mcarterbrown.com  

New To The Sport Just started playing? Been playing for a while, but you have a question you should have asked years ago? Drop a line, we answer

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-24-2017, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: santa cruz california

barrells

so I have a question that actually has been nagging me.
I have 2 lapco barells a .684 and a .687 bigshot.
I have noticed even on tourny level paint the .684 will brak 1 shot in 20.
Kinda of irritating.
Is this just because of the tight bore.
I have a lot better luck with the 87 and my stock barrell

just really asking whats the point of the tighter barell if it breaks?
cujo613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2017, 05:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
somethingbenign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Omaha, NE

I normally overbore because I hate barrel brakes way more than inconsistent velocity or corkscrews. Most guys try to underbore just .001 or .002 and that gets the benefits without brakes supposedly. Benefits if you do it right are more consistent velocity and better efficiency.
somethingbenign is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2017, 05:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
Cheap a$$ gunslinger
 
psycho91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lexington, SC

If im not shooting a pump i dont even worry about underboring as long as the bore isnt huge
__________________
Even enemies can show respect

STOCK CLASS-the Jedi way of paintball
psycho91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2017, 05:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Chuck E Ducky
 
Mr Idiot Box's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013

Fan of EMR
CCM Fan
I would be willing to bet it's the paint your shooting. What marker are you shooting?

Is the paint you are shooting constant in size?
Have you tried a harder shell paint?

Not all markers can shoot Tournament grade. Some markers are harder on paint.
__________________
Rubber Duckies - 518th Brigade

Last edited by Mr Idiot Box; 10-24-2017 at 06:00 PM.
Mr Idiot Box is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2017, 05:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: santa cruz california

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Idiot Box View Post
I would be willing to bet it's the paint your shooting. What are you shooting? Some markers are harder on paint.
I was shooting nelson anarchy in a hurricane which had the 84 barrell

when I shot the same paint thru the x7 and 2 bags of it no breaks
cujo613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2017, 06:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
WOOP WOOOOOOOOP
 
iKNOWaFATman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016

CCM Fan
Brass and Wood Fan
PPS Fan
Get a .84 brass barrel... no more breaks
iKNOWaFATman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2017, 08:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
Chuck E Ducky
 
Mr Idiot Box's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013

Fan of EMR
CCM Fan
Tippmans are hard on paint. Especially mag fed tippmans. Try Valken Graffiti or a mid grade paint something with a harder shell. (Or over bore) You sure they are barrel breaks or is it clipping paint. Could be a mag issue.

Is your Detent stuck missing or damaged? I would check that as well.
__________________
Rubber Duckies - 518th Brigade
Mr Idiot Box is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2017, 09:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: santa cruz california

i swapped barells so ill try with the larger bore. I had the same issue when i put that barrell on my x7
cujo613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2017, 10:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
Seasoned Member
 
NYKNIGHT01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NY

depends a lot on where u live and what paint your field offers, if you play a FPO place.
My fav barrel for woods...where i play...is the 684 lapco bigshot on my cronus, x5 or phenom. My outdoor Tipx uses a 689. Now...indoors...i shoot a 682! especially with an autococker. i rarely break paint.

I do carry and sometimes use, on hot days where my paint is kept out, a 685 or 87...but at those numbers, the paint will just roll out of any autococker i use, so then it's strictly tippmanns!

I find, now this is just me...a tighter bore (that actually fits the paint) yields higher fps. shooting paint out of a 684 got me higher fps' than a 689 or 90 for the same velocity setting on the marker.

but if ur breaking paint, then it serves no purpose at all.

Last edited by NYKNIGHT01; 10-24-2017 at 11:10 PM.
NYKNIGHT01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2017, 02:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: santa cruz california

I play in hollister its usually between 78 and 113 degrees lol
Ill try a bigger bore
cujo613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » Paintball » New To The Sport

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC