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 efficiency, reduced sound signature, and lower operating pressure required by the marker – just by switching to the Freak XL barrel.