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|02-27-2008, 02:11 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Future-proof bore size for fixed-barrel PPS markers? (shrinking paint economics)
I am in the process of starting a new project, and I'd like to know what the community thinks on the topic of bore-size:
Palmer's brass markers must be selected with a single bore size, and since we've had a lot of "small paint" or "shrinking paint size" economics going on lately, what are your thoughts on future-proofing a custom marker with a fixed barrel?
I ordered my Hurricane (H2103) with the standard bore (0.687?) and wedgits. It seems to hold most paint alright, but I do get some rollouts. For my next project, I was thinking of going with the small bore (is this 0.684 or 0.685?) and light wedgits.
I know Craig and Drum will probably weigh in, but has anyone gone through this decision process lately? Thanks.
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|02-27-2008, 02:27 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Inch of Gold
Depending on what paint you have available at your fields (and if they allow BYOP), you might be OK with a "traditional" .690 Palmer barrel with light-medium wedgits for general usage. I was thinking about this myself, because I have a Squall order in and had them put .685's on, and ordered a barrel for another marker the other day and was wondering if that was really the best choice for a non-pistol.
I did a little research on the paint forum of PBN (scary, but sometimes they do have useful information), where they have a ball size thread. From what I saw, it looks like not all paint is really shrinking. For example, Marballizers (which I really like), were looking around .684-7 or so, but there were several other high quality paints (such as Evil, which is really popular) were up in the .689-.691 range. I ended up going with a .690 because the gun is open bolt and has a detent so I'm not super worried about rollouts (unlike on the Squall which will be bouncing around muzzle down sometimes). Also, while I may be fussy about my paint for a pump or pistol, on a bulk-fed semi where I'm going for accuracy by volume, I'm generally more likely to cheap out on paint and get Zap or something lower quality which could vary quite a bit. I'd rather my barrel be a little big than too small.
|02-27-2008, 02:32 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Stock Class Aficionado
Every now and then I get a bag that must have been bloated, as it is an okay fit for the next insert up.
|02-27-2008, 03:14 PM||#9 (permalink)|
I'M NOT SELLING ME PUMPS!
wedgits and deep-wedgits - that's my 2 cents - if the paint get's smaller than that, we'll be buying it out of gumball machines, or shooting it out of straws, anyways.
|02-27-2008, 03:23 PM||#10 (permalink)|
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Can you bore the entire length of the barrel to except freak inserts? Then you can stack the inserts down the barrel with a small set screw on both ends to keep the inserts in place if you want the bore match the entire length of the barrel. I use a set screw to keep my freak inserts in place for my VM.
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