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#1 Bear112

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

So when playing I have tons and tons of rollouts (I play with a pumped trilogy) I have 3 different barrels I've accumulated and they are a .693, .691, and a .689. Huge right? Usally I put tape around the end to try to hold a ball but then it makes it hard to fully pump forward and so I end up double feeding (or just crushing the paintball) attempting to fully load the paintball into the breach... Which leads to breaks which leads to anger. I am thinking of getting another barrel and was thinking a .685. Good idea? Bad idea?
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:35 PM

.685 sounds good.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:42 PM

I say go smaller.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:43 PM

Depends on your paint, I've had roll outs at .684 using empire heat. Hence the .681 microshot is my fave on my phantom ,especially since the winter is here
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:46 PM

I say go smaller.

I run a .681 nearly all the time.


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:52 PM

I run a .679 for my trilogy pump and my Karnivore. But I haven't really dealt with wet or humid conditions when playing pump or with my Karnivore.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:24 PM

Which leads to breaks which leads to anger.

Anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering, and suffering leads to the darkside...

On a more serious note, do you know roughly what bore size the paint in your area runs? I like to underbore that number by a little bit to make sure of no rollouts.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:46 AM


I say go smaller.

I run a .681 nearly all the time.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

I wouldn't get any bigger than a .682 for a pump. Here in Orlando, I use .678 Lurker mostly.

Point being, you want to solve this problem once and for all. Don't get a 685.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:28 PM

I run a .680 back on my sniper with no problems, however if it does get really humid I bump up to the .685
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:44 PM

.685 is a good idea, but not a great idea.

I usually use a .682 or .679 Freak insert in my Deadlywind Fibur barrels. I highly recommend them, they allow you to match the paint on the day and conditions. They are expensive and worth it.

If you are looking a one-piece barrel, the best is the LAPCO Tightstick. It is a 14 stepped barrel with a long10 .681 control bore, great porting and a great Tommy machine-gun look as well. They run about 46 bucks (including shipping) or less than half what a Deadlywind Fibur with a couple inserts.

If you can only spend $40, or do not like the look of the Lapco Barrel, then look at the Lurker Barrel, it is 14, .678 bore (a bit tight for an only barrel), it has a 9.5 inch control bore, very good quality, very light weight, looks like crap.

If you want to spend only 30 bucks, then you are likely looking at the CP .685, not a bad choice, but if you can spend an extra 10 or 20 bucks, you have some better choices.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:23 PM

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:36 PM

Heck, I'll shoot electro with a .681. I'd go .679 or .681 on pump.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

with how small they make paint now... I'd get a .678 by lurker they got some great reviews... $40 is fair for them
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

I say go smaller.



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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:42 PM

I say go smaller.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:36 PM

.678 Lurker is the way to go, hasn't let me down yet.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:34 AM

I ended up getting a .681 breech sizer... It works so I'm happy
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:05 AM

I ended up getting a .681 breech sizer... It works so I'm happy

Breech sizers work great to prevent roll-outs, they do little to improve consistency or efficientcy.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

In my area, DXS bores out at a .679-.683, therefore i use a .675 to a .679 depending on what paint im using
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

I just adapt to what im using. The biggest bore paint around here is .682, When i had my MVP i ran the stock .685 and just kept my gun up. Not a single rollout was given.

Right now i just run a .680 insert and it's fine and dandy. Just don't buy a single insert that's stupid small.




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