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Forum: The Dead Zone 09-29-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,415
Posted By Railgun
For which I most humbly apoligise.... Short...

For which I most humbly apoligise....

Short term memory is the first thing to go when we get older....

....what was I typing about again?
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-29-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,415
Posted By Railgun
Well if you want to talk PRICE? The eNMey costs...

Well if you want to talk PRICE? The eNMey costs a LOT more than a typical STBB beginner marker. So what makes it so ideal as an entry level? Other than the snob appeal that is.

When I played...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-29-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,415
Posted By Railgun
I admit that I jumped the last few pages worth of...

I admit that I jumped the last few pages worth of replies since they seemed to be repeats of the stuff from the first 4 pages.

I guess I relate to Bored383's opinion. I not only LIKE my STBB's...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-26-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By Railgun
"Outlaw" groups. Who plays that way?

It's been a while but I have a lot of fond memories of the outlaw group that played up in some woods area where I lived a few years back.

Now by "outlaw" I mean a group that gets together and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-26-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,754
Posted By Railgun
I started about 6 years back. I'll be 60 this...

I started about 6 years back. I'll be 60 this coming summer. Just call me "Gramps" :D

The new house and other intrests have kept me away from paintball the last couple of years but I'm still...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-26-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,349
Posted By Railgun
GREAT THREAD! ! ! ! I haven't actually done...

GREAT THREAD! ! ! !

I haven't actually done the 10 round stick thing yet in play. But I've got it ready for when I go out next time. I've got a couple of pumps and one mechanical STBB semi ready...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-20-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By Railgun
EXACTLY! ! ! I've got a couple of friends that...

EXACTLY! ! ! I've got a couple of friends that are diabetic and we do strenuous activities all the time.

It's been my observation that when a sugar low hits during exercise like this that it...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 10-03-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 19,035
Posted By Railgun
OUCH! That is a lot! Did you get it fixed...

OUCH! That is a lot!

Did you get it fixed yet?
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 10-02-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 19,035
Posted By Railgun
SS, if you're going to all this trouble to match...

SS, if you're going to all this trouble to match up the bypass holes you may as well check the side port in the bolt to make sure it lines up and fully opens as it comes across the connecting hole in...
Forum: Ask The Experts 10-02-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Railgun
Used with a soft rag and for a general cleaning...

Used with a soft rag and for a general cleaning Mother's would be fine. But don't go crazy or use it constantly or it will thin and finally remove the coloured anodized areas over time or if used...
Forum: Pump Markers 09-07-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Railgun
Spider, glad my post gave you the hint you needed...

Spider, glad my post gave you the hint you needed to realize what was happening.

Rover, you can't just get an autococker screw kit because for some odd reason the folks that made the Superbolts...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-07-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 15,756
Posted By Railgun
HI RUSS! HOW YA DOIN'? The guy in the video...

HI RUSS! HOW YA DOIN'?

The guy in the video certainly isn't my way either. But he's not pumping paint any worse than the others I see in that video. And I'm going to make a mad assumption here...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-07-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Railgun
All this love for your new marker and you didn't...

All this love for your new marker and you didn't even post PICTURES ! ! ! ! ! !

Come on, *snap* we're all waiting.....
Forum: Pump Markers 08-24-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Railgun
Nylon will not let you tighten it enough to give...

Nylon will not let you tighten it enough to give the solid lock between the grip frame and main body to avoid it shifting around that little bit. And with a sensitively set up autococker the screws...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-24-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By Railgun
You COULD use a regular guage and install a one...

You COULD use a regular guage and install a one way valve in the line to it. And "NO" I don't know where to get yourself a one way valve.

If you find somewhere to buy one or figure out how to...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-29-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Railgun
I've never heard of the "blue" compound but the...

I've never heard of the "blue" compound but the white and rusty red are regular items.

Polishing compounds are made from very specific products. The rusty red stuff is "jeweler's rouge" and is...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-29-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Railgun
Agreed, the Dremel bits are simply too small to...

Agreed, the Dremel bits are simply too small to use so they produce a smooth overall surface. You're far more likely to cut in too deep in one spot and produce a bad wavy surface for an overall...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-10-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,429
Posted By Railgun
That's a LOVELY job on the tooled leather. ...

That's a LOVELY job on the tooled leather.

I have to wonder about the need for the retention strap over the top. Seems like something that long and that straight would grip in the leather even...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-06-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Railgun
Or simply sell it off and convert the cash you...

Or simply sell it off and convert the cash you get into a new cocker threaded barrel. Likely it'll be less expensive that way.
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-06-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Railgun
If that. The usual cut off pressure for the thin...

If that. The usual cut off pressure for the thin wall reservoir tanks for shop and home general purpose compressors is more like 150 psi.

Do NOT try to adjust the cutoff switch to run up...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-03-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Railgun
Well... cocker threading is just about as big as...

Well... cocker threading is just about as big as they come in the world of paintball barrel thread options. So if your mini barrel literally slips in right past the threads then it says to me that...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-30-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By Railgun
I've simply folded and rolled an old bath size...

I've simply folded and rolled an old bath size worn out shop towel into something similar to the "fleshlight" option. A rubber band or wrap of electrical tape around the two ends and it was done. ...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-30-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By Railgun
Here's a link to a wire detent mod I did for my...

Here's a link to a wire detent mod I did for my own SL68II along with about a half dozen autococker threaded barrels. The key is that the mounting stub needs enough wall thickness to allow for the...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-20-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,039
Posted By Railgun
If they are autococker threaded and you have...

If they are autococker threaded and you have access to someone with a lathe you can do the wire detent mod which I came up with some years back. Check out Post #26 in this old thread;...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-10-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,569
Posted By Railgun
For me it's my basic Piranha. I put it together...

For me it's my basic Piranha. I put it together using one of the older style single finger triggers and use it with a Lapco barrel. And it's set up with a 9oz anti syphon CO2 bottle for the...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-10-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 890
Posted By Railgun
If you're like me the foam over the bridge of the...

If you're like me the foam over the bridge of the nose puts enough pressure on the side of my nose that it tends to close my nostrils. I've trimmed some of the foam away to widen the seal in that...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-19-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 6,475
Posted By Railgun
Long slide. So it can be racked overhand like a...

Long slide. So it can be racked overhand like a 1911. It would be nice to have the option of reaching foward with the off hand to pump it like a paintball gun or to reach up and overhand to rack it...
Forum: Ask The Experts 03-09-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Railgun
Just a thought but CO2 bottles are cheap enough...

Just a thought but CO2 bottles are cheap enough compared to all the other stuff we buy that I went with the idea that I would make up anti syphon dedicated tanks for each marker that I wanted to use...
Forum: Ask The Experts 03-09-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Railgun
The old valves were "full pressure" friendly with...

The old valves were "full pressure" friendly with a smaller diameter seat and seal. These work well with direct CO2 or direct HPA or with regulators set up for higher output pressure. Later valves...
Forum: Ask The Experts 03-02-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By Railgun
Someone around here had a trick of drilling a...

Someone around here had a trick of drilling a small hole in the side of the barrel where it's trapped in the threads and feeding in a little stub of knitting yarn. The yarn gives the ball just...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-25-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By Railgun
OPBN, that is VERY coolly SteamPunk. SUPER...

OPBN, that is VERY coolly SteamPunk. SUPER nicely done.

Ratfink, I like the look but it's a bit too clean and without enough overdone controls to truly be what I'd call SP. But it's very, very...
Forum: Ask The Experts 02-25-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By Railgun
Been there done this. Because of the funky...

Been there done this.

Because of the funky shape of the outside of so many barrels there's no way to easily add on a "one shot" sort of slip on sleeve to form the outside for the pump handle. ...
Forum: Ask The Experts 09-09-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,034
Posted By Railgun
For the drilling you can modify the drill so it...

For the drilling you can modify the drill so it doesn't grab and pull into the plastic. What you want to do is use a small sharpening stone or very lightly grind a negative lip on the first 1/32...
Forum: Ask The Experts 09-02-2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By Railgun
Another factor to consider is that carbides come...

Another factor to consider is that carbides come in a number of different types as well as a universe of shapes. But the most common ones are the negative rake type plowing cutters. There are...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-20-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Railgun
Thanks! Coming from someone that does your level...

Thanks! Coming from someone that does your level of work that means a lot!

Making this stuff was not only a great way to learn some techniques but it's made jobs since that that use these things...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-20-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Railgun
That looks remarkebly like my own Longem chinese...

That looks remarkebly like my own Longem chinese made lathe but with rust on it instead of all shiney :D

Hopefully the rust is just a flashing on the outer surface and hasn't had a chance to pit...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-31-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By Railgun
Start off with mild stuff and work your way up...

Start off with mild stuff and work your way up the solvent chain.

Mildest to wildest that you can get from the hardware stores would be;


It's low tech but start off with a long soak in some...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-31-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By Railgun
Depending on how quickly the games follow each...

Depending on how quickly the games follow each other I'd call a bag of 250 a low paint count day for most folks other than pumpers.

I know that I wasn't a "spray and pray" sort of guy even right...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-13-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,737
Posted By Railgun
You young pups! I didn't even START into...

You young pups!

I didn't even START into paintball until I was 53... :D

I didn't do much playing last year due to getting ready to retire and shopping for a new house... well, that and the fact...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-05-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,501
Posted By Railgun
That's right. This is just their way of easing...

That's right. This is just their way of easing you down a little at a time.... :D
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