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Forum: First Strike 03-26-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,256
Posted By uv_halo
I would say he's not saying that. He appears to...

I would say he's not saying that. He appears to be saying that they're not out of tolerances.

I've personally noticed inconsistencies, however, I've not noticed a trend in any direction. The...
Forum: First Strike 03-23-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,320
Posted By uv_halo
Graphics Re-Linked.

Graphics Re-Linked.
Forum: Mag Fed 03-23-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By uv_halo
Unless this guy is working with Perfect Circle...

Unless this guy is working with Perfect Circle Paintball, there's no way those .50FS rounds are going to come to market. The design is patented.

I'd also be wary of using any .50FS projectile as...
Forum: First Strike 03-20-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,256
Posted By uv_halo
Ironic, that's how I think about it. The saddest...

Ironic, that's how I think about it. The saddest thing about FSR barrels to me is that LAPCO, despite the problems associated with running a tight bore barrel, and testing that has shown it performs...
Forum: First Strike 03-19-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,256
Posted By uv_halo
Here's a couple problems with the idea that...

Here's a couple problems with the idea that manufacturers should be doing the testing and providing the data:

I believe Tiberius Arms did testing on the rounds before they released the rounds to...
Forum: First Strike 03-17-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By uv_halo
I've noted that round fill points have gotten...

I've noted that round fill points have gotten smaller/smoother versus the first year or two.

The flash (extra bits of plastic) have been on just about every box of rounds I've ever purchased.
...
Forum: First Strike 03-17-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,256
Posted By uv_halo
A couple things to inform your decision: ...

A couple things to inform your decision:

Rifled barrels (of any marketed bore) are more accurate (in rigorous indoor testing) than smoothbore barrels.

To the best of my knowledge, nobody has...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-04-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,475
Posted By uv_halo
This is a hard one for me- Ever since my first...

This is a hard one for me- Ever since my first semi-auto, I've been heavily modifying my guns, often before I've even shot them. Often times, these guns have gone through growing pains, where my...
Forum: MCB Reviews It 03-03-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By uv_halo
I'm fairly certain they are not all re-branded...

I'm fairly certain they are not all re-branded Staubli pieces. But rather copied (and in some cases modified) variants.

I've got an old school Staubli, and they're stainless steel. PsiWorx is...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-27-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 874
Posted By uv_halo
If I have the time tonight, I'll re-post / link...

If I have the time tonight, I'll re-post / link the graphics for my external ballistics study (in my sig). It'll provide the hard numbers for First Strike Rounds and Paintballs.






Because...
Forum: First Strike 02-27-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By uv_halo
Effectively due to the intelluectual property...

Effectively due to the intelluectual property pertaining to the manufacturing of the shell (pre-stressing the polystyrene, etc).

I suspect that the first indicator of a dedicated set of FSR...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-27-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 874
Posted By uv_halo
To the OP, adrenalin has a very strong influence...

To the OP, adrenalin has a very strong influence on how we perceive fast events/actions.

Also, our perception of how fast paintballs are moving is extremely dependent on the drop of the paintball...
Forum: First Strike 02-27-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By uv_halo
As I've understood it for the past several years,...

As I've understood it for the past several years, FS Rounds are not actually made by Tiberius Arms but rather, by Perfect Circle Paintball and their equipment that is also responsible for producing...
Forum: Mag Fed 02-25-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,158
Posted By uv_halo
The last I heard, Carmatech wasn't selling their...

The last I heard, Carmatech wasn't selling their version of the Hammerhead, without a gun.

That would leave Hammerhead's 8.5" A5 threaded Barrel, and a 14" 98 Threaded barrel (named the Freedom...
Forum: Mag Fed 02-24-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,158
Posted By uv_halo
Yeah, I knew that for all of their own stock. ...

Yeah, I knew that for all of their own stock.

FWIW, HH does not offer/sell any non-finned barrels except for a single, budget level barrel with a Tippmann (A5 iirc) threading.

They've been...
Forum: Mag Fed 02-20-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,158
Posted By uv_halo
Their branded barrels specifically but, when I...

Their branded barrels specifically but, when I mentioned how he arrived at the specific twist rate, he immediately stated that it was based on the weight, as if it was the obvious answer (but not in...
Forum: Mag Fed 02-19-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,158
Posted By uv_halo
I personally, have talked to the founder of...

I personally, have talked to the founder of Hammerhead and, he indicates that their rifling rate was based upon the weight of a paintball (as it should be if you follow external ballistics).
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 02-15-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By uv_halo
Barrel shipped. Check PMs for tracking.

Barrel shipped. Check PMs for tracking.
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 02-07-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By uv_halo
They certainly are.

They certainly are.
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-03-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,528
Posted By uv_halo
First, I believe and have experienced, that...

First, I believe and have experienced, that incidents of overshooting happen far less in walk-on matches that are not classified as 'semi-auto only'. In other words, when everyone's shooting full...
Forum: Mag Fed 02-03-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By uv_halo
FYI, while the thread patterns are the same...

FYI, while the thread patterns are the same (7/8-20), the lead-ins and shoulders can be different enough to leave a couple threads on the barrel exposed depending on which combination of parts.
Forum: First Strike 02-03-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By uv_halo
IIRC, that's that overseas (European?) company (I...

IIRC, that's that overseas (European?) company (I can't get to their website ATM)? Fairly expensive stuff isn't it? I stumbled across them some time ago as well. I then found another company that...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-30-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By uv_halo
I think it depends on the type of re-spawns. The...

I think it depends on the type of re-spawns. The type I am most familiar with in Walk-On play is where the defenders with the field advantages (well designed field) of good solid cover and control...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-29-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,087
Posted By uv_halo
Actually, I had a Daisy Model 45 SoftAir in...

Actually, I had a Daisy Model 45 SoftAir in 86-87. Nobody knew what to make of them- they were marketed as toys rather than sporting equipment, and the "Toy Gun" Bans/regulations of the late 80s...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-28-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,087
Posted By uv_halo
Airsoft appearing at American fields should be...

Airsoft appearing at American fields should be seen by paintballers as karma for decades of shunning those who wanted more MilSim elements (i.e. Camo, guns that look like firearms, etc) in paintball....
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-28-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By uv_halo
I've got extensive experience in re-spawn based...

I've got extensive experience in re-spawn based walk on games. Warplay paintball not only runs their games with re-spawns but, they also allow any and all fire modes (for awhile, they exclusively...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-26-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,025
Posted By uv_halo
To the OP's questions: In my opinion,...

To the OP's questions:

In my opinion, Tournament paintball as we now know it: "Speedball/Airball/Xball/Hyperball" is a mixed bag.

Good as others have said in that it was a competitive outlet...
Forum: Ask The Experts 01-10-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By uv_halo
I've used loads of remotes (to include Quick...

I've used loads of remotes (to include Quick disconnects and pro-connects) and have noticed zero difference in performance. The differences to look for would be in the fittings and their...
Forum: Mag Fed 01-10-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 23,370
Posted By uv_halo
AWESOME!!!! It's projects like this that...

AWESOME!!!!

It's projects like this that really make me hopeful for future projects of my own.
Forum: Collectors Corner 01-09-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By uv_halo
What's this section for? Or more...

What's this section for?

Or more specifically, what kind of collections?

All the guns I own? Only those considered 'Collectible'? Is this intended to replace the myriad of "Show us your...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-09-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 500
Posted By uv_halo
56K warning

In 1990, My friends (Brian, Cassidy, Connor and Dave) and I, decided to play our first paintball game. We had only heard of, and had never been to an actual field and the term 'outlaw ball' hadn't...
Forum: Mag Fed 01-06-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,245
Posted By uv_halo
QFT

QFT
Forum: Mag Fed 01-06-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,245
Posted By uv_halo
This is not universally true. For setups that...

This is not universally true. For setups that push balls in the breach from above, will have a number of non force-fed shots dependent on the ball stack size and orientation. For example, when I...
Forum: Ask The Experts 01-05-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By uv_halo
I've got two factory original barrels, one is...

I've got two factory original barrels, one is .9965, the other is 1.0050.
Forum: Ask The Experts 01-05-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By uv_halo
I'll check mine tonight unless someone else beats...

I'll check mine tonight unless someone else beats me to it but, I believe they are standard at 1" O.D.
Forum: Mechanical Semi-Autos 01-02-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By uv_halo
Bumpity New Year!

Bumpity New Year!
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 01-02-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By uv_halo
Bumpity!

Bumpity!
Forum: Mechanical Semi-Autos 01-01-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By uv_halo
This one works. But, I do admit that it's...

This one works. But, I do admit that it's terribly difficult to rate these things without serious testing equipment and facilities.

Anecdotally, I engaged a bunch of Blue's Crew guys at LL a...
Forum: Mechanical Semi-Autos 12-30-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By uv_halo
Yup- it's still up for sale. Thanks for the ups...

Yup- it's still up for sale. Thanks for the ups guys!
Forum: Mechanical Semi-Autos 12-27-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By uv_halo
PM Replied and, Bump!

PM Replied and, Bump!
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