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Old 04-26-2012, 11:11 PM #1
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Paintballs Getting Smaller?

Hey maybe a stupid question, been outta paintball for about 2 seasons and getting back into it. Since being back around the forums I'm seeing people using .685 all the way down to .679, which to me this seems very strange. I know 2 seasons ago i never heard of anyone using anything below a .685 (unusually small paint), i know on average my paint was around .690

Is there some sort of theory of advantage now to smaller bore sizes or what?

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Old 04-26-2012, 11:27 PM #2
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Companies cutting costs.. That's a consensus

I know Nelson has paint sized .689 and even bigger depending
On brand... There may be a few others , but most overseas paint is small
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:27 PM #3
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Well, I see you are from NS, I live not far away in NB and paint around here isn't as small as people on here talk about. I use a 0.689 and its a proper bore match (i.e. not under or over boring)
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:56 AM #4
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I've noticed AllStar being down about .003 on average from last year. Same conditions/temperature.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:39 AM #5
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Yes, underboring is a preferred method these days.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:58 AM #6
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Yes, underboring is a preferred method these days.
Underboring, would that cause barrel breaks? What i understood when i started it was better to overbore than to underbore to prevent barrel breaks
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:14 AM #7
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Yes, underboring is a preferred method these days.
I think he meant using smaller bore barrels would fit paint better these days. It's hard to underbore with paint this small.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:26 AM #8
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I think he meant using smaller bore barrels would fit paint better these days. It's hard to underbore with paint this small.
at this rate it will be, but now i dont have a problem underboring...

but paint is getting smaller year to year, even though cases are like 10 bucks to make; they have to get every penny they can out of every case.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:16 PM #9
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i shot Dyes tournament paint today with my empire sniper and techt ifit and lapco bigshot with .673insert to prevent rollouts! But it was by far the best paint ive tried!
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:36 PM #10
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Yeah lol, just played today for the first time, used my .685 and was a little too big still haha
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:56 PM #11
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I've used Karnage, Draxxus & RPS most recently, and all of it is small. I need to use at least a .679 to prevent rollouts when playing pump.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:20 PM #12
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I havent used anything less than .689 where im at. I was using a .685 but was getting quite a few barrel breaks, went back up to a .689 and was fine. I was using Nelson. Over the weekend I played a tournament and used Valken Graffiti (great paint) same thing, had to use .689.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:02 AM #13
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Underboring, would that cause barrel breaks? What i understood when i started it was better to overbore than to underbore to prevent barrel breaks
No it doesn't, youtube "Underbore vs. overbore cockerpunk". You can underbore waaaay down without any ill effects and it increases efficiency.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:45 AM #14
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I had to buy a .678 or so last year, and this year paint has been .682-.685.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:09 AM #15
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Underboring, would that cause barrel breaks? What i understood when i started it was better to overbore than to underbore to prevent barrel breaks
Sorry, never answered this, no underboring does not cause barrel breaks.
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