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.
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.
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.
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.
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.