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Old 01-01-2013, 03:02 PM #1
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How much paint do you use?

When I go rec balling I normally go with my brother and I don't know how much paint to buy. Can y'all tell me how much paint you use?
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:29 PM #2
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:34 PM #3
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just buy a case. save any paint you don't use for next time.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:36 PM #4
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In a full day of paintball I generally never shoot more than 3/4 of a case. That includes using an electro most of the time. With a pump, I can play all day with about 300 rds.

There was one scenario game where I shot 1 case per day across two days. I probably eliminated 80 players at least.

I'm not sure how some people shoot 2-3 cases in a day...but I've seen it done fairly often.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:05 PM #5
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Ramping wastes paint like crazy, I went through a full case in 2 hours shooting 12.5bps 3-shot one day last summer. I usually shoot semi, but I have no problem with ramping. I just don't have money to waste on 2 cases a day.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:46 PM #6
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Ramping wastes paint like crazy, I went through a full case in 2 hours shooting 12.5bps 3-shot one day last summer. I usually shoot semi, but I have no problem with ramping. I just don't have money to waste on 2 cases a day.
Indeed it does. I shoot FAR less using uncapped semi, and I can hit 16bps. I never ramp anymore, even at 12.5bps. Not enough control over rof. I probably average 8bps overall and it does me fine. Any more and I'd be overshooting people.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:49 PM #7
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I usually buy a case. Mostly shoot semi-electro. This would get me through a 4-6 hour day. Most of the times I have left overs.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:22 AM #8
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For team practices, we each buy a case, than pool it all together, that way we save more money. I usually use 2-3 bags in a 4-6 hours time of play
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:55 AM #9
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buy a case then if you need more buy more... but I normaly go through 700-1200 paintballs depending on the amount of players and how long i play
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:02 AM #10
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What are you shooting? I know in pump it really depends on my mood. If I'm feeling reserved then I can keep it at under a bag, just by only shooting to try and hit, not so much to keep people in. When I feel like shooting a bit more I'll throw paint whenever I move just for insurance. It honestly can go either way.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:13 PM #11
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What are you shooting? I know in pump it really depends on my mood. If I'm feeling reserved then I can keep it at under a bag, just by only shooting to try and hit, not so much to keep people in. When I feel like shooting a bit more I'll throw paint whenever I move just for insurance. It honestly can go either way.
I'm shooting semi.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:57 PM #12
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Even at big scenarios from Friday-Sunday I tend to use under a case. Playing one day a week tends to get me 2-4 days per bag.

I'm a pump guy.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:46 PM #13
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Pump 1-2 bags/day

Semi- up to 2 cases/day. Not necessarily shooting it all at people

This is why I play pump 90 percent of the time. More enjoyable and more self control. But, uncapped ramping is hella fun payback after getting bonus balled when playin pump just because some guy is being a douche. Just returning the love, then they tend to stop.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:41 PM #14
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Stock pump-300 for 8 hrs of play
Open pump-700 for 8 hrs
Ramp- 3 bags, this tends to be 3 hours as I only take my g6r out when it gets close to PSP season.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:16 PM #15
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Play pump and use about 700... Shoot almost a case on sem, that gets too expensive
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:14 PM #16
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Depends on how you play,if you shoot ropes then go with way more than you think you'll need, but I go by the belief that it only takes one paintball to get someone out
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