.43 vs .68 not sure about a few things..
Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:39 PM
1. if all parties agree to playing some backyard woodsball with mixed calibers, Will i be at an advantage/disadvantage by using .43 cal against .68?
and 2. is there any problems/drawbacks to using .43 i should be aware of?
Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:48 PM
Hope this helps.
Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:50 PM
I don't see any advantage. You might get more bounces on target, because you'll have a far lighter projectile going the same velocity as the bigger one (and energy = .5*mass*velocity*velocity).
Paint availability is the main drawback. Secondly, many official fields don't accept .43 markers, so you won't get to take it to some events.
Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:56 PM
I understand about the air resistance/mass and everything. But would the effects be that profound out to about 50-100 ft?
EDIT: glad were not paying you to think clone..
thanks for the help guys. its for a project im considering, which will of course use .43 caliber paint.
This post has been edited by zincage: 20 October 2008 - 09:02 PM
Posted 20 October 2008 - 09:04 PM
Personally, I doubt it. Maybe if it's a really windy day.
I think you'll notice a difference in the longball range, but it should be minimal at 50 feet.
Sort of off topic -- I don't recommend Rap4 products or the .43 paintball product line. I'm merely providing answers of physics to the best of my knowledge. Really, the only item Rap4 gets right are their vests/packs.
EDIT: You mentioned a project. What is it?
This post has been edited by Thalion: 20 October 2008 - 09:06 PM
Posted 20 October 2008 - 09:10 PM
Hard to explain my ways for completing it, but it will act like a launcher and launch tubes of .43 cal rounds out of the barrels.
Its an infant at this point, wishful thinking and a few scaled drawings.
Posted 20 October 2008 - 09:38 PM
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:11 PM
Keep in on track with the advice atleast.
And I know about the mask situation. the gun wont be used for personel attacks. its like a scenario bunker buster.
Posted 21 October 2008 - 06:59 AM
And, about Rap4... (just kidding!).
Posted 21 October 2008 - 07:48 AM
You bought the brand, not my allegiance.
Posted 21 October 2008 - 07:52 AM
Posted 21 October 2008 - 08:07 AM
The reason everyone is bringing up RAP4 is because they are the only company that makes .43 markers. Real paintball companies use .68 (with some minor variations). RAP4, as I understand, started with L.E. training and branched into paintball. We won't discuss the number of horror stories heard about the marker quality.....
.43 is fine IF you can find it readily available, and have a marker that can actually use it, especially for close quarters as it won't have the same amount of sting. The reliability at longer distances has been covered already.
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