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Forum: The Dead Zone 08-30-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,772
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Forget bounce armor, just shoot the shelf-aged...

Forget bounce armor, just shoot the shelf-aged Nightmare we shot yesterday. It was 90% break-proof. I had bounces off of both hands, my shoulder, and my calf. I bounced one off of a buddies bare...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-27-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,772
Posted By Dr. Isotope
I have a Proto model, and it's surprisingly...

I have a Proto model, and it's surprisingly comfortable. I do find that Murphy's Law applies, I don't think I've ever been hit where the pads are, just in the voids in between. I wear it on rare...
Forum: Ask The Experts 08-23-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,430
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Bob Long Cam Drive. Best ASA I've ever used in...

Bob Long Cam Drive. Best ASA I've ever used in all of ever. The BL Gear Drive would be second, followed by the Angel Air ASA.
Forum: Ask The Experts 08-19-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Pretty much everything is bore drop nowadays, the...

Pretty much everything is bore drop nowadays, the bolthead is about the size of the barrel (at or under .700") On those old breech-drop Nelsons, the breech area was like 1", and the ball got pushed...
Forum: Ask The Experts 08-19-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,499
Posted By Dr. Isotope
I haven't taken the .679" insert out of my gun in...

I haven't taken the .679" insert out of my gun in 2 years. I found a ball in a bag of Marbs that was .655". On a pump, a Python/iFit, Lapco Breech Sizer, or Check-It Bore kit can at least keep those...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-15-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Usually .050".

Usually .050".
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-02-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,447
Posted By Dr. Isotope
The only thing I disagree with is that this style...

The only thing I disagree with is that this style of play is pump reliant. I shoot less paint when I take out the Blazer or the Mag-- perhaps only 30 rounds a game. I shoot almost double that with...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-29-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Dr. Isotope
We've cut about 2" of the cap-end of a 20oz soda...

We've cut about 2" of the cap-end of a 20oz soda bottle and affixed it with electrical tape. Does the trick. If you have a barrel size that comes close to any of the drills I have on hand, I could...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-29-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By Dr. Isotope
I like the Check It over the CCM, all the way. ...

I like the Check It over the CCM, all the way. The lack of a backplate on the handle makes the Check-It kit smoother than the CCM out of the box, and it only gets better as it seasons in. For...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-28-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,371
Posted By Dr. Isotope
It's like you're inside my head. I've debated...

It's like you're inside my head. I've debated over this a number of times, and just can't bring myself to do it. Well, that and the wife suspects I would try to wear them out in public, and she has...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-28-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,371
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Do people here have exceptionally weak ankles?...

Do people here have exceptionally weak ankles? I've played paintball in every form of footwear imaginable, from barefoot too flip-flops to 13-hole assault boots (yuck). When I play in the woods, I...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-26-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,338
Posted By Dr. Isotope
I love my Turtle Cap. I got a bounce off of the...

I love my Turtle Cap. I got a bounce off of the forehead with it just yesterday... which would still hurt like hell had I not been wearing the Cap. I took two lumps to the head some time back, and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-14-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Better still, get over the psychological hurdle....

Better still, get over the psychological hurdle. Try to listen to someone else breathing with their mask on. You won't hear anything until your ear is about a foot away from their face. The air...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-09-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By Dr. Isotope
I would imagine so. You'd have two vertical...

I would imagine so. You'd have two vertical ASAs, though. I guess you could just plug one. Then the pump rod length would probably be wrong.

Wouldn't it be easier just to go with a single-guide...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-04-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Dr. Isotope
The metal clamping elbow Python makes will hold...

The metal clamping elbow Python makes will hold anything. Value-wise, I prefer the APP elbows over any other elbow.
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-02-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By Dr. Isotope
My quietest pump is the exact opposite of that,...

My quietest pump is the exact opposite of that, the lightest mainspring combined with the heaviest hammer I could make (it's almost 3oz).

I think this is further proof there's no science to...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-30-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,359
Posted By Dr. Isotope
I live out in Highland, or as my L.A. and O.C....

I live out in Highland, or as my L.A. and O.C. buddies call it, "the edge of nowhere." There are a couple of areas we make it out to for woodsy goodness, but most days we spend on this field, about...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-30-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,359
Posted By Dr. Isotope
:clapping: I still only make it to a...

:clapping:

I still only make it to a commercial field maybe 2 times a year, but I play probably 25-30 times a year. Call it outlaw or renegade or private or whatever tickles your fancy-- all I...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-29-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,359
Posted By Dr. Isotope
If the police can come to where you're playing...

If the police can come to where you're playing and tell you to knock it off, it's outlaw. You know, outside the law. Outlaw on some level implies illegal. It has nothing to do with insurance,...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-24-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Dr. Isotope
I removed what was left of the blacking from my...

I removed what was left of the blacking from my Piranha LB with 400 grit (wetsanding). It removes a minimum of material, but goes through the black with relative ease. I went all the way through...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-18-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By Dr. Isotope
The VI sold in SoCal (at least in my part of it)...

The VI sold in SoCal (at least in my part of it) will roll out of a .682 90% of the time, and out of a .679 about 10% of the time. It's just not worth it. In a crunch, the Sport Chalet carries...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-12-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,356
Posted By Dr. Isotope
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/DrIsotope/R...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/DrIsotope/Random/trio.jpg

My sole complaint about this pic is that it doesn't show that my buddy on the right is wearing flip-flops. I'm in the middle. ...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-11-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Rust converter can do wonders. Cheap, and one...

Rust converter can do wonders. Cheap, and one step.
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-09-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Posters who have no problems with red light...

Posters who have no problems with red light cameras clearly live in areas where no such cameras are present. Those cameras are a nuisance, and serve two functions: to generate revenue, and to make...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-07-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Because laser eye surgery is not for everyone-- ...

Because laser eye surgery is not for everyone-- you have to have vision that falls into a certain range to even qualify for the surgery, and the current methods cannot correct all astigmatisms. The...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-06-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Fogtech has served me well, and I only need it...

Fogtech has served me well, and I only need it when the humidity is very high (which it seldom is in So Cal). A good mask will keep glasses from fogging 99% of the time. E-Vents FTW.

I don't...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-04-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Dr. Isotope
The biggest barrel in use here, between 10+...

The biggest barrel in use here, between 10+ (closed bolt and pump) guns, is a .682. I use a huge .685 on my Mag.

My Piranha LB had been rendered completely useless by shrinking paint, so I...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-04-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,173
Posted By Dr. Isotope
There are tons of 2-pod belts out there... one...

There are tons of 2-pod belts out there... one of those and a thread ripper? I know BT makes a single pod pouch, but it's MOLLE. Maybe one of those and their MOLLE belt? Not as cheap as the 2-pod...
Forum: Air Gun Designs 06-01-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Yes, it stopped the leak, and the velocity pretty...

Yes, it stopped the leak, and the velocity pretty much maxed out at 270fps. I think the problem is two-fold: tiny, tiny paint, and an HP tank reg that doesn't quite put out what the A.I.R. Valve...
Forum: Air Gun Designs 06-01-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Dr. Isotope
You mean like this? ...

You mean like this?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/DrIsotope/Random/micromagleft.jpg

No matter what I did with the stock Micromag valve back, it would leak out of the overpressure relief...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-01-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Dr. Isotope
KAPP Groovy Frame.

KAPP Groovy Frame.
Forum: Pump Markers 05-31-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Smoother than CCM, due to the lack of an aluminum...

Smoother than CCM, due to the lack of an aluminum backplate on the pump handle. It's just smooth, smooth delrin all the way. Overall finish on the kit is very good. The o-rings between the handle...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-28-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Dr. Isotope
What's the difference between a Carter Comp and...

What's the difference between a Carter Comp and an NW89? Because my first glance at the bottom one immediately made me think NW89. Did the older Comps have that little bump on the front off the...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-28-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Duracoat. Cheap* and DIY. *at least...

Duracoat. Cheap* and DIY.

*at least relatively.
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-28-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Who did you pay off to take an e-gun with an...

Who did you pay off to take an e-gun with an agitated hopper into beginner? My Blazer would put me in intermediate, and if I put so much as a VL2000 on it, I'd get plunked down in advanced, or as I...
Forum: Palmer Pursuit Shop 05-27-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Dr. Isotope
The Stiffi MF barrel is all carbon, so it doesn't...

The Stiffi MF barrel is all carbon, so it doesn't have the metal base like most CF barrels. I chucked the barrel up on the lathe and turned the base of the barrel (which was Cocker threaded) to fit...
Forum: Air Gun Designs 05-24-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 278,217
Posted By Dr. Isotope
Something old with something(s) new. ...

Something old with something(s) new.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/DrIsotope/Random/micromagright.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/DrIsotope/Random/micromagleft.jpg

Gen 3...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-24-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,608
Posted By Dr. Isotope
I kinda agree with you on this one. I'll join in...

I kinda agree with you on this one. I'll join in your heresy.



This I disagree with. I shoot less with my semis than I do with my pumps. I guarantee you, if you play "pump style" with a...
Forum: Palmer Pursuit Shop 05-24-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Dr. Isotope
I turned down the back of a Stiffi .681" MF to...

I turned down the back of a Stiffi .681" MF to make it a slip fit. Best thing I ever did. Blazer happy, me happy, opposing players unhappy.
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-24-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,608
Posted By Dr. Isotope
I've never owned a gun that uses a battery. My...

I've never owned a gun that uses a battery. My most technically advanced semi is a Micromag.

There's no need to shoot an electro, ever. You did yourself and the world a favor. Well, sort of. ...
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