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Old 09-30-2007, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fps is affected by different paint !

I know a loota you know that, i didnt till i was at the crono this weekend, i had 20fps difference and was scratching my bald head till i figured out i had 3 kinds of diff. draxxus in my hopper ( that had been stored in my garage for a year).

Anyway i HOPE this helps others.
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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anything will change FPS.
temp, humidity, valve and/or bolt changes, paint and/or barrel changes. even sizer changes from a .687 to a .690 will change FPS.

my buddy switched out a valve and jumped back into play w/out re-chronoing.
he got ejected at a spot check after he was chrono'ed around 340ish...

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Old 10-01-2007, 12:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I always, always re-check my FPS whenever I change something significant. Barrel, Spacer, paint, or if the temperature changes enough.
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It was the paint size to barrel bore match.

A ball that has "room to roam" in your barrel will have a different exit velocity using the same amount of gas than one that doesn't.
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Its the same reason why you are not allowed to carry extra barrels onto the field.

Plus, fields like to use that as a reason to enforce "FPO".

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Old 10-01-2007, 10:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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FPO?
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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draxxus in my hopper ( that had been stored in my garage for a year).
Errrrrr, what the hell were you doing with YEAR OLD paint at the field anyway?

Always use fresh paint. It's not just a consistency/accuracy thing. IT'S A SAFETY THING.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Paint, if stored properly, is both capable and safe to use after one year.
Proper storage means controlled temp and humidity, and sure isn't most garages, although some people have quite nice heated and cooled ones.

If you can keep your paint, cool but not cold, away from humidity, sealed, and away from light, and at least turn the case/bag every month, it keeps fine. Some brandings/batches will do better than others.

Much paint is moved around the US in non climate controlled rigs, and put into warehouse, then to store/field, where conditions aren't too much better, but rate of use is higher.

As for fps, yes a loose barrel fit has consistency issues.

old stored paint actually tends to get a bit bigger, sometimes an advantage for old guns.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i age my paint like fine wine. no problems at all ever after a year or even two in stored in my "wine cellar" and turned every month or two.
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