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Old 11-23-2015, 09:31 PM #1
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Paint for the cold

Hello everyone,
I'm just curious what everyone is using in the colder months. I'm located in VA and I'm having a hard to figuring out what paint works well in the 40's-50's. I shot polar ice last weekend and it wasn't very accurate. I'm shooting a 3.5 btw. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:47 PM #2
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Try something with a thicker shell. Intermediate level paint would probably be a better choice than the tournament grade stuff. Marbs aren't what they used to be, but something similar would probably work best.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:04 AM #3
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If the bore size of the barrel is slightly too small, may cause an issue.
Try over boring a slight bit. The extra strain on the paint from using a small bore can give a problem with barrel breaks.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:14 AM #4
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Is the temperature the issue? Usually colder causes barrel breaks. Does it also cause accuracy issues?

Would poor accuracy be because consistency issues with your lube thickening, opposed to a paint issue?

50F I would not expect any issues attributed to cold. 40F can start causing issues.

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Old 11-24-2015, 11:40 AM #5
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We shot marbs this sunday, 34F in NJ
Shot like a charm, I was overboring, 687 insert
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Old 11-24-2015, 02:56 PM #6
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I agree with most of the posts here...

Overbore, and try lower grade tournament paint. You can also run thinner lube in your 3.5 as a preventative measure
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