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Old 01-02-2007, 11:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I dont think there was ever a real .60 cal round.

Many people refered to the .62 as .60 because of the gun SMG60. So I it might have just been a mix up.
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I dont think there was ever a real .60 cal round.

Many people refered to the .62 as .60 because of the gun SMG60. So I it might have just been a mix up.
I might beleive that. I need more opinions/info on these infamous .60 and .70 caliber paints...
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I might beleive that. I need more opinions/info on these infamous .60 and .70 caliber paints...
Regarding the .70 paintballs:

In the early 90s, the major tournaments did not have specific rules regarding paintsize. Players could use .50 or .62 or .68 as long as they were under 300fps.

A loophole was created when Bob Long went to Bullseye, and asked them to create a special .70 paintball back in 1991 specifically for his IRONMEN team.
The reason was simple: It was larger, and heavier, and would fly straighter and farther at 300fps. It was also less likely to bounce.

The IRONMEN used this "Cheater Paint" throughout 1991 until Bullseye tried to commercially release the Ironball, then people realized what the IRONMEN were doing.
Within days the NPPL, Lively, and others revised the rules to specifically regulate caliber size. Many tournaments also switched to FPO. Before that FPO was rare (at least for my team).

This page has some info on IRONBALL

Was there eve .555 paint? I believe that the .555 Splatmaster only fired plastic BBs, and was released in the early 90s. The company that released the .555 Splatmaster also sold the GZ-1000 and GZ-2000 (GZ aka Bob GurZey)

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Old 01-02-2007, 01:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Ahh thank you HP. Definatley some good information! I've updated the list.

Still a couple questions to answer...


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I dont think there was ever a real .60 cal round.

Many people refered to the .62 as .60 because of the gun SMG60. So I it might have just been a mix up.
I agree. I've never seen anything in 60 cal.
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I agree. I've never seen anything in 60 cal.
I think its just the confusion over the name of the SMG

I thought for A LONG TIME that the SMG-60 fired .60 paint just because the SMG-68 fired 68 caliber paint.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Ok well I think we've all pretty much decided that there was never a .60 caliber; which also answers my other question about the SMG.

Now if I could just get a little more info on that infamous .55 Splatmaster clone i'll be set.

...and of course if anyone else knows of any other paint sizes and/or guns.

this is coming along nicley!
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:09 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The para ordinance model 85

Unless I'm mistaken, it used .38 caliber paint, not .4 caliber. This is at least what Doc has to say:

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Primer, as in that little round thing in the back of a real bullet. That circle is a primer, when the firing pin hits it it basicly explodes into the shell igniting the gunpowder. Take away the gun powder and place a pb in the front and thats basically how it worked.
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Although you said "excluding .68 - obviously" in your post, I think it should be in the list, as it's obviously now the size of choice. It plays an important part of the decision-making for paintball manufacturers and tournament promoters.
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