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Old September 19th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I noticed recently that when I would fire Reballs at a target from a distance, the shots arch, I thought it was the balls and/or I was low on gas. So I filled my tank up and decided to buy two bags of paintballs for $10 each from the paintball shop. The quality wasn't the best, I think one bag was Draxxus, but had the fields logo on it, and the other ones were red and yellowish, some didn't burst when they hit the target, so you get what you pay for.. I was wondering if that's how paintballs shoot, if they arch at a distance, or if it's the paintballs, or the gun.



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Old September 19th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Might be your barrel, never did like the dangerous power barrels.
But if your shots are arcing a little towards the end its common of you have lower grade paint.
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Old September 19th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It does it with the Reballs and the paint I picked up today, that's all I've used so far, and both are known for not shooting the best. Should I look at upgrading the barrel then too?
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Old September 19th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is the curve really that bad? Did you clean your marker/barrel? Did you not over lube it? Is it chrono'd at 300 fps? It might very well be the paintballs your using to, $10 a bag is pretty cheap.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 12:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Is the curve really that bad? Did you clean your marker/barrel? Did you not over lube it? Is it chrono'd at 300 fps? It might very well be the paintballs your using to, $10 a bag is pretty cheap.
I'll take a video tomorrow. And I didn't lube it at all, I got the gun a week ago, and the marker has been shooting reballs for the few times I used it.

I was wondering if tuning the FPS with the tank would help..?


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Old September 20th, 2009, 11:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You need to take it apart and wipe everything down and relube the orings.
for the fps you need a chronograph.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 01:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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if you are talking about the paintballs arching down at the far end of the range thats normal, this is not a video game where everything flies exactly straight, after the ball leaves the barrel physics take over and gravity starts pulling it down. if they are curving left or right thats just the way paintball works, they are not very accurate. i dont think theres anything wrong with your equipment. most markers come from the factory ready to shoot around 285 so i kinda doubt the fps is the problem.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 02:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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^agreed.

Also note that reballs are typically in the .670" range, much smaller than the stock barrel. Overboring that substantially can cause low fps and even spin issues if the ball rubs on one wall of the barrel.
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if you are talking about the paintballs arching down at the far end of the range thats normal, this is not a video game where everything flies exactly straight, after the ball leaves the barrel physics take over and gravity starts pulling it down. if they are curving left or right thats just the way paintball works, they are not very accurate. i dont think theres anything wrong with your equipment. most markers come from the factory ready to shoot around 285 so i kinda doubt the fps is the problem.


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