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Old May 30th, 2013, 08:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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poor quality of paint will give you poor accuracy as well.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 03:03 AM   #22 (permalink)
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if its a rental, 99% of the time, its a dirty barrel. even if you're renting, bring a barrel swab / pull through. make your day that much more enjoyable
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:42 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by nasomi View Post
Better or worse paint, it's all the same. They don't allow outside paint, so everyone's playing with the same stuff. But at 30-50ft I could see the balls winging off to the side, up, other side, down. And occasionally strait, but seldom.
if they are like most fields out there then they offer more than one paint for you to buy, try the more expensive stuff next time and you will see a difference

Originally Posted by nasomi View Post
Milsim's could be worse in the aspect of weight, maneuverability, but as far as accuracy goes, if it's a 98 platform, it should shoot like a 98. I think that my weapon was just wildly misconfigured or filthy inside. I cleaned hte barrel only by removing and pushing the sludge through but I couldn't do any more than that at the field.
just because it is a 98 does not mean it will shoot like another 98 that has a good barrel and good paint going through it. there is nothing you can "misconfigure" about the marker itself that would lead to paint flying in strange ways besides consistency issues which it does not sound like you have. if it is the stock barrel on the 98 those things are largely considered the worst barrels in all of paintball. tippmann bores them to somewhere in the .70 to .75 range just to make sure that you can shoot ANY paint that you put into them. In all honesty and with the right tools you could make a better barrel in your garage.

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I've read every "new player guide" i could find. It's good info. But at the rate of deceleration in atmosphere, a 12" barrel vs a 16" barrel, that extra 4" provides an extra 8-12ft in distance given the same conditions. Each ball starts slowing dow immediately after they exit the barrel. Assuming they're moving at the same velocity when they exit the barrel, the force of resistance, gravity, and lack of pressure is gone, so 4" sooner it starts to decel. There's math and physics in there but it works out. At some point you'll have a barrel to long where the further a ball goes the more negative pressure it creates, and that's when your accuracy will go way down, as well as distance.
not true, if you have a 6" barrel and a 12" barrel, IN THEORY you would have an extra 6" of range when measuring FROM THE BREACH but its not like the paintball turns around when it comes out and says "o hey, that is a longer barrel, i am going to fly an extra 15 feet" 6" =/ 12 feet.

That aside this is also not a perfect world that we live in, so even if you want to say you have an extra 6" of "range" from a 12" barrel vs a 6" barrel the problem is that each paintball will come out at a slightly different speed and therefore travel a slightly different distance. on the same barrel some will travel a few extra feet and some will not. just measuring the distance each ball travels you would be looking at differences in feet not inches so swap the barrel and re-chrono, even measuring from the breach you will not be able to see an extra 6" of range because the spread of paintballs will be so large.

regardless of the barrel it comes out of each paintball will hit the same conditions after it exits, the distance it travels from the barrel tip all other things being the same is only determined by exit velocity (FS rounds aside) The reason longer barrels work for military snipers is because they increase the exit velocity of the round but in our sport exit velocity is determined by the field for safety reasons. so again, doesnt matter if you have a 5" barrel or a 5' barrel, from the barrel tip your exit velocity will be the same and therefore so will your range from the tip. If your theory was true that an extra 4" gives you an additional 8-12ft of range then a 5' barrel (yes i have seen one) should be giving an additional 120ft in range equaling about a 270ft total range which is not possible (and didnt happen) The funny part is this 5' barrel, which is totally un-usable on the field, compared to a normal barrel actually decreased the exit velocity (nothing was adjusted on the marker between the two) because the friction in the barrel slowed the round down
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