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Old 02-03-2010, 08:13 AM #1
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What size barrel bore for Valken Paint?

OK so I made a thread before about my EGO 10 not liking Valken paint. Well I got a big game coming up next month so I figured I should look into getting a new barrel size and seeing if that will help. Not trying to make this a vs thread. Just want to know what size bores you guys use for Valken paint. Any type of Valken whether its Graffitti or Noxious. All I have right now is the standard PE barrel that comes with the EGO 10.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:30 AM #2
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is your .693 not big enough?
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:33 AM #3
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paint expands and contracts depending on the weather..... so there is no specific bore that is best
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:04 AM #4
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I think my .693 is to big
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:08 AM #5
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I think my .693 is to big
So we've narrowed it down to a barrel smaller than .693. Try a different barrel and let us know how that works. Then we can help you narrow it down further.

In case you can't read between the lines - you can answer this question yourself since you're the one with the Valken paint.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:39 AM #6
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I dont have the Valken paint that is why I was asking this question here on the forums. I wont have the valken paint until I play the game in March. I was hoping someone on here had similar problems. So that I go ahead and buy a barrel before the game on March 6.

And I wont make you read between the lines. If you cant help my current situation then dont post. I dont need, nor care to read any smart comments.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:41 AM #7
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I dont have the Valken paint that is why I was asking this question here on the forums. I wont have the valken paint until I play the game in March. I was hoping someone on here had similar problems. So that I go ahead and buy a barrel before the game on March 6.

And I wont make you read between the lines. If you cant help my current situation then dont post. I dont need, nor care to read any smart comments.

... i dont wanna sound like a prick, but you cant really bore size paint unless its sitting infront of you
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:46 AM #8
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No 2 cases are really ever the same. There are always small variations in paint.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:03 AM #9
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OP: I use Valken Redemption paint (winter formula) with my Ego9. I use the stock barrel. I dont have any problems with my setup. In fact the accuracy has been outstanding. As far as breaks are concerned...in about 5-7 cases of it, I had maybe 5 or 6 breaks. Then again playing in 20 degree weather, that will happen.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:13 AM #10
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You can't size paint unless it's right in front of you. The temperature and humidity makes paint shrink and expand so there is no way to get a accurate measurement until you are ready to shoot it. If you don't like to overbore then get a barrel kit.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:23 AM #12
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Ok well thanks for the help guys. I know the weather plays a factor but I was trying to decide what size to get so that I can have an extra barrel in the bag to help improve the accuracy and what not. I think I am just going to get a new barrel that is two sizes smaller than my .693 and hope for the best.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:43 AM #13
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.689 (.688 if it's a Dye UL) & .693 is all you'll ever need.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:54 AM #14
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I haven't used anything besides a .689 back for the last year or two now.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:15 PM #15
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Ok well thanks for the help guys. I know the weather plays a factor but I was trying to decide what size to get so that I can have an extra barrel in the bag to help improve the accuracy and what not. I think I am just going to get a new barrel that is two sizes smaller than my .693 and hope for the best.
A different bore size won't affect accuracy too much. The best thing that you can do to improve this is to buy better paint. That being said, I haven't used a barrel larger than a .685 for months.
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Just pick up a barrel kit. Thats the best way to go about sizing your paint. Ive used the stock barrel on my 07 since I got it, and have never had any problems at all.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:45 PM #17
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I had a freak barrel kit but I didnt really like it so I sold it. I think I will just pick up a .689 and stick with that. I wish I could just "buy better paint" but when you are playing a scenario game that is a "FPO" you dont have the choice to buy better paint. If I had my choice I would shoot Premium all day every day but I dont have that luxury.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:11 PM #18
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A different bore size won't affect accuracy too much. The best thing that you can do to improve this is to buy better paint. That being said, I haven't used a barrel larger than a .685 for months.
You really dont think bore sizing would make a gun more accurate?
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You really dont think bore sizing would make a gun more accurate?
No, not really. Consistency may improve, so shot grouping may be tighter vertically.
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You really dont think bore sizing would make a gun more accurate?
Nah
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