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In Topic: Airsoft Glasses vs paintballs

01 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

You can never be too safe. My next thought with glasses is that it doesn't matter if they can stop the paintball if they fly off your face any time they're hit. I would feel better about giving someone crap for a false safety breach than ignoring a real one. Apologising is easy, replacing people's eyes, not so much.

In Topic: Dragon G6R for CUP!

27 October 2012 - 06:48 AM

Ugh. I just want a Ripper G6R.

In Topic: Carmatech Engineering SAR12 Pre-orders and Facebook Fan Page now live!

23 October 2012 - 01:05 AM

I love the bolt action mode, and the ASA in the stock, and the clip. They definitely got a lot of things right with this marker.
It's actually kind of a shame it looks so good though, this thing definitely will get the cops called on you. One of the reasons I love speedball guns so much is it's easy to see that they're not a firearm.

If they make it decently efficient (minimum 150 shots per fill on a 13/3000) I will seriously consider getting one.

In Topic: Rifled barrels?

15 October 2012 - 09:27 PM

Armson made the Stealth barrel back in the early 2ks, it was just a gimmick and paint bore match meant nothing. Paintballs do not have the interferance to work correctly with rifling and they are liquid filled which if they ever achieved enough speed they would just hook off in one direction as there would be no way to spin the liquid the same speed as the hard shell. I make my own minnie and ball for my 50cal muzzle and my 41cal revolver, trust me when I say you have ALOT of interferance loading these weapons, there is just no way to have a semi solid round object achieve that level of fitment. I still have an angel stealth barrel!

What does the rifling in the stealth barrel look like? If it's just gun rifling put in a paintball barrel and not a strong underbore, that's probably the wrong approach.

It would make sense to me that paintball rifling should be made up of many thin ridges, more of a texture really. The ball would need to be squeezed hard, and the ridges need to cut into the shell to make sure the ball doesn't just slip past (surface area is our friend). That means the ridges would have to be thinner than the shell of the ball (crappy paint would do better here). Since the ball would probably just tear apart if you had the angle of the rifling the same the whole way, I would start with straight ridges, and slowly curve them to the sharpest angle you can manage without ripping up the ball. Unfortunately, that sounds like it would be a really expensive prototype

Are you sure the liquid inside a paintball isn't viscous enough to effectively take and carry spin? And that any amount of controlled spin wouldn't be better than the uncontrolled spin we currently have?

In Topic: Rifled barrels?

15 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

On a theoretical level, I'm still not entirely convinced that rifling doesn't work. On a practical level, as far as any product that exists goes, it definitely does not work (given that the smallest bore available is .684, and paint is still sizing very small).