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Old April 8th, 2005, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Old April 8th, 2005, 08:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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that is not out of the ordinary. co2 will give you differant PSI with temp changes. it is always a good idea to have springs and a crono to play ball. also get a vest for your girl friend, helps with the pain.
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Old April 8th, 2005, 09:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I know you already bought those guns, but have you considered looking for a used Spyder Victor or Compact, something along those lines. I see them go for $25-30 used and I think you'd be a lot happier with one of them. Just something to consider.
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Old April 8th, 2005, 11:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Regardless of all that, I didn’t have any problems aside from Wal-Mart forgetting to include a burst ring in one of the tanks… I wish I were making that up because when that co2 exploded, it ricocheted like a pinball off of my furniture and almost myself.
Ouch, Wal-mart/BE will end up having some lawsuits on their hands if they sell anymore crap like that. Could have seriously hurt someone.

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Our first time playing, my girlfriend just couldn’t take the pain. I figured she would just have to get used to it so we took a break. We went back out – took our places about 30 feet from each other, and she still couldn’t take the pain.
Couldn't help but laugh at this alittle... you took your girlfriend to your backyard, and shot her with a paintball gun from 30 feet away? heh, did she get a chance to shoot you? did it not also hurt you really bad? While they don't usually hurt, 30 ft away with a marker shooting above 300 fps, I've seen ribs break at 320.

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I asked him what to do, and he told me to go online and buy two springs – something about color-coding, red being the highest, black being the middle… he told me to get the lowest I could find and install it. If not, he said we could spend the day cutting down my current springs until we find a comfortable setting.
I looked around for a few minutes about the springs, while I didn't find anything useful on the brass eagle forum, you may find what you're needing if you froogle (google's shopping tool) and search for brass eagle springs. I would get access to a chrono before you go cutting springs tho.

Best of luck, and don't get the wrong impression about paintball, just because you had a badexperience with BE/Walmart.
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Paintball is a great sport, but when you get off to a bad start on it (such as your experience) I can not blame you for being concerned. That is VERY serious when that happens to a tank and you should call Wal-Mart or whoever manufactured the tank and demand a refund.

Also, it would help a lot if you returned the Brass Eagle markers and bought used Spyders off of this forum or another one. They are much better quality and much more accurate and overall better guns.

Good luck and hopefully furture piantball experiences will be more pleasent.

P.S.--Mose women paintball players wear chest protectors. It is self-explanitory, getting hit in that area is about equivelant to men being hit in the testicles.


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Old April 8th, 2005, 12:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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i hate the way co2 jumps pressure depending on the temp...i chrono'd before a game at 240 gave the screw on my victor2 half a turn and it was at 260...played two games with that...went back to chrono and it was shooting 312..im like wtf...took the screw out and it was shooting 275...what the flip
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Old April 8th, 2005, 01:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You will be fine if you cut one coil off each spring. Just take the guns to that shop you went to and ask him if he'd cut the springs for you. Its really simple to do. And dont shoot your girl from 30 ft away. My wife would have never played again if Id done that to her. Now she's a die hard speedballer. Last time we went my buddy Matt shot her in the foot from less than 12 inches away in the dead box and I thought i was gonna have to stop her from beating him to death with her new EVO.
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Old April 8th, 2005, 02:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Go with Smitty and the others comments on cutting the springs down a little. You might want to take them out and look for some of the same size at some hardware store first, and then cut those. That way if you go too short you will still have the original ones.

How did a CO2 get filled without a burst disk? Or was it a little 12-gram that just let loose and flew around a little?
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Old April 8th, 2005, 08:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Jeez. At least no one got hurt by it.
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Old April 8th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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You should file a lawsuit, I'm not even kidding, that is serious, they need to recall those tanks or something! People have died from that happening!
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In terms of springs, I think that the spyder spring kits will fit the BE.. if not, then cut the springs or weaken them until you get to the correct velocity.

In terms of lawsuits, good luck. It is YOUR responisbilty to make sure the marker is firing at the proper velocity, not the manufacturer's. I have found that markers out of the box can be set at very low or very high velocity with no rhyme or reason.

You can get a good handheld chronograph for less then $80 - if you play mostly away from organized fields, it is in your best interest to get one in order to make sure you are safe.



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Old April 9th, 2005, 11:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Before you cut the springs, BE has a small silver metal spacer that should be installed on the spring setup. You can take this out when the springs are new. This should lower the velocity some. When the springs get older and used you can put the spacer back in again.

Definatly get a chrono, they should be between $40-$80 depending on the model. Make sure you follow all the safety rules that the field do, they are there for a reason. You can go on-line and download the rules from most paintball field sites. When we play outlaw, no-one takes their mask off until we are all together looking at eachother and all plugs are in place for instance. We chrono our guns at 280 or less to make up for temperature changes and spikes and when we play pistols we go down to 240-260 because of the closer ranges.

If it's just you and your girlfriend you could have gotten a lot of mileage from Talons but in order to use them efficiently you should be more experienced (how ironic they are sold as begineers guns).
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