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Old 11-29-2015, 08:04 PM #1
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What bore sizes should I get

So I see that freak makes the boremaster kit. I don't think I would ever use that many. So I was wondering if I could save money and only get 3 or 4 inserts. The question is which ones will I need?
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:01 PM #2
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It depends on where you are located and what paint you shoot. Around here (NJ), the .687 is my go-to insert. If you play in warmer weather, you will need larger bores. Likewise, colder weather will require smaller bores. The better your paint is, the less you need to overbore.

Check the bore on your current barrel. If it's stock, it's usually between .689 and .693. If you are breaking paint regularly, that is too small. If you never break paint, you could probably go smaller. Paint rarely falls below .681. I'd recommend going to your local field and asking someone there who has a barrel kit (doesn't have to be freak) what bores they usually run and how it works for them.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:07 PM #3
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It depends on where you are located and what paint you shoot. Around here (NJ), the .687 is my go-to insert. If you play in warmer weather, you will need larger bores. Likewise, colder weather will require smaller bores. The better your paint is, the less you need to overbore.

Check the bore on your current barrel. If it's stock, it's usually between .689 and .693. If you are breaking paint regularly, that is too small. If you never break paint, you could probably go smaller. Paint rarely falls below .681. I'd recommend going to your local field and asking someone there who has a barrel kit (doesn't have to be freak) what bores they usually run and how it works for them.
Well I shoot marbalizer and live in the Midwest where it does get cold in winters and hot in summer. Does that help narrow it down? And I use a custom products .689 but it's just not consistent
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:08 PM #4
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.684, .687, .689, if you like to underbore you could go one more lower also. .687 was my most common used.
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:20 PM #5
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.684, .687, .689, if you like to underbore you could go one more lower also. .687 was my most common used.
So you don't think I'll need to overbore?
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So you don't think I'll need to overbore?
Completely depends on you
The only time you would really need to overbore is when you're shooting garbage paint that is horribly inconsistent. In my experience, marballizers have been solid, so you wouldn't need a crazy overbore. Even field paint is fine most of the time.

I like overboring better, but that's a whole debate in itself. I was shooting marbs last week with a .687 and the balls were rolling right out. It was about 35F, so it was a cold day. You should be fine between a .685 and a .691, so I'd recommend a .685, .687, .689, and .691 if you want to really play with the bore. If you're just looking for something that will shoot alright, maybe space it out a little more, .683, .687, .691, .695. That would give you more range, but less play within that range. I don't think you would ever need to go smaller than a .683 or larger than a .695, unless you shoot reballs (which I think are .675?)

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What do you mean by inconsistent with your .689 CP? Barrels don't affect accuracy, so if you're looking to improve accuracy, you're better off just upgrading the bolt or gun. If you're looking for less breaks or better efficiency or different sound signature, a barrel kit would be the way to go. If you're having break problems with the .689, definitely go bigger. If the barrel is like super overbored, it could have problems with consistency I guess. Next time you're down at the field and open up a fresh bag, do a blow-test with your barrel. Now that I think about it, when I shot marbs last weekend, they were rolling right out of my .687, so I guess that could be a bigger problem with the .689. If the ball is somewhat snug but flows through with a quick puff of air, the problem isn't the barrel bore.

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3 inserts around .680 .685 and .690, you can underbore by as much as .04 so you can underbore or overbore and cover anything in between those sizes. I usually underbore unless I'm shooting brittle tournament paint.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:03 AM #8
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Ok I might just pay the extra money for the barrel kit but I don't think i will need all of them. But for someone who just wants to shoot straight and not mess around with the over and undergoes stuff I know that I'll need .689 but will I ever need anything over .691 if I'm not overboring
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Biggest I've used in a long time is .689. If paint is sizing at .684 but occasionally you have one that doesn't fit just right I would go ahead and bump up to the .687 but that's just me. I would rather have no busts with a .687 than have a few bust with a .684 just to save a little efficiency.
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Ok I might just pay the extra money for the barrel kit but I don't think i will need all of them. But for someone who just wants to shoot straight and not mess around with the over and undergoes stuff I know that I'll need .689 but will I ever need anything over .691 if I'm not overboring
You can buy something like a Lurker or Stella with one back and if you find you need more buy the individual backs separately.
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Am I really gonna need bores that small though?
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682 is the smallest I have used and that was a while ago. Also note that the exact bore size may vary slightly and in some cases by a lot. You may have a 687 that's actually a 686 or 688. Getting the next size up or down just gives you some wiggle room. I have used both stainless and Aluminum my stainless is almost always spot on for size. If you don't mind the difference in weight and expense consider it. I am currently using Aluminum that's been measured by my machinist buddy. Good luck.

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Am I really gonna need bores that small though?
I was shooting a brand of paint that normally bores around .685 and this batch over the weekend was .675. If you don't want to buy a ton of backs you'd be fine overboring that with a .680
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682 is the smallest I have used and that was a while ago. Also note that the exact bore size may vary slightly and in some cases by a lot. You may have a 687 that's actually a 686 or 688. Getting the next size up or down just gives you some wiggle room. I have used both stainless and Aluminum my stainless is almost always spot on for size. If you don't mind the difference in weight and expense consider it. I am currently using Aluminum that's been measured by my machinist buddy. Good luck.

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You don't want to bore match, you always want to underbore or overbore because paintballs vary slightly in size even within a case and if you bore match you will have some that match, some overbore, some underbore and your velocity (and therefore distance accuracy) will be inconsistent. That's a fine list if you are going to get all of them but if you're only getting 3 inserts they should be further spread out. With a .680 .685 .690 type setup you get a .683 ball and you can either overbore or underbore. Same goes for any ball size basically.
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Hmmmm that makes sense, but I might want to stay safe and get the kit since im new to boring
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So I see that freak makes the boremaster kit. I don't think I would ever use that many. So I was wondering if I could save money and only get 3 or 4 inserts. The question is which ones will I need?
What barrel do you use now?

Do you use a one or two piece barrel?
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Completely depends on the paint you are shooting, which batch it is from, how old it is, what the weather is like, and if it is a Tuesday or not.

And here are the posts from the last 12 months outlining why no one on this forum can answer your question:

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...highlight=bore
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http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...highlight=bore
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What barrel do you use now?

Do you use a one or two piece barrel?
im planning on getting a one peice Deadlywind fibur x
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im planning on getting a one peice Deadlywind fibur x
SO you don't have a barrel now?
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