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Old 12-23-2006, 03:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Calibre is a British variation on the spelling.

Ok, yah got me. I'm not British.

thanks for the replies.

I figured, since your from texas
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A 20 Guage is actually .625. I looked at some barrel blanks for rebarreling SMGs a couple years ago and that's what I found.

5/8 = .625

Thus .62 came from 5/8 available tubing. .68 came from bath beads, as was said before.
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Surge--Hmm. The wirebrush in my cleaning kit scrubs pretty good in a brass barrel, and doesn't wanna back out the way it came. That must be rough in an actual shotgun, then.

Perhaps it was 16 I was thinking of. Whatever, I could just be wrong.

As for the maller paint, *my* take on it is that they're not *making* it smaller (much, at least), they're actually just making better shells. It seems that even the wal-mart paint I get not takes on a lot less water than anything I ran through when I started back pre-2k (IIRC). Plus, with the growing popularity, it's likely that more places are getting it quicker and/or it's spending less time on the shelf.
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:43 AM   #14 (permalink)
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A 20-gauge shotgun is also .68--more or less--so it's easy to get tooling.
12 gauge seems to be the closest at around .700 inches in diameter more or less.

12 gauge referring to the number of lead balls the diameter of the bore which add up to 1 pound, of course (c:
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Old 12-24-2006, 12:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Nelson used 68 cal because they were told it would be more economical for them to use.

As the different calibers appeared and disappeared 68 is the standard because of it's superior performance(range and trajectory) and easy of breaking on target.

Why paint is so small now paint is being manufactured by less companies, there are really only a hand full of encapsulators. ( a lot of companies rent time and say they produce paint) These few companies are producing more paint than ever. With high volume comes sacrifices and it looks as if size and consistency are on the chopping block. If you drop quality checks for these things you can speed up manufacturing. Unfortunately it is the true players who have to suffer and speak up that this is no ok with us. Paint is cheap and inconsistent we as a whole need t speak up and get quality paint or continue to deal with what ever the high volume shooters do not care about except price.
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Apparently I need to attend a remedial math course or take memory enhancement drugs. Where the heck did I get 5/8=.675 from?

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Old 12-27-2006, 12:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Surge--Hmm. The wirebrush in my cleaning kit scrubs pretty good in a brass barrel, and doesn't wanna back out the way it came. That must be rough in an actual shotgun, then.

The brass brushes are supposed to feed all the way through. if you try to reverse direction mid bore you can do some serious damage,

The reason I have heard for the smaller paint is it feeds faster, easier. Plus it is my opinion that it is a cost savings thing. A couple thousandths of an inch multiplied by a few million paintballs a year equals a lot of jello. That is why 2x4s are actually about 1 3/4x 3 3/4
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Old 12-27-2006, 01:56 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Fluff stop bs'ng the kids... a 2X4 is 1 and 3/4 by 3 and 3/4 because it is cut and then kiln dried... the loss of water causes the board to shrink..... and the real reason that the balls are getting smaller is that all of the magikal fairies that uesd to work for the paint companies quit when the came out with the stupid names... now no one is around to clean out the inside of all the little molds... they have a hard enough time getting the paint out of them..what with the molds being completely sealed except for the little hole at the top where they pour everything in...

You would think a smart guy like you would know these things.

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