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#1 Rotozip2

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

I know with air rifles "match grade" pellets are just a tin of sorted pellets that are all nearly the same size and exact weight.

Why don't companys try to do this with paintballs? I dont think it would be that hard to do just run them through a series of sifters, and a scale. The amount of paint that they make it would not be very practical, but I know I would be willing to pay for a whole case of .685 paint being 3.2 grams.

Edited by Rotozip2, 17 January 2013 - 11:11 PM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

long story short. the better the paint gets, the higher the cost.


having a "tolerance" or a slighty acceptable level of error makes paint way more cost effective.

id assume a case of Perfect paint would be like 150$ US, which could translate onto like 350$ by the time it hits Ontario shelfs

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:31 PM

Because the pellets are made out of plastic/metal which is easier to control the size. Also they aren't effected by temperature and storing conditions while paintballs are. Paintball have paint and oil in them while pellets I believe are hollow



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:33 PM

Because paintballs are never perfectly round, so one measurement on the seam is most likely different on the poles, so trying to measure and match would be an exercise in futility. Weight would be nice, but it's just another step that isn't really needed. Just hit it with a good underbore or overbore, and that's about as good as you can do for your paint anyway.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

Fair enough, I hadn't thought of those factors.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

It's difficult because paint is much different than plastic or metal pellets. It's almost like trying to gauge and make completely uniform tomatoes, it's just not going to happen, and even less at a price that people are willing to pay right now.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:41 AM

they can make good paint... its just peopol who dont want to pay the extra 5-15 dollars for it.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

Because match grade paint isn't always the best paint to be used by every player.

Take for example, mag-fed players. People like me. Due to the springs putting constant pressure on the ball in a stacked mag, having super thin shelled, super brittle paint is terrible. It will break in the mag, it will chop during firing, and all kinds of issues will ensue. We need a more rec-grade paint, something a little thicker shelled, but not overly so. That's why I shoot Grafitti, instead of Redemption Pro.

Just because its a high grade paint, doesn't mean it's the best choice.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

Because match grade paint isn't always the best paint to be used by every player.

Take for example, mag-fed players. People like me. Due to the springs putting constant pressure on the ball in a stacked mag, having super thin shelled, super brittle paint is terrible. It will break in the mag, it will chop during firing, and all kinds of issues will ensue. We need a more rec-grade paint, something a little thicker shelled, but not overly so. That's why I shoot Grafitti, instead of Redemption Pro.

Just because its a high grade paint, doesn't mean it's the best choice.

This is a good point, but I think the OP was referring to consistency in weigh and roundness. Like picking the best of the batch.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

the best paint have have shoot whas the dye paint.. soooo stabile over the crono. it whas a bit small but shoot damn good.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

long story short. the better the paint gets, the higher the cost.


having a "tolerance" or a slighty acceptable level of error makes paint way more cost effective.

id assume a case of Perfect paint would be like 150$ US, which could translate onto like 350$ by the time it hits Ontario shelfs


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:14 AM

Also they aren't effected by temperature and storing conditions while paintballs are. Posted Image




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