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Forum: The Dead Zone 07-20-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,794
Posted By uv_halo
I think the industry has downsized (the number of...

I think the industry has downsized (the number of fields around D.C. have dwindled) and the downsizing probably correlates to the economic downturns. That being said, what I think separates okay or...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-20-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 616
Posted By uv_halo
If you can get ahold of Outlast Oil...

If you can get ahold of Outlast Oil (http://www.candcsynthetics.com/catalog.htm), I'd recommend that without hesitation (It was more commonly known as "KC Trouble Free", which I used for years on...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-20-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 616
Posted By uv_halo
While I think you could get away with Lithium...

While I think you could get away with Lithium grease on an M98, I wouldn't recommend it. It's true that the M98 doesn't really need any lube whatsoever to operate- the critical function of opening...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-18-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 879
Posted By uv_halo
That would be my recommendation.

That would be my recommendation.
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 07-18-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By uv_halo
Tippmann E-bolt Parts, M98C Freak Backs and a Flatline Barrel

http://uv-halo.smugmug.com/photos/i-9MbCV57/0/O/i-9MbCV57.jpg
Tippmann E-Bolt Parts:

Two Humphrey H041E1 Air Valves, used; $28/Each
E-Bolt Ram Assembly, used; $18
Tippmann Pro-Shop Low...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-18-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 879
Posted By uv_halo
I have two Tippmann 98 Freak backs: ...

I have two Tippmann 98 Freak backs:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZDxS9Ws/2/O/i-ZDxS9Ws.jpg

And I will double check tonight to be sure but, I'm fairly certain that neither of them are...
Forum: Feedback 07-14-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By uv_halo
Sold him my 98 Custom, great communicator, and...

Sold him my 98 Custom, great communicator, and fast payer. I'd sell to him again without hesitation!
Forum: Mechanical Semi-Autos 07-12-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By uv_halo
I Still have Barrels and E-bolt Parts! The...

I Still have Barrels and E-bolt Parts!

The Gun is Sold.
Forum: Brass Monkey Customs 07-11-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,848
Posted By uv_halo
Awesome stuff!! I'm a little sad I wasn't able...

Awesome stuff!! I'm a little sad I wasn't able to lend a hand and meet the other folks (yes I was considering it, just had family commitments to tend to).
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-11-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,275
Posted By uv_halo
I'm not a research expert but, I read up on what...

I'm not a research expert but, I read up on what "double-barreled questions" were and I think this fits the bill:

"Speedball is an intense game and deserves more recognition."

Two concepts: ...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-10-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,607
Posted By uv_halo
Wouldn't it have been easier from a design...

Wouldn't it have been easier from a design perspective to take the sniper from pump to a blowback?

Tom did a great job of documenting the how's and why's of the Automag. I believe I read a post...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-08-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,607
Posted By uv_halo
Are you certain and are asserting that was the...

Are you certain and are asserting that was the perception in that time? While it is certainly true that you need a good bore to paint match (or better, underbore) for several reasons (accuracy being...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-08-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,607
Posted By uv_halo
I've never shot an Automag, only my FN303 which...

I've never shot an Automag, only my FN303 which is a fairly close derivative. I've never played a game with an Autococker.

I perceive the original Automag to be a more elegant solution to...
Forum: Mechanical Semi-Autos 07-07-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By uv_halo
To the best of my recollection and to be clear,...

To the best of my recollection and to be clear, if you bought my ram and one of the Humphrey solenoids, you would require the following to make a complete kit:

Board and Battery capable of...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-07-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,275
Posted By uv_halo
I've taken the survey. My observations: It...

I've taken the survey. My observations:
It appears to lump all of paintball into two categories: MILSIM and Speedball. But, when MILSIM is questioned in further detail, it is specifically...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-06-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By uv_halo
Thanks for the citations guys! Gary's work...

Thanks for the citations guys!

Gary's work is fairly accurate but not perfect (he admits as much) due to the limitations of his data (approximations based on testing of smooth, uniform spheres),...
Forum: First Strike 06-17-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
HAHAHA When I clicked the link in my email it...

HAHAHA When I clicked the link in my email it said the web poll expired for the item but then it reloaded and I misread.
Forum: First Strike 06-17-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
It's funny that you ask. Today, Members have...

It's funny that you ask. Today, Members have been asked to vote on whether the negative comments on the last vote require any further action. The vote ends tomorrow so, hopefully this will all end...
Forum: First Strike 06-17-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,469
Posted By uv_halo
Thanks- I will update the list accordingly.

Thanks- I will update the list accordingly.
Forum: First Strike 06-16-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,469
Posted By uv_halo
They were added some time ago (2013 iirc), that...

They were added some time ago (2013 iirc), that being said, I couldn't say if and when they stopped or, for what reason.
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-14-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,163
Posted By uv_halo
For First Strikes, I would like: Precision...

For First Strikes, I would like:

Precision cut rifling (like LAPCOs) in .689 and possibly .686
Type III Anno (like LAPCOs) with a polished bore (Like LAPCO)
With LAPCO-Style Muzzle threading...
Forum: First Strike 06-10-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By uv_halo
I'm hoping someone can get pics of the new noses...

I'm hoping someone can get pics of the new noses (I haven't bothered buying any because I can't use them just yet).

At one point, I thought I was seeing ovals in the tail section but after...
Forum: First Strike 05-30-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
That's completely acceptable and is quite...

That's completely acceptable and is quite different than "Its’s GI Sportz, Tippman, and Kee’s position that they do not support First Strike as a Paintball product..." That was used to cause people...
Forum: Feedback 05-30-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By uv_halo
An excellent, great communicating, and solid...

An excellent, great communicating, and solid buyer. I'd sell to him again without hesitation!
Forum: First Strike 05-26-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 18,767
Posted By uv_halo
What kind of shell are they? I ask because of...

What kind of shell are they? I ask because of the packaging and that they look a bit shiny for the run of the mill gelatin paint.
Forum: First Strike 05-26-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 18,767
Posted By uv_halo
Well, reading the cautionary statement is talking...

Well, reading the cautionary statement is talking all about following the rules for paintball so apparently, RAP4 is marketing these for paintball...

:(



Nothing in the ad tells me that they...
Forum: First Strike 05-24-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
I have one disagreement with your assertion- If...

I have one disagreement with your assertion- If someone makes a new paintball (either a new manufacturer of gelatin paint, or of a new material like hydrotec or Perfect Circle paintballs), they are...
Forum: First Strike 05-21-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By uv_halo
I use an old school nylon-bristle barrel brush to...

I use an old school nylon-bristle barrel brush to give my barrel the thorough cleaning followed by a silicone squigee to dry it out.
Forum: First Strike 05-20-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By uv_halo
I was the individual who first highlighted that...

I was the individual who first highlighted that with the LAPCO .683 rifled barrels. While that barrel certainly suffered from the problem, I've not ruled out that it can't happen to Hammerhead or...
Forum: First Strike 05-20-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
Whoa- are you so sure? Don't forget about...

Whoa- are you so sure? Don't forget about differences in shells (in which there is more shell material on an FS round than a paintball)

Do you have regular paint, an FS round and something like a...
Forum: First Strike 05-20-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
Thank you for the response!! In regards to...

Thank you for the response!!

In regards to 'fast tracking' and ' the framework' I hope to be able to say more about what's been happening with FS rounds and the ASTM, especially going back further...
Forum: First Strike 05-19-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
First, to be clear, I have not claimed you're...

First, to be clear, I have not claimed you're ignorant. My point about you was that you appear to be coming into this First Strike discussion with a completely different background than most people...
Forum: First Strike 05-19-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
I tend to agree with this but, I'm at least...

I tend to agree with this but, I'm at least willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and debate his asserted reasons.
Forum: First Strike 05-19-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
To be perfectly clear, there have been two votes....

To be perfectly clear, there have been two votes. The first was in December by the subcommittee that focuses specifically on our game/equipment/etc. This April, there was a second vote by the full...
Forum: First Strike 05-18-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
I'd ask these questions to him directly if I...

I'd ask these questions to him directly if I could reply via facebook but, I cannot. Maybe you can speak to this or forward these questions on to KT:

If that's why he downvoted the rounds (citing...
Forum: First Strike 05-18-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
I personally, feel that Horatio is someone who's...

I personally, feel that Horatio is someone who's in the middle (i.e. a field operator) but, likely getting information from differing sources (possibly Cossio-centric). I wouldn't go so far to blame...
Forum: Tiberius Arms 05-18-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By uv_halo
On the 8.0/9.0, you need an adapter that takes a...

On the 8.0/9.0, you need an adapter that takes a magazine and replaces the 12grams with a remote line nipple. That's good for one Mag- if you want to run multiples, you need multiple adapters. I...
Forum: First Strike 05-16-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
No apologies necessary in regards to the parsing-...

No apologies necessary in regards to the parsing- most boards don't manage it well.

On what basis are folks claiming that FS rounds must have testing by third party neutral organizations before...
Forum: First Strike 05-16-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
FS rounds were designed to fall under the...

FS rounds were designed to fall under the paintball standard- For all of the potential aerodynamic projectiles they could've designed they chose one that has the same weight or less as that of a...
Forum: First Strike 05-16-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,649
Posted By uv_halo
"veracity" does not imply dishonesty. I...

"veracity" does not imply dishonesty. I believe/d you believe him. I suspect Larry Cossio is at best being disingenuous. For example, let me break down these statements from him:



1. He's...
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