New to paintball

New to paintball

Post by Chris Patt » Sun, 05 Jun 1994 06:19:09


Hello everyone!  I'm a bit new to the wonderful sport of paintball,
and I have a great number of questions that I'd like to ask!
Here goes!

 Where are you? (ie: what country/city)

...my friend is lending me a "Storm" by Pneumatic Design.  Is this a
good, accurate, reliable gun?  I'm going to be putting a J&J chromed,
ported, rifled 16inch barrel on it.  Just how accurate would it be after
that modification?  I'm thinking of getting a sight.  I can get a good
deal on an "IMP" reflex sight.  Any comments on that particular model?
Has anyone out there used Sniperballs?  Are they really accurate at long
range, or would that J&J barrel above make regular paint as accurate as
Sniperballs?  

Locally, in Ottawa Ontario, Canada, I can get paint at 7/ball. (Canadian
funds)  Is that OK?  (Zap, RP Scherer, Stinger...same cost)  

I realize that I'm new to this sport, and I don't want to alienate anyone,
but I have a real beef with people that say "liquid CO2" freezes their gun.
CO2, also called dry ice, is a substance that sublimates.  This means that
it goes directly from Solid to Gas, and Gas to Solid with no liquid phase.
Technically, what you see when you fire your gun is solid CO2 mist being
blown out of the barrel.  Why do you suppose that this industry(painball)
has errouneously taken to calling CO2 a "liquid"? (OK, so that's a dumb
question...)

...my biggest desire in a paintball gun is accuracy.  I enjoy using my
friend's Storm, but I find that paintballs tend to fly a bit screwy at
long ranges, usually anything over 25meters.  i'd like extreme accuracy at
a range of 50 meters.  Do you thing that with a new chrome barrel (rifled &
ported) I'd get the accuracy that I want?  

Sorry to ramble, but Internet just seems like a wonderful place to glean
info on this challenging sport!

Chris Patten

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Chris Patten
National Capitol FreeNet (NCF)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 
 
 

New to paintball

Post by Soren F Ragsda » Sun, 05 Jun 1994 07:34:35

Quote:

> ...my friend is lending me a "Storm" by Pneumatic Design.  Is this a
> good, accurate, reliable gun?  I'm going to be putting a J&J chromed,
> ported, rifled 16inch barrel on it.  Just how accurate would it be after
> that modification?  I'm thinking of getting a sight.  I can get a good
> deal on an "IMP" reflex sight.  Any comments on that particular model?
> Has anyone out there used Sniperballs?  Are they really accurate at long
> range, or would that J&J barrel above make regular paint as accurate as
> Sniperballs?  

J&J chrome barrels are the best - I've heard good things about them.  I
played my first game with a storm and had no complaints.  I owned an Imp
sight: it was OK, but no big whoop.  I'm getting a very nice red dot
soon: that'll be good.  ADCO makes a Champ sight that's supposed toobe
much better for $40.

Quote:
> Locally, in Ottawa Ontario, Canada, I can get paint at 7/ball. (Canadian
> funds)  Is that OK?  (Zap, RP Scherer, Stinger...same cost)  

4C per ball is about the best (US) that you can get.  I don't know what
the exchange rate is.

Quote:
> I realize that I'm new to this sport, and I don't want to alienate anyone,
> but I have a real beef with people that say "liquid CO2" freezes their gun.
> CO2, also called dry ice, is a substance that sublimates.  This means that
> it goes directly from Solid to Gas, and Gas to Solid with no liquid phase.
> Technically, what you see when you fire your gun is solid CO2 mist being
> blown out of the barrel.  Why do you suppose that this industry(painball)
> has errouneously taken to calling CO2 a "liquid"? (OK, so that's a dumb
> question...)

That's at atmospheric pressures.  At very high pressures, the CO2 _does_
liquify, though it turns to gas at regular pressure.

Quote:
> ...my biggest desire in a paintball gun is accuracy.  I enjoy using my
> friend's Storm, but I find that paintballs tend to fly a bit screwy at
> long ranges, usually anything over 25meters.  i'd like extreme accuracy at
> a range of 50 meters.  Do you thing that with a new chrome barrel (rifled &
> ported) I'd get the accuracy that I want?  

Yes.

Quote:
> Sorry to ramble, but Internet just seems like a wonderful place to glean
> info on this challenging sport!

Tell me about it.  I've learned alot here as well, just passing on what I
know.