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    Posted: 30 January 2014 at 2:02am
hey guys im new here. I was wondering if you can put a foregrip on a flatline barrel for a alpha black. thanks
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If you're asking if the stock foregrip from an Alpha Black will work on the Flatline Barrel, the answer is no, not without modification.
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ok thank you. I have a grip on my alpha black right now and I'm contemplating if I should go flatline or just a longer barrel.
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Originally posted by alpha shooter alpha shooter wrote:

ok thank you. I have a grip on my alpha black right now and I'm contemplating if I should go flatline or just a longer barrel.


Longer barrels (longer than 14") actually decrease marker performance. The amount of air it takes to get the ball up to velocity at that point is excessive and winds up costing you in shots-per-tank and velocity consistency. The Flatline will give you more range (as will the apex) by putting backspin on the ball, but while this results in longer distance shots, it also creates greater resistance as the round flies through the air meaning that those long-shots are much more likely to bounce unless they hit a hard surface.

For accuracy, paint-to-bore match is the biggest factor. You want the ball to match up with the actual bore of the barrel as perfectly as possible. That's why most tournament players use a system which allows you to sleeve your bore with different diameter inserts.

The forum's favorite non-sleeved barrel however is usually the J&J Ceramic. in 12"-14" of length. It's quiet, accurate, and the ceramic lining means you can shoot the barrel clean should you have a break, rather than stopping and swabbing your bore.

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thanks that is very helpful information. I want to go with the flat line but I don't like how it makes my alpha black look and the fact that I can't even use a foregrip. I thought about the apex barrel also which the apex might be the route ill go.
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