmann.com/cdseo-cat/Tippmann-US-Army-Paintball-Gun- Barrels.html/

wouldn't let me put hyperlink, but just copy and paste.

Why would you want to put an AK -47 barrel on an AB? That would be like putting a BMW front end on a Merc. The AB is stylized after an M4/M-16.



If you can manage to find a AK-47 mag that will fit in the AB mag slot, then you could easily turn your AB m16 into a AK-47. All that would be left to do would be to remove the Site rail, unless you like the look of the AK with a site rail. Either way I might just give this a try. The AK-47 is one of my all time favorite weapons to shoot at the local shooting range.
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Originally posted by alf725 alf725 wrote:

Does anybody know about this, i want to try that. Or in June, is tippmann going to make a flatline barrel for the Alpha Black?

I've been thinking about trying that. I'm pretty sure that the barrel's from the 98 work with the Alpha Black, so other than looks i dont see why not, I'm just not sure as to whether or not the alpha has enough power to make the flatline work properly

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Originally posted by Barentine Barentine wrote:

Originally posted by alf725 alf725 wrote:

Does anybody know about this, i want to try that. Or in June, is tippmann going to make a flatline barrel for the Alpha Black?

I've been thinking about trying that. I'm pretty sure that the barrel's from the 98 work with the Alpha Black, so other than looks i dont see why not, I'm just not sure as to whether or not the alpha has enough power to make the flatline work properly



The power issue, if there even is one, can be easily remedied with an after-market main spring.


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Especially since the alpha black is identical to a 98 internal wise... 
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the 98c threads are the same as the alpha. I put my buddies flatline quickthread platinum on my alpha, and it performed like i thought it would. but its just plain ugly. the shroud that comes with the 98c flatline does not match the alpha tac. but to answer your question, 98 threads are the same.
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screw the flatline get a bt-m16 apex barrel it works way better
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Tippman ahs a flatline combatable wiht the Alpha Black.. also has weaer rails on top.  but it totally kills the M16 look

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I'm putting my HH barrel in mine. If anyones interested I could post a pic later.

 

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I hae a 98C and and alpha black. My 98C flatline plat quickthread will fit onto my alpha, and performance is great compared to the standard barrel. However, it looks terrible. So far, I have been able to find only one shroud for the flatline platinum. As stated before, the apex will give you more performance (at 150+ft) than the flatline, and any shroud will work. I have seen some amazing alphas with the apex and different shrouds. I like the apex over the flatline. But in the end, its a matter of personal preference, for what you like and what and how often you play. I only play senario, so I'm really picky about my upgrades.
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Here's a question that follows a similar line has anyone found any type of replacement magazines yet? 
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