Originally Posted by looms
I heard that paint companies are beginning to lower the diameter of their paintball to save money. Less material = less costs. Anyone confirm this?
I am asking because if I am going to get a barrel kit, I want to get sizes that have a larger range in the small sizes if the paint is going to be getting smaller over the next few years. Pretty much is .690 out of date and only good for hot days when the paint has expanded?
Average size of paint now .684?
A lot of paint sizing has a lot to do with storage practices.
While paint is usually produced around .684-.689; the variances in temperatures and humidity during travel, and at the facility can impact the paint size drastically.
Cold paint shrinks, warm paint swells. Virgin shell is more vulnerable than non. Getting a good range in bore is a good idea if you're above the Mason-Dixon. Different seasons and daily temps can make paint change as much as .01 in diameter in as little as an hour.