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Old 11-21-2006, 02:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A paintball sniper round....?

It has come to my attention that there may be a "sniper" round available for paintbal markers? I havent been able to locate mutch info on these....It would seem AGD made some for the military?...
If any of my fellow MCBers could help me out with a link or info on these or a similar product,I would be grateful
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah I think an eliptical round was tried in the late 80,s (sort of like a disprin cap) for a spring feed magazine but they didnt take off. (no pun)
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There was also some sort of foam tail (like a Nerf football) that cupped the back of a single muzzle-loaded ball, also didn't catch on.
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The system that you have heard about is the FN303 Less Lethal system developed by Tom Kay of Air Gun Designs.



It utilizes a fin stabilized frangible projectile to deliver any number of payloads (paint, pepper dust, etc.) that is more accurate than a standard paintball.



Unfortunately the system is not at all suited for paintball, and like all Less Lethal systems, carries some risk of use. The polymer cup that holds the capsule can in some rare occasions cause serious injury. In fact, I believe that it was an FN303 system in use when the lady was killed accidentally up in Boston.

The older systems were called the "Safety Paintball" for the football shaped one. They were supposed to be used with a gun called the "Macho Fire". Although limited numbers of the Matcho Fire were produced, the paint ended up being vaporware I believe.



The stick-on fins were called "Sniper Balls" if I recall correctly. Unfortunately I don't have any photo reference for one of them. I understand that they worked very poorly.
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Also those "Sniper Balls" were made from a gelatin that was biodegradable.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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anybody have pictures of the Sniper Balls? I'm a history geek and it kind of bothers me that I don't have any reference.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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somebody, somewhere had a scan of the old black and white sniper ball magazine ad...I believe it was posted on the old MCB site, or maybe vintage rex.


edit: found similar...here's the original patent with daigrams...

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/D348907.pdf

Here's the other info. Patent was assigned to Fun Gunz.
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/D348907.html
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Here's the old school SniperKit:









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Old 11-21-2006, 11:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That sniper shot would be a fun little toy to use. Anyone know how well these things worked?

Looks to me to be a bit iffy.
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lol..beat me to it brewtt
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