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Freak XL Paintball Barrel System - Feature Image

Freak XL Barrel System

The original Freak® system quickly grew into the most widely used and highly respected interchangeable bore barrel ever made. Through years of tournament proven performance it has been the benchmark of consistency, accuracy and flexibility. The new Freak® XL builds on that legacy, combining user feedback with extensive research to deliver the next evolutionary step in the Freak® system.

$189.95

$189.95

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Freak XL Eight Inch Control Bore Explanation

8 inch Control Bore – What it is, and why you want it!

What is a control bore?

The control bore is the part of the barrel that is reduced or increased in size by the user to fit or “bore match” the paintball barrel to the paintballs being used. Because these bores can be quickly swapped and easily stored, the Freak XL offers one of the easiest to use, and most complete interchangeable bore system on the market.

Why would you want a longer control bore?

The original five inch insert Freak system has won countless tournaments, and is one of the most popular barrels in the history of paintball.  Paintball players love the original Freak System – but always pushed us to produce a version with an eight inch control bore. So after some careful research and engineering the Freak XL was born.

The longer control bore keeps the air behind the ball for a longer period of time – and as a result can transfer more of its energy to the paintball before being dispersed.  This means that you get more out of every PSI you send down the barrel which results in greater effciency, reduced sound signature, and lower operating pressure required by the marker – just by switching to the Freak XL barrel.

Freak XL Barrel - Autococker Threads

Faster threads – Front and Back

Quick Turn Autococker Threading – Featured in the new Freak XL threaded for autococker threads, the new Freak XL back is removed from the marker quickly with just four turns. This lets you get the barrel on and off of any marker faster, while staying compatible with the most common barrel thread in paintball.

Fast front to back threading – Because the Freak XL is its own system, we where able to utilize a course thread between the barrel front and barrel back. This threading makes taking the barrel apart or putting it together faster then ever. The courser thread is also easier to keep clean, and is tougher to cross thread if you do make a mistake with alignment.

Freak XL Barrel Tips

Porting that suits your style – 14″ or 16″

The new XL® and All-American XL tips offer unique porting and styling options to fit individual player preferences. Both XL fronts are available in two different lengths, to build out 14-inch or 16-inch Freak® XL barrels. XL fronts are not compatible with original Freak® backs or 5-inch inserts.

XL Tip – Straight line porting was the most requested configuration that we where asked to add to the Freak XL line-up. Players love its more mellow sound signature, ease of cleaning and beautifully sleek lines.

All American XL Tip – The legendary spiral porting that has been around forever, and for good reason. The spiral porting on the XL has been optimized for effciency with slightly smaller holes and slightly shifted toward the tip of the barrel to minimize noise and maximize efficiency.

Freak XL Barrel System Case

Full of Options – With compact storage

Packed with options right from the start, the complete Freak® XL barrel system includes the Freak® XL back, eight color coded Freak® XL inserts (.679, .682, .684, .687, .689, .691, .693, and .695) and an All-American XL or Freak® XL front in a durable Freak® XL zip-side case.

Perfect protection for the Freak® XL, this textile sided case is rigid enough to protect a Freak® XL back, front, and inserts while compact enough to stash easily in a gear bag. An internal securement system locks down each component to keep it in place for a safe trip to the field whether it is across town or around the world. Also sold separately.

Borematching Freak Insert Guide

What Is Borematching? How do you bore-match?

What is bore-matching?

Bore-matching is the practice of matching the outer diameter of your paintballs to the inner diameter of your paintball barrel bore. The diameter of a paintball can change from batch to batch, day to day, or even hour by hour depending on environmental conditions, so it is important to have a barrel that can change quickly and easily with your paint. No other barrel system is as quick and easy to bore match as the Full Freak System.

How to bore-match:

Using the paint you plan to play with for the day, insert one of your paintballs into the base of the insert.

If you have to blow very hard to push the ball through the barrel, you need a larger insert.

If the ball rolls out without blowing at all or too easily, you need to use a smaller insert.

You should be able to easily blow the ball through the barrel with minimal effort, like a blow gun.

Repeat this process with several paintballs to find an average size that works for your paint. Depending on weather conditions, you will want to repeat this process one or twice per day to insure optimum performance.

Paintball GOG Freak Barrelmatching

More Efficient on any Marker

The Freak System allows you to get more shots from every fill-up, no matter what marker you shoot. By bore-matching your paintballs, you waste less air propelling them down your barrel. This means you can turn your regulator pressure down, or your velocity screw out making your marker softer on paint and easier on air.

A bore that is too tight compresses the ball increasing friction, and increasing the pressure/volume of air your paintball marker must use to push the paintball through the bore. The added friction of an under-bored barrel can also cause broken paint.

A bore that is too loose allows propellent gas to blow by the ball itself, increasing the pressure/volume of air your paintball marker must use to push the paintball down the barrel. This can also cause inconsistent velocity because the amount of air that escapes around the ball will be varied from shot to shot.

Finally, a properly bored barrel has just the slightest gap around the ball to minimize friction and wasted air. With a properly bored barrel you paintball marker uses the minimum amount of pressure/volume to accelerate the paintball while keeping friction to a minimum.

The wide array of available Freak Inserts lets you match whatever paintball your shooting, getting the most out of your paintball marker.

GOG Freak Borematching

Bore-matching for Accuracy

The Freak offers a comprehensive selection of bores, each honed to a incredibly smooth finish. By bore-matching your paintballs have a more linear path down your barrel which leads to more accuracy and less ball breakage.

When a barrel is over-bored the ball moves around as it travels down the barrel. As the ball collides with the sides of the barrel, unneeded spin and unnecessary friction impacts the ball reducing accuracy and weakening or even breaking the shell.

When a barrel is properly bored, the ball fits snugly fits inside the bore. Since the paintball fits the bore of the barrel, the ball is propelled straight out of the barrel with maximum accuracy and minimal friction.

Accuracy is the most important feature of a paintball barrel, and the bore matching of The Freak System is the most accurate barrel available.

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