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i am having issus with balls breaking in my barrel could it be that it is too cold or could it be my barrel, any advice will help, i odnt think it is the balls bc i have used diff ones could it be the cyclone fingers they are too hard
 

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What kind of paint are you using? Brittle tourney paint and Tippmanns do not get along at all. If you are getting broken paint in your Cyclone the paint is too brittle for your marker so just switch paint. You can try the softer paddles for your Cyclone if you want but the way the Cyclone works is just rough on paint and using a harder shelled paint is a much easier solution.

If paint isn't breaking in our Cyclone the next step is to see what your velocity is at. If your velocity is too high you will actually be vaporizing your paint in your marker every time you shoot. Try turning your velocity down.

If that doesn't help than the problem is likely your barrel. If the paint is too large for the barrel it will be squished on its way out and break so try a larger bored barrel or smaller bored paint.

The cold can cause paint to become more brittle how cold was it when you were playing?
 

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I am using a mix btw marbelizer and v1 paint.. is there an easy way to turn the velocity back to what it should be without cronoing it, and what should it be at.. what barrel do u recommend i should get for the gun?? It was about 32 to 34 F thanks for the help
 

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V1 and Marbs should survive the Cyclone just fine. The temperature was low enough that you should have been using winter paint so I'm putting my money on that being the problem but your velocity could still be too high though and without a chronograph it's impossible to tell. Just to be safe you could try turning it down a bit on your own to see if that clears up the problem if it's a stock newer Tippmann they shoot really hot out of the box. The barrel is up to you before spending any extra money on barrels see if changing your paint or warmer temperatures helps and I'm thinking it will.
 

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ya, marbs dont have the strogest shells but mix that with the cold temps and i can easily see the problems you are having

also a buddy of mine had an issue with his a5 and chopping paint, turns out that on the bottom of the breach there was a small burr of metal sticking up where the two halfs of the body came together that was cutting the paint, check that just to be sure and keep an eye on it, split it in half and round off the corner just a bit if you think it may be a problem
 
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