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    Posted: 17 March 2007 at 2:32pm
I havent messed with it at all but it seems that my velocity is too high. is there anyway that i can check it and if so what should i have it at?
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Originally posted by Bozer123 Bozer123 wrote:

I havent messed with it at all but it seems that my velocity is too high. is there anyway that i can check it and if so what should i have it at?

There is no way without a chronograph. You can buy a held held, such as a Radar X for about the cost of a couple of cases of paint.

A marker set with velocity 350 fps and greater will damage bare skin or skin protected by only a single layer of cloth. The velocity is such that paint is injected into the surface layer of skin and leaves a scar.

Paintball battle scars just don' cut it...particularly hits on the throat...when it is just a game. So take the care, effort and responsibility to make sure your marker shoots no hotter than 300 fps.

BTW, most paint and many barrels produce best performance and accuracy at between 250 and 300 fps.



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Most outdoor fields limit the velocity to 300 FPS (including most if not all  "Renegade" fields ) , a lot set limits at 280....

Most indoor arenas have a limit around 250-260 FPS .

As Bruce said , the ONLY way to set your velocity is to use a chronograph .

I took a bunch of guys I work with (and their friends) out to a local field where a scenario team usually practices at on sundays this last weekend . The local team had an event that day and nobody else but us and a few walk-ons showed up . Everybody chrono'd up before any games were played , and we chrono'd again at mid morning . I banned one marker for shooting hot (actually made him chrono before every game because he kept fiddling with his dwell settings ). He was shooting at 360 . I gave him an option , use another marker , or chrono within limits every game . It's Madd fun to play paintball , but not enough to run the risk of hurting someone because of irresponsible actions .



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Originally posted by Bruce A. Frank Bruce A. Frank wrote:

Originally posted by Bozer123 Bozer123 wrote:

I havent messed with it at all but it seems that my velocity is too high. is there anyway that i can check it and if so what should i have it at?

There is no way without a chronograph. You can buy a held held, such as a Radar X for about the cost of a couple of cases of paint.

A marker set with velocity 350 fps and greater will damage bare skin or skin protected by only a single layer of cloth. The velocity is such that paint is injected into the surface layer of skin and leaves a scar.

Paintball battle scars just don' cut it...particularly hits on the throat...when it is just a game. So take the care, effort and responsibility to make sure your marker shoots no hotter than 300 fps.

BTW, most paint and many barrels produce best performance and accuracy at between 250 and 300 fps.

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I accually have a scar or two on my leg from playing Renegade and I have a dent in my jaw from getting hit.

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yea, my elbow got cut up pretty bad last saturday since i was playing indoor and was playing in just a tshirt since it was like 25 degrees (celcius) in there...
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