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Old 09-02-2013, 10:34 AM #1
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.689 too big?

Are .689 barrels too big for my autococker now days? 6 years ago it was pretty perfect for the paint size, however I've been reading a lot of people think paint is getting smaller. I am wondering if I should pick up a smaller barrel back just in case. If paint does seem to be running a little smaller would it be better to go with the .684 or the .687?
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:04 PM #2
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Are .689 barrels too big for my autococker now days? 6 years ago it was pretty perfect for the paint size, however I've been reading a lot of people think paint is getting smaller. I am wondering if I should pick up a smaller barrel back just in case. If paint does seem to be running a little smaller would it be better to go with the .684 or the .687?
Too big for autocockers (underboring) in most cases these days. You should be safe with a .685 for underboring since paint isn't quite as tiny as it was but you may get the occasional rollout there. People were using .679-.682 range there for a while because it was so small. For autocockers I really like the old Python paintball kits (Now bought by TechT and sold as the iFit). You can slap a small control bore on your favorite barrel and play without worrying about rollouts. The Lapco Tightstick in .682 bore and the Lurker eigenbarrels in .679 or .685 are also good options for cockers.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:27 AM #3
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I don't shoot autocockers anymore but I use a .689 CP one piece advantage barrel and it works fine with the paint I shoot at my field (GI 2 star). I do live in Georgia though so the humidity makes the paint swell a little.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:11 PM #4
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I recently got back into this game and immediately picked up a cocker with a .689 CP one piece.

my thinking was just what you are saying, back in the day a .689 would cover just about everything.

my first day back out i was loosing a ton of paint to roll out.

bought a ball sizer, and realized paint had become quite small.

I picked up a second hand empire kit and use a .683 back now

much better accuracy
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:29 PM #5
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I recently got back into this game and immediately picked up a cocker with a .689 CP one piece.

my thinking was just what you are saying, back in the day a .689 would cover just about everything.

my first day back out i was loosing a ton of paint to roll out.

bought a ball sizer, and realized paint had become quite small.

I picked up a second hand empire kit and use a .683 back now

much better accuracy
That is about the perfect size for autococker/pump.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:34 PM #6
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685 and 683 use them all the time. Paint is sure shrinking. Get roll out on anything much bigger here in mass.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:53 PM #7
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I like to shoot marbs and evil mostly. They both typically bore to around 687 for me. I like to underbore so i run the 684 or 682 inserts in my freak. I just picked up two cases of paint made by Golden State (they just started making their own paint) and it bores at like 675. Its great paint (nice, thick fill and real brittle shell) its just small. Hopefully their next batches will be a bit bigger.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:45 PM #8
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This is all going to vary greatly depending on where you are and what batch of paint you've got. As an example, I've been shooting a lot of Marbs and Evil myself lately, and haven't had to use anything bigger than a .680 bore. If I went any bigger, I'd get rollouts.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:48 PM #9
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depends on the paint in your area. i usually use a .685 or .687
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:15 PM #10
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I use 677 and 675 for pumps mostly 679 & 682 for semis and when I shoot an open bolt 684 is about as big as I go.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:25 AM #11
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Get a barrel system that can use Freak inserts. There is no right size barrel unless paint has perfect diameters.

I shoot cockers still and always have my Freak ready for any kind of paint.
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