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Old 01-24-2013, 10:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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After Tom Kaye spent millions on barrel R&D results were thus: the barrel must be 6 inches minimum length to accelerate a paintball to 290 fps efficiently. Bore does not matter so much either, unless it's in the extreme.
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God damn them all, I was told we'd cruise the boards for paintgun gold
We'd fire no junk, shed no tears
Now I have a broken eliminator on Halifax pier, the last of USI's privateers

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Old 01-24-2013, 11:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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From the studies I've read (wow, I'm that lame), barrel length (8-14) has no affect on efficiency, accuracy or any of the above mentioned paint slinging qualities with a controlled bore across the board. - As a university graduate I will find said studies and post them but only if they are peer reviewed (again, that lame).

So as MAr said:
Try before you buy and see what YOU like.

The best thing about a/c threads is someone always has a barrel with that threading kicking around.

Try the long ones (compensation for a short barrel elsewhere?) and the short ones(cause you know it's not the size that matters but how you use it) and see what works for you.

In paintball there seems to be this trend towards having the lightest, smallest, tightest set up possible for performance. Smaller profile making you harder to get shot, lightest gun to make you run like a ninja etc...

but none of that matters unless you can put paint on somebody.

Personally I like slightly heavier markers with shorter (10-12") barrels because I find them easy to aim and play with. But that's me. 10" is enough for me to work with

My wife is still shaking her head
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I'm waiting for Walz. If you're going to do something do it right.
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Just fyi everyone the answer is stock class for all questions related to paintball and to solve all paintball related problems except carbon emissions because we gotta use those 12 grams.

Double FYI for paintball rules there should be no "offer" of surrender, its either mandatory surrender at X distance when guy is behind you or no surrender and you get shot in the booty. "offer" of surrender makes for some ridiculous and dangerous john woo tactics.
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